About this site

For the last couple of years, I have been exploring the early colonial history of Australia. Like many others, my interest was piqued by family history and I am fascinated by the people of that time and their stories. This blog shares some of the things I’m learning in researching and writing fictional and non-fictional accounts of the period (as well as other miscellaneous writing).

(The picture above is ‘Mrs Macquarie’s Seat, Government Domain, Sydney, NSW’ by Augustus Earle (1793-1838) which appeared in the Australian Scrapbook, 1830. Image from the collections of the State Library of NSW, Catalogue D F83/22 (freely available to publish without permission).