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My memoir Broken Buttons has been selling well. I do have several copies left and have decided to sell them at a special price. The bookstore has them at AU $21.95 but if you visit the camping ground at Boreen Point in Queensland they are on special at $15. As an internet special I offer […]

From the dairy farm at Imbil to a journey into life… Meet Gympie Girl -Shirley Chalmers Shirley Chalmers won the 2013 Elyne Mitchell Writing Award for her story  The Onion Picker’s Daughter·, which was commercially published the following year by Melbourne Books in their Award Winning Australian Writing Anthology. Many of Shirley’s short stories have […]

The second edition of Broken Buttons is now available. This contains Photographs also some short stories from my ‘Old Wimps Out Walking’ collection. To obtain your copy send an email to… Source: Broken Buttons Memoir published May2016

The second edition of Broken Buttons is now available. This contains Photographs also some short stories from my ‘Old Wimps Out Walking’ collection. To obtain your copy send an email to shandchalmers@yahoo.com.au for details on how to pay. Books retail at AUD $29.95 plus $7 for postage within Australia. You can also find me on […]

The Onion Picker’s Daughter     The old green Ford Pilot is standing in the road like a patient elephant waiting for its load. The hot Queensland day is slowly dying, with a sighing breeze stirring dust from the leaves of the nearby gums. It will soon be getting dark and Dad is hurrying us, […]

Lill Roberts and Roger Sawley have a beautiful property in South Gippsland, Victoria where they breed, among other animals, Heritage Angora Goats. When our Mary and Martha’s Group was invited to visit we eagerly grabbed our cameras, coats and farm boots and made tracks through the rolling hills to Della Downs. I was so thrilled […]

A Sunday walk in the forest Men, women, boys, girls and a dog trotting along somewhere, not lost hiding behind a log … somewhere Seeking a special tree, walking fast the cold is biting today, rugged up against the freeze we exclaim in wonder, moving past twisted, moss covered branches of expired trees Then a […]

Nomads abound, especially these days as the grey variety stock up their caravans or Winnebagos to go touring. The holiday parks are packed with them. I guess I became a nomad when Dad sold the farm at Imbil in Queensland and moved the family to Boreen Point, a lovely spot on the shore of Lake […]