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Geoffrey Rush (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Reporting on the Geoffrey Rush trial was a rollercoaster of a ride.

There were hundreds of pages of documents to read, dozens of calls to make, and years of reports to go through -- 10,000 words of reporting is a lot, but that's less than half what we originally wrote. 

Neither Georgia Wilkins nor I had attended any of the trials in person so we relied on recollections and documents to build the story.