Robyn Davidson

Robyn Davidson WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

17 ENTRIES 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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Image of Rhonda Deans exploring “the Squeeze”, Koonalda Cave, South Australia

Culture

‘Deep Time Dreaming’ by Billy Griffiths

This history of archaeology in Australia charts our changing relationship with the past

Society

Eddie’s son

Farewell to a man who tried to connect indigenous and non-indigenous Australia

Authors

Vale Doris Lessing

Memories of a friend and mentor

Television

Meth and Madness

‘Breaking Bad’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Aboriginal people

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, …

A male satin bowerbird collects decorations for his bower. © Cyril Ruoso/Minden Pictures

Bird-brained

Tim Birkhead’s 'Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird'

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Culture

Garage alchemists

A dining experience at Hobart’s Garagistes

Culture

Couch habit

‘In Treatment: Season Three’

Panchakarma, an Ayurvedic enema treatment. © Luca Tettoni/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis

Society

Tide of improvement

Health retreats

A rock mural of pecked fish, dolphins and turtles found in the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia. Images throughout essay from Mike Donaldson's 'Burrup Rock Art', Freemantle Press, 2010. © Mike Donaldson

Culture

Into the beehive

The destruction of Burrup rock art

Culture

Body of work

Antony Gormley’s 'Firmament IV'

Society

A new desert

Trekking in the Simpson

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

The wanderer

“‘So what of this notion of exile?’ ‘No,’ he says, ‘exile is too pretty a word. Can you reframe that?’ ‘Homelessness?’ ‘No, that's wrong - because I have a home.’ ‘Metaphorically speaking, I meant.’ ‘No. It's very …

Society

Living

In the age of noise

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Organic matter

One of the great things about getting older is that all the anxieties you once had about death and decline (and some of us have had them daily since we first grasped the fact of mortality) are anxieties no longer. You are liberated from them because they …

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