Project Progress


  • May Gibbs High Tea

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    A belated post as it’s been over a month since I’ve been back in Melbourne! But my May Gibbs residency ended with the High Tea where I talked about the project and the progress I had made in Brisbane. I had a lovely time – thank you Judith Russell and everyone – and I’ve included ...

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  • The May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship

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    I’m in Brisbane currently, having completed two weeks of the May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship – and, although I don’t want to repeat anything from my blog post on that, I do want to talk about the research and writing side of this project here, as a way of chronicling that process. A lot of ...

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  • My mother’s notebooks

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    My mother has always kept notebooks – we both do, so it must be genetic. Most recently her notebook keeping has been focused on family history and memoir. Here are some examples of her works in progress. The idea of keeping visual and written recollections is very appealing – and so many images can be ...

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  • From Family History to Fiction

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    Some years ago I began interviewing my mother about her years growing up during World War II. I’d heard all the stories repeated over the years, of course. But there was one comment that she made one day which made me realise this was material I could use. She said her mother had been proud ...

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