Dec 3, 2018
Amid the bustle and kindness of the Baradine Country Women's Association hall, Isabelle took time away from volunteering to talk to the Creating Space Project.
Isabelle’s mum, Julia, tells a story about running away to her grandmother’s house whenever she needed a break.
Isabelle, confident and insightful, uses...
Sep 25, 2017
I interviewed Bern in her beautiful four-bedroom house, to the accompaniment of a budgie called Snowstripe. Like my home, it was strewn with toys and the walls were adorned with photos – a little child, loving parents.
We were a few days late getting to the interview. Bern’s five-year-old child had been sick with...
Aug 8, 2017
If you need a good yarn, Jacqui Cosgrove is your woman. Here, she tells a story about catching a burglar with her sister, many years ago.
The story reflects the importance of community in Jacqui's life. She spends a lot of time volunteering, participating in community events and fundraising. Community provides her with...
Feb 8, 2017
Marlys grew up on the border of Switzerland and Germany, in a rural village, at the time of World War Two.
She describes her childhood as simple and very basic. Nothing was ever wasted.
Marlos vividly evokes those days for us – wind rippling through cornfields, pedalling uphill from school and fighting with her...
Dec 26, 2016
My cousin’s daughter, Amy, is turning 21. As a birthday present for her, I interviewed her grandmother, Carolyn. She told me about a phone call, in 1995, telling her that Amy, her first grandchild, had been born.
The birth of the first grandchild is an important and very happy occasion.
“In the background I...