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A childhood grown in Upper Main Arm from 1973 has invariably fed my filmmaking, both with having access to archival footage as well as the natural link it makes to me telling stories from those days.
Karen McLean, Mullumbimby. The Mullumbimby’s Madness DVD is a treasure. It is a very friendly eye-opening story of the early pioneer hippies, responding to the mysterious pulling power of this special land, the beautiful dairy farmers who were full of kindness and humour and understanding, and multi-level experiments explored in nature.
Australia's 'Biggest Little Town' of Mullumbimby was dying. The dairy farmers and banana growers were walking away from the land. Then a’ naked hairy wave’ of new settlers who converged on the district. It was the dawn of the Australian hippies.
Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.