Giving Thanks for a Fracking-Free Community

  There was an air of quiet celebration at Crossley today in Victoria’s southwest when community gathered to celebrate the successful anti fracking campaign – made famous by its familiar yellow triangle –  which recently resulted in the State’s  government ban on fracking statewide.   Although both Legislation and Regulations are still to be legally enacted for the … More Giving Thanks for a Fracking-Free Community

Government inaction hurting Killarney Beach community

by Jenny Williams Fawcett  28 Oct. 2016 Senator Janet Rice of the Australian Greens party addressed protesters today at a blockade at Killarney in Victoria’ southwest saying three levels of government have the ability to stop commercial racehorse training on Killarney’s beaches and Belfast Coastal Reserve . “There is Legislation in place that could end this” Senator Rice said. … More Government inaction hurting Killarney Beach community

Saving Country: Killarney Beach coastal environment under commercial racehorse training stress

Local community are up in arms about the surge in commercial racehorse training  on Killarney’s coast in southwest Victoria and have launched a Petition to take the fight to State level. Warrnambool  City Council’s sudden ban on racehorse training on it’s beaches  has seen an immediate surge of training at Killarney, which is also part of the Belfast … More Saving Country: Killarney Beach coastal environment under commercial racehorse training stress

Where is Beatrice ?

ONE MAN’S SEARCH FOR HIS MISSING SISTER “I’ll not rest until I have found her,” Colin says “She’s my sister and she deserves to know her family.” For over thirty years Colin Elliott has been haunted by a phone call from a missing sister he hadn’t known existed, and now the 82 year old is … More Where is Beatrice ?

The changing face of Killarney coast in Victoria’s south-west

by Jenny Williams Fawcett.    29th August 2014. With the onset of the annual spring tides Killarney’s coast has taken its usual battering, but again this year there is evidence of irregular tidal wave surges along this part of the coast that sweep up and over the summit of dunes in ways not usually seen. These waves gather … More The changing face of Killarney coast in Victoria’s south-west

Messages from the Sea – WW1 bottle-post notes

Hastily-written notes by Australian soldiers, departing for the first World War began washing up on Australia’s coast soon after the first troopships departed. The soldier’s messages to family and friends were cast overboard in sealed bottles, tossed to the ocean in the hope the communications would make it to shore. “The practice of placing messages … More Messages from the Sea – WW1 bottle-post notes

Folking Good Craic !

A Celtic jamfest crowded Port Fairy’s Surf Club as musician’s circled for a special covenant at the 2014 Port Fairy Folk Festival. Some obligatory intoxicated Irishmen at the well-stocked bar were quickly hushed, by an outraged matron, for this was not a time for glorious revelry. It seemed more akin to the attending of a … More Folking Good Craic !