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

Way To Go! Art Remembering: Warrnambool Impressions of Tom Humphrey

In 1925 a grieving widow donated art works to Victorian galleries in the hope her late husband would not be forgotten, and though that’s pretty much what  happened Warrnambool however, has a special way of remembering talented Australian Impressionist Tom Humphrey (1858-1922). Warrnambool’s Art Gallery  (WAG) is set to rehang Humphrey’s formative work The Way To School’ … More Way To Go! Art Remembering: Warrnambool Impressions of Tom Humphrey

Warrnambool Bookworms Fundraising for Kids

 Warrnambool book-lovers are quietly adding to a fundraiser champion’s tally to help The School of St Jude provide free education to children from the village of Meshono, on the outskirts of Arusha city in Northern Tanzania.  After thirteen years in the making The School of St Jude is celebrating its first graduating students thanks partly to the likes of Warrnambool … More Warrnambool Bookworms Fundraising for Kids

Enterprizing replica-ship at Warrnambool

Watching the replica tall-ship Enterprize tack its way today out of Warrnambool’s Lady Bay  is a stark reminder of  the dangerous conditions  Europeans experienced voyaging aboard small-ton vessels bound for Victoria’s coast. There seemed a fair swell up though the Enterprize left Lady Bay in what is relatively calm conditions for this stretch of the coast, … More Enterprizing replica-ship at Warrnambool

Warrnambool Fun4Kids 2015

I wasn’t sure about expending $30 on a day ticket for Warrnambool’s annual Fun4Kids event,  but after being roped into to going with my eight month-old grandson who is beguiled by those colourful owls Hoot and Hootabelle , I have to admit it was a fun experience.    Warrnambool City Council estimates some 20,000 patrons attend Fun4Kids … More Warrnambool Fun4Kids 2015

Capturing Warrnambool is a Fine Art

The Pavilion on Warrnambool’s foreshore is the latest building to feature in local artist Tim Walker’s new piece, and the familiar figure spent this afternoon cheerfully fielding the usual curious pedestrian questions while putting finishing touches to his latest work. Interruptions are an occupational hazard when the streets are your studio but this 60 year-old artist … More Capturing Warrnambool is a Fine Art