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February 20, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull is a d******

(I’m informed that calling the Minister for Communications names might get me into trouble so I’ve edited the below blog so that I can continue to post blogs. ) In …

December 8, 2015


Thrilled to be at the AACTA awards! Congratulations Kate Winslet, (Best Lead Actress), Judy Davis (Best Supporting Actress), Hugo Weaving (Best Supporting Actor) and Marion Boyce and Margot Wilson (Best …

December 20, 2014

Use what you know: the curtsey

We found the deep curtsey difficult to master in Deportment class at school. Most of us toppled over several times, but practice makes perfect, and we retain a certain amount …

December 20, 2014

The learning curve

The core extras include me, my husband, his friend, his friend’s wife, my brother, his son and daughter, her friend, my sister’s daughter, my two friends, a neighbour, my friend’s …

November 28, 2014

Use what you know: dancing

“Use what you know” – advice to first time novelists from a teacher at RMIT, 1996 Use what you know; dancing Sue Maslin wasn’t in my Deportment or Ballroom dancing …

November 12, 2014

Get frocked, and have fun

To attend the wedding of William Beaumont to Gertrude Pratt we frocked it way up in vintage couture. Labels intact. One extra wore a satin-silk green ens2emble imported from the …

October 31, 2014

I’m with Stanislavski

In my early twenties, I clung to a handsome boy on a motorcycle all the way from San Francisco to Houston, Texas, then to to Buenos Aires…and many more cities, …

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October 22, 2014

Things will be different when she starts sewing

Sometime in 1950, Tilly Dunnage stepped apprehensively into the Dungatar fog from an idling Greyhound Bus – the one that travelled through Jerilderie when I was a kid. It was …

October 16, 2014

A conspiracy of pale ravens

Prior to her return to Dungatar, Tilly Dunnage spent years making couture for elegant customers in European cities. Tilly was vendeuse, then apprentice to Madame Vionnet, and when she retired …

September 17, 2014


When we first saw Tom rushing towards us he was wearing a pack on his chest and talking into his collar. His pockets were swinging with filmic accouterments. Someone asks, …