Category Archives: Women

Able Seaman Medical Assistant Kate Nesbitt…

…was awarded the British Military Cross through her actions in providing medical aid to Lance Corporal John List during an ambush in Nawa – Central Helmund Province – Afghanistan. (Image received by email – source unknown) Kate is the only … Continue reading

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“Last Dog!”…

… you scream a muffled declaration through your facemask to the fire team clustered around you! This is the ‘GET READY!’ signal to the team, that you’re set to open the door.  Your pressed hard up against a steel hatch, … Continue reading

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On Monday and Tuesday of last week…

…Indigenous writers, actors, playwrights, film and documentary makers and musicians from across Australia, dropped into a little place called Fremantle (Western Australia) to put their collective heads together, and shared their yarning abilities with us wannabes. This event was called … Continue reading

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