On this website six Albury writers bring you stories from our region — from the mountains, the farms, the communities. There will be history, cultural notes, reviews, short fiction. Maybe even some poetry. Our title, Riparian, means relating to or situated on the banks of a river. It also refers to the parts of the river that lie under the water.
‘Story has always been a way to make sense of the world and give shape to our fragile lives. At the heart of story lies a love of both the oral and written word, its rhythms, and its potential to express both our individual uniqueness and what it is that unites us all’. At a… Continue reading The humanising power of story
I sit on the southern slope of Nest Hill, looking back across the Murray Valley from its very edge. This is the watershed – the northern side of Nest Hill falls into the Murrumbidgee. The view takes in the Kosciusko Main Range, south to Table Top, and out across the eastern Riverina to the western… Continue reading A view from the edge
During their journeys to become tech savvy, each member of the IN-Group in this easy-to-read novel will proceed to change their lives in unexpected ways. 'Secrets of the In-Group' pays tribute to those friends who support us to overcome challenges later in life. Co-authors Carolyn Re and Loretta Re (publishing as the Resisters) have done Albury… Continue reading Intriguing story set in Albury
A couple of times a week, over the past couple of months, I’ve been a visitor-experience volunteer at MAMA, talking with people about Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series, which is currently showing. This is the only NSW stop on a travelling exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. It is no exaggeration to… Continue reading Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series at MAMA