Community remembers Brian Drynan: Obituary

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In remembrance: Family and friends of Brian Drynan laid him to rest at Palen Creek on Monday after he passed away peacefully at the family home on September 6.

BRIANwas born in Beaudesert Hospital onNovember 7th 1934, to Drew and Marie Drynan,nee Flanagan, of lnnisplain.

An older brother,Drew, and later a sister Catherine completed thefamily.

It was the day that Peter Pan won theMelbourne Cup.

Coincidentally, in later years,Brian loved the races, could recall winners of thecup, and was a member of the Gold Coast TurfClub for many years.

Brian was named after Brian Flanagan, Marie’suncle, who was killed in 1890 when his draycollapsed on him at his Running Creek selection.

He was just 27 years old.

Schooling started at 5 years of age, in 1940, at thesmall state school at lnnisplain.

World War II hadbroken out four months previous and the futurelooked a little uncertain.

He and older brotherDrew rode their ponies to school.

Howevertherewasalwaysadetour,asoneoftheirfarmjobswastotakethehorsesdowntotheLoganRiver for watering.

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Chance for youth to shine on the big screen

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Blue Mountains Youth Film Festival co-directors Isobel Knight and Nick Harriott launching the inaugural festival in Katoomba last week. Entries are open and finalists work will be screened at Uniting Cinemas Katoomba on October 21. Photo: Richard de Carvalho (Lunacraft Productions).The current crop of teenagers are growing up with smartphones and a thirst for creating and sharing quirky clips on social media – qualities perfectly suited to filmmaking.

It’s something the organisers of next month’s inaugural Blue Mountains Youth Film Festival, Nick Harriott and Isobel Knight haven’t missed.

They say their idea for the festival came about from identifying a gap in opportunity for Blue Mountains residents aged under 25 to develop and showcase their skills behind and in front of the video camera.

Officially launching the festival and calling for entries last week, both have been busy running filmmaking and storytelling workshops at several Mountains high schools, where they were warmly received by students and teachers.

Mr Harriott said high school students are in a way already filmmakers.

“This generation is growing up more visually literate than anyone that has come before them because they are constantly creating and watching video content,” he said. “Their phones are full of videos they’ve made for Instagram or Vine or just to share on Facebook. When it comes to filmmaking, story is king and luckily young people always have an abundance of stories to tell.

“In the workshops I’ve seen students making short films that range from the cut-throat world of competitive gymnastics to a nun caught up in a forbidden love affair.

“There’s a kind of unfiltered approach to storytelling that you can only get from young people and that’s why we started up the festival – to celebrate and encourage that talent.”

Mr Harriott said many schools are running co-curricular classes for the purpose of entering films into the festival and Blaxland High School has even made making entries an assessment task for its drama students in Years 8 and 9.

“Some schools are also submitting short films that were made by Year 12 students as part of their HSC assessments.”

Entries are now open and finalists’ work will be screened at United Cinemas Katoomba (formerly The Edge) on Wednesday, October 21.

Local creative space, Hughes Studio, has designed and produced trophies for the final prize winners and the prize pool includes packs with high class filmmaking gear thanks to Rode Microphones.

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Our coast needs your help

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SOMETHING FISHY: Marine researcher and environmentalist Lachlan Fetterplace PHOTO: SuppliedThe state of the Illawarra’s oceans and coasts are under threat, and a selection of environmental experts are inviting residents to find out more with a free information sessionat the Wollongong Builders Club Wednesday night.

Landcare Illawarra is hosting the event as a call to action, and to inform people about the devastating impacts rubbish and marine debris haveon our wildlife.

They’ll discuss ocean health, fisheries, seabird rehabilitation, and how a rare leatherback sea turtle died on the shores of Shellharbour from ingesting a plastic bag.

Environmentalist and co-founder of Take 3Tim Silverwood said the biggest misconception waspeople didn’trealise the scale of the problem as generally our beaches “look quite good”.

“Research suggests that we are a major contributor in our own right to the problem, especially from our major urban areas,” he said. “Globally eight million tonnes of new plastic goes into the ocean each year.”

Mr Silverwood said reducing how much disposable plastics we use, or picking up rubbish when out and about is a small practice that “does matter” on alarge scale.

“Research from the CSIRO is now suggesting in the next few decades almost every sea bird in the ocean will have plastic in their stomachs, and it’s already over 30 per cent,” he said.

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