The Country’s First McMansion

The Country’s First McMansion

"Oh look, it's the country's first McMansion", I whispered in my friends ear. We were standing outside Parramatta's Old Government House listening to the tour guide tell us the "sandstone" and "marble" was actually painted concrete and wood. It was a busy day in Parramatta Park, with lots of people wandering around looking for something … Continue reading The Country’s First McMansion

2017 So Far

2017 So Far

Though I watched briefly the NYE 9pm fireworks (and listened on the radio to an audio description the ABC did for the first time for people with a visual disability), I missed the NYE midnight fireworks. Slept. But I woke at 5am on NYD. So I guess that means, officially, I am old. Highllights of … Continue reading 2017 So Far

Tropical Fruits Parade and Launch

Tropical Fruits Parade and Launch

If I think about all of the things which have happened in terms of gay life in Lismore during my lifetime, there's a lot to reflect upon. As a teenager, I remember the homophobic editorials from Jim Brigginshaw, Editor of "The Northern Star". I remember doing a school project, aged 16, where I was part … Continue reading Tropical Fruits Parade and Launch