Welcome to my new blog, Julia's Life Writing, where I plan to post pieces of my life writing and commentaries on other life writing. My life writing includes memoir, family history and travel memoir.
I used to think the family stories on my father's side had all been told, because in 1990 members of our family contributed to a family history book that is now in the collection of National Library of Australia.
But now I realise that there are plenty more stories to tell.
My first piece of writing is a family snapshot about my paternal great aunt Eileen Smith. who also makes a brief appearance in A Battle against the odds. When I came across this fantastic photo of her as a young girl I had to write something of my memories of Eileen.
Eileen Smith circa 1910