Browsing All posts tagged under »Aireys Inlet«

Tour de Moggs Creek

July 10, 2014

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This story was first published in The Big Issue, in July 2010. Back then it was titled My Father’s Bicycle. Dad’s leather bike helmet hung in the garage, along with his boxing gloves, above the table-tennis table, the paint-tins, the jars of nails and all the other bits and pieces that accumulate in a garage.

Macedon wins Ashes thriller

February 21, 2013

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Macedon regained the Ashes from Aireys Inlet by just one run in the 30th anniversary game between the two towns that were devastated by the Ash Wednesday bushfires of February 16 1983. The fires killed 75 people and destroyed 2500 homes in South Australia and Victoria. Since February 1984 Macedon and Aireys Inlet have competed […]

Naming rites

January 29, 2013

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This story was published in The Big Issue in January 2013. A shorter version was broadcast on ABC 774 on 20 January 2017. IT IS the day before Australia Day 2012  and a man is asking me the name of this part of the country. The traditional name. It is six in the morning, on […]

Naming rites (preview)

January 18, 2013

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The Big Issue has just published Naming Rites. Here’s how it starts: It is the day before Australia Day and a man is asking me the name of this part of the country. The traditional name. It is six in the morning, on the beach. Dawn. “I think this is Wathaurong country,” I offer, none […]