‘Heartbeat Maldon' is a little project that explores the elder community of the historic Central Victorian town of Maldon. Rose interviewed nine local people - some who have grown up in the town, others who have moved there in later life. Over numerous cups of tea (and sometimes cake or a vanilla slice!), Rose enquired about times in people’s lives when their heart was beating fast. And what a fine collection of answers! including digging up an Aboriginal skeleton, being cornered by a bull, a first awkward kiss, night time fears (spiders, ghosts & imaginary dogs), fast cars, fast trucks, scary planes and lots of stealing! - balloons, lipstick, apples and locquats.
The booklet of stories is now available from the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre and Adrian's antique shop on Main St for $5. (Half of this money goes to Writing Through Fences - a creative writing project for people in immigration detention)
Photos below of Dick Cox, Margaret Sheehan, Joan Willis, Nancy Whittaker & Daphne Rooms.