As you'd expect, this week has been all about catching up on rest, sleep and watching the results come in. I also spent half the week without a voice. On Tuesday my sister, niece and I attended the 'Adorned: Textiles and Jewellery from Central Asia' exhibition at the Ararat Regional Art Gallery. I'd hoped to get over to Nhill and find out more about their successful settlement of several refugee families and how they did it in such a small isolated town , but we ran out of time.
On Wednesday we attended National NAIDOC celebrations at Bangerang Cultural Centre which was great. I then had a meeting with Wendy Lovell, discussing some of my ideas for our region. After having to use a portable jump-starter over recent weeks to start my car, I was finally able to get a new car battery!!
On Thursday afternoon I attended an event at the Shepparton Art Museum looking at the 'Indigenous Highlights of the SAM 80/80 Exhibition', had a meeting with Chris Hazelman from the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and picked up a DVD of my appearances on WIN News Shepparton (hence the influx of those clips on Facebook the other day).
Then today (Friday) I attended a 'Follow Your Rubbish' tour organised by Greater Shepparton City Council which visited the landfill, main transfer station and - my favourite part - Western Composting
I'd also like to thank Victoria Legal Aid's Shepparton office and SMR Legal for assisting me with some legal advice today. Pretty spectacular sunset in Shep this evening to mark the end of the week. As always, the pic doesn't do it justice.