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Titles for Adults

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Figures in the Landscape

(Ginninderra Press)

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Vashti Farrer places characters in their historical settings or quirky, timeless situations, and explores the power of human interaction with humour, poignancy and compassion.

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Ellen Thomson: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?


Women executed Ellen Thomson Vashti Farrer

Ellen Thomson was the only woman executed under Queensland law and she’s the subject of a new book by award-winning author Vashti Farrer that not only describes the circumstances of her execution but casts a shadow on whether in fact she was truly guilty.

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References in the Media

"The Only Woman" Article - 2013

(Ellen Thomson)

This article, based on Ellen Thomson, won the inaugural New England Thunderbolt Award for Crime Writing (2013)

Non-fiction judge Xanthe Mallett's comment on this winning non-fiction piece:

'A truly winning piece, discussing some key themes in criminology, The Only Woman was well written and interesting, and would very much engage a broad audience.'

Vashti Farrer talk on Ellen Thomson

at Boggo Road Gaol

Boggo Road Gaol Talk - Vashti Farrer

"It was a really great talk and a wonderful experience..." - A.F.


"Wonderful talk Vashti. Looking forward to reading your book." S.H.

Short Stories



Historical Writing: Facts and Trivia

Shot at Dawn . . . In the Public Interest – Australian Financial Review

Behind the Barricades – joint winner Canberra Times National Short Story Competition

Rules and Regulations – Winner of Botany Bay Bi-Centennial Short Story Award

The Cry of an Owl – winner Alexandra Hasluck Award

The Making of Meredith – winner Eastern Regional Libraries SS Prize

Letter in a Strange Hand – runner up in Society of Women Writers NSW Inc SS Prize

Australia is Also at War –  Issue 9










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