Journalist, historian, mum. 'Stop Press: the last days of newspapers' (Scribe, 2013). Creative fellow, State Library of Victoria. Project: 'The Melbourne Sirius' an artist newspaper (2014). First book, 'The Parihaka Album: Lest We Forget' (Huia, 2009). New project, about doctors and doctorhood, is on the go now.
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Monthly Archives: August 2013
Cleaning up, I followed a thick black thread that had wrinkled under a drawer. I tugged a bit and out popped the necklace that my brother Matt had given my youngest daughter last year. The clasp had broken but the … Continue reading
My oldest kid is in year 6. She came home one day, face alight. The class had been reading Anh Do’s book, The Happiest Refugee. She loved it. The story was dramatic and dangerous. It featured heinous pirates, a heroic … Continue reading
Jenni Chrisstoffels, research librarian, pictorial, at the Alexander Turnbull Library has informed me that the photo of the four women reading has been digitised as part of the library’s Pictures Online Project. It has a new reference number too: EP/1957/0192a I … Continue reading
The image at the top of this blog is a slice of an exquisite 1959 photograph of four women reading The Evening Post. The Post was a lively afternoon newspaper published in Wellington, New Zealand from 1865 until 2002. After … Continue reading