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Uncle Rick Nelson

April 7, 2020 |

Deep Trouble PODCAST

with Dr Mark Halloran

Uncle Rick Nelson is a Jaara Jaara Elder whose homeland is the land of Dja Dja Wurrung people. Uncle Rick’s father is Uncle Brien Nelson, who is a significant figure in the Dja … Read More

The Road to Darwin

December 14, 2019 |

Chapter 4 – The Alice

Rolled into Alice Springs, literally: a strong head wind burnt up all the petrol. As the sun set in the west (I presume it was the west because that’s where the sun sets where I … Read More

The Queen Must Die!

February 10, 2019 |

An Australia Day Reflection (satire)

by Ben Laycock

I don’t celebrate Australia Day, because l am a traditionalist. The blackfellas have a long tradition of not celebrating Australia Day, dating back many thousands of years. It is this ancient tradition … Read More

Sticky Beasts

December 8, 2018 |


by Helen Kelly

It’s Sticky Beast time of year! This tradition is slowly but surely taking root as a seasonal celebration. In our land without snow for snowmen we make do with sticky weed.

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Deep Trouble #9: Prof. Bain Attwood

November 6, 2018 |

with Dr Mark Halloran     Or listen on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher

Professor Bain Attwood has published extensively on the history of colonialism and indigenous history. His latest book, The Good Country (Monash University Publishing): “eschews the generalisations … Read More

Black Mist Burnt Country

October 5, 2016 |

A Burrinja national touring exhibition project that commemorates the 60th anniversary of the British atomic test series at Maralinga, SH Ervin Gallery, Watson Road/Millers Point, The Rocks (NSW), 24 September – 30 October 2016.          

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September 3, 2016 |


by Nick Brodie  


  Australia’s history did not start in January 1788. However habituated we have become to telling it this way, our national story did not … Read More

Greetings from Beyond the Pale: Carol

November 5, 2015 |

Ben Laycock  

After fully immersing myself in the various mud-baths on offer around Derby, it is time to move on. Always time to move on. I am approaching my final destination …

I set off many moons ago … Read More

Greeting from Beyond the Pale: Derby – City of Mud

September 1, 2015 |

Ben Laycock  

We bid a fond farewell to Fitzroy Crossing and its quaint country pub and head for Derby (pronounced Derby), the once bustling capital of all the Kimberley, now but a faded replica of its former self. Derby … Read More

Greetings From Beyond the Pale: Fitzroy Crossing

August 1, 2015 |

Ben Laycock  

We bid a fond farewell to the Mary River and head south till we hit the Fitzroy River; the longest river in the Kimberley and one of the last wild rivers on earth: No dams, no diversions, … Read More