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TONY EDWARDS is a grandchild of Arthur and Rose. His mother, Nance, was the youngest of their nine children. After growing up in Sydney he moved to Adelaide in 1968 to complete a Ph D in biochemistry. A large part of his working life was in the Medical School at Adelaide’s Flinders University, combining research, teaching and administration. His previous co-authored books on liver cell culture did not make the NY Times bestseller list.

WENDY EDWARDS grew up, and began her education in Brisbane. She and Tony met as fellow postgraduate students: Wendy was a tutor and completing a Masters in English Literature. Since marrying they have lived interstate and in the USA but then for over 40 years in Adelaide and are almost locals. Wendy added teaching and librarianship qualifications and worked for many years as a teacher librarian. Her experience with books and resources helped guide the assembly of this history.

The authors have two daughters and four grandchildren, who with many cousins, perpetuate Martin, Jacka, Crougey and Coombe DNA sequences – and hopefully some of the best qualities of their resourceful forebears.