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.
In Melbourne Jail, the hangman lies awake. Not time to get up yet. Yawning, he rubs his dead eye, heaves himself on to his side and squints up at the notice tacked to his door. 11.11.1863. Today. Mansfield Murders. Three for the drop, and one of them a woman. A woman. First time, or first… Continue reading COUNT DOWN: the first woman hanged in Victoria (winner, Marjorie Barnard award, 2015)
An incredible story: There is limited money and only three days to spare, and an important piece of Beechworth history has become available ... half way around the world ...
A short story by Raylene Brown set in the Snowy Mountains. It was first published in story.book: a collection of fiction (long and short), Unbound Press & Spilling Ink Review's Prize -Winning Fiction 2011.
A poem by Sally Denshire, originally published in 2016 in fourWtwenty-seven.
A short story by Jane Downing, set in Beechworth around the time that Ned Kelly found inspiration for his armour. Originally published in Offset 15, Victoria University, 2015; shortlisted in The Age Short Story Competition, 2012.
From Bihar to Berkeley, the extraordinary life of Plum Rutherford Haet, written by Andrea Palmer of Gundowring, Victoria.
Albury painter Meg Sprouster has a deep affinity for colour and pattern, but her art is also profoundly engaged with ideas.
FourW twenty-eight is this year's edition of an annual anthology of new writing and graphics from Booranga Writers’ Centre.
A poem by Sally Denshire.
The old books of the Stanley Athenaeum are beautiful. Some are quirky, even a little bizarre. Others are historically significant.