Category Archives: saving a life

Able Seaman Medical Assistant Kate Nesbitt…

…was awarded the British Military Cross through her actions in providing medical aid to Lance Corporal John List during an ambush in Nawa – Central Helmund Province – Afghanistan. (Image received by email – source unknown) Kate is the only … Continue reading

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On Monday and Tuesday of last week…

…Indigenous writers, actors, playwrights, film and documentary makers and musicians from across Australia, dropped into a little place called Fremantle (Western Australia) to put their collective heads together, and shared their yarning abilities with us wannabes. This event was called … Continue reading

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“You look like a man I knew,”…

…was how it all started. An old man; walking through the High Street Mall in Fremantle, spots my uncle and his family having a meal in the café, between the book stores there. He froze in his tracks he said; … Continue reading

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