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Listen to this recording of author Kirsty Murray in conversation with Justine Hyde about her award-winning YA novel India dark.
Photographers can get to the heart of a news story in a single shot – hear from experts on photojournalism in Australia and the world.
Amateur genealogist Diana Hookham speaks at Family History Feast 2014 on researching her husband's multicultural family.
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