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Lorna McDonald Essay Prize Winner 2018

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  Ructions and Resilience: A Family Crisis and the Meteor Park Orphanage, 1916 by Lesley Synge   Christmas Day, 1915. Australian soldiers had been evacuated from Gallipoli and the Australian Imperial Forces were either fighting in the trenches of the … Continued

Another October

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https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2018/creative-arts-students-films-highlight-mental-illness-and-plight-of-the-reef Creative Arts students’ films highlight mental illness and plight of the reef Published:18 October 2018   An image from “Another October” a short film by CQUni Bachelor of Creative Arts students in Cairns. CQUni’s Bachelor of Creative Arts students … Continued

Reflections On The Central West

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  Reflections On The Central West, 1955/2017 Alan Blunt   Before my first journey there in 1955 I’d picked up a lot about the Central West from Mum and Dad. They had spent impressionable youthful years there and fallen in … Continued

Australia’s Back Roads

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An essay by Lorna McDonald, written in late 2016   I have loved the shape of Australia since my first geography lesson in a one-teacher school on the Lower Glenelg River in south western Victoria in the 1920s. With its … Continued

I Made It On The Grapevine

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How Kathryn Kerr Designed and Made a World Wide Quilt Late in 2015, Kathryn Kerr had an idea. Not unusual, people have ideas every day. But this idea was powerful, powerful and stimulating and exhilarating, and ended up taking Kathryn … Continued

The Question of Athelstane

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An International Best Seller Set in Rockhampton! Of all life’s burning questions perhaps: What is Officina Athelstane? is not top of your list. Perhaps it is pushed to the back of your mind by: Why do I exist? Who let … Continued