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Nicolas Rothwell

Nicolas Rothwell is an author and a journalist for the Australian. His books include The Red Highway and Journeys to the Interior, and his coverage of Indigenous affairs has earned him a Walkley Award.

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Film still from Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Stalker'. © Photos 12/Alamy
The blast zone
The Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky, a deliberate and painstaking artist, went to great lengths to include in his late work Stalker, almost as its centrepiece, an...
 
Haydn in the outback
Into the red
It was only some years after I first set out on a series of extended trips through the desert inland that I came to grasp how profoundly, in the course of those journeys, my ideas...
 
On fragments and dust
During the year or so I spent recently as a correspondent in Iraq and the wider Middle East, I found myself often in the vicinity of holy places - temples from the Hellenistic era...
 
The idea of the north
Travels in the northern realm
I would like to spread before you a world of rhythm and light; a world of beauty and fear; of rushing water and slow-burning dry-season fires: it is a realm where lightning...
 
Karel Kupka in north Australia
The collector
In late June 1956, towards midday, after a swift flight through dry-season skies, the Czech artist Karel Kupka clambered from a prop plane at Milingimbi airstrip and stepped for...
 
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