I grew up in Ballarat, completed my HSC at St Martin’s, moved to Sydney age 18 to train to be a teacher in Papua New Guinea, then returned five later to teach in a secondary school in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Almost 27 years ago, I moved back to Ballarat with my married partner Edie to support my parents as my mother had Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.

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