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It is always fun in May visiting the largest Cornish festival in the world at the Copper Coast, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. This year it was so exciting seeing my own granddaughters dancing down Kadina's main street in the Furry Dance. The Maypole dancing was great and fairs were fun with plenty of pasties and Cornish homebrew. Janeen Brian and I met a man dressed as his mine manager ancestor.


 


On Thursday 12 May I spoke at the Cornish Association History Seminar. This year the seminar was titled: 'The Ingenious Cornish Inventions, Enterprises and Exploits'. Dr Philip Payton from Cornwall spoke as did Geoffrey Blainey AC, Greg Drew, and Graham Aubrey. The Honourable Ian Wilson AM gave a summary of the day, not an easy feat. These papers can be found in Lokan, J (ed.) 2011, The Ingenious Cornish Inventions, Enterprises and Exploits, Papers from the Biennial History Seminar, Cornish Association of South Australia. My paper was called 'Cornish Inventiveness in rural South Australia', and discussed the inventions of Hawke, Martin and the May Brothers in Kapunda and Gawler.


 


Thursday night I attended 'Geryow an evening of Words and Wine'. Guest speakers were Posie Graeme-Evans and Janeen Brian. I had the honour as patron of children's writing activities of giving the awards to the children who had won the Max Fatchen writing competition.


 


On Friday all the authors took part in a Meet the Writer session in the Kadina library. That afternoon was Roger Norris-Green's new book launch, and then the ceremony of the Bards in Wallaroo. This year I was the Herald.

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