My name is Kira Brown, I'm a 5th generation Australian; Anglo-Celtic and Chinese on my mother's side. On my fathers side Anglo-Celtic. I grew up in Coonabarabran in the North West of NSW surrounded by my mother's extended Chinese family. They had a great influence on my development and stimulated a growing interest in exploring my Chinese ancestry. This awareness of my Chinese cultural background combined with my father's strong interest in our family genealogy ignited my imagination and spurred me to investigate further.