Ian Cohen, Broken Head
Great to see former mayors Jan Barham and Oliver Dunne ‘on the same page’ ruminating on our rich and verdant history in Sharon Shostak’s most recent documentary Mullumbimby’s Magic: the culture of the 70s–80s. How many of today’s readers remember them?
Oliver’s aside about the library struck a nerve. At the time of naming the Lone Goat Gallery I lobbied the mayor that it be the Anudhi Wentworth Memorial Gallery.
Who remembers that she wore a Balinese ceremonial mask to her first Council meeting as a newly elected member stepping into the National Party stronghold? She was a strident green matriarch of Byron able to ring premiers Wran and Carr to represent our magnificence with her magnificence. Meanwhile she never forgot the Little Terns of the Belongil.
Bring her back as an historical art piece larger than life on the Anudhi Wentworth Memorial library.