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About Us

Can you tell me something about your writers?
We are always happy to accept articles from anyone interested in contributing but we do have a number of regular writers who have contributed over the years. They are:


Valda is the editor of Simply Australia. Mother of two adult daughters, her background is in education. She has edited a number of small publications and also designs and manages websites.
CONTACT: editor@simplyaustralia.net


Jim is a singer/songwriter and published author. His background is in education and he has also developed learning materials for the NSW Department of School Education. His passion is Australian history.
CONTACT: jim@jimlow.net
WEBSITE: jimlow.net


John has been a teacher and a librarian and is a published author and poet. He was Local Studies Librarian at the Blue Mountains City Library from 1982 until his retirement in 2007. In his 'senior' years he continues to spend his time exploring the Blue Mountains and pursuing an antiquarian interest in the curiosities of local history. He is on the management committee of the Blue Mountains Historical Society.
CONTACT: john@simplyaustralia.net

warren Fahey


Warren Fahey AM has been collecting, broadcasting and performing Australian folklore and bush songs for over 40 years. As one of Australia's best-known folklorists he has written over 15 books, produced hundreds of recordings and countless radio programs. He continues to tour extensively both solo and with his pioneering group The Larrikins. He also plays English concertina.
CONTACT: wfahey@bigpond.net.au
WEBSITE: warrenfahey.com