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In His Own Wright
In His Own Wright

As editor of Gordon Wright’s life story I was delighted to see how his own writing became more assured during the six months of our work together in 2016. He matured from recalling to

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Paul’s Way
Paul’s Way
Paul Caiacob’s surname is interesting but office logic dictated that he call his business “Mr Paul”. Much easier for clients and staff. An English migrant whose boyhood had been clouded by
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Ian McLeod: Chance and Challenge
Ian McLeod: Chance and Challenge
This biographical work, completed in 2015, covered the life of a man born in rural Western Australia, the youngest of nine children. He grew up during the Depression and lived through war and
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The long road back
The long road back
A wish to “share the care” prompted a series of health-related articles in The West Australian after I had major heart surgery in November 2010. The episode was a great education.
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Howard’s Way
Howard’s Way
Howard Pullan was a close friend. After he died in 2008, I wrote this tribute as a way of saying thanks to his family for letting me into his life.
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Century
Century
In 1999 I relished the opportunity to interview and write about a selection of West Australians aged from 35 to 99, for a book titled CENTURY, published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press in late
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Margaret River Stories
Margaret River Stories
Published by Margaret River and Districts Historical Society, Margaret River, May 2013.

This wonderful collection of memories from one of Western Australia’s best known regions was compiled by

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two & sixpence
two & sixpence
Published by the University of Western Australia Student Guild, Perth, June 2013.

Two & sixpence: A Student Century commemorated the centenary of university student life in Western

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One moment in time
One moment in time
Published by LotteryWest, Perth, June 2013.

My role was to trim and edit 80 stories of organisations and individuals who had received LotteryWest grants. Working as a frequent contract writer/editor for

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Homage to Perth’s favourite park
Homage to Perth’s favourite park
In 1995 I was editor and one of the writers for a booklet, Soul of a City, Kings Park. It was an opportunity to learn about the history, botanical treasures and emotional value of Western Australia’s most visited tourist attraction.
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Tom Gibbons
Tom Gibbons
This tribute to Perth artist and literature lecturer Tom Gibbons was published in The West Australian in March 2012.

Writing obituaries was possibly the

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