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I am woman (part 2)

It’s 125 years since (white) women got the vote here in South Australia as well as the right to stand for parliament. I was at the library the other day, and the Council have put up images there of local … Continue reading

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Sewing a service (lessons from small towns)

I love small towns – it was a very happy thing to be brought up in one, and visiting Mannum last week I was reminded again of their unassuming can-do attitudes and the many things that can be learnt from … Continue reading

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Women (hold up half the sky)

As mentioned last week, I went to Katrine Hildyard’s International Women’s Day dinner a couple of weeks ago. It’s an annual event held away from IWD in March (which is a pretty hectic time of year in Adelaide), celebrating local … Continue reading

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Baskets and butterflies

Today was the annual Butterfly Walk down south, walking for a nonviolent, domestic violence free community – it has featured here before (and here) – but before that I had a great afternoon with some lovely women, learning how to weave baskets … Continue reading

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Seeds of Affinity

I went to a forum this week about social work and community development, and heard about a fantastic initiative taking place here in Adelaide – a support system for women leaving prison. This is a group of people whose lives … Continue reading

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Mary’s point of view

I went to breakfast earlier in the week with the story writing group and Nel read us a poem from Mary’s point of view in anticipation of Christmas. It’s terrific (quirky, funny, a little poignant even) and so I am reproducing it … Continue reading

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I am woman hear me roar

Each year one of the local politicians (for years Gay Thompson and now her replacement in the state seat of Reynell, Katrine Hildyard) has held a dinner for International Women’s Day. It is generally not held at the time in … Continue reading

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