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People

CREATIVE TALENTS – MEET KATRINA!

My name is Katrina Narasimhan. I am a registered nurse with a Master in Health Science by training, a mother of two gorgeous children, the business manager of my husband’s busy Cardiology practice, but my favourite thing to do is be creative! I am a country girl, born in Kempsey, grew up in Hat Head but […]

People

LIVING AT THE EPICENTRE OF A PANDEMIC

It is almost impossible to believe that I have lived through this, to have been in this place at this time, witness to what is arguably the most profound tragedy to ever to befall New York City.  In a matter of weeks the city of Broadway, great museums and the endless engagement on the streets […]

Beyond the ValleyLocalPeople

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

These are difficult times. It brings out the best, and the worst, in many of us. It is a time of confusion, scare-mongering, panic buying, false information, but also helping neighbours, keeping family close, showing supportive friendships online, long distance family nurturing.  The only way through this is to use our common sense, do what […]

People

SAY HI TO JOHN. HERE’S A MATE HELPING MATES

Hi….  I’m a wheat and sheep farmer from Stockinbingal, NSW. I care about improving the mental resilience and wellbeing of farmers, families and rural folk in Australia’s regional and remote communities. After being bitten by the black dog myself, I realised how many of my mates were also struggling with depression and their mental health […]

PeopleRecipes

Friends’ Favourite Food Memories

Eating in the Fifties Remember… Pasta had not been invented.  It was macaroni or spaghetti.  Curry was a surname.  A take-away was a mathematical problem.  Pizza?  Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.  Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.  All chips were plain.  Oil was for lubricating; fat was for cooking.  Tea was made […]

EnvironmentPeopleYour say

Your Say

Dear Di I hope that you and your loved ones have been safe through this spring and summer of unnatural smoke and fire. It is hard not to be swallowed up by grief and rage as the country we love is burned around us and our once blue-skies turn red, brown and black. These are unnatural disasters; […]

EnvironmentLocalPeoplePolitics

SO IT’S UP TO US FOLKS!

We have a government led by a Prime Minister in denial that anything is wrong. His sales pitch and hype is hitting a sour note. Not to mention the secrecy. For a marketing man he has a tin ear. Not that it matters much. Few of us are listening any more. We are struggling like […]

Beyond the ValleyPeopletravel

“…JUST A TRAVELLIN’ MAN”

I’m writing this from the Bungles … Purnululu National Park in the East Kimberley. The Bungles is a bit like an adjoining township to both Kununurra and Halls Creek but these days, of course, is a World Heritage area and is much more “known” than good old “Kuners” or Halls Creek. Hall’s Creek, sometimes called […]

Beyond the ValleyEnvironmentPeople

CHOPPER CRASH IN ARNHEM LAND . . .

FOLLOWING OUR STORY LAST MONTH ON BORIS’S HELICOPTER CRASH ON TOP OF AYER’S ROCK, LOCAL RESIDENT, JIM FRAZIER, CAMERAMAN FOR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH FOR MANY YEARS AND WHO IS KNOWN WORLDWIDE FOR INVENTING A UNIQUE CLOSE UP CAMERA LENS, HIS LATE PARTNER, NATURALIST DENSYE CLYNE, WROTE OF THEIR CHOPPER CRASH IN ARNHEM LAND . . . […]

Beyond the ValleyHistoryPeople

HEY BORIS! MIND THE ROCK!

Boris Janjic (partner to our editor Di Morrissey) is a member of a very exclusive club – he climbed down Ayers Rock (Uluru) but never up the majestic sacred site. ‘Actually I was half carried down in a daze,’ he says remembering March 5, 1968 when the helicopter he was in filming a scene for […]

BooksPeople

A good place to start

A conversation with a charming, passionate, informed and intelligent woman friend, is hard to beat.  Talking with Patrice Newell is inspiring, depressing, challenging, informative, engaging. But above all educating. She doesn’t lecture, but shares knowledge from experience. And when we’re talking climate change, farmers, politicians, local councils, and agriculturalists she speaks truth to power. She’s […]

NoticesPeople

Loss of Tallwoods Pioneer

Vale: William Raymond Richardson (Bill) 17 April 1942 – 11 July 2019 Tallwoods Village pioneer and developer Bill Richardson passed away on July 11, 2019 after a short period in hospital. Richardson was a well known character, thought leader and “influencer” in the mid-coast community. During his memorial service Bill was described by friends and […]