Retain Hope All Who Enter Here: My love letter to the Melbourne Demons

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The featured image for this blog post was provided by Alan & Flora Botting on Wikimedia Commons. As I complete this, Australian Rules Football fans worldwide have just finished watching the Melbourne Demons defeat the Western Bulldogs in a match that saw them move back into top spot on the ladder. The game itself was … Continue reading Retain Hope All Who Enter Here: My love letter to the Melbourne Demons

Review of Jack Charles: Born Again Blakfella (2019)/Bastardy (2008)

While Melbourne is a beautiful city in parts with a vibrant cultural life, you are always aware that there is a schism that exists. When locals think of Melbourne, there is a tendency to think of the leafy mansions of Kew (which Jack burgled), the trendy cafes of Brunswick, the restaurant strip in Carlton, the bayside suburbs of Elwood and Brighton, and the chic shopping boutiques of Prarhan. However, even when passing through most of these suburbs, you will run into people who have been left behind and discarded.