Ruth Bonetti grew up in the arid Queensland outback, intrigued by the strange-accented relatives she met on holidays near Byron Bay. She preferred Mozart to hillbilly music, books to horses. Ruth's gift for classical music became a passport to the world. Destiny led her to live in Sweden, directly across the Gulf of Bothnia from her grandfather's birthplace in Finland, where she researched this story. Ruth is author/editor of a dozen publications about music, education and performance, five through Words and Music and two with Oxford Uni. Press. She has presented at the Migration Institute of Finland who published her articles and conference paper.