Marcia Cameron trained as an English-History teacher and has taught at secondary schools in New South Wales and the East End of London. Her 1999 doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Aspects of Anglican Theological Education’, examined four theological colleges from 1900 to 1940, including Moore College. She is the author of S.C.E.G.G.S. A Centenary History of Sydney Church of England Grammar School and Living Stones, St Swithun’s Pymble 1901-2001.
A lifelong Anglican and an active member of her local church, she has been a member of a number of Sydney diocesan bodies, served on the Board of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University and been a Sydney representative on the Anglican General Synod. She is married to Neil and has four adult children.
Why Marcia is passionate about writing history …
I love writing and I love history, especially history about the complexities of people and the effect their plans have had on others. I love trying to understand why people do the things they do, and how they are shaped into the people they become.
We cannot begin to understand the present if we do not understand our past, and that exploration is never at an end. Christian history is of particular importance because in each generation new and seemingly overwhelming waves of problems sweep towards Christians who try to wrestle with what it will mean to live out their faith and who try to make their mark upon contemporary life, for good.
History is a vast ocean and I am just dabbling on one little shore.