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: September 2013
Re: subediting at Bendigo Advertiser, a detail in an earlier post, ‘I buried the lead’. On 18 September, I sent Rod Case, the editor of the Addy, a list of questions about the newspaper’s new production system.I asked: How many … Continue reading
‘Archive Fever’, a fascinating radio documentary on personal and public archival collections was broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Hindsight yesterday afternoon. Lyn Gallacher was the producer and I was one of the guests. Lyn asked to interview me because she … Continue reading
In August 1975, Rupert Murdoch launched a racy tabloid in Melbourne. The Daily Truth was a family-friendly version of News Limited’s twice-weekly rag The Truth. It was printed and published, at 402 La Trobe Street, by a Mr Keith Linden … Continue reading
It’s dark now in 3018. Our little bit of Gellibrand has retired. The polling booths are shut. Around the corner at Altona College, they’ll be counting the votes: the serious boy with the monkish hairdo and the purple T-shirt; the … Continue reading