Gwyn Gillard is active in the musical life of Geelong, where she plays the pipe organ and works as an accompanist. She is an enthusiastic handbell ringer, and has been director of the Geelong Hand bell Choir since 1992. The choir has appeared on national television and makes regular guest appearances in local and state-wide venues. Gwyn’s interest in the previously untold story of touring family handbell ringers has led to several articles in bellringing journals.
Anne Doggett researches and writes about the music of colonial Australia, and has published articles in national and international journals. She has an MA in Japanese Literature, and a PhD in musicology. As a keen change ringer, she has rung several peals on tower bells and handbells, and has co-authored a book about the history of bells in Melbourne, as well as writing a history of the bells in the Ballarat Town Hall. She is currently working on a history of town criers in Australia