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In about 1986, our family moved to Rocklea in Brisbane.

In about 1987, our family got a trailer-sailer named Sundance.

In about 1988 or 1989, our family travelled up the coast to Mission Beach then back through Charters Towers and Emerald with Sundance in tow.

In 1992, my family purchased a wooden ketch by the name of Nellie.

In 1993, we moved onto her full-time, and lived on her until 1998.

In 1999, I studied for a year at University of Southern Queensland for a Bachelor or Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology. I pulled out in 2000.

In 2000, we sold our house and sailed between Maryborough and Bowen, then back to Gladstone.

In early 2001, we moved off Nellie and travelled to Normanton, then stayed at Mount Isa for a few months.

In late 2001, we travelled to Bowen, where our father had sailed Nellie to.

In early 2002, we parted ways with our father, who sailed Nellie down to near Bundaberg.

In late 2004, our father sailed up to Innisfail, and passed away in early 2005.

Nellie was sold to the owner of the ship yard in Innisfail shortly thereafter.

In the second half of 2005, my sister and I worked at the Rugby Farm Bowen packing shed.

In Christmas 2005, my sister and I visited Junee, and witnessed the Junee Fire.

In March 2006, Category 5 Cyclone Larry crossed the coast over Innisfail. We have been told that Nellie was destroyed during the cyclone.

In April 2006, my sister and I travelled with the pastor of the Bowen Baptist Church and a few congregation members to assist in the clean-up.

From May 2006 to December 2006, I worked at the Rugby Farm Bowen packing shed again, while my sister worked at the Bowen call centre.

In April 2007, I was accepted in an ICT Certificate III traineeship at St Mary's Primary School in Bowen. My Registered Training Organization was AXiOM College.

In February 2008, our mother passed away. My sister created a video eulogy for her. She has it here

In November 2008, I completed the traineeship, and was accepted to work in ICT support for Townsville Catholic Education Office at St Mary's Primary School in Bowen, St Catherine's Primary School in Proserpine and St John Bosco's Primary School in Collinsville.

In March 2010, Category 3 Cyclone Ului crossed the coast over Airlie Beach.

In January 2011, Category 2 Cyclone Anthony passed directly over Bowen. Fortunately, it was a relatively low strength cyclone.

In February 2011, Category 5 Cyclone Yasi crossed the coast over Innisfail.

In July 2011, I enrolled to study at University of Southern Queensland for a Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in Applied Computer Science & Networking and Security.

As at March 2012, I am still working for Townsville Catholic Education Office and studying for a Bachelor of Information Technology.

A few links:

My Sister's Site.

Bowen Baptist Church

PlanetDomain

Linode - Excellent US-based VPS provider.

Mammoth Networks - Good Australian VPS provider.

Overclockers Australia

Peter Godwin - one of the people I work with in developing software.

My Git repository - with sources for various small open-source tidbits I have made.

My Family Tree