Elaine Forrestal

Two seafarers

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While Rose’s ship the Uranie waits at anchor in Fremantle harbour Black Jack Anderson has made a surprise return. He appeared on the horizon this week in the form of a contact from journalist Angela Pownall who is writing an article for the West Australian about our most notorious pirate.

Later this week the Perth Writer’s Festival comes to town with lots of interesting events and displays. Don’t miss the very popular Free Family Fun Day next Sunday at the University of Western Australia. Many of your favourite WA authors and illustrators will be there and they have some great activities for you to get involved in. I will be launching Baby Animal Farm by Karen Blair at 10.30am and you will be able to get up close and personal with some real baby animals.

Watch out for pirates and explorers though. You just never know when or where they will pop up next.