Jacqueline Lonsdale-Cuerton was a 'war baby'. Born in the UK in 1941, she travelled with her family to Brisbane, Australia in 1950. It was a time of great migration to 'better places', 'safer countries' after the maelstrom of Britain and Europe of the 1940s. Yet it was for a family member's health the journey was made, searching for a better climate to alleviate the problem. Jacqueline often muses in a wistful way, of her longing for that place of her birth she was drawn away from all those years ago, and her restlesness, never settling in any one place for too long. However, from that restlessness has evolved a keen, observational eye, an acute sense of even the simplest situation, bringing the ordinary to life through her ability to express that simplicity in an extraordinary way.
"Words and writing have always been my twin passions," she says, but finds the journey to the end-goal frustrating."