Michael McDonald, Bairnsdale VIC
Congratulations to the Brunswick Valley Historical Society for making history itself. The Society produced a fine four-part series of films, meticulously edited and directed by local filmmaker Sharon Shostak, on the arrival of the ‘new settlers’ in the 1970s and its repercussions, mostly positive, among the wider community.
Many of those settlers are still among you, busily creating and gardening and dancing (where permissible). I hope those in the hill tribes have not been too disheartened by Council’s ham-fisted approach to its illegal-dwellings ‘policy’.
Perhaps the human race has more history ahead of it to record, at least for some alien archeologists to uncover a few millennia from now.