Judith Durham – Colours of My Life

When Deb Bye interviewed Judith Durham (formerly of The Seekers) in Dec 2009, her biography, The Judith Durham Story – Colours of My Life by Graham Simpson had recently been released.   Judith speaks about her childhood illness and her lifelong management of the challenge it brought to her life. She talks candidly about her… [Read More]

GWN Arts Online Project 2017

Gippsland Women’s Network is providing startup funding for an online arts project for East Gippsland. Amegilla Gallery in Bruthen is the base for the startup and Deb spoke with gallery owner Eileen Thurgood, GWN President and local artist, Di Deppeler and GWN Treasurer and founder, Mary Salce.   More info on the GWN website and ABC… [Read More]

Footprints in the Tar 2002 – Victorian History Awards overall winner 2003

FOOTPRINTS IN THE TAR – award winning series about the migrants who passed through the camp at West Sale from1949 to 1953. There were no formal records, written, oral or photographic publicly available in Gippsland or Melbourne. This factor added urgency to the project as the adults sent to the camp in 2000 were all in their seventies.

Sale historian ANN SYNAN and ABC Gippsland Regional Manager (1994-2003) Debbie Bye collaborated to preserve the history through the writing and publication of a book “We Came with Nothing” and an oral history “Footprints in the Tar”..

Tar Paper Walls (2016 edit)

This is a re-edit from original material collected over two years with Sale Historian Ann Synan for the production of the award winning book They Came with Nothing and accompanying radio series Footprints in the Tar.

Last Breakfast Show on ABC Gippsland 2003

On the 20th June 2003 Deb left the ABC to set up a new Community Radio Station in Gippsland. The management at ABC Radio allowed time for Deb to say goodbye and opened the lines for call in. These are excepts from the program.