Helen Bushell

HUTCHINS — I would also like to recognise the services of Helen Bushell, who turned 93 on 10 April. She has given her life to Australian kiting, has been a keen supporter of this kite festival and, with her extensive kite collection, has represented Australia at international kite festivals and competitions over the years. Regrettably she was too ill to join us this year, but I want to pay tribute to her life’s work in kiting and acknowledge her induction into the international hall of fame of kiting, which began in 1997.