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Cameron Forbes


Cameron Forbes has been foreign editor, Europe correspondent and Asia correspondent for the Age and Washington correspondent for the Australian. He has reported on rebellions, civil wars and wars in Northern Ireland, Portugal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Bougainville, the Philippines, Burma, the Middle East, Afghanistan and Rwanda.

He has won the Canadian Award for Journalistic Merit, the United Nations Association Media Peace Award, the Perkin Award for Journalist of the Year and the 2010 Walkley Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism. He is author of Hellfire: The Story of Australia, Japan and the Prisoners of War, Under the Volcano: The Story of Bali and The Korean War: Australia in the Giants’ Playground.

His latest book, Australia on Horseback: The Story of the Horse and the Making of Australia, will be published in October.

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