Story By Jessica Owers

The parlance ‘from little things big things grow’ was never truer in Waikerie, SA, than when someone casually commented, in reflection of the local old folks, “there won’t be another generation like them”. The weathered faces of Waikerie’s ageing population grew up during the Depression. They lived through the war years and have stories the likes of which are quickly disappearing from consciousness, so when a group of intrepid locals agreed that it was time to record them in word and photograph it resulted in Conversations … History comes as a story, a locally compiled book and a photographic exhibition at Waikerie’s Rain Moth Gallery.

This story excerpt is from Issue #63

Outback Magazine: Feb/Mar 2009