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The ICE ‘epidemic’ real and perceived

Drug and alcohol services come back into focus Language is a powerful force isn't it? The skill to inform, while simultaneously scaring our pants off, is a skill usually reserved for politicians and their spin doctors. Recent reports concerning the use of Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice) in our community are alarming, and when

Trying to catch the member for Eden-Monaro for a Gonski chat

Caption: From left: Anna Brown, Bryce Wilson and Bronwyn Lochrin outside Peter Hendy’s office in Queanbeyan. By Bryce Wilson, President Jerrabomberra P & C (Delegate, Federation Of NSW P&Cs) A group of P & C and teacher representatives presented recent Reachtel Polling data to Peter Hendy’s office in Queanbeyan at lunchtime on

Historic Braidwood at merger crossroads

Originally named the Eastern Capital City Regional Council, Palerang Council was proclaimed on February 11, 2004, when Tallaganda Shire was amalgamated with the area southeast of Canberra. The new council area included the town of Bungendore and, to celebrate the new identity, a brand spanking new council chambers was built

Burrunju Gallery celebrates Spirits of Place

The Burrunju Aboriginal Arts Gallery on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin (west of the ANU) is of the region’s better kept secrets, something the Huddleston family would rather were not so. Michael (Garmarroongoo) Huddleston, resident of Queanbeyan, whose paintings are in international collections, has just held a major exhibition of

Stamps and global warming

Chris Yardley writes about his research showing how postage stamps reflect public discussions. Stamps have reflected the changing climate of talk about global warming in Australia over two decades. The postage stamp is a ‘time capsule’, a representation of an ideal or a situation at a certain point in time  Regardless

Braidwood rounds with Jill McLeod

Keith Potger

The Seekers Keith Potger falls for Braidwood’s charms Those of us with an artistic or literary bent understand why Braidwood draws us to its doorstep. When recently meeting Keith Potger, well known member of the iconic group, The Seekers, I fell victim to the obvious question “Why did you choose Braidwood?”