I am father of two wonderfully spiritual intelligent sons and proud of them both. Equally proud to become a grandfather last year. 

I spent 15 years as a street youth worker and have written a book of real interviews about young people, street kids, and families in crisis.   

Sometimes things happen that change your life, the discovery of an old set of diaries certainly changed mine. Anne wrote these diaries often under adversity, freezing cold, ill, and sometimes in searing heat, but nearly always bone tired.

Realising we had a major piece of women’s history temporarily in our safekeeping, meant we also had the responsibility to ensure generations of young Australians had the chance to pay their respects. Australia has a handful of remembered heroes and thousands that lie quietly, gently embraced by the earth in lands faraway. They might lie quietly but we have most certainly never forgotten them

We understood early on that these diaries needed accurate transcription before we could do anything else. It has been my pleasure and deep personal honour to work closely with this heroic Australian woman. Because we focus on a few, does not mean we overlook the many. 

Many thanks to Jan for her integrity and commitment, ensuring Anne is remembered, and many thanks to Dev for this site. Again, the honour is mine. 

Please contact us if you would like to add information and stories to this site as you find them, it is for all of us.