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Australia is now my home following a childhood in Yorkshire which revolved around horses. I studied at both Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities in Wales and have taught Science at High Schools and Horse Management at TAFE colleges (Technical and Further Education) in NSW.
For close to ten years I worked with The Cicerone Project, an agricultural research project. All our results are written up in a special issue of the international journal Animal Production Science, published in 2013 (Volume 53, Issues 7-8, pages 593-868)
Now retired, I teach a Writing Your Life course at the local chapter of the University of the Third Age (U3A).
Many years ago I developed a love of history but was told by a history academic that, because I was science trained, I wouldn’t know how to research or write history… what a lack of understanding of scientific research and what a perfect challenge to throw at a lass from Yorkshire!
My research and writing interests include:
Military History, in particular the 2/20 Battalion and 8th Division in Singapore and Malaya in the Second World War
Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), the Ferry Pilots in WWII
Australian Colonial History especially the life and times of the first Colonial Treasurer of NSW
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My books are:
“Pounding Along to Singapore, a history of the 2/20 Battalion AIF“, available from me via this web site
“The Gaden Buffalo and Crocodile Hunters of the Northern Territory”
“From Baron to Battler, the story of Dr CUD Schrader of Walcha, 1860-1900”
“The Schrader Letters, 1871-1896”