Dr. Racheline Barda was born in Alexandria and left Egypt in 1957, shortly after the Suez War. She joined Joe in Rome where they married in 1957. After bringing up three children: Daniella (50 – Sydney), David (48 – Sydney), Monique (41 – Los Angeles), she undertook academic studies at the University of Sydney and obtained a BA Hons and a Master Phil in French literature and a PhD in Jewish History. She now lectures on the history of the Jews of Egypt at Sydney University and contributed several talks, papers and articles on the immigration of the Jews of Egypt to Australia and France. Racheline recently published a book by Cambria Press: EGYPTIAN-JEWISH EMIGRES IN AUSTRALIA, available from Amazon (www.amazon.com).