I was very happy with the reception for my talk on my Hydro Majestic research for Palace of Tears - now accompanied by a refreshed Powerpoint presentation - at three events in October/November:

I was a guest of the Kur-ing-ai Historical Society at Gordon with an audience of some 80 members in the Old Gordon Public School on Saturday 21 October. The after -talk discussion went on for some time. I was thrilled that my mother, Helen, was able to attend and she really enjoyed it. My thanks to Beverly Dunstan for her persistence chasing me for this event.

My thanks to Judith Newell, Vice President of the Eastern Farms Chapter (Eastwood) of the Fellowship of First Fleeters for inviting me to talk in the lovely Brush Farm Home, an historic property in Lawson Street, Eastwood on 4 November. Despite the rain, some 50 people attended. I have been invited back to give a talk in 2019 on German-Australian internment in WWI.

On 26 October I presented my talk to a meeting (60+ members) of Blackheath Probus at the Blackheath Golf Club. A generous morning tea was followed by an invitation to lunch with members at the club. Thanks to Joe Bansjaar for the invite and to all those who attended.

I am glad to say lots of books were sold and signed at all these events as well as great feedback from fans who had already read Palace of Tears.