The local book launch 18th April 2015

An enormous thank you to the Hon Barry House, the team at MR Bookshop, the friends who sent flowers and sponsored the wonderful wine we drank from Gralyn and Cape Mentelle (‘Georgiana’) the descendants of original Augusta settlers and the many others who travelled to join us in Margaret River. We launched a book… but it was also truly a celebration of Georgiana’s life and work. This photo captures perfectly my own experience of the event: the joy in finally signing books for readers after so many years of working towards that – and in the background, by pure coincidence, the portrait of little Georgiana holding flowers, a story I told during the launch. She was there.