The Baru Beat

The Baru Beat The Baru Beat

If you build it, they will come

“ ‘If you build it, they will come,’ as the oft quoted movie line goes, and lo, almost to the day of the new Mitchell art gallery’s opening, caravans started lumbering back into town like migrating herds. What a sight it was – you could almost hear the town exhale with relief,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow

"I have named my new anglican focus column ‘The Baru Beat’ because 'baru' is the Gunggari word for ‘river’ and ‘waterhole’, and the Gunggari are the First Nations people in the area in which I minister"
The Baru Beat

Welcome to ‘The Baru Beat’: a joey in a nappy and a bush burial

“One of the things I love most about my ministry in rural and remote Western Queensland is the delightfully eccentric people I get to meet. I hope to introduce you to many more of these wonderful folk,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow, as he welcomes us to his new anglican focus column, ‘The Baru Beat’