From OpenGeofiction

The author is a 43 year old from so-called Australia, pronouns he/him. Originally hailing from the cathedral city of Armidale, he is currently living 2 hours north of Canberra, the national capital.

He was born in June 1980, and moved to Grafton (Gumbin Gir) with his family before the age of one. After finishing school in 1998, he returned to Armidale to study at the University of New England. He suspended his studies in 2001, and pursued an abortive career in politics before being employed by the university in IT support. Completing his Advanced Diploma of Arts in 2019, today he is again studying, and is seeking a new career in life, having left the IT industry in July 2013.

Aside from geofiction, his interests include metal and hard rock music, railways, European culture and history, eurovision, gardening, birdwatching, diorama modelling, and popular entertainment.

He is pansexual (people hot!), his favourite holiday location is New Zealand, and is still mourning the loss of his beloved Maltese x Shih Tzu dogs who passed away in 2020 and 2023. He is an unrepentant anarchist and metalhead.

Work on OGF

Turnsole80's OGF work includes:


According to the internet, which never lies of course, "turnsole" is an archaic word for sunflower. I like sunflowers. They're pretty :)


My inspirations come from numerous places, see below for more.


Aeda can be seen as an alternative to the real world Gibraltar.

New Ingerland

New Ingerland can be seen as a mix of Australia and New Zealand.

Place Inspired by
Don't you forget about me
Port Frederick Flag of Australia Adelaide
Flag of New Zealand Christchurch
I'm going down to Cowtown
Williamsdene Flag of New Zealand Hamilton, Cambridge
Centralia (East Riding)
Everybody wants to rule the world
Kingsbury Flag of Australia Canberra
Centralia (Middle Riding)
Don't you pull the wool over my eyes
Shepton Flag of Australia Shepparton, Wangaratta
Centralia (West Riding)
Born in a mining town
Philipstown Flag of Australia Cessnock, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Kurri Kurri
I've got a brand new combine harvester
We're all going on a summer holiday
Corfe Harbour Flag of Australia Townsville
Flag of New Zealand Tauranga
Lunen Island
She's so high

See also

Eratosthenia (My own wiki, with heaps of stuff about New Ingerland, some of it even consistent and canonical)