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Doug Hendrie


A freelance foreign correspondent, magazine writer and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Doug’s interest is in the unusual – subcultures, personalities, histories.

He’s reported on everything from Gold Coast sex surrogates to the Cave Clan urban explorers of Melbourne, and was the principal researcher for Jacqueline Kent’s biography of Julia Gillard.

His work has been published in the Christian Science Monitor (US), the Diplomat, the Australian, the Age, the Griffith Review, Good Weekend, Edge magazine (UK), PC Powerplay, Penthouse Australia, New Matilda, ABC’s The Drum, New Matilda, Sunday Life and more.

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