The Commandant's Daughter (Travelling South)

Am back in Paris now, after a month in Melbourne - and some time in Hobart, as well ...

Street Art, Melbourne

Here is an essay, or perhaps I should call it self-portrait, as it's one of my most personal pieces of writing that I've published to date that reflects on my recent experience in Australia - travelling South - and also the confronting documentary that exposed the abuse of Indigenous Australian children in Northern Territory jails that was broadcast in late July.

This writing speaks to how I felt being back in Australia, and also broader questions about my sense of self as an Australian and as a writer .. Read more here.

Watch the Four Corners program, 'Australia's Shame' by Caro Meldrum-Hanna here.