Robyn Davidson is a non-fiction writer. She is the author of the award-winning books Tracks and Desert Places, and the editor of The Best Australian Essays 2009 and The Picador Book of Journeys.
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‘Deep Time Dreaming’ by Billy Griffiths
This history of archaeology in Australia charts our changing relationship with the past
Vale Doris Lessing
Memories of a friend and mentor
Farewell to a man who tried to connect indigenous and non-indigenous Australia
Meth and Madness
Leaving ’Tracks’ behind
The past caves away and dissolves behind us, leaving a few clues with which we try to reconstruct it. Hopeless task. History lives in the present. It is over 30 years since I walked across half of Australia with my dear camels and dog. If I concentrate, …
Tim Birkhead’s 'Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird'
A dining experience at Hobart’s Garagistes
‘In Treatment: Season Three’
Tide of improvement
Into the beehive
The destruction of Burrup rock art
Body of work
Antony Gormley’s 'Firmament IV'
A new desert
Trekking in the Simpson
“‘So what of this notion of exile?’
‘No,’ he says, ‘exile is too pretty a word. Can you reframe that?’
‘No, that's wrong - because I have a home.’
‘Metaphorically speaking, I meant.’
‘No. It's very …
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