Authors » Geraldine Byrne
A granddaughter of one of the original overlanders who drove cattle from New South Wales to the Kimberley, Geraldine Byrne was born in Fremantle and grew up in the Goldfields and Wheat belt districts of Western Australia. As a child she heard stories of the Kimberley from her father, and later she came to know her relative Jack Kilfoyle; his yarns increased her keen interest in the region. This interest was later strengthened by the warm friendship of Dame Mary Durack with whom she travelled many times to the Kimberley. After a variety of appointments, including the Australian Studies Centre at the University of London, the Law Society of Western Australia, and the University of Notre Dame, in the mid 1990s Geraldine completed an MA majoring in history and became a full-time historian.
Books available from Fremantle Press
- Tom & Jack 2003
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.