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DECEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the December 2022 edition of the Highways and Byways Newsletter. In this edition, we are pleased to share with you the amazing work of several of our small grant recipients. We outline the recent activities of our major partnership programs in Roma in...

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IT’S A SLOW BURN

IT’S A SLOW BURN

Nelligen, NSW Nelligen rural firefighter Robynne Murphy now sees more than a fire hazard in the overgrown grass and dense bush around Bateman’s Bay. Through her involvement with the Bateman’s Bay Local Aboriginal Land Council, her growing understanding of cultural...

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THINGS ARE BUZZING IN DODGES FERRY

THINGS ARE BUZZING IN DODGES FERRY

Dodges Ferry,Tasmania The honeybees around Dodges Ferry in Tasmania are in safe hands. Extra hives were built at the Okines Community House during a series of five workshops supported by Highways and Byways. As well as educating a new generation of bee lovers and...

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SEEDS OF CONNECTION – 2022 IN REVIEW

SEEDS OF CONNECTION – 2022 IN REVIEW

Roma, Queensland.  Our Seeds of Connection program has flourished during 2022, with our project leader Megan Brown supporting other Indigenous leaders to run programs in Roma and other even more remote communities! Megan and her cousin David McCarthy ran our...

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CHILDREN LEAD THE WAY

CHILDREN LEAD THE WAY

Gundagai, NSW Step into the Gundagai Preschool Kindergarten and the three and four year old children will greet you in the traditional language of the local Wiradjuri people, or sing you a song acknowledging the traditional owners of the land along the Murrumbidgee...

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THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER NOW

THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER NOW

Far Western NSW Sarah Mashford looks out the window of her home today and sees small, green, native frangipanis, an olive bush hedge and rows of bottle brush. For a while during the crippling drought in NSW, Sarah saw nothing but red dirt and the remnants of trees...

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YARCK TO YEA, WALK, RIDE, RUN 2022 RECAP

YARCK TO YEA, WALK, RIDE, RUN 2022 RECAP

On a foggy and chilly morning in late August, 50 people were up early to join in this year’s Highways and Byways Yarck to Yea event.   The annual event raises funds to support the programs of Highways and Byways, the mission entity of the Missionary Sisters of Service...

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2021 SMALL GRANTS ACHIEVE BIG OUTCOMES

2021 SMALL GRANTS ACHIEVE BIG OUTCOMES

Highways and Byways - Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together is pleased to release its final report on its 2021 Small Grants Program, showcasing the efforts and achievements of its funding recipients nation-wide. Forty three (43) grants totaling $87,521 were...

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