‘Kick in the guts shock’:Richard Roxburgh relives the Bali bombing

‘Kick in the guts shock’:Richard Roxburgh relives the Bali bombing

There were tough days on set for the actors and crew dramatising the 2002 terrorist attack,but Roxburgh says the series won’t be harrowing for viewers.

  • bySteve Meacham

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The women who shaped Henry Lawson’s illustrious but tragic career

The women who shaped Henry Lawson’s illustrious but tragic career

Little attention has been paid to the women in the Australian bard’s short life.

  • bySteve Meacham
Detective work uncovers unknown artist’s joyful images

Detective work uncovers unknown artist’s joyful images

The art of Reuben Ernest Brown is finally getting the exposure it deserves.

  • bySteve Meacham
Banned 60 years ago,this ‘obscene’ Anzac play makes its Australian debut

Banned 60 years ago,this ‘obscene’ Anzac play makes its Australian debut

Are we ready for Peter Yeldham’s play that the censors stopped from appearing on our screens in 1962?

  • bySteve Meacham
Is the whipper-snipper the most reviled garden tool of all?
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Is the whipper-snipper the most reviled garden tool of all?

I was stunned at a recent lunch when a group of former alpha males confessed to their hatred of the humble whipper-snipper.

  • bySteve Meacham
The rock-busting town that went from boom to bust

The rock-busting town that went from boom to bust

For seven years,quarrymen toiled to carve the pylon blocks for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. When the job was done,so was Granite Town.

  • bySteve Meacham
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Rodeo star,knife thrower,singer:the many sides of a country legend

Rodeo star,knife thrower,singer:the many sides of a country legend

An updated biography of Australia’s singing cowboy,Smoky Dawson,celebrates an extraordinary life.

  • bySteve Meacham
For better or worse,the tides of change wash over Scotland Island

For better or worse,the tides of change wash over Scotland Island

Scotland Island has long been a refuge for artists,writers and musicians but,as the community experiences a “pandemic” boom,some residents fear the ‘sacred place’ will be tamed.

  • bySteve Meacham
Rich legacy of a penniless cabin boy who built a $200m fortune

Rich legacy of a penniless cabin boy who built a $200m fortune

The auction of the remaining collection of late,great Australian arts philanthropist John Schaeffer is attracting global attention.

  • bySteve Meacham
‘Not work,it’s a passion’:Pro fisherman Santo still hooked at 101

‘Not work,it’s a passion’:Pro fisherman Santo still hooked at 101

Sicilian-born fisherman Santo La Macchia hopes to begin his 101st birthday on Tuesday doing what he loves best:trawling for squid and prawns.

  • bySteve Meacham
‘I’m a refugee,a boat person’:John Yu’s extraordinary journey

‘I’m a refugee,a boat person’:John Yu’s extraordinary journey

The former Australian of the Year’s vast collection of south-east Asian art is just one aspect of a remarkable life.

  • bySteve Meacham