If there is one thing Gold Coast journalist Solua Middleton loves, it’s a good yarn.
She’s been telling stories through sound, video, photography and words for a quarter of a century.
Solua’s grew up on the Gold Coast heading to the local surf comps in tow with her dad — she always looked forward to them because it meant she got to catch up with her best mate Tiare, who also happened to be the daughter of veteran surf photographer Dick Hoole.
This was probably one of Solua first introductions to media.
Solua has been with the ABC for 13 years, and now works as a digital journalist with ABC’s Story Lab, and is currently a co-executive producer on a project which will take a dive into Australia’s deep time looking at our 65000 plus year old history of First Nations Australians.
Before that made her mark in Indigenous media working for Koori Mail, NITV and her own publication Be Counted.
Solua grew up locally in Miami and despite moving around the country the call of the coast was enough for her to return to work and raise her young family.