Debra Barry thought the abuse she had routinely endured was normal until the age of 14.
It was a day of tradition and celebration at the Pacific Unity Festival.
The challenge: Ekka 2013 for the family on a low budget.
Six months ago the Stavrinoudis’ had had enough of their fourteen-year-old son, Morgan, being bullied, not just by fellow students, but also by teachers. Rather than allowing him to receive all D report cards from frustrated and ill trained teachers they pulled him out of mainstream schooling and decided to teach him at home.
Taking over the reigns of the Fortitude Valley State School P&C only a couple of months ago, Anthony Holcroft has been thrust into the role of helping lead a community campaign to stop the possible closure of the school.
Colour stations set up along the five kilometre course welcomed the runners with bursts of coloured powder and clouds of powder could be seen from across the course.
Ceezy is an emerging hip hop and R’n’B artist who performs regularly in and around his community.
“Everybody’s now part of the dreaming in this country, and it’s important for people to have that knowledge and not think of it as separate to them.” Fred Leone.
Most people, when they learn I have four children find themselves compelled to repeat the figure – as though to check that I did, in fact, get the number right.
George Siosi Samuels animates the myths and legends of his maternal homeland, the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu.