I retired recently after teaching History for almost 40 years. Born in Sydney in 1946, I graduated from the University of Sydney (BA Dip Ed) in 1968.

In the 1970s I studied for two years in Paris and London and hitch-hiked through most of western Europe.

In 1982, I was awarded a traveling scholarship to the University of Helsinki in Finland.

I live in Sydney with my partner Joseph Chapman and our 'bear cub', An Trinh.