Award-winning ABC investigative journalist, Sarah Ferguson, talks to Cheryl about her memoir, On Mother, written after the sudden death of her mother. The book investigates the circumstances of her mother’s demise and whether it could have been prevented and is a reflection on the relationship between mothers and daughters as well as her mother’s love for her across the decades and the continents.
Podcast guest: Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson is a Nigerian-born Australian journalist currently working with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Ferguson began her career in newspapers in Britain, writing arts reviews for The Independent before moving to France where she worked for the BBC. In Australia, apart from her ABC career, Ferguson has worked for the SBS programs Dateline and Insight as a reporter and producer. She won the Gold Walkley Award in 2011 for her work on the Four Corners investigation “A Bloody Business” into cruelty to animals in Indonesian abattoirs. In 2015, she presented the critically acclaimed, Hitting Home, reporting from the frontline of Australia’s domestic violence crisis. The series won Best Documentary at the 2016 AACTA Awards and the Walkley Documentary Award.
Duration: 35 minutes