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As it happened: beyond the stories – the musical revolution of...

In 1960, groups of boys in different parts of the world, but most notably England, got together with their cheap musical instruments. Barely teenagers,...

A fond farewell to John Cornell

Crocodile Dundee, the movie, was only forming in the mind of John ‘Strop’ Cornell when we met at his Byron Bay pub about 40...

As it happened – beyond the stories… when it comes to...

The years 1801-1803 is the standout period on the international cultural calendar. That was the year Greece lost its Marbles.  In one of the world’s great...

As it happened… beyond the stories – Normie Rowe reflects on...

Several years ago, Normie Rowe was called to Perth for a television pilot, being produced by Johnny Young, with a script I’d written. We assembled...

As it happened…beyond the stories – a look back at a...

Twenty-nine years ago, we media monitored every move by the Queen, on her fourth visit to Western Australia. And the crowds came out as...

As it happened – beyond the stories – social champion Edith...

One hundred years ago, Australia felt a political shock that led to significant social changes. The sole cause was WA’s Edith Cowan who, in becoming...

A look back at the ports of Albany and Fremantle

Fifty-five years ago, when I arrived in Albany from Perth to start a journalistic cadetship, the town stank. The stench from whale slaughter wafted across...

As it Happened…beyond the stories – diving into the Poseidon adventure

Fifty-two years ago, Australia embarked on its Poseidon adventure. No, not the blockbuster movie, Poseidon Adventure.  That came four years later, although both endured topsy-turvy...

As it happened… beyond the stories – a look back at...

It was at this time of the year, 53 years ago, that a fit, white-haired man and four friends, cruised in his maroon Pontiac...

As it Happened…Beyond the stories – Our high-flying larrikin Prime Minister

Fifty-two years ago, one of Australia’s most fascinating characters rode into the public spotlight, leading us journalists on a tumultuous, three-year adventure. And, beneath it...

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