John Reid Profile

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.

Book Review - Brilliant historical novel celebrates our migrants

World War 11 lead to a great influx of displaced persons arriving in Australia as migrants. Many of these men, women and children spent their first months in camps. Bonegilla, a disused army camp in Victoria, was one of these camps.
23 May