A fond farewell from Busselton Dunsborough Times journalist Catherine Massey

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton Dunsborough Times journalist Catherine Massey
Camera IconBusselton Dunsborough Times journalist Catherine Massey

I remember when I applied to be a journalist at the Busselton Dunsborough Times.

I remember my first edition, and byline, and how special it was to report on issues in the town where I grew up.

But after a year reporting on this wonderful community and the important issues it faces, it is now time for me to say goodbye.

Although some may see this time as short, I feel quite the opposite.

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In my time at the Busselton Dunsborough Times I have been thrown in the deep end.

But through the difficulties and stress, I have never felt alone.

The people I have interacted with over the last year, many of them complete strangers, have shown me the true beauty of the Busselton-Dunsborough region.

Whether it be a helping hand, someone to talk to, or even a simple email to check in — the Capes community has been one of the most unexpected and special support systems I have ever experienced.

From shark attacks, tragic car crashes, devastating fires, and even a growing homelessness problem — it’s obvious the community here bands together to make sure, as Stitch says, nobody gets left behind or forgotten.

Thank you for helping me do my job and for being brave enough to share your stories.

The Busselton Dunsborough Times would be nothing without the wonderful support of this community.

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