Holden’s last hurrah
March 20, 2020 - GM-Detroit owes Australia, writes Tim O’Brien, and the Holden proving ground is the perfect parting gift.
The virus diaries
March 20, 2020 - Catherine Watson takes notes as empty shelf syndrome spreads faster than COVID-19. Cartoon by Natasha Williams-Novak.
On common ground
March 20, 2020 - “Dinkum folk” and a culture of working for the public good created a multi-cultural society in Wonthaggi ahead of its time, writes Frank Coldebella.
View from the Chamber
March 20, 2020 - A walk along the Grantville beach leaves Cr Bruce Kent fuming.
Not so fast, GM
March 6, 2020 - GM will probably seek to sell the Lang Lang proving ground to the highest bidder. Mikhaela Barlow argues that Bass Coast needs to stake its claim first.
Bin there, done that
March 6, 2020 - Bass Coast was way ahead of the pack in 2017 when it introduced an organic collection, Catherine Watson reports.
Damn you, John Mutsaers
March 6, 2020 - Catherine Watson accepts a writing challenge and finds herself down a rabbit hole.
Home is where the art is
March 6, 2020 - Setback provides an unexpected stimulus for Phillip Island’s pop-up exhibitions.
Enough with the climate gloom
Feb 21, 2020 - Let’s stop the angst about climate change and start talking about the economic benefits of climate action, writes Michael Whelan, who says there is plenty happening locally to give us heart.
Cancer service to ease the pain
February 21, 2020 - The long haul to the city for Bass Coast cancer patients is ending with chemotherapy services to start at Wonthaggi Hospital next week.
No place like home
Feb 21, 2020 - A tent in the bush, a young woman washing in public toilets … subtle signs that not everyone in Bass Coast has a roof over their heads. A local forum looks at solutions to a growing crisis of homelessness.
Phillip Island writer takes top prize
Feb 10, 2020 - Phillip Island writer and historian Christine Grayden has won first prize in the inaugural Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction with Jobs that no longer exist.
‘Blue poles’ director hailed from Wonthaggi
NGA director James Mollison’s death revives memories of his purchase of Blue Poles, dismissed by one newspaper as ‘$1.3m for dribs and drabs’.
Forged by fire
Jan 25, 2020 - In the wake of her family’s ordeal in the Mallacoota bushfires, Laura Brearley reflects that catastrophe reminds us of what matters.
Jan 25, 2020 - Forty-two entries, more than 300,000 words … the three judges for the first Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction approached the task with mingled anticipation and nervousness. Catherine Watson reports
Thrills and spills
Jan 25, 2020 - Liz Low is nostalgic for the days when children roamed free and took risks.
Here’s to the old Tech
Jan 25, 2020 - As Wonthaggi Secondary College moves to a sparkling new campus, the old tech school still holds a special place for many, writes Carolyn Landon.
Ed and the Birds
March 20, 2020 - Karen Bateman was highly commended in the Bass Coast Prize for Non-fiction for her essay Ed and the Birds, a very local response to environmental issues.
Man of many parts
March 20, 2020 - Liane Arno meets the enigmatic Geoff Ellis, writer, photographer, councillor, activist and petrol head.
The solace of birds
March 20, 2020 – In troubled times, Patsy Hunt turns to the comfort of a garden alive with birds.
Self portrait of an architect
March 20, 2020 - Creative endeavor is full of heartbreak, writes Tim Shannon, punctuated by rare moments of delight.
Alzheimer Sufferer/Carer Suite
March 6, 2020 - Cape Woolamai poet Malcolm Brodie won third prize in the inaugural Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction for a cycle of 56 poems celebrating his mother Florence.
One of us?
March 6, 2020 - Australians trapped in Hubei province, ISIS wives and children, Julian Assange and Dusty Martin’s dad … citizenship is back in the news, writes Anne Heath Mennell
March 6, 2020 - “Progress by property developers” isn’t good enough for the next generation of Wonthaggi residents, writes Joan Woods.
March 6, 2020 - John Parsons puts an alternative perspective on climate change.
March 6, 2020 - An old-fashioned garden favourite reminds Liz Low that gardening is often a mysterious art.
Salutations from the high ground
Feb 21, 2020 - Like the climate emergency itself, the Emergency Summit was almost too big, writes Cr Geoff Ellis
Why I love Cape
Feb 21, 2020 - After watching so many quiet seaside villages succumb to suburbia, Pete Muskens has found a haven in Cape Paterson … but for how long?
Feb 21, 2020 - Julie Constable’s memoir of an environmental awakening won second prize in the inaugural Bass Coast prize for Non-Fiction.
Memories of Hiroshi
Feb brings bitter-sweet memories of a beloved nephew to Etsuko Yasunaga and gratitude for what she learned from his short life.
Jobs that no longer exist: a memoir
Feb 10, 2020 - Chicory drying, kelp harvesting and cuttlefish collecting … Christine Grayden’s prize-winning memoir is a fascinating insight into a world of work that once existed on Phillip Island.
A force of nature
Feb 10, 2020 - Eulalie Brewster’s inquiring mind and vast knowledge make her a much loved companion and an invaluable resource, well into her 90s, writes Terri Allen
‘A gentle man who earned respect’
Jan 25, 2020 - Terri Allen pays tribute to local park ranger Bill Slade, who died while fighting fires in East Gippsland.
Feb 10, 2020 - As she celebrates her 20th anniversary, Miriam Strickland reflects on what makes a relationship endure.
A blazing star
Jan 25, 2020 - Ricardo Alves-Ferreira’s friends remember a free spirit who lit up the world and inspired others to be true to themselves
Keep it #$%@!!*& nice
Jan 25, 2020 - Catherine Watson used to pride herself on the fact that comments posted by Bass Coast Post readers were constructive, relevant, respectful. So unlike those in other publications.
Making his mark
Jan 25, 2020 - Bricklayer, masseur, clay artist … Pat Wishart lets his hands do the talking.