John P. F. Lynch has written several local history books and the history of his maternal ancestors. His mother's great great grandparents all settled in the Kyneton area of Victoria in the 1840-50's. He is a member of both the Kyneton and Romsey Historical Societies, both of which helped with his research for his books.
John is a member of the Order of Australia, a Knight Hospitaller of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and a Justice of the Peace. He is also the President of the Romsey/Lancefield RSL Sub Branch and former President/Secretary of the Romsey Football/Netball Club as well as Chairman of the Macedon Ranges Legacy Group.