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Mary Norman

Interviewed by Leah Marie McMahon / photos by Emma O’Brien

Leah: How long have you lived in the area?
Mary: Since October 1993.

Leah: What’s a fond memory you have of living here?
Mary: Moving into a mobile along the river. Family parties.

Leah: Have you seen this community come back from hard times before?
Mary: Due to the pandemic the B&B was going through hard times and wasn’t working, so my daughters and husband opened a coffee shop.

Leah: What are some things that have helped you through lockdown and what brings you joy?
Mary: Cooking and baking banana bread. I made breads and soups. TV dramas and holidays. Walking. Travelling. Watching the sunset with my family.

Leah: What does community mean to you? What sort of things are you doing now to stay connected to your community and family?
Mary: Community means looking out for each other. Meals on wheels- community. Going out for meals. Birthday parties.

Leah: What message do you want to share for yourself and this community in 10 years time?
Mary: Show support. Pay attention to the young people. Education. You can do anything if you put your mind to it

Pictured below are images from Mary & Leah’s shoot with photographer Emma O’Brien.