Diane is an award-winning travel writer who has received national and
international awards for her articles. These include the Pluma de Plata,
which was awarded by the Government of Mexico for the best article written
about that country in 1983, the PATA Gold Award in 1986 for the best
article written about the Asia-Pacific region, and an award from Air
New Zealand for Destination Journalism in 1997.
She has been a freelance travel writer since 1977 when she became the
featured travel writer for the Weekend Australian newspaper. Her articles
appear in newspapers and magazines such as Gourmet-Traveller, Sun-Herald,
Sunday Mail, Sunday Herald-Sun, Adelaide Advertiser, Canberra Times
and The South China Morning Post. Diane is a member of the Australian
Society of Travel Writers www.astw.org.au
the years, she has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, the United
States, South America, South Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and New
Zealand, and specialises in destinations that are exotic and off the
beaten track. She has sailed to the Arctic and Antarctic, trekked in
the Himalayas and the Andes, paddled a canoe on Zimbabwes Lake
Kariba, eaten raw narwhal in an Inuit village in Greenland, taken part
in a Buddhist puja in Sikkim, watched a cheetah kill in Kenya, attended
voodoo ceremonies in Brazil, been arrested in Poland, and slept in a
Blackfoot tepee in Alberta.
Diane often travels with her husband Michael, a photographer who is
a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and
has had seven one-man exhibitions in galleries such as the Hogarth,
Captured, Arden, and Mary Reiby galleries. He photographs in colour
and black and white, and is currently preparing for an exhibition at
Point Light Gallery in Sydney.
of Michaels images which have illustrated Dianes articles,
appear on this page. More can be seen on www.silvershotz.com,
a website dedicated to high quality black and white photography.