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At 60 years of age, and having moved house many times, I now live on the outskirts of Melbourne in an unusual old house surrounded by trees and a garden full of native birds. I was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and migrated to Australia in 1957 with my family. My father obtained work as an engineer in the small country town of Yallourn, where we lived until I attended Monash University in Melbourne in 1971.
Having completed a degree in Botany and Genetics, I worked in social welfare, politics and education until returning to study urban sociology at postgraduate level in 1984 at Swinburne University. I once again studied at postgraduate level in 1989, but this time in information technology. Since then, and until I retired in 2006, I worked in various IT fields, the last position being as a departmental IT Manager at Monash University.
I currently spend my time renovating and looking after my house and garden, enjoying graphic art and photography, writing, maintaining an active interest in conservation and social justice, feeding the abundant birdlife, and caring for one old cat who adopted me a few years ago.