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My name is Sarah Luke, and I am a writer and teacher based in Sydney, Australia.

My new book, a history of the Nautical School Ships Vernon and SobraonLike a Wicked Noah’s Ark, is out now! You might like to read more about Sydney’s Nautical School Ships in my article on the Traces magazine blog. Gleebooks hosted my book launch in December 2020. You can watch a video of the event here.

If you are interested in commissioning some research for your own society, family or institution, find out more here.

My history of the old Callan Park lunatic asylum in Lilyfield, Callan Park, Hospital for the Insane, was published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in July 2018 and shortlisted for the 2019 Premier’s History Awards. If you are interested in finding out more about the history of Callan Park and mental health in New South Wales, you might like to attend a tour of the site with the Friends of Callan Park.