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Best of Grapeshot Features & Regulars 2017

Our Features and Regulars pages were graced by brilliant and gutsy content this year, and every writer who appeared in Grapeshot deserves a bit of torn-up...

Remembering the Drive-In

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Words || Angus Dalton Dr Sally Percival Wood spends a fair amount of time at Deakin University in Geelong, teaching and conducting research into Australia’s...

Half Pipe Dream

Words || Emma Harvey When I first meet Jamie he is mid-conversation with the automated voice over the train loudspeaker. ‘This train will stop at Hawksbury...

Pain In The Neck

Words || Erin Christie I took the call as I drove to my tutoring shift, with Hannah my support worker snapping down the line, wondering...

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Words || Emma Harvey If you take the train to and from uni, you might have noticed a Grapeshot stand at the main entrance to...

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