Tag Archives: Joan Webster OAM

BOOK LAUNCH

Great launch today of my poetry chapbook, Summoning the Whirlwind (MPU). Reviews: “Joan Katherine Webster’s poems are chock-full of thingyness; of a tangible Now within time; of commonplace objects rubbed to a sacred gloss. If she summons the whirlwind, it … Continue reading

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Poetry book launch

  My poetry has been broadcast, performed and published in a variety of media since 1954 and won several awards, but Summoning the Whirlwind is my first published collection. Great advance reviews: ‘Joan Katherine Webster’s poems are chock-full of … commonplace … Continue reading

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Pull together before to prevent bushfire tragedies

Australians pull together so well during and after tragedies. Why can’t we pull together BEFORE tragedies? Together gain the knowledge and do the work that can prevent them? Neighbour helping neighbour. Without the stimulus of drama. It has been shown … Continue reading

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Bushfire safety for Christmas

YOU CAN GIVE BUSHFIRE SAFETY FOR CHRISTMAS. Acclaimed by fire authorities in Australia and overseas as the most comprehensive and authoritative book on the subject. Australian Fire Protection Association Community Safety Award.         The ready reference. CFA … Continue reading

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Bushfire warnings

‘We only had a minute to grab some things.’ ‘We had no warning.’ ‘There was nothing we could do.’ ‘We never thought it could happen to us.’ We hear these reports after every bushfire tragedy. And each one tells us … Continue reading

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Horse safety during bushires

Four workers from overseas died trying to save a horse from the recent bushfires north of Esperance, on WA’s south coast. They  were towing the horse in a horsefloat. ATTEMPTS TO HASTILY EVACUATE HORSES by foot or by float when … Continue reading

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When it is unsafe to leave – what should you actually do?

Four people have died in recent bushfires. All were in cars, driving while the fire was in their area. Whatever the reason for being on the road during a bushfire, it is far too often a fatal decision. Authorities constantly … Continue reading

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