Academic turns playwright to change lives

Academics often wonder if their thesis will make it into the hands of those who can learn from their research. Education and Trauma lecturer Anne Southall has perhaps found the most assured way to achieve this. Ten years ago, when she laid out the raw materials of her research into the effects of early childhood... Continue Reading →

Visual arts alumna finds her ‘plaice’

It’s always an adventure to find La Trobe's alumni. Rhyll Plant was discovered on paper in this year’s Castlemaine State Festival open studios program, then in person down a dusty, corrugated back road, up and down and around the hills and valleys of old gold ground. She waves us down out the front of Speargrass... Continue Reading →

Counting blessings in Bendigo

Danu Ransarani is on her lunch break in Rosalind Park. It’s a place she retreats to most days for the peace and quiet and sense of community; a little microcosm of everything she’s come to love about Bendigo. The graduate accountant from Sri Lanka was studying and living in Melbourne, having quit her job in... Continue Reading →

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