The new year is a good time to share some big changes in my life during 2022. I left you in August last year with the promise of more blog posts, then silence. I didn’t manage to publish one post in months. There was a reason for this. Over the last year I had been feeling that I was ready for a change and a new challenge, so I started applying for jobs. In September I … [Read more...] about A Professional Turn
Pause, Reflect and Share
The 200th post book giveaway has been run and won. Congratulations to the winners James, Jo, Robyn and Helen! Thank you to everyone for your entries and a big thank you to the publishers – Magabala Books, NewSouth Press, Text Publishing and UQP Books for supporting the competition. These and many other publishers are great supporters of historical writing in Australia. As a … [Read more...] about Pause, Reflect and Share on Book Giveaway Entries
My last post was my 200th post on this blog. Wow! This milestone crept up on me, as did the fifth anniversary of this blog last August but now it is definitely time to reflect on these milestones. Some posts have stood out for me. Sometimes I finish a post knowing that the writing is particularly strong. Generally this is when I have been particularly moved by the subject … [Read more...] about 200 Posts and Five Years of Blogging!
Over the last few weeks I have returned to my research roots. I have been exploring the history of Brisbane from the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of the Depression. My client is interested in the life story of a man who was born in Brisbane in the early twentieth century who moved to Sydney as an adult. He went on to work in East Asia during World War II and … [Read more...] about Researching in Brisbane Again
What a weekend! Stumbling Through History Links, my list of useful, free Australian history resources has burst into life thanks to readers suggesting links to add to the list and sharing the page on social media. This post will also come to the inbox of several new readers – welcome to my blog! It was also a weekend where we bore the brunt of storms in Sydney. I had just made … [Read more...] about What a Weekend!