42° South is a part-time Wikipedia editor originally from Hobart, in Tasmania. In 2005, he moved to London, England, where he now resides. Educated briefly at the University of Tasmania in political science and law, he transferred to the University of Sydney, where he gained a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and History. In the real world he now works in the museum industry as a curator, and is also a qualified field archaeologist.
42° South is primarily concerned with improving the general quality of articles related to his home state of Tasmania, and is an active editor for WikiProject Tasmania. He also has a strong interest in cricket and football, and edits articles related to both sports - particularly when they relate to Tasmania. Other areas of interest include archaeology and history, particularly military history, and these occupy most of his editing time.