I grew up in a rural town in Bulls in the north island of New Zealand. A Maori girl, who did not speak Maori, I studied French at a ladies’ secondary college because I was placed into a language stream. Read more
Re-release of The Real and the Unreal (PDF)
Ruff and Ritual: The Politics of Paradise in Papua New Guinea is available
It records my observations and reflections whilst deployed to Papua New Guinea as a ‘trailing spouse’ to my partner, an Australian official working toward the delivery of Australian aid in the public service sector. For a glimpse click https://www.stellacoram.com/read-a-sample/.
What people are saying:
“Ruff and Ritual speaks from the heart” (former Australian official advisor to PNG).
“Absolutely brilliant job. Can’t imagine the blood, sweat, tears and blood that has gone into this” (former Australian official advisor to PNG).
“This is a wonderful piece of writing and I congratulate the author on her effort and insights” (former advisor to Uganda and the UAE).
Stella Coram June 13, 2021 Australia is nation of gamblers. Australians gamble on anything and everything. It is endemic to sporting events such that the odds on who will win, and so on, are central to the commentary and to linked-in advertisements sprouting the...read more
I am no fan of Piers Morgan, an opinionated tyrant who has made career out of putting people, who challenge establishment, such as Meghan Markle, in their place. She has been the target of media rancour, invading her privacy, by publishing letters from her father, for...read more
For my first post for 2021, I thought I might have a crack at commenting on the extraordinary events of Capitol Hill in Washington DC on January 6 2021 from the vantage point of an 'outsider' in Australia. My simple argument is that independent thought has been eroded...read more