TONY THORNE THE LAST DAYS OF THE MILL
The end of Burnie’s 73 years of industrial paper making
…as I walked up
I cd see th last bit’f paper whippin through th machine.
I felt sad. I nearly cried.
Th whole day was weird.
It was like bein at someone’s funeral.
I was walkin out fr th last time and I chucked me clothes in th bin.
I thought, I won’t be needin these no more.
You are invited to the launch by Lindsay Broughton, on March 14th at 6pm at the Moonah Arts Centre, 65 Hopkins Street, Moonah.
The exhibition features digital prints and watercolours depicting the final hours of the Paper and Pulp Mill which for many years was the defining industry of Burnie. The exhibition will also feature poems by Pete Hay which will form part of a book to be launched later this year.
Pete will read from his poems at the launch.
Sean Kelly, Arts Officer, Moonah Arts Centre