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Janene Carey

Janine Carey is a writer, editor, and academic. She has worked as a journalist for The Armidale Express and has also had work published in The Sydney Morning Herald. 

Her article ‘Whose Story Is It, Anyway?’ (TEXT, October 2008) discusses the process of writing her essay ‘Retreat to the Castle’ , shortlisted for the 2010 Calibre Essay Prize, and ethical issues involved in ‘using lives’ to produce creative non-fiction. See

'Retreat to the castle' by Janene Carey

June 2010, issue no. 322 01 June 2010
In Australia, fewer than one in three expected deaths takes place outside an institution, but eighty per cent of people say they would rather die at home. A few kilometres from the town of Armidale in northern New South Wales, a gravel driveway sidles around the curve of a small hill and ends in a yard of barking dogs at the back of a low dark-brick home. In 1968 Hugh ... (read more)