December 5, 2019

My house was built on Whadjuk land. For millennia, the people of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) plains and hinterland cared for the land. In return, they were sustained physically, economically and spiritually by its abundance. All of that changed in 1829 when Briti...

May 21, 2017

It was a story in The Big Issue that turned on the light.  The writer was visiting China and was out for the day with local friends when they passed a huge industrial estate. She asked what it was and was told it was where clothes were made for Western markets. Thinkin...

January 30, 2017


Perth’s summer solstice in 2016 was spent in dry 42 degree heat with the half-promise of an afternoon thunderstorm. As is commonly the case in Perth summers, a strong easterly blew for most of the morning, bringing down swathes of bark (see those waiting to fall, belo...

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