BSc, DipEd, MLitt, Dip Local & Applied History, PhD. Perry has worked as an historian, archivist and genealogist for over 40 years. She has sat on historical and community committees including the History Council NSW (President 2005-06), RAHS, Australian Catholic Historical Society, Great Irish Famine Commemoration Committee (Chair 2012-15, 2018-20) & Mosman Historical Society. She has published and spoken widely on 19th century immigration to Australia. Her PhD was first published in Ireland by Irish Academic Press in 2010 and since by Anchor Books Australia as 'Free Passage: convict family reunion in Australia, 1788-1852'. Other historical titles with Victorian PHA member, Liz Rushen include 'Fair Game: Australia's first immigrant women' (2010), 'The Merchant's Women' (2008), 'Quarantined! the 1837 Lady Macnaghten Immigrants' (2007). More recently she was an author of 'To Foster and Irish Spirit: The Irish National Association of Australasia 1915-2015' with Jeff Kildea & Richard Reid. Perry is a director of Anchor Books Australia, an independent publishing company set up with Liz Rushen to publish quality Australian history. Other titles can be views on that website. She is currently working on several aspects of early colonial Australian immigration including the Irish workhouse orphan scheme 1848-1850 and religion and medicine in the penal settlement of Port Macquarie.