|The Deconverters, Our Presence, June 2014|
|The Deconverters, Sarah at Tahlee, June 2014|
|The Deconverters, Gideon at Gunyah, June 2014|
|The Deconverters, Rob and trees, June 2014|
Scene 1. Internal, early afternoon.
Sarah and Jane enter the quiet room, natural sunlight fills the space. Christine attends the counter, greeting them with a smile. She is in her late forties dressed in jeans and a cable-knit brown cardigan, she wears a name badge and is very cheerful and helpful.
Hi! You ladies right?
Hi, we're actually looking for the information centre...
Yeah this is the Library
It's just that building there
Christine pokes her finger a few times to her right. Knowing better than to act too strange, too soon Jane tries desperately to ignore her oblique whims. Her whim to believe that there is a small and invisible building inside the library.
Jane, a twinkle in her eye, pokes her finger towards the imaginary building, knowing full well that Christine is talking about the building across the road behind the library. Christine smiles and inquires further about what they are looking for, and suggests perhaps she could help.
|The Deconverters, Making Place I, June 2014|
|The Deconverters, Rob on the dunes, June 2014|
Scene 54. Interior.
A politician sits in an office a famous painting hangs on the wall behind her. She is has had a lot of plastic surgery.
Years ago, when I was first elected there was a tree where a bypass, a road, would go. It was on someones land. The tree might have been important. But then again, all trees were important. But this one was said to be really special. The special tree in the special dirt. Right where you are standing. Right now. Under you is dead forgotten dirt. And it is best you forget it. It might break your heart or teeth to know it.
|The Deconverters, Tanilba House Beach, June 2014|
Thank you to Tea gardens library and information centre, thank you to Barry at Bulahdelah Library, thank you to Richard and Allen at Tahlee Historic House. Thank you Helen and her giant dog at Tanilba Bay. Thank you to the two anonymous bird watchers at the hole in the wall. They told me The Sooty Oyster Catchers I saw at Dark Point are rare beautiful and part of a complex system there looking out to Broughton Island.