Current writings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people belong within a cultural and historical continuity that predates the invasion whilst utilising, adapting and challenging the written genres and forms of colonising culture. If I’ve done a social media talk for you in the past few years, you’ve most likely seen this quote. It’s my Read More


On the back of my presentation at the University of the Sunshine Coast with Dr Sandra Phillips, I thought I’d give it another go by throwing my hat in the WIPC:E ring and seeing if I could get a presentation up. I’m linking my Deadly Bloggers and my Critical Classroom hats here by shaping the Read More

I’ve been asked to give a lecture for Dr Sandra Phillips’ course, Reading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast in a couple of weeks. The topic of that week’s lecture is “Focus on the Blogosphere”. Ever since I started Deadly Bloggers, I have been imagining that it might Read More

In 1957 when the community of Palm Island led by a small group of men led a strike against the brutal conditions under which they were living, there was no public outcry of support from fellow Australians. A few years ago, when I was researching this event, I went looking for a book I’d read Read More