A world of sto­ries in each town

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Shirley Way

THE North Bur­nett is a world of sto­ries filled with warm, car­ing peo­ple. On my very first evening in Gayn­dah, the town’s for­mer jour­nal­ist and now our deputy edi­tor Bran­don Livesay put cam­era and note­book in my hand and in­tro­duced me to the in­door bowlers. From there the sto­ries kept rolling in. The gen­er­ous spirit of our com­mu­ni­ties in Gayn­dah, Mt Perry and Bin­jour has left an in­deli­ble mark as mo­ments of tears and laugh­ter are shared. And while th­ese ru­ral towns may be classed as re­mote, sooner or later its res­i­dents go forth to con­quer the world and the world comes to visit. Th­ese ex­pe­ri­ences have made our lives and towns a richer place – and a spring of sto­ries which I’ve been priv­i­leged to share over the past 15 months. Good­bye for now, and I look for­ward to my fu­ture vis­its.

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