State Funeral Farewells Aunty Fae Carter OAM

Aunty Fae Carter OAM was a proud Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta Elder who was fiercely devoted to improving the lives and outcomes for Victoria’s Aboriginal community. A State Funeral Service was held on Wednesday to celebrate her life.

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Order of Australia for Patrice O’Shea

The long running secretary of Friends of Daylesford’s Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens Patrice O’Shea received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the environment and secondary education in the King’s Birthday Honours list.

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Burrow Banter with Tanya Loos

Raquel Stevens talks to local naturalist, Tanya Loos about her beloved Wombat Forest and our wonderful local wildlife. Watch for her book, Living with Wildlife, coming in 2025!

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Petrus Spronk was deeply moved by watching Human – the movie. He recommends that you watch it too.

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From Little Things Big Things Grow

Eight months have passed since the failed national referendum to include Indigenous Australians in the Constitution. National Reconciliation Week is a time to reflect upon the work still required to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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I Felt the Light

Colour surrounds us at all times and we could get no greater worldwide colour display than the recent May Aurora Australis and Northern Lights. These auroras created excitement and wonder for the populace witnessing the natural phenomena.

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National Volunteer Week: The Change Makers

Recent data indicates that the Australian volunteer workforce is recovering from the pandemic with over two thirds of volunteers returning to their organisations. National Volunteer Week (15th – 21st May) celebrates Australia’s volunteers.

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