Don't Call us Carnies: We are Showies and damn proud of it is circus matriarch Norma Brophy's story

Therese Murray
By Therese Murray
May 12 2022 - 8:00pm
A LIFE WELL LIVED: Norma Brophy does some touch-ups to her Slim Dusty portrait painted on an old circus canvas.

While many Australian teenagers have dreamed of joining a travelling circus, Norma Brophy wanted to run away from it.


Therese Murray

Therese Murray

Features Editor, The Senior

Wordsmith. Experienced communications professional. I am a talented writer with a drive to interpret complex information into readable copy. A highly motivated self-starting senior journalist, editor and copywriter trained in all aspects of content production. Writing and words are my passion while I can edit and proof anything. Headlines a specialty. Oh, and I'm not a bad photographer. As a journalist, I can adapt to any writing style. I am aware of the work of public relations and marketing specialists and their needs and I know what is needed to get their message across to journalists. I am a great communicator through social media and just love creating social media conversations. I have a proven track record in helping people and communities solve their problems. My career has been all about telling stories. Storytelling remains storytelling across the gamut of writing, no matter whether you work on newspapers or in marketing. As a journalist, every day is a lucky dip. You have no idea who you will meet, where you will go or what you will do.

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