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OCTOBER UPDATE

“ Um. Says Peter. Basically, I am writing 2 major chapters of the thesis which may be re-designed into 4 long chapters instead of the original six. During renegotiations for reenrolment I shall go back to part time research to allow extra time to research and earn extra money to eat and stuff. “

“October I hosted a workshop at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium and will be returning on November 9 to work with the senior drama students.”

“Dr Clay Djubal and I  collaborated during the month in website design and production for Dr Djubal (uq AND austlit ) . Please see entry below.”

To Sum the month up Peter makes this statement as a tantalising tidbit;

“HENRY, THE BASTARD, WAS QUITE HAPPY TO ALLOW HIS MOTHER TO BECOME BANKRUPT, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD ! ( AND I WILL BE CRYING OUT LOUD ON HER BEHALF.) “

“I have applied for a job at QUT as a literary studies lecturer.”

In addition, our bags are packed and we are on our way for a re-imaging Wild Travel South and West to stimulate the Thinking. Regional Centres here we come ! Tents packed. Sleeping bag ready to roll.

“ This month I completed a circle of 40 years by re-discovering my son, Jamie, born in 1968 and having only met once before when he was a matter of weeks old. So far ! SO Good !”

IZ AND JAMIE

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CLARENCE VALLEY AND ARMIDALE

PETER returned briefly to Grafton for a workshop at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium in Villiers Street. He took an Armidale deviation before returning to the Cottage and his books. Presently he is immersed in studies of Melinda’s contemporaries – the poetesses of the 19th Century in Australia.

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PETER WITH ASSISTANT AT THUNDERBOLTS GRAVE IN URALLA THUNDERBOLT’S ROCK 5 KM SOUTH OF URALLA
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PETER CARRYING OUT INTERVIEWS WITH URALLA RESIDENTS. DID YOU SEE MELINDA AND BASIL PASS THIS WAY ?

CLARENCE VALLEY CONSERVATORIUM

PETER has a workshop this weekend in GRAFTON.

JUNIOR DRAMA WORKSHOP FINAL PLAY REHEARSAL.

CLARENCE VALLEY CONSERVATORIUM is at 8 VILLIERS STREET IN GRAFTON. We saw it when we did our field trip earlier in the year. At the time the rains were reminiscent of Henry Kendall’s WAITING ON THE RAFT poem which tells of a much earlier Grafton flood. As a consequence we caught a mere glimpse of the Conservatorium as we familiarised ourselves with the Jacaranda City. Being from Bellingen, I had always looked upon Grafton with a neighbourly disdain but the Field Trip brought it into a new light for both of us. Now we look forward to another night in the caravan and some more exploration of the Clarence.

PETER is hosting the Workshop and observing the final dress rehearsals for next week’s plays. Bronwen Berman is the Drama Tutor. We haven’t met her yet but Grafton – here we come ! Perhaps another Indian Meal. Good Vodafone reception for the mobile Broadband and a train trip south to Urunga for me while the Workshop is on.

 

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PAINTING OF THE SHIP SUSAN

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WHARF AT GRAFTON

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I am including the  GATEWAY VILLAGE information for Other PhD students on restricted income – and in fact for anyone who would like a surprisingly decent place to stay at amazing rates. We return to our van of choice ! Perhaps to swim ! Perhaps to use the Internet ! Feed wild birds ! Just to enjoy ourselves ! Gateway makes Byron look tacky.

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