Vietnam War veteran Barry Heard will visit Benalla to talk about his book.October 17, 2012 6:55am
Award-winning author Barry Heard will visit High Country Library branches in Benalla, Wangaratta, Mt Beauty and Bright during October to talk about his book, Well Done, Those Men.
Benalla Library will host Barry, a Vietnam veteran, at the Commercial Hotel in Benalla.
Barry’s visit is part of the National Year of Reading program and his book, Well Done, Those Men, is a memoir of his experiences during, and after, the Vietnam War.
It has been named as the Victorian winner of the Our Story competition.
The aim of the Our Story competition was to identify a set of eight books which together describe what it’s like to live in, be from, visit or in some other way connect with the eight different states and territories.
Barry was born and raised in rural Victoria. He started writing his story while being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Reviews of the book have been outstanding, both from veterans and those who are interested in the long-term effects of a war experience.
You can meet Barry at the Commercial Hotel, Bridge St, Benalla, at 10
The Friends of the Benalla Library will provide morning tea; all other drinks and meals will be at bar prices. Book through Benalla Library on 5762
Copies of Barry’s books will be available for purchase on the day.
Information about other dates and venues is available at www.hclc.vic.gov.au
New fair in Mooroopna will show how to re-use and recycle.
Yarrawonga/Mulwala's largest ever professional golf event, the Shepparton BMW Senior Victorian Open, got underway today with 124 players hitting off from 8am to 1pm on Yarrawonga's Black Bull Golf Course at Silverwoods.
Tatura’s rainfall for the last three months of 2015, 116.6mm, was marginally down on the long-term average for the same period, 120.8mm.
MEDDLING mothers can cause plenty of grief when you’re young, especially when they get involved in your love life.
THE second annual Christmas town party in Lockington did not quite attract the crowd organisers were hoping for, but it failed to dampen their spirit.
Special supplement in this weeks edition
For Tocumwal’s Lynda Snowden, working the land hasn’t stopped her from falling in love with the majestic surrounds of her day to day life.
TOOLLEEN Recreation Reserve Committee of Management presented three awards on Australia Day in front of 80 local residents.
The NSW Government has recommended the Old Cobram Barooga Bridge be placed on the State Heritage register.
Deniliquin doctor Marion Magee says she is disgusted with the treatment of local nurses.
Federal Member for Murray Sharman Stone has been criticised by two Victorian MPs for suggesting the Federal Government should stop spending money on the $2 billion irrigation modernisation program until problems are sorted out.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.