Stringybark Short Fiction Award 2015

Was delighted to hear that my short story “Karikurla” received a Highly Commended in this Award. With over 230 entries being received, I am proud to be among the top twenty-seven entries. The criteria for this competition was that it contained an Australian theme. As such, my imaginary meeting between Paddy Hannan, the gold prospector and a young Aboriginal boy seemed a logical entry. Karikurla? The Aboriginal name for a bush with edible fruit which grows in the area and one of the suggested origins of the name Kalgoorlie, where Paddy made his famous strike.

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