Highways and Byways December 2018 Newsletter

In this edition of Highways and Byways, MSS Congregational Leader Stancea Vichie announces our exciting new organisation Highways and Byways - A Community of Service, which will be absorbing all the activity of the John Wallis Foundation. Read also of the MSS and friends pilgrimage around Tasmania to begin the celebrations of 75 years as … Continue reading Highways and Byways December 2018 Newsletter

Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Most older parents discover that life changes and often gets a little easier once their children grow up. But surviving those early years can be tough and the Swansea Community Cottage reckons a lot of young parents need a hand. That’s just what they offered last year with support from the John Wallis Foundation. The … Continue reading Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

August 2018 Highways and Byways Newsletter

The current issue of H&B tells good news stories of people doing great things with support of the John Wallis Foundation.   As well as doing beautiful things for their communities, these people inspire us to yet new efforts to connect with people in situations of disadvantage.  Enjoy their stories and other news from the Foundation: … Continue reading August 2018 Highways and Byways Newsletter

Showing off local lands and culture

Wujal Wujal, Northern Queensland Somethinghappened during a Wujal Wujal cultural adventure camp for young leaders last year. They were asked to show some non-Indigenous mates from Brisbane where they lived and share their culture.  Joh Anthonis, a counselorwith the Wujal Wujal Justice Group, watched the locals change. “They were explaining about bush food and important … Continue reading Showing off local lands and culture

Weaving a new beginning

Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia Women from the remote Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia went looking in their vast backyard (Kwini Country) and found the makings of a wonderful adventure. They found an abundance of pandanus leaf for weaving baskets and myriad plants for dyeing the dried leaves into vibrant colours. The women, … Continue reading Weaving a new beginning