Best Australian Blog Competition Time

Dear Readers,

I have entered Pearlz Dreaming in the best Australian Blog competition, which has the awesome prize in the People’s Choice section of some writing courses.

If you like my blog please head over there and vote for it – People’s Choice

You can be from anywhere in the world to vote for this blog.

Thanking you so much for your awesome support.  It goes until the end of April.

If you are voting for more than one blog, remember  although you can vote for more than one blog, you can only put in your selection once so make a list of the blogs you like and then vote.

If you think Pearlz Dreaming Deserves a vote go to and follow the prompts.
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Launch of Cyclone Yasi Our Stories

Poets of Yasi, sometimes you can say more with less – the collection mixes it up with accounts or emotions that are sometimes expressed in poetry.

Two dear friends, Survivors and Poets of Cyclone Yasi.

Seven of the Licuala WINQ writers took they time to contribute to the anthology of Yasi stories, four of them pictured here.  Well done everyone for taking time out of clean ups and moves to write up your experience and share it.
Licuala WINQ Writers featured in Cyclone Yasi, Our Stories.

Volunteers doing their bit for history, literature and thirsty launch attendees.  A friendly bunch showing the community spirit of Cardwell is and strong. Cardwell Lions did a lot in the post Yasi clean ups even when they themselves had a lot to do!  We love our volunteers on the Cassowary Coast, always thinking of others.

Cardwell Lions - supporting the launch of Cyclone Yasi out stories.

Catching up with Sue Tidey and meeting her hubby Robert was great.  Wonderful contributors to the  Cyclone Yasi, our Stories, who said it actually uplifted them to be included and to come along today.

We had fun discussing cameras, wildlife, ABC Open and blogging!

Robert and Sue Tidey

You can see more pictures of the launch here.

Watch out for a guest ABC Open post soon, but you can always find me  here on my homebase blog.

Pearlz Dreaming.

For more details about the book visit  Cardwell Historical Society.

For more go to the ABC Open Post on the Launch – Launch of Cyclone Yasi our Stories, Our Words.

Unity Feet


The Unity Feet installation completed during National Poetry Week is reinstalled at the Enviro Centre, C4 Mission Beach.

There are many wonderful creations of words and drawings of children reflecting on their virtues and how to care for the world, its animals and natural environment and themselves.



This will be on display until December 7th so if you are passing Mission Beach go in and have a look.

More of the poetry ripple wall is on display at the Tourism information centre in Tully and also at the Mission Beach library.

‘Unity Feet’





Aboriginal History Journal Launch

Wish I could be there, Best wishes to all at the Launch.

Launch of the thirtieth edition of Aboriginal History journal
Special themed volume ‘Exchanging Histories’
edited by Frances Peters-little,
Ann McGrath,
Ingereth Macfarlane

Date: Thursday May 3 2007
Time: 5.30pm
Address: Coombs tea room, Coombs building.
Fellows Rd, The Australian National University

MC – Peter Radoll, Director of the Jabal Centre, ANU
Respect to country – Jennifer Martiniello, ACT Indigenous Writers group
On Aboriginal History journal – Peter Read, Chair Aboriginal History
On Volume 30 – Frances Peters-Little, Acting Director, ACIH, ANU
Official launch by Rod Rhodes, Director Research School of Social Sciences, ANU
Jennifer Martiniello poetry reading

Drinks and snacks until 7.00pm

For further information, please contact Ingereth Macfarlane ingereth.macfarlane AT

Volume 30 Aboriginal History, 2006

This special themed volume of Aboriginal History marks the thirtieth edition of the journal. In 1977, the dominant assumption was that there could be no Aboriginal history, only Aboriginal culture. Since then, Aboriginal History has been an important player in the development of space for a fresh genre of Australian history. Embracing an inclusive definition of what constitutes ‘history’, historical style and methodology, Aboriginal History has opened new doors for scholarship. Indigenous historians have used various story-telling techniques, from spoken narratives with translations by linguists, to a focus on art, music and material evidence as historical sources.

This thirtieth volume explores issues primarily relating to non-textual modes of Aboriginal historical practice. It is inspired by the Australian Research Council Project, ‘Unsettling histories: Indigenous modes of historical practice’. It aims to encourage an appreciation of Indigenous historical interpretations in a variety of media. It celebrates the great richness of current engagements by Indigenous Australians, and others who work with them, in the practice of history.

From news provided by Ingereth Macfarlane