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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I just found out that my book, Stop Press: the last days of newspapers, was shortlisted for the inaugural Bert Roth Award for excellence in labour history. The award, set up by the Labour History Project, honours the memory of … Continue reading
In early 2001, I spent three weeks in Canberra on a visiting scholars program at Australian National University. ‘The Challenge to Perform’ was run by historian and anthropologist Greg Dening (b. 1931, d.2008). I was one of a dozen people … Continue reading
There is only one destination left for subeditors on newspapers now and that destination is extinction. At many Fairfax, News Corp and APN newspapers, subeditors have been outsourced (2007 onwards to Pagemasters), they have been offshored (2012 onwards to Fairfax … 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