THE POWER OF THE KIMBERLEY SHAPES A YOUNG MAN’S JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERYY
Set against the backdrop of the rugged Kimberley landscape of Western Australia, a young bi-sexual man experiences the deepening love for a young woman and is drawn into a conflict he wants no part of. In December 1968, Luke, a university drop-out travels to the Kimberley to work on a cattle station, and is mentored by Donald an older Aboriginal stockman. He enters a world totally alien to him where tensions are on the rise between cattle stations and mining exploration. Luke is saved by Donald from death in a cattle stampede, and then starts a job as a coxswain for an old seaman delivering supplies to coastal settlements. Into Luke’s close circle come two people, Jason a young government bureaucrat, and Miranda the daughter of a diamond exploration company executive. Luke is drawn closer into Donald’s life and culture while his deepening love for Miranda challenges his easy relaxed bi-sexuality. Mired in the conflict between Miranda’s father and a cattle station owner, Luke fails to keep a personal promise to Donald that has shocking consequences.
What a wonderful attendance for our local author and member, Dave Hodges and his historical fiction book about the 1921 Mt. Mulligan Mining disaster ‘Little Miss Muffet’
It was so good to see so many members attending his launch.
To view Dave’s presentation Click Here
It is sad news that on the 18th of Oct 2017, Glyn Davies, a staunch supporter of TWInc passed away.
Glyn had been involved in a wide range of activities, events and projects presented by TW Inc since 2008 when he presented a workshop for the CTWF. He then produced a booklet for the 2010 CTWF, which featured work from workshop participants.
He was an inspiring presenter who particularly liked to explore place as a character.
As a member of a TWInc anthology selection panel Glyn was always respectful of the work produced by our writers and on occasion also edited work for publication.
A self confessed lover all things French he was a tall, gentle man, with a gracious manner and a disarming mellow timber to his voice.
Glyn stood out in any gathering.
Although very ill, he had only a week before his passing written a review on Anna Broiniwski’s book on Pauline Hanson.
Always encouraging, always willing to give his time and energy he will be sadly missed.
All our thoughts are with his wife Dianna and family at this sad time.
Chris Campbell-Thomson was a founding member of Tropical Writers and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Chris is Centre back in this 2008 photo.
Chris Campbell-Thompson was the ‘elder statesman’ of the group from the earliest days of Tropical Writers. Chris’s writing style was unique, with a particular flair for dialogue. Immediately the reader would be placed on the scene with a runaway supermarket trolley or crouching amid artillery bombardments in various theatres of war. His stories were poignant, humorous and memorable. Chris stood tall and straight with the demeanor of a fine soldier yet his soft blue eyes, gentle disposition and nodding head showed he always had the full attention of his fellow writers. Vale Chris Campbell-Thomson. He will be sorely missed.