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Open Studios

Open Studios at the Nicholas Building is one of my favourite Melbourne events. Located on the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street the building is an impressive landmark, but its real interest and beauty lies within – when you walk inside you are transported to another era. 443 more words

Warning, The Story of Cyclone Tracy, by Sophie Cunningham

I was alone in the house last Saturday when I began reading Sophie Cunningham’s Warning, The Story of Cyclone Tracy, and a windstorm was brewing.  It was gusting up to almost 60km/h, which is 7 on the Beaufort scale, almost a gale.  1,162 more words


Sense of place

I recently read (or in one case, am still reading) two interesting books about two very different places.

“Melbourne” by Sophie Cunningham is a reflection on what it means to be from Melbourne, and a celebration of the city. 567 more words

Cyclone Tracy: What we remember and what we'd rather forget

Sophie Cunningham delivered the 2014 Thea Astley Lecture at the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival and spoke about what it’s like to be a part of a highly traumatic event and the way we remember it later on. 158 more words

Byron Bay Writers' Festival