‘What would you celebrate about community?’

  BEECHWORTH’S Jane Fowler participates in many organisations, including Border Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support and the Film Society. In the third of a series of Kerferd Oration 2016 lead-in articles, she writes about what she believes her community can celebrate. I’D like to celebrate the richness and diversity of genuinely good people who live … Continue reading ‘What would you celebrate about community?’

Where do you connect with your community?’

STANLEY’S Maggy Tyrie has lived on three continents and admits that settling in to new places is never easy: cities and towns can be unfriendly. But Stanley and Beechworth were altogether different for the former museum curator. Maggy relates how she connects with her community in the second of a series of lead-in questions for … Continue reading Where do you connect with your community?’

‘How do you belong to your community?’

THE annual Kerferd oration will be delivered by author and social researcher Hugh Mackay in Beechworth on July 24. In the first of a series of lead-in articles, oration chairman Ian McKinlay asks: ‘How do you belong to your community?’ I HAVE "belonged" to the Beechworth community in many ways over 40 years. The first … Continue reading ‘How do you belong to your community?’

2016 / Hugh Mackay AO

What does it mean to truly belong? RENOWNED author and leading chronicler of Australia life Hugh Mackay will deliver the annual Kerferd Oration in Beechworth this year. Hugh Mackay AO is a social researcher and the author of 16 books, including the 2013 bestseller, The Good Life, sub-titled What makes a life worth living? His latest … Continue reading 2016 / Hugh Mackay AO