Sunday essay: lost and found in the Tasmanian bush

Lower Snug looking across North West Bay to Mt Wellington, Tasmania. Cassandra Pybus This piece is republished with permission from GriffithReview 63: Writing the Country (Text), ed Ashley Hay. When I was in my middle thirties, I abruptly abandoned a long-term relationship and impulsively moved from Sydney to...

Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Result puts autism front and centre

In his new book The Rosie Result, author Graeme Simsion Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Result puts autism front and centre.Rebecca Rocks Genetics Professor Don Tillman is having flashbacks. He’s remembering the time he spent in the principal’s office as a kid in Shepparton, Victoria....

Listen To Older Voices : David Flint – Part 3

Welcome to the penultimate program in the Life and Times story of David Flint. David hides nothing as he shares stories freely about the Melbourne music scene in the mid to late 60’s through into the 70’s, including some stories never told before. We listen...

Listen To Older Voices : David Flint – Part 2

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of...

Hidden women of history: Mary Jane Cain, land rights activist matriarch and community builder

Mary Jane Cain (centre) with granddaughters Miley Barker and and Molly Chatfield and her great niece Josephine.  The sun dancin': people and place Coonabarabran (Aboriginal Studies Press, 1994) For the communities of Coonabarabran in New South Wales and her grasslands Gomeroi people, Mary Jane Cain is a revered...

Listen To Older Voices : David Flint – Part 1

 Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of...

Hidden women of history: Ruby Lindsay, one of Australia’s first female graphic designers

Portrait of Ruby Lindsay, published in The drawings of Ruby Lind, 1920. Ruby Lindsay was among the first women in Australian graphic design. In the early-20th century she pursued a full-time career in magazine and book illustration, likely the first woman in Australia to successfully do...

Listen To Older Voices : Robert Lloyd – Part 3

 Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept...

Hidden women of history: Elsie Masson, photographer, writer, intrepid traveller

Elsie Masson outside Government House, Darwin.  Wayne Collection, Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum. In 1913, at the age of 23, Elsie Masson was travelling on a steamer near Port Essington, 150 miles from Darwin, when it was approached by a small lugger. The boat was manned by...

Listen To Older Voices : Robert Lloyd – Part 2

 Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of...