Ian W. Shaw is the author of five books: THE BLOODBATH, ON RADJI BEACH, GLENROWAN, THE GHOSTS OF ROEBUCK BAY and THE RAG TAG FLEET. THE BLOODBATH was nominated for a Victorian Premier's Literary Award and was shortlisted in the Local History category. Ian is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and holds postgraduate degrees from Monash University and the University of Michigan. After ten years as a secondary school teacher, Ian worked in the Commonwealth public service and private enterprise for three decades, and is an expert on security issues. He lives in Canberra.