T Australia issue 11, our “Journeys” issue, is on sale today. An ode to travel, escape and inspiration in all its forms, the issue takes readers to far flung locales and inside the minds of some of our favourite thinkers.
On the cover is the formidable Ajla Tomljanović. In an interview with Victoria Pearson, the country’s top female tennis player spoke candidly about the highs and lows of a sport that continues to test her spirit, her mental health, playing the “villain” in Serena Williams’ Grand Slam swan song, and all she’s wishing for in the next decade. “No matter who retires, tennis goes on,” she says of the game that has shaped much of her life. “And that’s almost the cruellest part of the sport: the train doesn’t stop for anyone.”
Also in this issue, the #2023VisionaryAwards and an interview with its inaugural disruptor of the year Joost Bakker (page 62) , author and activist Bri Lee takes a surprisingly moving road trip (page 28), and Ligaya Misha reflects on the ways in which a cultural identity be defined by its food (page 88).
Kate Hennessy travels to Greenland and discovers an Inuit population on the precipice of irreversible change (“Melting Point”), Mark Harris writes about the evanescent, ever-evolving tributes to those we lost — and continue to lose (“We Were Here”) and Fred Siggins explores the tropical revival of the once obscure aperitif from Normandy, mistelle (“Mistelle, My Belle).
There’s fashion, interiors, timepieces and design – all told with T Australia’s signature voice. We hope you enjoy this very special issue.