A life size bronze of Louisa Lawson
What a wonderful idea.
Given how few Australian women are celebrated this way, the plans for acknowledging this remarkable daughter of Mudgee seem timely.
Louisa Lawson, through her advocacy and dogged determination, set in motion some of the most significant social reforms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Louisa the pioneer publisher campaigned for votes for women. Her efforts were successful and Australian women first voted in 1902.
Louisa the writer, argued for equality of women both in the public sphere and within their homes and marriages.
How lucky are we to have an internationally recognised and respected sculptor in Margo Stephens, a Mudgee artist, to execute the work.
Positioned appropriately and detailing her many achievements, this significant and beautiful public artwork will prove to be a magnet for tourists and a lasting tribute to a courageous Aussie.
- Bruce Wilson
Cycling in Mudgee
We spent several days in Mudgee and valley, mainly cycling. The courtesy of motorists was universal: we were always given at least a metre, we were given right of way when we had it and no-one attempted overtook us while simultaneously turning left.
No-one shouted abuse.
Congratulations and thanks, motorists and truckies of Mudgee.
- Hilary and Joe
Relations in Gulgong
Hi my name is Julie Watt daughter of Alaxander Watt and Beatrice Brown my grandparents were Alexander Watt and Alma Burnett from Gulgong my great grandparents were Espy Watt and Jane Buttler and their children were my grand uncles and aunts I would have loved to have known about the memorial photo.
I will be visiting Gulgong in March and would love to see it and find out more of my family and visit the museum and cemetery while I'm there or meet and relations I have.
Looking forward to it.
- Julie Watt
February is a great time to pause for a cause
Febfast - which is an annual fundraiser for my organisation, the Youth Support + Advocacy Service - is now open for registrations. It is a great way to reset drinking habits, feel healthier and even save a little bit of money.
The funds raised help YSAS to support young people who are vulnerable, or at high-risk of being affected by drugs, alcohol, mental health issues and social disconnection. Many of the young people we meet come from backgrounds of abuse, neglect and trauma. And without the skills, support and services to improve their wellbeing, these young people may never have the chance to truly thrive. We want to change that.
Every year, febfasters help provide safe housing, access to youth workers and ongoing counselling so disadvantaged young people have every opportunity to succeed.
This year, I hope you'll join thousands of people who are getting their health back on track by taking a pause for a cause. It's not too late to register: you can sign up at www.febfast.org.au
- Andrew Bruun, CEO, Youth Support + Advocacy Service