February 13, 2018

My first podcast appearance! Dear friend and colleague Peta Roberts, who I met as a newby at a personal historian conference in Sacramento, has just launched a new life story podcast called Storyical.

As Peta says, "Storyical inspires you to turn your stories into life histories. Find out what works by life story professionals who share practical advice for you to capture your life story. Take encouragement from ordinary people...

January 29, 2018

“What are all these bags doing in the hallway?”

Defensively I reply, “They’re all my decluttering bags ready to go to the clothing/charity bins at the station.” After years of resistance, I had finally been through my wardrobes and drawers and had a lot to shed. The bags had been lined up at the front door for a few days but had not yet made it into the car and away forever. Trevor looks blank, not impressed. It also includes a...

December 11, 2017

Stuck for a meaningful present to give to a cherished family member, or to give to yourself this year? Christmas sometimes dumps us between a rock and the proverbial and sadly the joy of giving can become one of the most stressful times of the year.

We can easily buy another superfluous present that may never be used, or gift our loved ones the opportunity to support a free-trade organisation, or sponsorship program, but know g...

January 3, 2012

Everyone has a story to tell and a well-told life story can be one of the most valuable gifts a person can pass on to their family and loved ones.

Your Biography is committed to helping individuals, families and organisations preserve their life stories and values for the benefit of current and future generations.  Our goal is to help people record and review the extraordinary and ordinary aspects of their lives, their triumphs...

October 7, 2010

In 1930, exactly 80 years ago, a fourteen year old girl walked the fairways of Commonwealth Golf Club for the first time. It’s the Australian Ladies’ Championship and the gallery witnessed an exhibition of the best ladies golf in the country. The girl, speechless and spellbound, can only imagine what a joy it is to play, and is imbued from that moment on with an instinctive love of golf. Little could anyone have known that day...

As Alan neared the end of his life, it was decided by his family that such a life could not be left to pass unacknowledged. He was an uncle that I had not personally spent very much time around, he was more or less a stranger, but as a sixteen year old high school student with a passion for writing, I was soon to find out all about a truly illustrious life.

Beverley, Alan’s younger sister, and my grandmother and I, travelled to...

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