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Best Australian Yarn author Julie Raffaele imagines the day an earthquake struck Meckering

The events at Meckering on the morning of October 14, 1968, when a massive earthquake ripped through the Wheatbelt town are knotted into the fabric of Julie Raffaele’s family history.

“I was only one and have no memories of it but my mum does,” she says. “We were living in Kalgoorlie at the time and mum tells me that dad was outside on a ladder and she didn’t know whether to save the children or what to do. There was a lot going on, children in high chairs and that kind of thing.”

A few years ago, Raffaele started writing a short story based on her imaginings of the day. The Best Australian Yarn competition provided the perfect opportunity for her to go back to her unfinished work and complete it.

“I honestly don’t know why I started writing it,” she says. “I think like a lot of things, various elements compost in your mind. You read stuff every now and then because they still have tremors out there, so I’m sure something had come up.

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