I was born and raised on the North Coast of NSW, and have had an interest in Family & Australian History since childhood when my grandmother told me stories of bushrangers, gold mines, and colourful family characters.
After graduating from Armidale Teachers’ College, I taught for many years in the Grafton District. During that time I became passionately involved with family and local history research, and now have over forty years of experience in these fields.
I have undertaken extensive studies and have a Diploma in Family Historical Studies, (SAG) and an Associate Diploma in Local & Applied History (ACAE), and was awarded a college medal for excellence in my course. The only one to have been awarded.
Although I no longer undertake professional research and writing projects in local and family history for clients, I am is still very involved in the Family and Local History scene.
‘Who Do You Think You Are? (Australian) and Australian Story, have been two T V series I have been a guest researcher on.
At long last, I have returned to researching and writing not only about our own ancestors, but local history too, and will share the journey with relatives and friends through my blogs.