I was born in Williamstown, Victoria in 1960. My childhood was spent in many places - Victoria, NSW, Malaysia, Africa and Western Australia which is where I now live.
After completing school, I spent some time at University but didn't end up completing a qualification at this time. After marrying and having three sons, I decided to return to study and complete my undergraduate degree. I studied externally and part-time through Murdoch University (WA) to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communication Studies and English and Comparative Literature. My daughter was born during the time I was studying.
I worked at Edith Cowan University as an Editor and then an Educational Designer after completing my degree. During this time I enrolled in a Master of Education course which I completed part-time and online through the University of Southern Queensland. One of the course requirements was a research project which I undertook using social research methods to identify environmental educational needs of market gardeners in the local area. I subsequently published two papers based on this work.
Since leaving the University I have worked in a range of diverse roles. I am now semi-retired and enjoy taking road-trips with my teardrop caravan, spinning and associated fibre crafts, walking, and of course, researching family history. My father researched his own family history, tracing his roots back to the time when his predecessors arrived in Australia. His work, which is supported by documents including birth, marriage and death certificates as well as employment records and passenger lists has provided me with a strong foundation from which to build.
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