Triangle Editorial, by Stuart Absalom
Each month, The Triangle encapsulates the richness and diversity of the south-east corner of our state. More importantly, The Triangle can be a conduit in providing information for community discussion about some of the big issues of the day.
The recent donation of eight copies of Thomas Mayor’s Finding the heart of the nation: The journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth, to the Bega Valley Library is one such example.
These books will be available as a set to be borrowed by local book clubs and will assist in making informed decisions in the upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum. Reflecting community can be done in many ways. However, when the day to day lives and activities of community are presented all together in one place it is possible to gain a real sense of what is important to them and what makes them tick.
Letters This month, several important local people have been honoured for their place and contributions to their community and farewelled in special ways.
And, just as the circle of life continues, we also welcome young voices from our primary schools in The Triangle, and in their involvement with Sculpture Bermagui and other endeavours. There is much to look forward to in the next period of time that expresses the creativity and artistic endeavours of the area – art exhibitions, festivals, music, singing, education and information, heritage, community building, and care for the environment. There are also opportunities to consider the importance of an inclusive and mature Australia.
And we have much to celebrate – please read on and perhaps, like me, you feel proud, a bit inspired and thankful.
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OK, we promise, no more birthday content this issue … except to say that The Triangle members past and present had a lovely get together celebrating the paper’s twentieth year, sharing memories of their part in its history. So, what of the next twenty and what role will The Triangle play in voicing the matters affecting the community? This is your community paper and it needs your input. The production team is here only to make sure it comes out each month. So let us know what you would like to see in The Triangle, what you object to or love in this community and where you would like to see action taken. You can send a letter or contribute an article. Be creative! Send a photo, or simply let us know what is happening around and about. The Triangle would love to see some new and younger blood becoming involved and there are plenty of ways you can do that, be it on the production team or as a contributor. Editorial Georgina Adamson