Dr Deborah Jordan, born in Melbourne, is a historian, skipper and scholar,has published widely in Australian cultural history and women’s history. Her biography Nettie Palmer: Search for an Aesthetic was published in 1999. She is attached to the School of History at Monash University and has held research fellowships at the National Library of Australia, and the University of Queensland. She is the author of Climate Change Narratives in Australian Fiction; World of Work; East Coast Shipwrecks; and co-edited Hibicus and Ti-Tree, with Carole Ferrier; and There’s A Woman in the House with Sarah Paddle. Deborah Jordan lives between Northern NSW and in Moreton Bay, outside Brisbane with her partner, their rescue greyhound, Cam and seven ducks.