Tag Archives: Queensland

Harper Collins Award Winning Short Story by Shirley Chalmers

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, […]


Sweet Home, Queensland

Sugar Cane Australia is the third largest sugar producer in the world and Queensland provides 95% of Australia’s sugar yield.  I grew up in South East Queensland and at one stage my father worked for the Moreton Sugar  Mill in Nambour.  There were many cane farms in the area at that time.  With progress and […]