This journey begins and ends in fire and leaf smoke. As it always has. The first fire was lit alongside the body of a tall man, on the shores of a lake brimming with spring meltwater, rich with fish and the clamour of waterbirds. Precious ochre from far-distant ridges - traded in and ground up - was used to anoint his long limbs, before kin buried him in the silvered dune that rims the eastern shore of this lake. He was about 50 years old.
Plans for new bottle shops or pubs could be knocked back in family-violence hot spots if a coalition of Victoria's health and community groups get their way on proposed "alcohol harm zones". Alcohol increases the frequency and severity of family violence, says Mark Zirnsak, a spokesman for the coalition, which includes Turning Point, The Salvation Army, the Uniting Church and the Cancer Council.
As a boy, Rob Hudson played in the fields alongside his family as they worked picking beans in fields all over east Gippsland. And they warned him to stay away from certain places, such as a dry stream bed known as Skull Creek, near the small town of Lindenow. "They used to say the white fellas did bad things to the old black fellas there. Every time I drive past it I'm reminded. There are many sites like this," says Hudson, a Gunaikurnai man.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".