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THE iconic sights of Bun­bury are set to fea­ture in Cather­ine Curnow’s Photo Book of Bun­bury Project in a bid to put the city on the map.

After trav­el­ling over­seas in 2007 to stay with friends and rel­a­tives, Mrs Curnow searched for a photo book specif­i­cally about Bun­bury, but soon found that no such thing ex­isted.

Mrs Curnow set out on her own project to fill the gap in the mar­ket, but it was side­lined for al­most a decade be­fore she was re-in­spired by 11-year-old Bella Burge­meis­ter’s book launch.

“She is the one who in­spired me to get a move on and write my own book,” she said.

Mrs Curnow said al­though the peo­ple of Bun­bury know it is a beau­ti­ful city with plenty to of­fer both lo­cals and vis­i­tors, it is of­ten thought of as “that place you pass on your way else­where” – some­thing she hopes to change.

“We have also spo­ken to many peo­ple who, like us, would like to have a book about Bun­bury to take with them when they go over­seas.”

Mrs Curnow has raised $2000 of her $12,000 goal to fund the pub­li­ca­tion of the first edi­tion, to be named Loving Where We Live: Glimpses of Bun­bury Through the Eyes of the Lo­cals.

Mrs Curnow has al­ready re­ceived sup­port from busi­nesses and per­sonal do­na­tions, but re­quires more sup­port to help make her dream a re­al­ity.

Most of the profit from sales of the book will be do­nated to close fam­ily friends Deb and Jaime Har­ris, after Jaime was left a quad­ri­plegic after an ac­ci­dent in 2014.

To do­nate, email curnow65@hot­

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Cather­ine Curnow and Kevin the Kelpie go out hunt­ing for iconic im­ages for the Pho­to­book of Bun­bury project, which aims to put Bun­bury back on the map.

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