paternal ancestors

Story telling unites generations…

I am in the privileged position of leading an organisation that has a long history dating back to the 1850s, State Trustees is the Public Trustee for Victoria, an organisation that is trusted by Victorians to maintain the dignity of… Read More ›

Are you courageous enough to be yourself?

It is my experience that successful and sustainable leadership can’t be the same for all, we need to stay true to our style and who we are. Genetics has shown that no two humans are genetically the same; even twins… Read More ›

The restlessness of silence

If you listen for it closely enough, you’ll hear the moment when Melbourne’s heartbeat stops. It happens at around 1am – the familiar snarl of cars, trams, busy footpaths and ambient noise disappears. It’s then I think about what it… Read More ›

My Genetic Link to Britain’s “Cheddar Man”…

Many years ago I became interested in the research my mother had completed, over many years, pre-internet assisted ancestral research. The photographs, stories and mysteries were captivating. Learning more of my mother’s family history and my own resonated with me… Read More ›

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