Anne Field published The History of Moorefield Racecourse in 2016
Anne Field grew up in Newcastle and completed her education at Macquarie University, Sydney. She was appointed to Figtree High School, Wollongong in 1076 and then to St George Girls High School, Kogarah, Sydney in 1977. Anne retired from St George Girls High school in 2011.
Anne served Rockdale City Council (1991-1999) and Kogarah Council (1999-2008) as a Councillor. She has had an extensive involvement, since 1985, in her local community when she was appointed to St George Hospital Board.
It has always been Anne’s wish to have a creative career after her teaching and political careers ended. Anne honed her writing skills on Council by writing press releases, speeches for Council debate, Letters to the Editor and guest talks.
Anne started work on her Moorefield Racecourse research in mid -1993. It took almost 23 years to complete this research. Her book was launched on July 14, 2016, 65 years to the date of the last race meeting at Moorefield Racecourse.
The History of Moorefield Racecourse, Kogarah, Sydney, Australia (1888-1951) is a social history, which provides a comprehensive coverage of Moorefield: the Moore family, the racecourse, jockeys , trainers, stables, Kogarah Golf Club, sale of the racecourse, Marshall Street, a list of all the race meetings, as well as an afterword on my Moorefield research journey. There are many photos included which take you on a nostalgic journey through Kogarah’s history.
You can find more information on Anne and her research at on her website!
Milton Milligan published Bondi Pioneer in 2016
Milton Milligan is an 87-year-old author and has been married to wife Beryl for nearly 62 years. They have seven adult professional children. Orphaned at just five years of age, he was raised by an uncle Guardian in tough and difficult times. After receiving a basic public school education, and despite being made destitute at age 20 by two huge floods in his home town of Kempsey, New South Wales, was able to live an extraordinary life for which he had no training or experience. His life was much a reflection of that of his Great Great Grandfather Joseph Dickson which is related in Milton’s absorbing true story “Bondi Pioneer”.
You can purchase a copy of “Bondi Pioneer” here!
John H. Payne
John H Payne published Their Last Ride in 2018.
John was born in Hurstville Grove, in Sydney. Both his grandfathers, being small-time week-end punters, and his father, a small-time SP book-maker, unknowingly nurtured his interest in horse-racing, with his first childhood racing memory being that of seeing the 1950 Breeders Plate winner, Lloric being beaten at Randwick.
After his retirement, during a trip to Caulfield, he was astounded to see a memorial to “fallen jockeys”, listing one jockey who was still very much alive, and several hundreds missing altogether from the memorial. Shortly afterwards, he pledged to do what justice he could to the fallen, and to write a comprehensive testimony to honour all of the riders killed in horse-racing activities, and to record what he saw as a valuable contribution to the history of racing in Australia, and indeed, to Australia’s history. After years of exhaustive research, ably assisted by many others, Their Last Ride is his testimony.
Their Last Ride-The Fallen Jockeys of Australia, is a book highlighting information about 938 jockeys who sadly lost their lives, succumbing to their injuries incurred from horse racing during the years 1853 – 2018. You can purchase a copy here!
Kat T. Masen
Kat T. Masen has published multiple books since 2014, and has a lively following in the romance genre.
Born and bred in Sydney, Australia, Kat T. Masen is a mother to four crazy boys and wife to one sane husband. Growing up in a generation where social media and fancy gadgets didn’t exist, she enjoyed reading from an early age and found herself immersed in these stories. After meeting friends on Twitter who loved to read as much as she did, her passion to write began and the friendships continued on despite the distance.
Kat’s books include:
Bad Boy Rich
The Dark Love Series
Check out her website here!