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Storytellers In Australia

A place for Australian Storytellers to network and find each other from across the wide corners of this sprawling land and for visitors to link up with the locals.

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Members: 16
Latest Activity: Oct 27

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Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on October 27, 2018 at 4:12pm

If you remember the spooky story, "The Hobyahs", which used to be in the 2d Victorian Reader, or June Barnes-Rowley, who founded the magazine "Swag of Yarns", or another Australian author/storyteller, Ellen Frances Burdett, you might find my blog today (not the one here) of interest.  Storytelling + Research = LoiS

Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on July 4, 2018 at 12:57pm

I still substitute in a nearby library when my schedule permits.  Saw this in a library journal and thought some here might be interested.

21,000 novels, novellas, & short stories are in a new online database
bit.ly/2uexpPV of Australian historical newspapers & needs the public's
help reading & editing the forgotten titles. Many are uniquely Australian
& were serialized in newspapers & journals when printing was too expensive
& libraries were few.

My own thought is it might be a great source of materials & also probably Public Domain.  (That last part would need some research, but promising.)

Comment by Toby Eccles on December 21, 2013 at 8:07am

'Day all. Anyone interested in folktales, especially magic/fairy/wonder tales, collected in Australia, I know quite a few, and am definitely interested in discovering more. Drop us a line. Oh yeah! Do yous know about the Australian Fairy Tale Society's Inaugural Conference at Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney, on 9th June, 2014? Hope to see you there.

Comment by Patsy Allan on June 2, 2011 at 11:31pm

I am happily telling in Canberra, especially to children and their parents from 0-8

My resource collection has built up over the years and I happily use puppets, props and participation with the groups I am involved with

Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on February 17, 2011 at 11:22am

Today would have been Mabel's birthday.

I celebrate her life & friendship & mourn losing her recently.  She left a legacy among those of us who had the good fortune to know her, either online, or in her beloved Australia.
Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on January 12, 2011 at 11:43pm

Fabulous news for you & also Marilyn!  May your homes also be well. 

A comparatively very minor house flood that happened last year was nothing to what is happening in Oz.  Still it gives me an understanding of how it will disrupt lives long after the waters are gone.

LoiS(tay well & help where you can)

Comment by Daryll Bellingham on January 12, 2011 at 10:35pm
Hi Lois and all. As far as I know, all Qld Storytellers are fine. Shirley did a ring/email around yesterday. Strangely enough I am, once again, out of Brisbane during the big flood. I'm down in Deniliquing visiting family and having a break. In the 1974 flood I was out of Brisbane. I was flood bound in the central qld town of Aramac waiting for the inland sea to retreat. Eventually flew out with the flying doctor and got back to Brisbane in time for the clean up.  I have a strange sense of deja vu about it all. Still people will have some amazing stories they will want to share.
Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on January 12, 2011 at 4:45pm

So it's even in New South Wales?  Jane Tanner just says NSW & I've no idea where Bateman's Bay is, but that's Anna Jarrett's home.

I know Queensland normally counts on the rains flooding at least the north, but this is way beyond that & I join you in your concern for your countrymen.  It's impressive & scary to see the devastation.

Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on January 12, 2011 at 1:57pm

Hope it's a G'day wherever you are!

I see the flood waters have reached Brisbane where Marilyn & Daryll live.  Everybody else is in NSW (no doubt holding your breath!)  If you're currently o.k., Marilyn & Daryll, please give us a shout!  Anybody else if you've been travelling in Queensland during this, let us know more about how you're doing.

 

In the meantime our prayers are with all involved in the flood & for Marilyn & Daryll.

Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on December 23, 2010 at 12:46am
Just posted in the Forum about the passing of Mabel Kaplan.  I know there are many others beyond the shores of Oz & her beloved Perth who will miss her & want to know.
 

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