Short Stories

My Great Great Grandmother, Her Scandalous Husband and Spiritualism in 19thC Melbourne

This story tells that of my great great grandmother and her scandalous second husband, who was a regular feature in the newspapers in late 19thC and early 20thC Melbourne. Read the story here.

The Red devil: captain Harry butler, AFC, pioneer aviator

This story, written with Les Parsons, tells the tale of intrepid Pioneer Aviator, Captain Harry Butler. It first appeared in Sabretache, June 2010. Our book on Harry Butler will be launched 3rd August (Minlaton) and 17th August (Adelaide) 2019, near the 100th anniversary of Harry's crossing from Minlaton to Adelaide. Read the story here.

the 6th field artillery brigade of ww1: corporal White and the 'fair dinkums'

This story tells that of my Grandfather who was in WW1 and served in Egypt, France and Belgium in the first Field Artillery Brigade to go on active service in WW1. The story appeared in The SA Genealogist Feb 2011 and is on the FindMyPast website. Read the story here.

Three women of queen street, norwood

This story tells of my discovery of three inspirational women who all once lived on Queen Street, Norwood where I once also lived: Catherine Helen Spence, Saint Mary MacKillop and May Gibbs. Read the Story Here.

The Rhynie tragedy: the story of alexander newland lee

This short story tells the tragic tale of Alexander Newland Lee, whose story introduced me to that of his infamous Auntie, known as 'The Black Widow'. This short story was written as a precursor to the book 'The Secret Art of Poisoning: The true crimes of Martha Needle, The Richmond Poisoner.' Read the Story Here.

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