In the lead up to Old Ways New Ways, we visited my105 radio in Mackay for an interview with Charmaine Miller. Charmaine has followed our project ever since we planted the first legumes back in February 2018.
In the room: Starrett Vea Vea, who has been leading the engagement between the three communities (Australian South Sea Islander, Italian, and Maltese); Carmel Baretta, who is the president of the Mackay and District Italian Association, and is also of Maltese descent; and Kim Williams and Lucas Ihlein, both artists and co-ordinators of the Watershed Land art Project.
We had a great chat with Charmaine about the project and the sugarcane harvest celebration. You can listen to the interview here:
PS – on the same day, Carmel, Starrett, Kim and Lucas did another interview, this time on ABC radio with Tegan Philpott. There are two versions of the interview – one that ran on Friday (before the event) and one that ran on Saturday (after the event). You can check them out here: