COM­MU­NITY DESK

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District A54 In­ner Wheel Chair­man Jan Munro, Ju­lia Ser­pell and Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala In­ner Wheel Pres­i­dent Janet Schwartz. An­other new mem­ber for the In­ner Wheel Club of Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala. Ju­lia Ser­pell was warmly wel­comed and in­ducted at the Novem­ber meet­ing.

Li­brar­ian Ed­die Ha­fon has in­ves­ti­gated books through the years on mi­gra­tion to Aus­tralia and has de­vel­oped a writ­ten list avail­able at the li­brary.

Par­tic­i­pants in the af­ter­noon heard first hand some of the hor­rors that the speak­ers or their fam­i­lies had left be­hind, the ex­pe­ri­ences of com­ing here, and how they be­came a part of Aus­tralian so­ci­ety (par­tic­u­larly pick­ing up ‘Aussie English’ in dif­fer­ent towns and cities).

Read­ing was an im­por­tant tool and Enid Bly­ton books were an early learn­ing tool for one speaker.

Kevin Preece, CEO of Goul­burn Val­ley Li­braries, gave an over­view of the Li­braries Change Lives cam­paign, a state-wide ad­vo­cacy pro­gram to raise the pro­file of pub­lic li­braries.

Kevin spoke to the group about the im­por­tant place li­braries have in so­ci­ety and en­cour­aged those present to speak out about the fund­ing of li­braries in com­mu­ni­ties, par­tic­u­larly as the town is plan­ning a new li­brary for Yar­ra­wonga.

Friends of Yar­ra­wonga Li­brary is a group who sup­port the li­brar­i­ans in se­cur­ing equip­ment and ad­di­tions to the li­brary, as­sist with vis­it­ing au­thors and hold book chats for any­one in­ter­ested to at­tend.

They can be con­tacted via Yar­ra­wonga Li­brary.

A mys­te­ri­ous stranger to worry about, a mess of com­pli­ca­tions around her late hus­band’s will with angry rel­a­tives pursuing her for her hus­band;s gold, she is more con­cerned with try­ing to en­sure her safety than deal­ing with the kind of feel­ings that led her astray so cat­a­stroph­i­cally be­fore.

But it seems that, af­ter all, she might need to do the one thing she has avoided at all costs.. ask for the help of a man.

Yar­ra­wonga Li­brary Co-Or­di­na­tor Kerry Cur­rie said she was pleased to wel­come Darry to the li­brary and was de­lighted with the num­ber of com­mu­nity mem­bers that were in at­ten­dance.

“We are thrilled that Darry was able to add Yar­ra­wonga to her touring sched­ule. Her sto­ries com­bine his­tory with well-de­vel­oped char­ac­ters, in par­tic­u­lar strong women,” Ms Cur­rie said.

Darry was born in Mel­bourne but has lived in cen­tral Aus­tralia and cur­rently calls Kan­ga­roo Is­land home.

Her fas­ci­na­tion with the his­tory of the Murray River in the 19th cen­tury has re­sulted in nov­els that ex­hibit well – de­vel­oped char­ac­ters and multi – lay­ered sto­ries.

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