I’ve always been a community person and been involved in all the sporting clubs in Pingrup. Nowadays we don’t have any sporting clubs because they’ve all gone by the wayside, so my way of giving a bit back to the town is to go on the Council.
Suma & Trent Reid
Living out here; you can see it as isolated, but it is what you make it. If you want it to be lonely, well, it’ll be lonely, but if you want to make it exciting, you get out and do something about it. We can’t go to the cinema every night, but we can go and catch yabbies in the dam. It’s just a different form of entertainment, and it’s more fun because you’ve got to do it yourself.
This is our town, if we want to bring up kids here, we’ve got to fight for our sport.
Because there aren’t many people in the community, everyone has to do triple. Everyone has to try and do their bit.
I suppose because our community is getting smaller, you look for other communities to connect to, even though you’re within your own.