Author: Sue Gilbey

Posted on: March 20, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

Irene on Phyllis and Dennis

Anti-Apartheid activist Irene Gale talks about her lifelong friendship with Phyllis Naidoo, and friend Dennis Brutus, how the Gale family arrived in Chicago on the day that Steve Biko was killed, Dennis set up a Steve Biko Memorial Committee at the North Western University (where Jim Gale studied with him as one of his students) and together with many thousands of citizens and student they ended up being able to…

Posted on: March 17, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

ethical events

Three women passionate about the ethics of events. This is an engaging and fascinating conversation and is food for thought about how and what we, as citizens know about event management and it has huge implications. It was recorded at Christie Walk on unceded Kaurna land. The ethical events website, see below and the up coming forum is organised by Melanie Carter, Jane Edwards and Georgia Heath. “We are South…

Posted on: March 11, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

an expat view of apartheid

I have called Adelaide home for the last 50 years. I was born in South Africa of Scots, English, and probably most significantly, devout but politically-active Irish-Catholic stock (one of my uncles was the progressive and relentlessly anti-apartheid Catholic archbishop of Durban – Archbishop Denis Hurley). My family emigrated to Australia in 1972 to get us all as far away as possible from the military conscription, surveillance, and intimidation of…

Posted on: January 25, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

Armistice with Dr Faber

This podcast on historian, Dr David Faber’s reflections, is a comprehensive analysis of the meaning of Armistice and of war and peace and it ends with David’s admission that the current situation is all quite scary. It needs to be shared.  

Posted on: December 9, 2022 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0


in part one Annabelle Tilbrook gives an amazing personal account of life after fire. Part 2 is heart warming story of community. I took the title recovery is not linear from something she says in part 2. It really resonated with me. For more pictures you can visit the website>       James and Annabelle Tilbrook established Tilbrook Estate in 1999, after an extensive search of Australian cool…

Posted on: October 17, 2022 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

Sophia’s story

Sophia has a diverse background with the ‘red thread’ of always working towards ecological health. She began her career working on the Halifax EcoCity project, transitioned to community engagement before undertaking an MSc in Holistic Science at Scumacher College. Her study of complex systems science in her masters degree led her to her current passion where she works with embodied and playful practices to help people access their intuitive wisdom…

Posted on: October 1, 2022 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0


Silent is an anagram for listen It’s amazing what you can hear when you really listen    

Posted on: October 1, 2022 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

the sheoak

The She Oak she/her tree I’m an unashamed tree hugger, I love all things nature, but I especially love trees, I love sitting silently under them, listening to them breathe, I know nothing about their genus, all I know is what is between us, me and the tree, One time, I flopped down on the ground, my back propped against the base of an old tree and closed my eyes…