Greetings. I have been researching and writing the history of shorthand in Australia over the last couple of years. So, I am happy to say that my book on this topic was released two weeks ago. Entitled “With Pencils Poised….A History of Shorthand in Australia”, it is now available from bookstores and online in Australia, as well as Amazon US and Amazon UK.
Shorthand has played such an important part in our history since colonisation, having impacted the justice system, parliaments, war efforts and women’s freedom. Gregg Shorthand was amongst the various methods to influence our social fabric.
“Silently and inconspicuously, shorthand writers have been instrumental in recording, documenting and preserving oral history. Thoughts and words can simply fly away without any hope of retrieval – the written word remains.”
Thanks for allowing me to share this with you.