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How We Became Rednecks

Photos, photos, photos. A photo of the start of something, that’s what I was searching for. It is to be stimulus for a workshop for the ABC open region program. This is a program developed as part of the NBN rollout to encourage regional communities to tell their stories. It was tempting to use the photograph of my mother as a five-year-old on the day before she and her family set out on the long sea voyage that would bring them to Australia as immigrants. The photo sat within easy reach on the sideboard and it was an interesting story…

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