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Matt Garrick is an award-winning writer and ABC News journalist based in Darwin. Formerly features editor at the NT News, he has lived in East Arnhem Land, where he worked for the ABC, as a freelancer and as the editor of the local paper, the Arafura Times. Garrick has been following Yothu Yindi's story since his dad took him as a kid to see them play in Sydney's Centennial Park. He has written about the band extensively, formed close relationships with members and their families, and has worked as the band's media coordinator and authorised biographer. Writing in the Sand is his first book.

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