Compass - Small Town Salvation
The tiny NSW town of Cumnock (pop. 300) is hosting a real-life experiment that could resonate across Australia. The scheme was launched to save the local primary school, but many families have come to escape the 'rat-race' and find out if life is indeed 'happier' in the country. How will this experiment play out?
Good will abounds on both sides but can it last? 18 families, mostly from the city, have moved into empty farmhouses ('renovators' delights') for a peppercorn rent. Differing values and moral codes are on the line. What role do traditional institutions like the church and local council play? By following families and key players, including the local Anglican priest, Compass examines Cumnock's unfolding story.
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