Lorna McDonald Essay Prize Interviews with Jodie van de Wetering

Neerkol Orphanage custody battle wins Lorna McDonald Essay Prize

Lesley Synge has won the second annual Lorna McDonald Essay Prize for a piece about her great-grandmother’s struggle to regain custody of her children from Neerkol Orphanage. The award is open to essays on any aspect of Central Queensland.

Great big thank you to Jodie van de Wetering and Rocky Street Press for this excellent interview. Hope to see more of the same into the future!


Image Credit:

Prizewinner Lesley Synge (in orange) with runner-up Barbra Hunt and Gavin and 'Cookie' McDonald. Photo with many thanks to Peter Lawrence.

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