Harold Peacock’s post-graduate qualification in applied finance belies his deep love of history and adventure. He has visited sixty countries as varied as Iceland from where he ventured north of the Arctic Circle to see Puffins in their natural habitat, and Bolivia where he gasped inside a witches market at an altitude greater than Base Camp in the Himalayas. All the while he has enjoyed diverse events like Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace and joining a scientific expedition walking with camels in the Simpson Desert.
A degree in journalism enhanced by further studies in history, genealogy, and archaeology means that everywhere he goes, Harold observes with the eye of an historian and the curiosity of a journalist. His research is often supplemented with tangible evidence unearthed by by his work as a detectorist. In this way, he uniquely removes the barrier of time and space, to bring history and people alive. Memberships include the Royal Historical Society of Queensland.
He’s written over two hundred short stories, has a weekly radio segment, and recently published his second book which reveals for the first time Brisbane’s most unknown historic home.
This blog records Harold’s appreciation of everyday life and travel from an historic perspective, weaving his love of discovering history into unique individualistic posts. Please follow, share, and enjoy.