Women of their Word – Interviews

Music Director – Donna Magrath

Many singers and musicians in the Redlands owe much of their musical development to Donna Magrath. Musician, singer, composer, music director and tutor, Donna has impeccable musical intuition and a repertoire that covers a wide range of genres. She is the Music Director and one-woman
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Ray Noonan & Ian Munday

Ray Noonan is well-known to Redland audiences as an experienced director and actor. His acting career started south of the border but he has been gracing local stages since his role as a scurrilous judge in Sweet Fanny Adams. A versatile talent, his most recent role was his memorable
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Judith Wright

Judith Wright, one of Australia’s leading and most highly awarded poets, grew from a pastoral life of privilege and power to become a leader in literature and environmental activism and an advocate of the rights of Australian Aboriginal. A founding member of the Australian Conservatio
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Leona Kyling

Our next interview looks at the Remarkable Life of Leona Kyling played by Ann-Marie Andersen. Ann-Marie is an actor and workplace teacher and trainer. Her vibrant, energetic personality is a perfect fit for the role of Leona Kyling, a Redland business woman, philanthropist and diverse
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Maybanke Anderson

Our first interview looks at poet Maybanke Anderson, played by actress, folk-singer and social activist Christine Venner-Westaway. Maybanke was an outstanding Australian suffragist. The mother of seven children, she saw poetry and song as natural tools for education, which was her gre
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