Some Things Change - Perth, Western Australia, 1979
It's a hot summer afternoon, with no sign of the Freo Doctor. Despite the heat, I'm climbing the tree in Gran's backyard with my brothers and boy cousins while our girl cousins chat in a circle in the shade of the back veranda. Like the other boys, I'm in shorts with no shirt or shoes. Our tomboy cousin's up here, too. And though she's wearing a dress, she's also barefoot.
Read the story on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-stories/some-things-change
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• Episode 79, Perth, Western Australia, 1979: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com/some-things-change-perth-1979/
• Episode 80, London, England, 1992: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com/some-things-change-london-1992/
• Episode 81, Perth, Western Australia, 2023: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com/some-things-change-perth-2023/
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Podcast episodes recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.
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