Biography

Greetings!
GDP Cleary here.
I am also and often known as Grant.

My parents gave me three “first” names:
Grant, which may mean tall or large (and possibly grand or great,)
Douglas, after my dad’s oldest brother, a successful wheat cockie,
and Phillip, my dad’s middle name.

Dad always called me GDP and why argue with a good dad.

If you want to call me Grant, the “a” rhymes with Art, not Ant.
This was my parents choice and I like it.

I was born in Australia, in the Mallee town of Redcliffs.

When I was a child we moved to Robinvale, another Mallee town further east on the Mighty Murray river. Dad was a country doctor, a surgeon and GP. Mum was a nurse, mother and all round superwoman.

My teenage years were divided between Robinvale, boarding school in Melbourne and my Grandparent’s wheat and sheep farm.

At the age of 25 I broke my neck on a trampoline in Queensland. This was quite annoying but has immersed me in a fascinating and unusual life.

Some of my favourite things are: travelling, writing, the many and various arts, technology, nature, the past, the present and especially the future.

I hope you find something here both entertaining and useful.

Cheers, GDP

Please see my Travel page for more information.

Here are some photos of me through the years.

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