This blog is intended to be a vehicle for recording the progress of my (too) many history projects.  It will also include the occasional post on music and art but its prime purpose is history.

Having completed my PhD I now have no formal affiliations with any academic institution although I am member of the Australian Historical Association, History Council of NSW, and some local historical societies – always a good source of material.

The blog is supposed to encourage some self-discipline in moving things along – or at least that is the aim.

My name is Robert (aka Bob) Clarke although I am also known to a very select few as Dr. Grandad. I’ve added more about me in the ‘About’ section.

We’ll see how it goes….