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Colour by numbers (preview)

May 9, 2013

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The Big Issue has just published ‘Colour by numbers’, a story about an itinerant, resourceful man. Here’s an excerpt: Fifteen years ago a blond teenage boy knocked on my door, holding a bucket, some sponges and detergent. “Would you like me to wash your car?” he asked loudly. His voice seemed to echo down the […]

Naming rites

January 29, 2013

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This story was published in The Big Issue in January 2013. A shorter version was broadcast on ABC 774 on 20 January 2017. IT IS the day before Australia Day 2012  and a man is asking me the name of this part of the country. The traditional name. It is six in the morning, on […]

Naming rites (preview)

January 18, 2013

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The Big Issue has just published Naming Rites. Here’s how it starts: It is the day before Australia Day and a man is asking me the name of this part of the country. The traditional name. It is six in the morning, on the beach. Dawn. “I think this is Wathaurong country,” I offer, none […]

Sights set on a new year

December 31, 2012

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In these shoes

November 19, 2012

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In these shoes is a 13 minute radio documentary created by RMIT student Zoe Davies, and colleagues. It is a collage of music, stories and vox-pops inspired by the photo above. ‘Abandoned and tucked away in a corner of Swanston Street in the Melbourne CBD, I stumbled across two pairs of abandoned shoes and was […]

The Google garden

October 31, 2012

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The second of a short occasional series about suburban nature. Who needs satellite imagery when you’ve got a ladder? You could try to Google Earth your own garden or you could just climb up on the garage roof and have a look. From up here I can step into the middle of the wattle tree […]