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May 17, 2021

Recognising Anudhi

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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.

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  1. Entirely agree with you. She should be recognised in some civic way. By the way, Ian and Echo subs, I’m fairly certain her name is Anudhi.

  2. WILL always remember Anudhi Blind eye sight / reader & Activist ! Bless .
    .Dutch & Sri _Lankin Exquisite Intellectence ! Bless ..such difficult Work as BB Councillor …RIP BB is now in Difficulty …..Never Forget You Anudhi….

  3. WILL always remember Anudhi Blind eye sight / reader & Activist ! Bless .
    .Dutch & Sri _Lankin Exquisite Intellectence ! Bless ..such difficult Work as BB Councillor …RIP BB is now in Difficulty …..Never Forget You Anudhi Wentworth ! Voted for You . 1st Earless of 41Julian Rocks


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