Thank you to everyone who came to the "In Conversation" last week, especially to Caroline Jones who asked me such interesting questions about my new book, AUSTRALIANS ALL. Thank you, too, to the Faculty of Education and Social Work in the University of Sydney, which organised the event, and especially to our host, Professor Robyn Ewing.
It was fascinating for me to see how the audience responded to the power of story — unadorned by technology or visual aides. It was a great reminder that human beings love to listen to the spoken word.
I was also very interested in the question posed by a member of the audience, as to how the current generation of Australian children will develop a sense of belonging to country and even identity as Australians, given that so few urban kids any longer have any connection with bushland.