History fascinates me. I do recall doing some major assignments – I think in primary school, on history topics. One I remember well was about the Hittites. I admit now that I understood little of what I wrote and have no idea where the Middle East might be, but I found out some interesting information that impressed my teachers at the time.
My own family history also fascinated me, but it was many years before I was to learn all about the Ragless family (my mother’s side) and the Watsons (my father’s side), My second cousin the late Maggie Ragless wrote a great deal about the Ragless family, and I have some of her books. She was a historian with the Mitcham Council in South Australia.
I have not formally studied history but I enjoy it, and currently volunteer at the Caboolture Historical Village, just 50 kms north of Brisbane, Queensland. As well it all links in with my writing of life stories too.