Archive for the ‘Anzac Day’ Category

Review: Reporting War by Chris Masters

On Friday I attended the Chris Masters’ ‘Reporting War’ session at the Brisbane Writers Festival.

Chris is one of Australia’s best known investigative reporters, a multi Walkley Award winner but perhaps best known for his time at Four Corners and his work in the Fitzgerald Inquiry. The session was largely about writing Uncommon Soldier and his experiences in war reporting. This book is currently signed and awaiting my attention (a review will follow). This book won the Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards – Excellence in Non-fiction Award. It was shortlisted this year in the Prime Ministers Literary Awards – Non-fiction.

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Photo gallery: Anzac Day 2011, Dalby

Anzac Day for me this year was spent in Dalby, about 200km west of Brisbane. We were heading back to the city after Easter out in the bush (more in coming posts) and Dalby seemed a good spot to stop for the commemorations.

Dalby is just a regional town, so imagine my surprise therefore when I came across Premier Anna Bligh and Major General Michael Slater (heading up the Queensland recovery effort) at the event too.

I always find Anzac Day both incredibly meaningful and perhaps the most important day for us as Australians and free people. And the Dalby RSL really made that happen for me this year. They had organised a parade, a service and a generous luncheon afterwards for everyone, not just the vets and their families.
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