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September 2018

The Final Act of Grace

2018-09-29T08:34:55+10:00By |Categories: Photograph by Andrew Wilson, Stories in September 2018, Visual|

When Mary Dwyer’s husband, Adie, was diagnosed with cancer at 49, Mary could not have predicted how fast death would come, nor how beautiful and hard that journey would be — for Adie, for their children and for herself. Yet, Mary says, in their heartbreak, a profound grace emerged. In “The Final Act of Grace" Mary recounts an inspirational story about her husband’s death that offers insights into how embracing one’s death can lead to something sacred and profound. This short story is supported by a book by the same name.

CLOSURE – OR – NOTHING

2018-09-25T14:02:07+10:00By |Categories: Sound, Stories in September 2018|

In March 2011, Rachel Funari disappeared from Bruny Island, Tasmania. Rachel was an intelligent, vivacious American who had been living in Australia since 2001. Her disappearance was one of the highest profile missing persons cases in Tasmania’s recent history, and prompted an extensive land, sea and air search. No trace of her has ever been found. Georgia Moodie retraces Rachel’s last steps, and speaks to her family about how they have come to terms with her disappearance. This story was produced by Georgia Moodie for Earshot on ABC RN. It features music from the Tasmanian group, Julius Schwing Trio, from their album inspired by the landscape of Bruny Island, edge2 : isthmus. The supervising producer was Lyn Gallacher and the sound engineer was Tim Symonds. www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro…r-nothing/7877140

Peter Laidlaw

2018-09-25T14:02:03+10:00By |Categories: Stories in September 2018, Visual|

Peter Laidlaw is the classic tale of “one who came to Tasmania to build a wooden boat and stayed”. 25 years later, he teaches traditional wooden boat building, repairs and restores wooden boats. Headquartered at the Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin, Tasmania, Peter is President of the Living Boat Trust. His love of traditional wooden boats, the Tasmanian Special Timbers and their variety of characteristics and uses within boats is strengthened by his view of timber as the “ultimate renewable resource” the thousands of years of wooden boat building and their use in exploration, trade and contribution to Tasmania.