Speaker Date Topic
Melanie Lewis on ZOOM May 31, 2022 7:30 AM
Rotary's Environmental focus
Andrea Comastri Jun 21, 2022 7:30 AM
Hotel Etico
Gabriel Forago Jul 12, 2022
His literary work

Gabriel Farago is the USA Today Bestselling and Multi-Award-Winning Australian Author of the Jack Rogan Mysteries Series for the thinking reader and culturally curious.

As a lawyer with a passion for history and archaeology, Gabriel Farago had to wait for many years before being able to pursue another passion—writing—in earnest. However, his love of books and storytelling started long before that.

Born in Budapest, Gabriel grew up in post-War Europe, and after fleeing Hungary with his parents during the Revolution in 56, he went to school in Austria before arriving in Australia as a teenager. This allowed him to become multi-lingual and feel ‘at home’ in different countries and diverse cultures.

Shaped by a long legal career and experiences spanning several decades and continents, his is a mature voice that speaks in many tongues. Gabriel holds degrees in literature and law, speaks several languages and takes research and authenticity very seriously. Inquisitive by nature, he studied Egyptology and learned to read the hieroglyphs. He travels extensively and visits all of the locations mentioned in his books.

Gabriel lives in the Blue Mountains in Australia just outside Sydney, surrounded by a World Heritage National Park. ‘The beauty and solitude of this unique environment,’ he points out, ‘give me inspiration and the energy to weave my thoughts and ideas into stories which, I sincerely hope, will in turn entertain and inspire my readers.’

Nicola Lloyd Aug 30, 2022
The Shepherd Centre
  • Some family and personal history of Bruce Shepherd, our founder. Many people are already aware of Bruce and find the background to the Shepherd Centre and his family quite interesting.
  • Typical hearing and hearing loss – both in children and seniors
  • The impact of hearing loss on cognitive function and dementia
  • How to approach conversations with loved ones on hearing loss and what steps to take if you feel you are experiencing hearing loss
  • The Shepherd Centre’s work – including a couple of lovely and uplifting videos highlighting the positive impact of our work on children with hearing loss and their families