Tag: Lismore

  • Lismore Scenes

    Lismore Scenes

    With many thanks to my relative, Peter, a bunch of black and white family photographs from the 1960s.

    I’d never seen these photographs before until Pete sent them through a few days, part of the collection of his late mother.… Read the rest

  • A lot ahead of us

    A lot ahead of us

    “You can have my thongs if you like”, I said to my nephew Sam when he mentioned he had no shoes to wear. We were on our way to Ballina Airport so I could return home to Sydney.… Read the rest

  • Signs of strength and community in Lismore

    Signs of strength and community in Lismore

    “There are signs of life, there are signs of positivity”, a slightly older bloke told me as we chatted on Magellan Street in Lismore today. “Take a look inside the Mecca Cafe.… Read the rest

  • Flood Paperwork

    Flood Paperwork

    “Who was that?”, I asked a relative working on cleaning up our family homes. He had just taken a phone call from a charity asking for donations to assist survivors of the floods.… Read the rest

  • The cleanup continues in Lismore

    The cleanup continues in Lismore

    “A lot of people in the homes we’ve visited just stand and stare into space”, one of the volunteers working on the flood recovery in Lismore told me today.

    I had just apologised to her for finding it difficult to respond to a very simple request.… Read the rest

  • Cleaning up home after the Lismore Flood

    Cleaning up home after the Lismore Flood

    I didn’t expect to see half a dozen people arriving at the door of our house in South Lismore today. I’m home helping clean up our family home which has been devastated by the record-breaking flood which saw water reach up to two metres inside the two-story house.… Read the rest

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