A sixth-generation Tasmanian who put a love of maths, physics and English into an engineering degree. My main interests are people, reading, writing, photography, learning and community work. Catholic reading tastes but an especial liking for history, historical novels and well-written psychological dramas. I try not to have favourite authors but especially appreciate those who research well and write authoritatively. As examples, one from the past, John Steinbeck, one from the present, Val McDermid, and an exceptional young Australian, Hannah Kent.