Last week I did a road trip to the Central Wheatbelt region.
My work colleague Jo Prendergast from ABC Rural WA came along too.
It’s nice to have company when doing a thousand kilometer round trip.
Jo’s purpose was to chair the ABARES conference held in Northam, while I held a workshop and caught up with some of the locals.
One of the locals I met was Trevor Davis featured above.
I met Trevor outside the ABARES conference where he was making a welcome to country.
One of the fascinating stories Trevor has is that he has a twin brother which he didn't know till later in life due to the custom of the day - Trevor grew up without his brother.
Trevor and his family used to go on holidays with family and one of Trevor’s cousins looked exactly like him, but they both didn’t know they were identical twins.
It was later on that they discovered that they were twins and they have been close ever since.
Trevor and his wife have called Northam home for 30 years, and have raised five children.
Trevor is proud of all his children, including his son Leon Davis who played with AFL team Collingwood for 13 years.
Today Trevor and his twin brother Frank teach students and the community about the bush and Aboriginal culture, passing on the baton to the next generation to ensure it stays alive.
Trevor and I couldn’t chat for long as we both had workshops to attend. Trevor was due over at a school in another town to teach the kids about the bush, while I was due in Toodyay for an ABC Open workshop about digital media.
It’s nice when you meet a stranger who is happy to share their story and experiences, a small glimpse into another person’s life.
Thanks Trevor for sharing.
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