Ming Speirs is a wonderful WikiTreer. History can be dry and dusty. Ming’s sensitive handling of family tragedy sets a standard for us all. The story off her great grandfather being pulled from the Glenelg River half-drowned, brain-damaged, and subsequently institutionalised, leaving his wife effectively a widow at 23, and his son effectively fatherless at five, is tragic but well-told. As is the sons ambition to escape the grinding poverty which befell them, and make his mother proud. So sensitively written.