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A perspective from the periphery: Re-imagining regional North Queensland women's stories using historical fiction

Louise Henry


In this article, Louise Henry, a PhD candidate at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia is considering the ethics of writing a novel about her grandmother.

Louise is writing a historical fiction novel about her grandmother who was born in North Queensland in 1913, made a ward of the state 5 years later and then spent time in both the Townsville Orphanage and foster homes during 1920s.

"Writing about family members throws up ethical challenges around representation and the use of family familes that are not directly my own" says Louise in the attached article.

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