A Cracker of a Comment re “Goodbye Crackernight”
This week the Adam Spencer Breakfast Show – ABC Radio 702 – did a feature on the 25th anniversary of the annual fireworks night, Crackernight, being banned in most states of Australia. Within an hour of the broadcast I was flooded with comments, calls and emails about it, given that I’ve written a book on the subject. Having veritably ‘missed it by that much’, I appealed online to friends to contact the ABC, alerting them to the fact and suggesting they contact me. Evidently the ABC were inundated: Producer Rory Macdonald phoned me saying so, promising to ‘stay in touch’. Please see the below comment from the wonderful Jody Luanne-Cavanagh, one of the very many the ABC received – though only a couple were posted online by them.
“I recently have just read a great book on this very topic! Goodbye Crackernight by Justin Sheedy… what a read. Check it out! https://crackernight.com/ It describes the all the thrills and lifetime memories of this very night and everything that went with it at the time. Beautiful, funny and describes this special night so very well. Brilliantly written. I was born and raised in Canada so I missed out on this special night, but reading about it has made me miss it even though I never experienced it! What a wonderful night… it would have been good to have my own child, who is growing up in Australia now, be able to have this night a part of her childhood!”
My warmest thanks indeed to Jody and to all who contacted the ABC. Click HERE to see their web page on the program. People Power clearly works. Justin Sheedy, June 2011
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