Ingrid grew up in war-torn Germany. When she was three years of age her home was bombed, and her family lost everything. She and her mother had to flee to a little village in the mountains where they experienced great hardships and survived by living on food gathered from the forest and the fields. After training as a teacher in her teenage years, Ingrid went to the UK where she met and married Malcolm Ross. They spent 10 years teaching in Papua New Guinea before settling in Australia in 1982. Here Ingrid taught German language in a private school for a number of years. She is now employed as a tour guide around historic sites in Canberra and travels with her husband, a Professor of Linguistics, when he lectures overseas. Tempered by her experiences of life, Ingrid has embraced her adopted country of Australia with great affection, as well as warmly embracing all who come across her path.
Sources used to compile this entry: Information supplied by Robyn Hipkiss.