Author

I’m a history hunter. I enjoy searching for lost explorers and glittering treasures, delving into mysteries and solving famous cold cases. I also have a passion for rocks and minerals, fossils and meteorites. Most of all, I love sharing my curiosity and the stories I find. My books have won numerous awards and have taken me on exciting journeys of discovery.

My latest release is the second book in the Our Country series, Where History Happened takes a group of curious explorers on a journey across the country I love – Australia. Illustrated by Frané Lessac, each vibrant, is a fact-filled  journey through tens of thousands of years. Our history is recorded in ancient rock art, in the flag flown at the Eureka Stockade, by Burke and Wills’ tree. All around our coastline history unfolded in shipwrecks and ship arrivals. Sometimes tragic, often regrettable, always formative, history is commemorated from Tasmania and throughout the mainland at the sites of prisons and massacres. From the birthplace of a new federated nation at the beginning of the twentieth century in Sydney’s Centennial Park to Eddie Mabo’s struggle for acknowledgement of land rights in the 1990s, history happened all around Our Country.