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I like to walk over, travel around, photograph and write about the state of Queensland. I get excited about history, stories, landscapes and the sense of place.

In 2019, this website was selected by the State Library of Queensland for inclusion in PANDORA, the digital archive established by the National Library of Australia. The SLQ, in its submission to me, stated that it has a “commitment to preserving the documentary heritage of our state”, and includes “Queensland Stories” among “online publications of lasting significance”. I am honoured.

My articles and columns have appeared in newspapers and magazines, and I’ve published a book, “Now I’m 64”.

I was born in Nambour and now live in suburban Brisbane, but during my life I’ve explored and lived in many parts of Queensland. My family has been in this state for eight generations. Its stories, letters and photographs are my inheritance and my legacy.

Through these stories I aim to give Queenslanders a deeper appreciation of the land we walk on, and a greater sense of belonging to it.

My reading, walking, travelling, writing and studies have also taken me far beyond its borders.

Thank you for joining me.

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