Author to talk in Gladstone
AUTHOR of Rich Land, Wasteland Sharyn Munro will be presenting a talk in Gladstone on August 11.
Ms Munro is in the process of a state-wide tour and will stop in to speak about the findings from her trip visiting Australia's coal mining communities.
"I wrote this book to share with Australians what I experienced and learnt. Most Australians, I believe, are decent people who would be appalled by what is going on if they knew," Ms Munro said.
What she said she discovered was towns and districts dying with homeowners and farmers being forced out of townships.
Capricorn Conservation Council project officer, Chantelle James, said the book was a compelling and heart-stirring account of the real stories behind the people and communities being impacted by the coal mining boom across Australia.
"These stories include some of our CQ farmers, townships and port areas," Ms james said.
"Capricorn Conservation Council and Gladstone Conservation Council are pleased to be hosting talks by Sharyn Munro, given our coastal communities are impacted by coal and gas export facilities and our inland communities are affected by the mining and their infrastructure."
Saturday 11th August
11.30am at Gladstone Community Hub on 5 Buller St
Followed by Gladstone Conservation Council Fundraiser
12:30-3pm with local (live) musicians, art & craft workshops and food.