For more than a decade, Helen Vines trawled the archives to accomplish what many have viewed as an impossible task: separating the facts from the fiction of Eve Langley’s life. Helen is a writer and editor who has been published in industry, education and union journals including Australian Educator and HR Monthly. Her first published creative essay was in Island Magazine and she co-authored Status and Reward: The History of Industrial Representation of Professional Engineers in Australia 1946–1996 (1996) with Dr Brian Lloyd. Helen completed a BA (Hons) and DipEd at the University of Melbourne, and an MA and PhD at the University of Tasmania. She has raised three wonderful children: Chloë, Harry and Bonnie.