Millthorpe Words and pictures launch

Dedication: Leanne Attwater, Jeanette Attwater and Karen Cameron are proud to have the book Millthorpe in Words and Pictures dedicated to Eddie Attwater.
Dedication: Leanne Attwater, Jeanette Attwater and Karen Cameron are proud to have the book Millthorpe in Words and Pictures dedicated to Eddie Attwater.

Millthorpe is often teeming with tourists taking photographs and now a team of locals have now done all the work for them and have produced a book titled ‘Millthorpe in Words and Pictures’

Christine Hurt, a teacher at Millthorpe Public School and owner of Orange Press, the publisher of the book, said that the origin of the book came about only about 12 months ago.

“We began taking images at the garden ramble in 2016 and have been taking a lot photos that have really shaped how the book looks, and it’s grown almost organically as it went along,” she said.

The photos were taken by both Hamish Cameron, an ex-student of Millthorpe Public School, and also by Myra Hurt.

For Hamish’s grandmother, Jeanette Attwater, seeing her grandson’s photos at the launch of the book at the school on Friday November 17 was a big surprise.

Hamish is now working in England during his gap year and returned recently to spend some time with his grandfather Eddie Attwater before Eddie passed away.

“It’s sad that dad didn’t get to see the book as he took a lot of interest in what Hamish was doing,” said Hamish’s mother, Karen Cameron.

Other contributors include Myra Hurt, photographer Rachel Gordon and graphic designer Mathew Thomas. 

The book is $35 and is available in Millthorpe at the Millthorpe Corner Store, Pharmacy, Providore, Sweet and Unique, Bowerbird, Blue and at the Angullong cellar door.