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Pat & Roger Riordan

My name is Roger Riordan. I was born in Melbourne in 1934, and during the war I lived at Mt Dandenong, where I attended the local State School, and then Upwey High, & acquired a love of Botany, Photography, and Science. In 1951 I started Electrical Engineering at Melbourne University as a resident at Trinity College, and graduated in 1954. I had become interested in Mountaineering & I met Shirley-Anne (Sally) Yeo on a trip with 3 girls to the then totally undeveloped Kings Canyon in 1960. We married in 1961, and we had three children, now scattered around the globe.

I met my first computer at CSIRO in 1967 & have been hooked ever since. 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. We sold the business in 1998, & 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. We had 10 good years together, & did some wonderful trips, but then Pat died of cancer in December 2010.

Be warned that this website, which is effectively my scrapbook, is designed as a "Coffee Table" website, to be viewed at leisure on a computer, not a "Toilet Roll" website for casual scanning on a phone. 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

My Family

(AW & WB Riordan)

Photo Album

My best photos

Personal

Memories, Poems

General

Assorted papers

Related websites

 

The CYBEC Foundation

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