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Book Review:

The Dressmaker

by Rosalie Ham


The Dressmaker is a wonderful tale of a small country town and its inhabitants.

Set in the 1950's, possibly in the Western Districts of Victoria, the story is just as relevant and believable as if it was today. The author is giving us a portrait of a rural community without judgement, but with lots of humour, black and otherwise.
It is a tale about mother and daughter: Tilly, the daughter, returns to her old home town to look after her ailing mother. The townsfolk have regarded her mother as mad for a long time. The many members of the community have a story to tell and a reason for their bizarre activities which can be hard to follow in the beginning. But all the loose threads are gathered bit by bit and in the end each character receives their just dues.
Through all this, the excellent descriptions of materials and dress designs are vivid: Tilly is a first class dressmaker. When the locals discover Tilly’s skills, they take advantage of her as they try to outdo each other in dress style and eventually also taking on the neighbouring town.

The novel was made into a movie in 2015, starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davies and Hugo Weaving in the main roles - well worth watching.

This book reminded us of two other books our group has read: Chocolat by Joanne Harris and Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville, both published in 1999. The Dressmaker (published in 2000) was rated 5 out of 5 by our book group members. ♣

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  Opportunity for Website Design: Seeking Editor
editor The Glenrowan Gazette newsletter and website needs a new editor:
this is an opportunity to try your hand at working with a website!

The website is hosted by WangNET and the staff there provide training and support as well as software as required. The editorship also offers the opportunity to re-new the website, up-dating the newsletter page as well as the webpages to recent developments in software and for readers using hand-held devices like mobile phones and tablets.
The previous editor will be available for assistance, drawing from the experience of running the Glenrowan Gazette newsletter and website since 2008.

The Glenrowan Gazette website is published under the umbrella of Glenrowan Improvers Inc. and their treasurer Bill Gent is also organising the transfer to a new editor.
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  Wangaratta Ukulele Band

  The Wangaratta Ukulele Band is excited to announce the appointment of Phillip Stone as their Musical Director. Phillip is well known in the North East as uke player with Gateway Ukulele Orchestra and lead guitarist with Grooveyard Hammond Combo. He has played guitar with many well known Aussie legends such as Darryl Braithwaite, Renee Gayer, Tommy Emmanuel, Normie Rowe and this list goes on.
The Wangaratta Ukulele Band has just compiled its second songbook with over 60 songs from a variety of decades. Phillip will help arrange and interpret a selection of these songs, incorporating a variety of strumming patterns, fingerpicking etc. We encourage anyone with some previous experience of playing the ukulele or have attended previous beginner classes to attend these workshops as we sing and strum through our new songbook.
Cost of each fortnightly 2 hourly workshop is $4 for members and $10 for non members. Annual fee to become part of Wangaratta Ukes is $25. Wangaratte Ukes meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, 101 Appin St. Wangaratta starting at 5.30pm.
Come along to our workshops with Phillip and upgrade your ukulele skills. For more information, check out our Facebook page for updates, gigs etc.
  Enquiries: John Bell 0400 863 334/Paddy Milne 0407 311 899.
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