Jackie van Bergen

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Jackie van Bergen


I was born on the peninsula but spent most of my childhood in the Wimmera. I’ve also lived in Melbourne and Sydney but returned to spend retirement on the beautiful peninsula. My retirement goals are to improve my golf and photography, and to at last get around to writing up some of the extensive family history research I’ve done over the years.


Biographical, Non Fiction

Why Do You Write?

I enjoy it

Have you been published before?


If yes, where have you been published?

A collaborative project: biographies of all the WWI soldiers and nurses from the Ku-ring-gai area of Sydney. A series of 4 books over 5 years. I also wrote a travel and genealogy blog for a number of years but have lapsed.

What are you currently working on?

A series of short stories about individual ancestors, rather than a 'formal' family history

What are your long term goals?


What is your writing regime?

In spurts as the mood takes me

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