Finding a Home - Maureen Larter
As a Killabakhian, I have settled into this community with a feeling of ‘coming home’.
For years I struggled with finding a place to settle. I moved from Adelaide to Brisbane, I traveled from Brisbane through Perth to Carnarvon. I tried Gosford, Kempsey, Townsville and Mt Gambier.
In all the packing and unpacking, the North Coast of New South Wales kept beckoning me back. Murwillumbah, Grafton and finally Taree.
When I bought the property near Killabakh, it was like a sigh of relief.
Just what constitutes the feeling of home for you?
Is it a warm and loving relationship, and the walls around you are incidental?
Is it the friends you make that welcome you into the fold?
Is it a view out the window that you never tire of?
Is it the peace and quiet, where you can be yourself, in your own skin?
Is it the safety and contentment of a protective environment?
Is it just the feeling of being in the right place at the right time?
Whatever your reason for that wonderful feeling of belonging, I can honestly say I have it all in this part of Australia.
The ability to create a home, with animals, space and homegrown food around me is, for me, the best part of being alive. And Killabakh and its community have done that for me.
Come along to the area and feel the beauty and the comfort. November sees one of the best days on the calendar – DAY in the COUNTRY, with its stalls and crafts and fine food. Come along to all the events throughout the year – this community is a busy and involved one - and meet the people whenever you can.
You’re most welcome.