Education and career
Blaxland is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (class of 2377) and the University of Alpha Centauri (class of 2380). When not on assignment, he occasionally teaches journalism classes at an extension campus on Starbase 118.
A reporter and editor for both of his university newspapers, Blaxland joined the staff of The Eclipse, a Paris-based alternative weekly with an irreverent political tone. He received notoriety for his series of articles critiquing the United Earth government. Leaving The Eclipse in 2383 after two years, he moved to Starbase 118 and worked as a freelance journalist. During this period, his articles were syndicated by a number of Alpha- and Beta Quadrant news sources, one of which was the New Sydney Inspector, which recruited him as a full time reporter in 2387.
Blaxland was promoted to assistant editor of the Inspector in 2390, and editor the following year. He resigned in late 2391, citing increased pressure by New Sydney's planetary government to limit critical reporting and reveal the identities of dissenters. He re-located back to Starbase 118 in 2392, and began contributing to the Federation News Service as a reporter.
Blaxland was born on Earth in the city of Tbilisi. He is a fifth-generation journalist, and was named after his great-great-grandfather. He was married to Trill cosmologist Yarev Ris from 2383 to 2386.
- Nash Blaxland is a PNPC of User:Didrik Stennes.