Merlene Fawdry

Merlene Fawdry lives in rural Victoria, Australia. She enjoys the diversity of writing poetry, nonfiction and fiction and provides an editing, manuscript preparation and mentoring service for other writers. She has a strong interest in social justice and is committed to giving a voice to the oppressed through her writing. Born and raised in Tasmania, formerly Van Diemen's Land, established as a penal settlement for convicts transported from Britain between 1803 and 1853, has fed Merlene's interest in biography and family history, tracing family lines back to their country of origin and writing the stories of the original unfortunates.

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