1. Here is a nugget from the gold-rush days, it’s a beauty that my father found;
it looks a little green, but it’s gold inside, perhaps you could make a crown.

2. Here is a nice drop of vintage port
I collected on the Southern run;
I was saving it for some sorta special day, it’ll keep till you’re twenty one.

3. This here is the hide of a wallaby,
I tanned it through the winter days;
I know it smells a bit like tanning bark, but that’ll keep all the mossies away.

4. And this is a stone with secret signs;
for we who are the blacks know well
that you have the spirit of the crying tree
from the dreaming tracks you crossed, we can tell.

Norman Habel & Robin Mann © 1981


ALWS 29/5/24

In May 2023 we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.

Last year we visited churches in SA, Vic, Qld and WA with Jonathan & Julie Krause promoting the cause of ALWS.

Coming up soon:

* Nuriootpa (St Petri) Saturday June 22, 4 pm

To be confirmed:
Bordertown July 28,
Everton Park (Qld) August 17,
Canberra August 24 

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events