writing portfolio


Children’s non fiction book – Heroes, Rebels and Innovators: Inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from history Hachette July 2021 (Illustrated by Jaelyn Biumaiwai)
Novel – Where the Fruit Falls, UWA Publishing 2020
Novel – When Rosa Came Home, December 2013

Short stories

The Visible Heart, Meanjin, Winter, 2022
Unmoveable Mob, MOD Museum, SA 2021
Clatter tongue, short story in Borderlands NT 2020
republished in This All Come Back Now: an anthology of First Nations speculative fiction, UQP, 2022
we live on in story, in After Australia short story anthology, June 2020.
For their Own Good Meanjin, Spring 2018

Narrative non-fiction

Soar, Meanjin, Summer 2021
Face the Music, Meanjin Summer 2020
Gatherer Centre for Stories, October 2020
13 Jetties and a Man on a Hill Meanjin, Spring 2019


Sydney Review of Books – Too Much Lip
Books + Publishing –  see online for reviews and Q&As with authors
Meanjin And Still the Birds Sing Review of: Tony Birch, The White Girl; Claire G Coleman, Terra Nullius; Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Catching Teller Crow; Melissa Lucashenko, Too Much Lip.
Art Reviews in In Review
Of Sorrow and Tea
Sovereign Sister hidden in plain sight
Staunch: an Exploration of Aboriginal Queer Liberation

Articles on Literature and Publishing

Westerly – Ambelin Kwaymullina, Karen Wyld and Elfie Shiosaki – Yarningup Aboriginal Women’s Storytelling

The Tyranny of Distance and an Iconic Australian Publisher
Australian writing has a blak past and future

And Still the Birds Sing

Living in Hope Wins  22 November 2018
Remembering the Black Mist 19 September 2018
Sovereign People, Sovereign Stories: five books by First Nations writers 29 August 2018

Opinion Pieces and Articles

See my Muck Rack page for a complete list

SBS/NITV Online 
The fascinating life of Aboriginal opera singer Harold Blair 25 March 2019
Saving lives is more important than playing colonial dress-ups 25 January 2019
How an attack on Colebrook House has strengthened its message 14 September 2018
Lib spill may unleash unholy trinity on Indigenous Affairs 27 August 2018
Meanjin debacle: erasing Aboriginal words in order to highlight white women’s  6 June 2018
Indigenous affairs is not click-bait  20 April 2018
What are the SA election candidates’ plan of action for Aboriginal people in transitional housing?   15 March 2018
Productivity Commissioner dispute shows government does not understand the definition of Indigenous people 28 February 2018

Indigenous X 
Debunking: It was hard for convicts, too 5 February 2019
Living in Hope Wins  22 November 2018
Remembering the Black Mist 19 September 2018
Sovereign People, Sovereign Stories: five books by First Nations writers 29 August 2018
Put away your ball, this is not a game 15 August 2018
Wild Women and Rebel Girls  12 July 2018
The Heroes of Gundagai 24 June 2018
If Ancestors Could Vote 13 June 2018
History Mysteries 3 June 2018
Sorry Day – What Still Needs To Be Said 26 May 2018
Aboriginal health services have been around since the 1970s and the sky still hasn’t fallen in 17 April 2018
What kind of morality do they want us to celebrate on That Day? 22 January 2018
Ongoing administrative issues afflict the Indigenous Advancement Strategy  31 August 2017
republished on Independent Australia as Not ‘Closing the Gap’: Nigel Scullion and Indigenous Funding Failure on 13 September 2017

Meanjin Online 
Calling out a White Knight 13 September 2018
Calling All Settler Colonialists 15 January 2019

Hear Our Voices, Respect Our Choices: How To Support Close The Gap Day 21 March 2019
A Tribute To…The Worst Indigenous Affairs Minister Since The Last One 29 January 2019

Guardian Australia – Many birds feature in our art and songlines…  29 November 2017

Al Jazeera –  Australia’s monumental errors 8 September 2017

The Ethics Centre – Change the date? Change the nation 25 January 2019
Association of Massage Therapist – Cultural safety by massage therapist. 21 January 2018

Conference Reporting

Indigenous Allied Health Australia November 2017
pre-conference article
conference report day 1
conference report day 2
conference wrap up article

Australian Indigenous Doctors Australia – September 2017
pre-conference article 
conference report day 1
conference report day 2
conference wrap-up article

First Peoples Disability Network – May 2017
Preview for Living Our Way Conference
Living Our Way Conference