Pat & Roger Riordan
My name is Roger Riordan. I was born in Melbourne, and during the war I lived at Mt Dandenong. I graduated from Melbourne University in Electrical Engineering in 1954, & have always been interested in botany and photography. I met my first computer at CSIRO in 1967 & have been hooked ever since.
I married Shirley-Anne (Sally) Yeo in 1961, and we had three children, now scattered around the globe. I wrote the first version of the Vet Anti-Viral software in 1989, and when we sold it in 1999 we set aside part of the proceeds for charitable purposes. We originally sold VET through Cybec Pty Ltd, and this was the inspiration for the Cybec Foundation.
After selling the business we set off for England in May 1999 for our first real holiday for many years, but Sally died of a heart attack four days after we arrived. On the 10th of March 2000 I married long-time family friend Pat Herman. Pat died of cancer in December 2010.
This web page is effectively my scrapbook. It contains:
My photo album, with a selection of our holiday snaps and my natural history photos
Information about my career, publications, rants & sundry articles
Notes on my family background and family legends
Memories and poems, assorted papers, historical information and odds and ends