ECHUCA-MOAMA is filled with talented people.
And we have jammed as many as we can into this edition of echucamoama.
We feature six local artists and six local musicians who each have their own story to tell and the niche in which they excel.
All 12 took a diﬀerent journey to the paint brush or microphone but there is one common denominator — they are all from our towns.
And our music and art scenes are all the better for it.
Our front cover features someone incredibly special. Professor Henry Atkinson has dedicated his life to improving indigenous education to give young people a chance of improving their future.
Wrapped in his traditional Biganga, or possum coat, and ﬂanked by the Murray, Henry is at home by the river in Echuca.
His story tells of systematic poor treatment within aboriginal missions before his family was the first indigenous people to settle in Echuca.
He then went on to educate teachers on how best to educate indigenous students.
We also spoke to two brave women who wanted to share their story about the troubles of having children.
Finally we would not be able to bring you a magazine of this quality without the loyal support of local business and
Shopping local is what keeps our town aﬂoat and we urge you to support all the people who have advertised in this issue because without them we couldn’t tell you the stories we have.
I hope you enjoy each page of this magazine and I congratulate everyone at the Riverine Herald for once again producing a stellar edition of echucamoama.