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Stamp Duty (preview)

May 30, 2015


The Big Issue has just published Stamp Duty. Here’s how the story starts: MY BROTHER rings. Out of the blue. From interstate, where he’s lived more than half his life. “I’ve been tidying the garage,” he says with a quiet enthusiasm, “and I’ve found your old stamp albums.” I reply, warmly, that I’m mildly curious […]

Radio Days

October 14, 2013


In October 2013 ABC Radio announced that, due to new arrangements with Cricket Australia, it would not be able to broadcast ball-by-ball descriptions of Sheffield Shield matches. It is the summer of 1968/69. I am ten years old, living in the Melbourne suburb of Mentone. On Saturday mornings I read my cricket magazines in the […]