Sharon Robards

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I am an Australian author who lives two hundred kilometres north of Sydney, on the beautiful and rugged east coast of Australia, in a place called Port Stephens, a sanctuary for dolphins and a Mecca for tourists who come to see an annual migration of 6,000 whales.

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Sharon Robards I Elizabeth, I haven't heard of any moves, though they have made some tourist ads close by. Port Stephens isn't a city as such. Our closest city is…moreI Elizabeth, I haven't heard of any moves, though they have made some tourist ads close by. Port Stephens isn't a city as such. Our closest city is Newcastle. Port Stephens is a rural/country area made of small inland and coastal towns. The link below is to Port Stephens web site. I am in place called Nelson Bay.

http://www.portstephens.org.au/(less)
Sharon Robards Hi Jennifer,

I am a little in awe and very flattered to have received your message. I’m glad you enjoyed A Woman Transported.

Some of A Woman…more
Hi Jennifer,

I am a little in awe and very flattered to have received your message. I’m glad you enjoyed A Woman Transported.

Some of A Woman Transported sections were written, thirty years ago, especially the sections regarding Campbelltown. Sadly, I never kept a record of all the books I read. Mostly non-fiction and directly related to Sydney, Campbelltown, and aboriginal culture. The English section was mostly researched using google to take me where ever it went LOL

I did read most of The Australian Series by William Stuart Long (Vivian Stuart)

https://www.goodreads.com/series/5682...

Below are some of my most used internet places.

Firstly,

Gutenberg Australia is a brilliant sources for books on Australia regarding convicts ect
At the end of the page there are links to a wealth of information.

http://gutenberg.net.au/

Online Photo and Maps

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/le...

Australian Newspapers Online – Trove

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

Old Baily Online

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/

Again, thanks for your kind words regarding A Woman Transported. If you ever need a beta reader, you know where I am ;)
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Sharon Robards Suzanne wrote: "Look at your flowers from your special occasions. Congrats Sharon! Belated - sorry !!"

Hugs, no need to be sorry... all done and dusted, now on the way to the sixties, um, I came from them and heading forward now.


Suzanne Look at your flowers from your special occasions. Congrats Sharon! Belated - sorry !!


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