Tag: history

  • The most expensive method of preparing a corpse

    ‘Each day, the scarab beetle emerges from its hole in the ground to gather dung, form it into a ball, and roll it across the earth, before disappearing with it back down into the hole.’ When I read that at the Nicholson Museum, I thought, yeah, that sums up a lot of my days. Wake […]

  • It’s Christmas, so let’s talk assassination

    I know, I know, it’s the week before Christmas. The carols are playing, the shops are bustling, and the tinsel is glittering (which makes me wonder if scientists are including tinsel in their call for a worldwide ban on glitter). But it was on 17 December 1980 that Australia’s first geopolitically motivated assassination took place […]

  • Book club discussion guide

    A literary thriller novella set in 1980s Sydney and drawn from true events, including a series of international terrorist attacks, My Name is Revenge is the story of a young man seeking justice. A collection of essays blending memoir, history and journalism accompany the novella. You can download a PDF copy of this book club […]