July 2019 – Katrina was delighted to be invited to speak to a ANPI (Associazione Nazionale Partigiani d’Italia- National Association of Partisans in Italy ) at Alice Castello, Province of Vercelli, Italy. Pictures below.

29 February 2020

Launch of Shooting Through at Tobruk House, Melbourne. In conversation with Peter Monteath, Michelle Scott Tucker and Cate Carrigan.

September 2020

History Illuminated, Lake Mac Libraries. As part of this program of presentations from authors, historians and researchers, Katrina was invited to be in conversation with Karen Crofts, Hunter Writers Centre.

April 2021

Wangaratta Public Library author talk.

‘It was terrific to be interviewed by my son,  an academic researcher of a totally unrelated area of study. He’d trekked in the footsteps of his grandfather and other POWs who escaped Italy into Switzerland over the high alps. He threw in some curly questions!’

April 2021

Katrina was key speaker at Wangaratta RSL for the 2/24th Battalion Association’s 80th anniversary of Tobruk.

May 2021

 Maitland IF

Hunter book launch of Shooting Through. ‘A special event to be interviewed by my daughter at the beautiful Mansfield House, Maitland.’

May 2021

Port Stephens Library branches, co-speaker with author Dr Betty O’Neill:


  • April 2020 ABC Radio Interview with Fiona Wyllie:
  • 2020 ABC Goldfields Radio Interview with Ivo da Silva
  • 2020 ABC Radio Interview – WA Statewide
  • April 2021 – radio interview Paradise FM, Ballina. ‘ My focus for this interview was on a POW from northern NSW who was killed in Italy in late 1943’.

2 March 2020

Katrina was delighted to be in-studio for Mornings with Virginia Trioli

28 February 2020

Katrina was excited to be in studio with Tony Tardio on Rete Italia. Rete Italia is an Italian-language radio network which broadcast to selected capital cities in Australia.

Newspaper articles

  • 24 April 2020- Mike Scanlon interviewed Katrina for Newcastle Herald
  • 2020 Summer issue- Mildura Living Magazine