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Paul Daley Paul Daley i(A67836 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Journalist and author.

Since beginning his journalism career in 1987, Daley has worked at the now-defunct Sunday Observer (as a news reporter), the Sunday Age (as a national political correspondent), the Age (as political correspondent and defence and foreign affairs correspondent), the Age and Sydney Morning Herald (as London correspondent), the now-defunct Bulletin (as national affairs editors), and as a Fairfax political columnist.

In 2013, he began writing the weekly 'Postcolonial' column for the Guardian about Australian history and national identity.

Most Referenced Works


  • In 2005, Daley won the Paul Lyneham Award for Political Writing for work for The Bulletin.

Personal Awards

2014 winner Kennedy Awards Peter Ruehl Award for Outstanding Columnist.
2014 winner Kennedy Awards John Newfong Award for Outstanding Indigenous Affairs Reporting.
2014 winner Walkley Award Coverage of Indigenous Affairs For articles for the Guardian Australia, including 'Why Does the Australian War Memorial Ignore Frontier War?'

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Canberra Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2012 Z1896300 2012 single work prose 'An implicit sense of public service and "otherness" has now come to permeate Canberra's identity to a point that there is a great smugness, arrogance even, that the rest of Australia can hate us - but they'll never know how good it is to live here.

'Canberra is a city of orphans. People arrive temporarily for work, but stay on because they discover unanticipated promise and opportunity in a city that the rest of the country loathes but can't really do without. Daley's Canberra begins and ends at the lake and its forgotten suburbs, traces of which can still be found on Burley Griffin's banks. It meanders through the cultural institutions that chronicle the unsavoury early life of Canberra, the graveyard at St John's where the pioneers rest and the mountains that surround the city. In Canberra people don't ask you where you went to school, as they do in Melbourne, or where your house is and how much you paid for it, as they do in Sydney. They ask you where you've come from. And how long you're going to stay.' (From the publisher's website.)
2013 shortlisted Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
2012 longlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
y separately published work icon Beersheba : A Journey Through Australia's Forgotten War Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2009 Z1619989 2009 single work non-fiction Paul Daley's search for Beersheba takes him from Australia to Israel, from the battlefields to the archives, where he discovers a dark episode that sits at odds with the Anzac myth and legend.
2010-2011 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards The Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History
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