Ravensthorpe AMOK Island
Farming is up and down, mining comes and goes, but wildflowers are here forever. People in communities adapt like the wildflowers do. You have to adapt.
I was a farmer up until I was fifty-one, and then I started chasing a different flock: I began studying for the priesthood.
The idea came about when the floods came through and our bridges were down, around when FQM closed the mine. I thought, “what can I do to
help people in this town?
We went down the road and I couldn’t believe it: it was covering sixty to seventy metres of road, and the bridge had been washed away down the river!
Sport in all country regions has probably been on the decline for the last three decades. In Ravensthorpe we were originally a five-team footy comp, in the 1960s.
My husband grew up here, went away to school and he’s come back to the farm. There are a lot of other second generation farmers that are doing the same thing.