A young woman struggles with the memory of a childhood incident in this haunting short story by Kavita Nandan.Read More
Malachy Tallack navigates the dangerous roads of Kangaroo Island.Read More
Nicole Crowe's humorous personal essay based on her childhood growing up on Magnetic Island, Far North Queensland.Read More
A moving personal essay by Lesley Synge, in which the author reflects on the nurturing effect of an island off eastern Australia. The location, Stradbroke Island, is easily accessible from Brisbane, and Minjeeribah is the traditional owners’ name for it.Read More
Academic and novelist, Carol Lefevre, reflects on the wild ocean of the publishing world, and asks if the role of the novelist can survive in the digital present.Read More
Introducing a collaboration which brings together art and storytelling to illuminate the real and imagined history of a lost island in Australia.Read More
Tensions simmer on this remote, paradisal island.Read More
An ancient volcanic crag off Australia's Lord Howe Island in the South Pacific is the location for a remarkable story of giants and men. It tells of the capacity for life to exist in the most extreme circumstances, and the will of modern day scientists to right the wrongs of their forebears. Oh, and there’s 12-inch long ‘tree lobsters’ thrown in for good measure too. Read on over at NPR.
Introducing our new columnist on the Australian island.Read More
The World Cup kicks off in Brazil this week, but who should islanders cheer for? Jethro Soutar gives us the lowdown.Read More
Jordan Ogg speaks to the Australian artist about her efforts to paint extinct bird species from around the world.Read More
Hauquan Chau on the cultural island of Cabramatta, in Sydney, Australia.Read More
A New Zealand kayaker had a very lucky escape recently after being trapped on a remote Australian island for more than two weeks by a huge saltwater crocodile. The animal prevented Ryan Blair from leaving Governor Island, off the north coast of Australia, and he survived only because a local on the mainland spotted his light.
Mr Blair was praised by some for managing to survive for so long. However, according to one local, quoted in the Huffington Post, Mr Blair is "not a hero; he's an idiot".