Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Facebook Fires Up at Local Portrayal

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Facebook Fires Up at Local Portrayal

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Lynette Eggins: Basically I thought it was good to have coverage for the valley, but in saying that, I think there was no need to talk about 'the divide' which I personally think isn't there! More focus should have been made on the fantastic attributes of our valley.

Matt Katon: Very disappointed with what has been broadcast. Even when discussing it with Culture on The Clarence representative the presenter seemed determined to be divisive.

Keltie Foster: The show was meant to be about the river! Gorge and Yugilbar coverage great! It's society that has caused any divide in south vs north not the physical nature of the river. I know was only 30 Min but cut out chats about perceived social negativity.

Bianca Monaghan: Back Roads ABC what a disappointment! Not one mention of the traditional custodians of this river we all live on. You drove right past my Aboriginal community to get to Yulgilbar but could not even mention it.

GaryandKerry Bell: What about all the towns in between Grafton and Yamba. We do exist and have a lot to offer.

Kelly Hay: I realise the show was only half hour but the "us and them" segment made for uncomfortable viewing. They could have travelled in on the Clarence way and viewed the new multimillion dollar housing estates at Junction Hill to show how the valley is growing and prospering.

Bec Marsh: So if the episode was supposed to be about the back roads around the Clarence River and show casing the river, plenty of beautiful spots missed. Tabulum, Baryulgil, Copmanhurst, Lawrence, Cowper, Brushgrove all full of character and off the main highway. I found it disrespectful to classify the town as "haves" and "have nots" just because of what side of the river your house is on.

Denise Strange: There was nothing about the fishing and cane industries which are the backbone of the Clarence. …

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