Summer 2020


News stories in the final weeks centred on the thousands of tourists who were keen to scale the monolith’s mighty heights before the ban took effect. And many did line up in their thousands for one last chance to climb Uluru. Most Australians were reportedly ‘comfortable’ with the decision to prohibit climbing but there were …

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My Christmas blessing

1 December 2019 On Christmas Eve in 1965 my first child was born. Seventeen hours prior and showing early signs of labour, I was admitted to St Margaret’s Hospital, Darlinghurst in Sydney. After my admission, labour had progressed very slowly: the baby seemed to have settled down and nothing much was happening. The nurses were …

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Holiday blues

1 December 2019 Their experience is called a “blue” Christmas, something described by the Urban Dictionary as such: “It means to have a sad Christmas perhaps because you are away from family or alone, or even filled with thoughts of a happier time that brings tears to your eye. Blue is a symbolic color for …

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