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Seamus in Melbourne
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Seamus in Melbourne

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Seamus in Mebourne

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Covid whale

“It’s sort of like a whale. You think, ‘Can something that big really exist?’

And then you see one. 'God, that’s real.'

It feels like you’re in another world. We thought, ‘Nah, that can’t affect us. We’re this far away from it.’”
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“But then it just happened very quickly.”
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In lockdown

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Play to hear Seamus perform his very own lockdown song.

For all the non-Australians: ScoMo refers to Scott Morrison, the current Australian prime minister.

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Growing up fast

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“School’s definitely changed. They’ve wanted us to keep busy in these hard times so there’s a lot more work. It’s just Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting.

Breakfast… Maybe lunch… Dinner… Rinse and repeat.”

Do you feel like the teachers suddenly need you to be a lot more adult and mature?”

“Definitely. I think my school’s a lot more on top of it. My little brother’s primary school doesn’t get that many Zoom meetings. So he has to look through all his emails each morning and teach himself, while for most periods I’m just listening to the teacher on Zoom.

So it’s the not the biggest difference from the classroom environment for me, but for him he’s totally in a new working environment.”
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Lessons learnt

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Journey further...

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Chapter 1 Seamus in Mebourne

Seamus in Melbourne

Chapter 4 Growing up fast

Growing up fast.

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Chapter 6 Journey further...

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  • Contributors: Seamus Dowsett
    Directed by : Julia Alcamo and Dan Hodgson
    Photographs and song provided by Seamus

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