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Successful Launch of Black Swan Lake in Australia

 

Rod Giblett hosted a very successful launch of his book Black Swan Lake at Edith Cowan University in Mount Lawley on 6th March. Honourable Alison Xamon, MLC’s speech to mark the beginning of the launch covered a variety of topics also included in Rod Giblett’s book. They ranged from engaging with the Lake and the land, the importance of names and naming to the drastic loss of wetland all across Perth. Xamon made the following point.
 
Taking the time to engage with the Lake, to be quiet with it, to find preferred spots for the different weather patterns that come over, to observe and to think is recognised as somewhere between a luxury and a matter of priorities. Research has been pretty definitive that access to natural spaces is essential for human physical and mental health.
 
The lunchtime occasion was also the opening of an exhibition of archival and historical photos of Forrestdale Lake. This exhibition runs until 14th March in the ECU library

 

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