Erin O'Dwyer

Journalist, Editor & Storyteller


Women on top


Photo: Dave Tacon
Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald
February 16, 2013

By an idyllic lake in southern China, women control the wealth and take as many lovers as they please. It’s an ancient tradition attracting a 21st-century response, reports Erin O’Dwyer.

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Places in the heart


Pic: Andrew Gregory
Australian Geographic, Issue 111
November-December 2012

Heritage listing has ensured the future of a no-frills Aussie beach experience that’s endured since the Great Depression, writes Erin O’Dwyer.

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Animal kingdom

Foist Bear

Photo: Dave Tacon
Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald
November 20, 2012

In China, where dogs and bears have long been treated poorly, activists are finally making progress in their bid to stop the cruelty.

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On shaky ground


Photo: Kurt Langer
Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald
August 20, 2011

On February 22, 2010 the city of Christchurch was rocked by an earthquake that killed 181 people. Erin O’Dwyer talks to five survivors as they try to come to terms with that tragic day.

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Call of the wild


Photo: Brad Purcell
Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald
2 October 2010

Pest, menace, killer … for an animal so little understood, the dingo has a bad reputation. But new research is showing how man and Australia’s wild dog can more happily coexist.  Read More >

Together on friendly turf


Photo: Erin O’Dwyer
Traveller, The Sun-Herald
Sunday August 15

People from many cultures — Indian, African, Chinese, European — live harmoniously in Mauritius, writes Erin O’Dwyer.

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Women of the veil

Photo: George Fetting
Australian Women’s Weekly
June 2010, Australian Women’s Weekly

women of the veil

Sacred or oppressive? As Europe debates the banning of the burqa, Erin O’Dwyer talks to four Muslim Australian women about why they choose – or choose not to – wear the Islamic veil.


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