Day 20: Culcairn

We arrived in Culcairn and were welcome by Greenville, Preston, and Lytton, who walked with us into town. We were greeted by a community of new friends (Ruth and Fiona, Neil...) at the Bakery run by the church and managed by Annett. 

Cate drove up from Melbourne with Celia & Noah and met us here. 

I came home with Ruth and Max, who live in this lovely new cottage (They have recently lost their farm). 

that evening we all met up at Neil and Fiona's home to celebrate their daughter - Rachel's 17th birthday. We had a roast dinner and made more noise than all of Rachel's friends!!! Much laugher and many wonderful stories shared. 

We met in the morning at the Bakery and were pleasantly saw Bishop John Parks who stopped by on his way to have breakfast with us! 

Chris, Sally, Abby, and Joni arrived from Melbourne.  together with Cate, Celia & Noah, we all walked to Henty. 



"And I wish you all the best for your future lives in this country, yourselves and your children, that in Australia your best hopes and aspiration for the future will be realised." MALCOLM FRASER, PRIME MINISTER 1975-1983:

"If we listen closely enough to the stories of others, an alternative story will emerge which will allow for the transformation to take place." Brueggemann?

"…nobody can change stories unless an alternative story is made richly available with great artistry, love, and boldness." Brueggemann?