The Miners’ Garden is a story that came to me in 2014. It is inspired by the landscapes of the copper mining town of Burra and the Southern Flinders areas of South Australia. I have always been drawn to the experience of women in colonial Australia and feel that many stories still need to be told. I am very grateful to Island for publishing it and giving the voice of a young girl called Sugar a broader audience.
Island 149 Publishes My Short Story –