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Symbol of hope: Peace pole gifted to public school scorched by summer bushfires

Julia Driscoll
By Julia Driscoll
Updated June 17 2021 - 12:54am, first published 12:11am
Taree Rotary president David Denning, Lady Lynne Cosgrove, General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Bobin School principal Sarah Parker, and past Rotary governor, Ian Dyball. Photo: Scott Calvin

The setting, in the grounds of the school that was burnt down in the summer bushfires of November 2019, was poignant - the weather was kind, the birds were singing, and the school grounds and surrounding bush were green after recovering from the fires, but the memory of those fires were still not far from the front of the minds of those attending.

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Julia Driscoll

Julia Driscoll

Journalist

Julia Driscoll has worked as a journalist for the Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Times for seven years. She values the deep connection with community that being a rural and regional journalist brings. Career highlights have involved environmental stories - bringing the plight of the little known endangered Manning River helmeted turtle to the attention of the public, resulting in wide-spread knowledge in the community and conservation action; and breaking the news of the Manning River ceasing to run for the first time in recorded history.

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