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Nicholas Rothwell

Nicholas Rothwell

Nicolas Rothwell is the child of Czech and Australian parents. His father Bruce Rothwell was a prominent journalist, and the family resided in Australia, Washington DC, and New York among other places. Rothwell attended boarding school in Switzerland and France, and graduated from the University of Oxford. In the 1980s and early 1990s he was a foreign correspondent for The Australian, a paper owned by his godfather Rupert Murdoch, and reported from the Americas, the Pacific and Western and Eastern Europe, latterly during the Yugoslav conflict. Burned out by the latter upheaval, in the 1990s he sought out a posting in Australia, again for The Australian newspaper. He has resided in Darwin, NT since that time. His partner is indigenous activist and politician Alison Anderson. The majority of Rothwell's articles can be found in The Australian newspaper. Some of the best are collected in his book Another Country (2007). He won the Walkley journalist Award in 2006 for his coverage of Indigenous Affairs.

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Radio Birdman: Divine Rites: Radio Birdman Flies Again

Essay by Nicholas Rothwell, The Australian, 21 April 1981

The rock group Radio Birdman, whose followers almost became a secret society, is soon to rise again as the New Race, a controversial name with ...

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