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Sharon Verghis

Sharon Verghis is a senior arts and features journalist whose work has featured in The Weekend Australian, SBS Voices, TIME magazine,, the Guardian, The Australian magazine, Good Weekend, Gourmet Traveller, and The Sydney Morning Herald. She is also currently studying postgraduate law. She tweets  Website:

Sharon Verghis reviews 'A Spanner in the Works: The extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s first all-girl garage' by Loretta Smith

January–February 2020, no. 418 16 December 2019
On the evening of 6 August 1926, Alice Anderson donned her driving goggles and gloves, waved to the cheering crowds outside Melbourne’s Lyceum Club, and got into her tiny two-seater Austin 7. With her former teacher Jessie Webb beside her, the boot packed with two guns, sleeping bags, a compass, four gallons of water, a supply of biscuits, and, strangely, two potatoes with red curly wigs, she to ... (read more)