A picture tells a news story: 12 photos, one for each month of the year

ABOVE: The IndyNR.com car on the Mt Lindesay Highway.

Here are some of the year’s favourite photos. One for each month of 2022.


At Bonalbo’s Australia Day, Trevor Tierney and Amanda Close were part of the day’s proceedings. Dr Tierney gave a speech about not only changing the day we celebrate being Australian but how we do it.


Brightsiders artists Steve Falco and Jordan Bruce started work on the first panel of the water tower mural in Casino. Weather stopped and started the painting but it was finally finished in November.


The floodwaters kept rising and as soon as they receded, the clean-up and recovery began. This aerial photo shows how the landscape was transformed by the huge volume of water.


Nearly all of the 100 Kyogle Council staff stood outside council chambers to protest about an extraordinary meeting about the employment contract of general manager Graham Kennett.
Kyogle mayor Kylie Thomas apologised at the end of the meeting called by councillors Maggie May and Robert Cullen.


Half an hour after midnight a train derailed at Cedar Point near Kyogle.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation said the derailment was of 11 wagons at the rear of the train travelling between Kyogle and Nammoona.


Superintendent Scott Tanner addressed the media about the fatal stabbing of Ned Gronow, 17, in Casino on Saturday, June 25. Only a month earlier Supt Tanner had to inform the public about the fatal stabbing of another 17 year old at a KFC carpark in Casino in an unrelated incident.


The legacy of Aunty Patsy Nagas was remembered in the repainting of the mural at the underpass between town and the Kyogle skatepark by Patsy’s daughter Arminel Nagas and local artist Rebecca Tapscott.


The funeral of working dog trainer Robert Johnston from Tatham was held at Casino Showground.
Robert died in an accident on the farm while felling trees. He had won the Australian Working Dog Championship three times and for 13 years had top dogs in the State of Origin trials.


This was the month of stunning sunsets believed to be so vibrant because of the particles in the atmosphere from the underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga. This photo was taken at Woodburn. See more sunset photos at the link below.


Yes it rained. Yes everyone got wet. But nothing was going to stop the Casino Fun Run this year after cancellations in previous years.


Art on Bundjalung filled Stratheden St in Kyogle with art stalls while inside Kyogle Institute Memorial Hall there was dancing, singing and a fashion show.


At the Rappville Christmas Party the celebrations ended with a spectacular light display – without using fireworks. Clinton Swanson from Mr Fireworks International said he used four laser lights in the display at Rappville.

All photos by Susanna Freymark except the March and December pictures which were contributed.

Read some of this year’s flood stories at the link below.

Flood of stories shows scope of region’s worst disaster

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