ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Lismore
“Often I used to help the veterans and the windows get ready for ANZAC Day”, one of the community nurses who came to our house last week said. “But there aren’t so many of them around anymore, so I’ve got a pretty clear day”, she added.
As I looked around the crowd attending today’s Dawn Service in Lismore, I noted there were lots of people aged in their 60s and 70s marching, but not many older than that. … Read the rest “ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Lismore”
I’m not a huge fan of television drama, unlike many of my friends and colleagues. Many often make recommendations about things they’ve seen on the various streaming services. Often, they don’t quite understand the blank face I respond with to something “everybody is talking about”.
That wasn’t always the case. In the early days of this blog, I wrote often about my (almost) obsessional interest in the English police drama, “The Bill”.… Read the rest “Succession Obsession”
Rally For A Just Recovery
“As I go from Woodburn to Evan’s Head, I go from people living in tents to people who might live in their house every second weekend”, a bloke called Steve said at today’s “Rally For A Just Recovery” held in the middle of town, as Lismore rebuilds after last year’s catastrophic flood.… Read the rest “Rally For A Just Recovery”
Friday Night in Lismore
As you walk around the main block in Lismore, you can hardly walk fifty metres without seeing another grouping of hand-printed signs stuck to empty shop windows. These signs promote everything from bands playing and theatre productions, to natural health workshops, and (increasingly) signs from businesses looking for staff or saying they can’t open due to staff shortages.… Read the rest “Friday Night in Lismore”
South Lismore Railway Station
The South Lismore Railway Station has seen a lot over the years. It was built in 1889 and served as a vital transportation hub for the region for over a century. However, the station has been closed for a number of years, due to flooding and damage from the 2017 and 2022 floods.… Read the rest “South Lismore Railway Station”
Signs of love and life in Lismore
There was a moment today, as I walked around the block in Lismore, when I felt really quite sad.
It’s three and a half months since I’ve been home, and it’s fourteen months since last year’s devastating floods.
Deep down, I’d hoped the progress towards recovery might have been a little more profound than what I saw today.… Read the rest “Signs of love and life in Lismore”