Portrait of Michael Veitch

Michael Veitch

Michael Veitch is the author of three plays, Flak, Mystery in the Air and Hell Ship which have toured extensively across Australia. His ninth work, Turning Point, the story of the 1942 Battle of Milne Bay, will be released by Hachette Australia in August 2019. 

In addition to numerous television, film and theatre credits, he has published eight books on such topics as military aviation, marine exploration, the history of the islands of Bass Strait and his latest, Hell Ship, on the most infamous of the emigrant 'plague ships' of the 1850s.

Michael began his career writing and performing in television comedy in programs such as the D-Generation and Fast Forward before working as a newspaper columnist and regular broadcaster for ABC radio. For five years, he presented the national TV arts program on ABC Television, Sunday Arts, and is also well known in radio, having broadcast across Tasmania for ABC 936 Hobart, as well as various stints on ABC 774 Melbourne. 

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