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Our history and why we need a Treaty

Our past = our present The town where I live, Moe, Gippsland, has been the home of Gunaikurnai people for over 40,000 years. The name 'Moe' means 'swampy country' in Gunaikurnai. My home on the so...

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Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG)

Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) is a group of poets committed to writing and perfecting their poetry. How and why PEGG was created PEGG has a very short history. At the How to edit your own...

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Book launch – A life: I am what I am, by Joan Sammon

This is a memoir about childhood abuse, mental illness and resilience. The importance of asking for help and being supported by mental health professionals. Living with post-traumatic stress, schiz...

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The normality of ‘evil’

I've always been fascinated by evil: why some people choose to commit terrible acts, while  others in the same situation don't. Why some people are cruel to animals and children while others aren'...

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Workshop: how to edit your own poetry

This workshop is for poets who have written, or are writing, a collection of poems. In this two-hour seminar to be held on 7 September at the Moe Library in Moe, Gippsland, Victoria, the presenter ...

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4 rules for staying healthy (especially for freelancers)

There are only four things you really need to look after to stay healthy: ensure your body gets enough water, food, exercise and rest. 1.  Water No matter what type of work you do, it's impor...

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Where to go in Gippsland? The Enchanted Forest.

I went to a fantastic art exhibition which opened today at Yarragon Railway Station gallery: The Enchanted Forest.  This exhibition showcases a huge range of original artworks in felt, paint, i...

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VSBC: saving small business

I'm sharing this story, of how the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) helped me to resolve a problem, to other small business owners in Victoria so that if you ever find yourself in a fi...

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Some privacy, please

In today's internet-enabled world, most people have social media and other apps on their iphones and a thousand other devices that allow strange robots and even stranger humans in countries all ove...

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I’ve been watching… The Remains of the Day

25-odd years ago, I read The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro: so exquisitely written, so reserved yet bursting with emotion, it brought tears to my eyes. Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Literature...

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