Selected writing


Sole of a nation: the Aboriginal history of the R.M. Williams boot for The Monthly

From Eric Bogle to Ziggy Ramo: the Australian music challenging the Anzac legacy for The Guardian

‘It’s a funeral march’: French artist JR’s powerful eulogy for Australia’s Murray-Darling for The Guardian

Last days of the family-owned fun parks for The Saturday Paper

‘Unprecedented’: the fight for Sydney independent bookstore Better Read Than Dead for The Guardian

‘You do whatever you can to keep going’: Middle Kids and Rüfüs Du Sol on touring the US amid Covid for The Guardian

From stargazing with the Mabo family to colonial artefacts, reappropriated: inside Tarnanthi 2021 for The Guardian

‘I’m going to change, why can’t my body?’: tattoo removal grows up for The Guardian

Road to repatriation for The Adelaide Review

The Dry: the ‘devastating imagery’ bringing Jane Harper’s bestseller to the big screen for The Guardian

Echoes of a golden age at the Piccadilly for The Adelaide Review

We dodged a bullet, but of course it circled back around’: literary festivals look beyond lockdown for The Guardian

Revisiting Parklands: a bittersweet slice of 90s Adelaide noir for InDaily


The enigmatic Aldous Harding: ‘I’m like the Jim Carrey of the indie world’ for The Guardian

‘I’m always drawn to absences’: Hannah Kent on Devotion for The Guardian

‘We were witness to magic’: ex-Drones drummer Mike Noga’s posthumous swansong for The Guardian

‘People started walking out of my gigs’: Darren Hanlon on losing faith and moving home for The Guardian

Tony McNamara on The Great: ‘Historians have to know we’re making mistakes on purpose’ for The Guardian

The double life of Hatchie: ‘I toured with Kylie, then came home and worked in a cafe‘ for The Guardian

Parwana’s plated history: ‘It’s an act of reclamation, an act of preservation for The Adelaide Review

Alan Cumming: ‘Appropriately terrified’ for The Saturday Paper

Weyes Blood’s sinking feelings for The Adelaide Review

Grizzly Bear: ‘I can’t imagine starting our band in this climate’ for Broadsheet

Warwick Thornton: ‘Australia needs films like this to give it a reality check for Broadsheet

Tkay Maidza goes from ‘apprentice to shot caller’ for Broadsheet

Alia Shawkat: ‘I got a lot of shit that I need to work out too’ for The Adelaide Review

Reviews and commentary:

Restoration Australia: an easy watch about heritage glow-ups or another coat of whitewash? for The Guardian

Vagina tunnels and sneaker closets: the escapist appeal of celebrity house tours for The Guardian

‘So pissed off’: Midnight Oil kick off final tour with a searing, urgent set in Launceston for The Guardian

Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan review – powerful scenes of heartbreak and tenderness for The Guardian

Barbara Hanrahan: paper trail for The Saturday Paper

Dušan and Voitre Marek: sibling reverie for The Saturday Paper

Womadelaide 2021: Archie Roach bids farewell in a ‘festival’ forced to redefine itself for The Guardian

Frontline: satirical skewering of TV current affairs programs is still uncomfortably relevant for The Guardian