Wheeler Centre – 175 years of Victoria

Last night I attended the Wheeler Centre’s  Celebrating 175 years of Victoria event in Ballarat. It was fantastic to get some regional events from the Wheeler Centre after my usual approach of staying in Melbourne after work and getting home to Ballarat late (and cold). Continue reading →

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy

In his book In Sunshine or in Shadow, Martin Flanagan says of Paul Kelly:

The generation of singer-songwriters of which he is the best known member are to the 1980s and ‘90s what the Bulletin poets were a century before, the people who travelled this land, collecting its stories, and singing them into the consciousness of the people.

This comparison resonates with me, but I would go one step further. Continue reading →