The Author

Lyn Fergusson was born and educated in Sydney, Australia where she presently resides with her husband. Enjoyment of research and writing was channelled into completing a Diploma in Journalism before Lyn’s keen interest in history led to the publication of her first book, the biography Admiral Arthur Phillip – The Man in 2010. FitzRoy – Beyond the Rumours continues her passion for Australian history and the people who shaped the early Colony.

Over the years Lyn has enjoyed opportunities to visit Europe and is now taking time to discover the beauty and richness of her home country. Currently working on her third book, it is inspired by her great-great-grandfather James Kirwan, an Irish convict adjusting to life in the Colony of New South Wales thirty-four years after Governor Phillip’s departure. A pioneer to the Monaro during Governor FitzRoy’s administration, Kirwan’s Inn became the hub around which modern-day Cooma in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains developed.