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Members Acknowledgments


Margaret Ferrell

Following a career in education in Scotland and England, in 1985 I added to my B.A degree a Graduate Diploma in English at Curtin University, achieving Distinction.    

For The West Australian I reviewed books for several years.

At SWWWA, I gave a talk on book reviewing.  Later, I became editor of Montage magazine.

My fiction and poetry have been commended in Bronze Quill Competitions, poetry published in magazines and currently online with WA Poets Creatrix journals of haiku and poetry.

I have given poetry readings and published a book of my poetry entitled Perceptions – with a foreword by Elizabeth Jolley.

Reading and writing moves me.  If I can evoke a response in a reader, then I am grateful. 



Lesley Nazzari
While I haven't had a book printed, I have had one or two short poems in an Anthology run by a newspaper some years ago.I don't have an English Degree but I do enjoy words and writing. I particularly enjoy writing and reading poetry. 
I have been involved with writing groups since 2000, and currently run the Goldfields Writers Group, and have done for the last couple of years.
Goldfields Writers Group meet at the library on the final Sunday of each month, and the second Thursday of each month. We plan to compile an anthology of writing and poetry about the Goldfields sometime next year.
If you wish to join the group drop into the library on one of our meeting days and we will make you welcome.

Ilona Nunis

My maiden name is KOCSIS. I was born in Melbourne Australia to Hungarian parents. Unfortunately my parents let go of their Hungarian connection when I was a young child. They did not pass any Hungarian language or culture on to me. As I am a person born to migrant parents I decided it was important for me to carry on my family’s legacy through traditions, language and culture. I have lived in Australia my whole life and it has been my lifetime goal for many years now to learn as much as I can about my Hungarian heritage. I try and visit Hungary regularly, I study the language and I participate in a Hungarian Folk dance group.

My most recent connection to my Hungarian heritage has been to write a Hungarian Cookbook with some of my personal memoir. My book, “ILKA’S KITCHEN. Stories and recipes from my Hungarian heritage” was self-published in August 2022. It has been well received in Australia, USA and Canada where I have sold many copies to Hungarian diaspora and the general public. I wrote the book with the intention to demonstrate my love of Hungarian cuisine from an Australian upbringing and I incorporated as much Hungarian tradition as I could. The recipes are “my” version of Hungarian cuisine. I worked closely with professional editors and a Book Designer to ensure my voice was heard and the writing is of high quality. I also wanted the book to be a beautiful, high quality production for all to enjoy and appreciate.

To Find out more about Ilka's Kitchen. Stories and recipes from my Hungarian heritage Follow and Like - Facebook Page @ilkaskitchen and Instagram ilkas_kitchen_stories

I am planning to write a more detailed memoir or perhaps historical fiction in the near future.