Pas­sion for Childers

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Jim Alouat Re­porter jim.alouat@news-mail.com.au

BILL Fuller’s pas­sion for pho­tog­ra­phy and the Childers land­scape is con­ta­gious.

Meet­ing the tal­ented pho­tog­ra­pher last Fri­day proved to be a fun-filled en­counter de­spite my per­sis­tent hayfever knock­ing me for six.

Bill spoke elo­quently about what was unique about Childers. The red soil. The cane­fields. The morn­ing mist.

His im­ages speak for them­selves and are a great call­ing card for the Isis re­gion show­cas­ing the beauty of the dis­tinc­tive ter­rain.

The fact one of his photos was hand­picked by Tourism Aus­tralia’s In­sta­gram ac­count and has re­ceived more than 50,000 likes, is a fan­tas­tic free ad­ver­tise­ment for the re­gion.

Bill is one of the many pas­sion­ate and com­mit­ted Childers lo­cals I have met dur­ing my two-month ten­ure at the Town and Coun­try.

From the or­gan­is­ers of the Twi­light Food and Grow­ers’ Mar­kets to the cane­grow­ers work­ing hard out on the fields to the in­ti­mate chat I had with for­mer Isis Shire mayor Bill Trevor about the Palace Back­pack­ers Hos­tel fire.

It has been a mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence.

Childers is filled with imag­i­na­tive, pas­sion­ate peo­ple at­tempt­ing to grow the area yet main­tain its small-town charm.

It’s been a plea­sure writ­ing for the news­pa­per and hope­fully bring­ing lo­cal news sto­ries to your at­ten­tion.

Next week Jodie Dixon will take up the per­ma­nent role as the Town and Coun­try re­porter and I’m sure will do an ad­mirable job.

Jim Alouat Childers is filled with imag­i­na­tive, pas­sion­ate peo­ple...

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