'She was a feminist, passionate recorder of West Australian history and a leading local nurse.'
'At the age of 18, Radheya Jegatheva has clocked up more air miles in the past 12 months than an emerging movie star.'
'A 10-year-old girl lives with her family on an abandoned cattle farm and knackery.
'She discovers her grandfather was a serial killer.
'That was the idea behind The Yellow House — the novel that won 26-year-old Brisbane author Emily O'Grady the prestigious Vogel Literary Award.'
'Ara, the protagonist of Adriane Daff's play Era of New Paradise, is a YouTube sensation and a cult survivor.'
'A small town on Western Australia's rugged south coast is hoping to ride a wave of publicity brought on by the release of Australian actor and director Simon Baker's new film, Breath.'
'Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu's final album, released nine months after the acclaimed musician's death, has become the first in an Australian Indigenous language to top music charts in Australia.'
'"He spread my score on the counterpane with classic casualness, and put one hand on the manuscript and the other down my dress."
'It might sound like a horror story straight from the annals of Weinstein et al, but this incident is from a poem by Gwen Harwood. The poem recounts her experience as a young composer in the 1930s seeking feedback from a visiting conductor. Instead of feedback, she was harassed.' (Introduction)
'A short film shot in the streets of suburban Dandenong in Melbourne's east has been selected for official competition at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.'
'Less than two years ago, Siena Stubbs was a 14-year-old schoolgirl and casual admirer of the birds in her hometown of Yirrkala.'
'In Skinnyfish Music's studio, a cavernous converted garage with instruments in every corner, Michael Hohnen's phone is running hot.'
'An amateur theatre production about disability services might not be the typical feature on a playbill but Everlyn Tsavalas thinks the stage is the perfect way to engage the Greek community on the topic.' (Introduction)
'"How do you tell an impossible story, one that is almost too big to contain in a single book?"
'This is the opening line of Alexis Wright's book Tracker, which has won the 2018 Stella Prize for Australian women's writing.' (Introduction)
I'n 2011 at an International Women's Day event in Melbourne, the panel of female authors, publishers and literary journalists noted that over the entirety of its 55-year run, only 10 women had been awarded the Miles Franklin, widely considered to be Australia's most prestigious literary award.' (Introduction)
'Actor and playwright Kate Mulvany was just three years old when her parents were told to pick out a coffin for their daughter.'
'At the height of her Hollywood career in the early 20th century, Australian silent movie star Louise Lovely was receiving up to 1,000 fan letters a week.'