All posts by: Dr. Helen Sheil

About Dr. Helen Sheil

Helen Sheil is Director of the Centre for Rural Communities.

July 13, 2019

Canberra keeping place

Andrew Spiker (2017)   …fragments of a whole culture signalling to us from a strip of magnetised tape audible language of a dreamtime Gunaikurnai song…   In the compactus of the institute collection such items sleep in their protective shells. Sometimes, after nightfall, in the vault, I imagined fleeting shapes just out of sight.   […]

Poems
July 13, 2019

The Mouse that Roared

Elizabeth Blakeman (1999)   From notes on the Nowa Nowa Gorge and the Gas Pipeline intervention On the 2nd Dec 1999 a fax from an employee in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment told us that the international company Duke Energy Corporation were planning to blast their way through Boggy Creek in the heart […]

Poems
July 13, 2019

Observing Our Lake

Sue Fraser (2019)   Those who spend time sitting silent from the dawning through to twilight see the changing play of colours as the sun moves through the sky.   Every hour the water changes, from the black of night-time dangers to translucent palest aqua that reveals the silver fry.   Daybreak shows the pinks […]

Poems
July 13, 2019

Stories of the Lake – recordings of words and music inspired by Bung Yardna (Lake Tyers)

  We are pleased to announce the production of our new CD collection of poems and stories inspired by Bung Yardna (Lake Tyers).  Details of how to acquire a copy is coming soon! Stories of the Lake is an annual gathering of storytellers sharing untold stories held on the Bung Yarnda (Lake Tyers) catchment in […]

Stories of Influence 2019