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Thanks and farewell

I have decided to take an extended break from blogging this year to chase up some other freelance writing opportunities. I am not sure when or if I will be...

Stuff I wrote somewhere else

Here is a selection of articles  published outside Asian Correspondent in recent times… Online Aunty walks on the left side of the street. Me whinging about online ABC- ironic/hypocritical/ indicative of...

What are your predictions for 2012?

It is customary at this time of year for The ShadowLands blog to record its predictions for the coming year. Go on, knock yourself out, and record your own predictions...

Australia’s most appalling big things

Back in the 1960s, a far-sighted individual built a 13 metre fibreglass banana as a roadside attraction at Coffs Harbour, on the New South Wales north coast. The Big Banana...

2011: A year in the ShadowLands

What a far out year it has been in the ShadowLands. It was a very ordinary year for disasters beginning with the Queensland floods. I listened into Queensland emergency services...