Historical treasures escape worst of Qld floods, Australian Geographic // 21 January 2011

AS SHOCKED QUEENSLANDERS PULL together to cope with the aftermath of last week’s floods, many of the State capital’s museums and libraries are breathing a sigh of relief after only minimal interruptions to usual summer business. For an unlucky few, however, the big clean up involves salvaging some precious and unwieldy exhibits. Read the rest … Continue reading

Australia, the oldest new country on Earth // 4 December 2010

One of the wonderful things about being here and seeing Australia through relatively fresh, questioning eyes is the discovery of the untold. Between, above and below Oprah hysteria, Uluru, World Cup kangaroos and Gillard hairdos are layers and streams, creases, folds and cracks waiting to be pulled back, poked under, dived into and explored. Of … Continue reading