I. Speed
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I. Speed

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I. Speed
Born 1970s.
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I. Speed was born in Victoria, Australia

I am Australian. I was born in Kerang, a small town in the wheat belt of Victoria, about 3 hours’ drive north-west of Melbourne.

I grew up in Melbourne, not far from the Riversdale Golf Club where my father worked as a golf pro. I come from a family of golfers. My parents met on the golf course. All of my grandparents were avid golfers. My great-grandfather was a member of Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and my great-great-uncle won the Australian Amateur golf championship.

I. Speed is a Paralympian. He represented Australia at the 2008 Paralympic Games.

It might sound strange, but I don’t play golf. I run. I represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, competing in the 800m at the Bird’s Nest. And, no, I didn’t win a medal. I came 9th overall.

I. Speed participated in the 2023 England Project Halloween Challenge.
I. Speed participated in the 2022 England Project Monopoly Challenge.
I. Speed participated in the 2022 England Project Supermarket Trolley Dash Challenge.
I. Speed participated in the 2022 England Project Boat Race Challenge.
I. Speed participated in the 2021 England Project Wimbledon Challenge.
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I. participated in the England Project’s Pub Crawl.
England Orphan Team
I. Speed has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
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I. participated in the England Project’s Gilbert and Sullivan Challenge.
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I. participated in the England v Australia Ashes Challenge.

I am a lawyer by training. I graduated from Monash University before going on to postgrad studies at Kyushu University in Japan. I worked as a lawyer in Melbourne for more than a decade, specialising in corporate and financial services law, but now live in Japan with my wife and two daughters.

I am one of the project leaders of the England Project and Accessibility Angels Project. I also volunteer as a Mentor and Mediator.


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Hi I,

We're contacting you for the annual Australia Project membership checkin. We really appreciate your involvement in the Project in the last year. Thank you so much for all your help to improve Australian profiles on WikiTree.

Please could you reply to this message, or send me a private message to let us know if you'd like to stay on in the Project, and if you'd like to make any changes to the teams that you belong to. The teams are listed on Australia Project Teams.

If you've moved on to other things for the moment, that's absolutely fine. We'd appreciate if you'd let us know so that we can remove you from the membership list.

Over the past year, Australia Project members have been more active on Discord. We're finding it a fun way to communicate as a project. If you're not on Discord yet, here's some information - Help:Discord. If you are already on the WikiTree Discord server, let us know, and we can send you an invite link to the dedicated Australia Project server (WikiAustralia) where all our chat channels are located. It's a great way to communicate with other members on your project team/s, or for any general questions.

We're always happy to receive any ideas or suggestions that you have to make our project even better.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Australia Project Leadership Team ~ Gillian, Margaret and Veronica

Thanks Margaret. Yes, I'm happy to stay in the Australia Project and with my current team choice.

Yes, please. I would like an invitation for the WikiAustralia Discord server.

Thank you, too, for all that you and the rest of the leadership team do for the Australia Project!


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Thanks Ian for responding to the check-in message, and for your ongoing contributions to WikiTree and the Australia Project, they are much appreciated!

I'll send you an invite link to WikiAustralia by private message.

Regards, Margaret

Thank you very much, Ian it is good to be back 🤗xxx