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A Place of Shadows Book, Phil Jarratt

25 February 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Place of Shadows book jacket. Illustration by Tony Edwards.

This comprehensive history of Noosa comes straight from the heart of award-winning writer Phil Jarratt who has lived here for more than 30 years. In many ways it is a love letter to his adopted home, but the Noosa story is not always a pretty one, and Phil does not flinch from the harsh realities of the cruelties inflicted on the Kabi Kabi First Nation, nor from the unscrupulous development deals of the Joh era. But this is a history filled with admiration for the fighters of the past, and hope for the future.

At Friday Environment Forum on February 25th, Phil’s presentation will begin with the screening of a documentary video about the book, followed by a two-part talk. The first part addresses Noosa’s battle against over-development generally, and the role of the Noosa Parks Association specifically. The second part looks at how we have treated the Kabi Kabi First Nation over 150 years since settlement, and what we can do for the future. 

Come along to the Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville where the forum starts at 10.30am and coffee is available at 10am.  COVID-19 protocols will be in place and attendees need to be double vaccinated and wear masks.

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25 February 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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