Day 11 PART TWO

I’m greeted warmly at the museum by two volunteers I’d met at the wall launch and they ask what I’m working on. When I tell them about my essay and interest in Wybalenna, they write out a whole reading list of books on the subject of Aboriginal history on Flinders Island. They know exactly what…

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Day 11 PART ONE

It’s my last full day on the island. Before I left I noticed an essay competition announcement on the theme of ‘people’s connection to place’. Right up my alley. The judge is a writer whose work I follow and whom I’ve heard speak on the subject and I’m keen to enter. Although I haven’t deliberately…

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Day 6

Following a domestic morning of washing and cooking, I drove into Whitemark. Today was the annual running festival. The road into town was periodically stationed by small groups of volunteers who waved as I drove by. Runners in various states of enthusiasm pounded the oncoming lane, along with people of all ages on bikes. The…

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CWA Cookbooks

  The Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWA) have been going strong for almost 100 years. Their role has expanded in more recent years but they have always been the heart and soul of rural communities everywhere, providing support to each other and to their local communities, especially in times of need. They are totally…

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