I was born and still live in a harbour town on the edge of the Swan coastal plain on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar. The land is unceded, and I am grateful to elders past, present and emerging for their care of country.
This place is the gateway to one of the world’s megadiverse ecologies. The southwest of Western Australia is as richly endowed with endemic species as the fabled Amazon. And, since colonisation, as ravaged.
One of the major passions of my life is writing about human connections and disconnections with plants, animals, places and other peoples both within Australia and beyond.