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[gallery] MANUAL LABOR Strange times in the world of media and publishing, and so during a recent work lull I figured I would take the bit between the teeth and re-acquaint myself with the nobility of good, honest, physical toil. I’ve always stubbornly resisted alternative employment in...

[gallery] MY DINNER WITH TOM Look, I know this is undignified and makes me come off as a shameless literary groupie and perhaps I am. But I was inordinately excited to find myself seated next to the great Australian author and national living treasure Tom Keneally at...

[gallery] MY DINNER WITH TOM Look, I know this is undignified and makes me come off as a shameless literary groupie and perhaps I am. But I was inordinately excited to find myself seated next to the great Australian author and national living treasure Tom Keneally at...

The following story might be relevant to the current national angst over the performance of our swimmers at the London Olympics. 100 years ago at the Stockholm Olympics, Australian swimmer Cecil Healy was our strongest medal chance in the 100 metres freestyle. His greatest competition...

[gallery] This was the headline in the Washington Herald on December 4, 1912, above an article announcing that the great Hawaiian swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku had been invited to Australia. He would not make the lengthy sea voyage for another two years but when he...

[gallery] This was the headline in the Washington Herald on December 4, 1912, above an article announcing that the great Hawaiian swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku had been invited to Australia. He would not make the lengthy sea voyage for another two years but when he...