Australian Author, Jan Hawkins, was raised in the Australian bush on the outskirts of Sydney on the Georges River. Now residing in Ipswich, Queensland, she spent 20 years in education at secondary level in the IT field.
She is passionate about the history of her country, the entire history not simply the last few hundred years and she has a strong desire to discover and experience new places which fuels her travels around Australia. Along the way she relishes being able to listen to people and to share and enjoy the adventure she calls life.
Note from the Author
My forefathers and mothers, my family, have lived in Australia for hundreds of years and we are very proudly Australian. I have been fortunate enough throughout my life to travel broadly, to come to understand who and what I am and to appreciate the reality of myself and my country. I don't always like what I see... no one likes all the warts but I enjoy the whistles... the freedom of my Land, a land and my place in it which no one can deny me.
We came to Australia in the shadow of its history as did everyone who walks upon this land and we came with no treasures, no helping hands and no willing support and yet the land wrapped its arms around us and took us to her own. We are Australian and it will not be denied. My forefathers have fought and died for our country, struggled and lived for her freedoms and we feel her inside of us, we breath her air, hear her songs and she teaches us her Dreaming. You only need to listen to it and it is yours.
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