It’s all about the Bass

  The forgotten islands, by Michael Veitch (Penguin books Australia) is a must read book for anyone with an interest in the islands of Bass Strait. Michael Veitch is best known for his on-screen comedy roles in The Comedy Company and Fast Forward, and to a lesser degree for his books on World War 2…

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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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