Entries by Debbie Worgan

Cobargo Public School captains’ speech November 2023

by Maddie Hite and Braeden Washbrook

Cobargo Public School was thrilled to celebrate 150 wonderful years of education! More thanver 350 visitors came through the school, travelling from far and wide to recognise this special day.

I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past and present.

Thank you, Miss Langton for this prestigous award.

Good … Read more »


 by Ray Stephens


I live in Bermagui, in a street near you,

my house is a plain one, my worries are few.

I live my own life, I stick to myself

but there’s just one thing and it’s killing my health

As neighbours go, I’m thoughtful and kind,

what the others do, I really don’t mind –

when the mowers start up, I turn a deaf ear;

when the music is loud, I pretend I can’t hear.

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An ode to my pointe shoes

by Rose Thompson, 13 years old

Oh! pointe shoes,
when I use you
my feet hurt, and bleed,
and break.
Your glorious satin shine
shall never hide
my mistakes.
The ribbons which I tie,
I always tie too tight,
and when I lie in bed,
I bid you a fair
goodnight. Goodnight!

Diesel ditty                            

by Kai Jensen                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Any resemblance of the tractor in this poem to that of Chris Jesson of Fairhaven Point Way is entirely intentional.

When Chris brings his tractor out

don’t get in the way

if you want to live to walk

your dog another day;

don’t stop to tie your shoelace

in the metal monster’s route

well maybe a brogue or running shoe

– but not a twelve-eyelet boot

and Rover, don’t bite at its tyres

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Stone Yard Devotional

reviewed by Wendy Tucker
by Charlotte Wood
This is the seventh novel by the Australian writer, Charlotte Wood. The first novel of Wood’s I read was the multi-award winning The Natural Way of Things, a very disturbing, harsh and political novel. But brilliant. I eagerly awaited the next – a lighter, funnier novel but with a tough ironic bite, called The Weekend with five elderly woman as main characters. I was disappointed but most readers were not … Read more »

The Colours of Christmas

by Mark Evans

Three of the most popular colours associated with Christmas are red, green and white. The origin of this colour combination is said to be derived from the appearance of Ilex aquifolium (English Holly) with its evergreen leaves and white flowers followed by bright red berries. Amidst the European snow, it symbolised hope in the depths of winter and played a role in winter solstice celebrations, predating the spread of Christmas. Unfortunately for us in … Read more »