Good Weekend letters, March 7

Good Weekend letters, March 7

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American rap-sody
Amanda Hooton poses a good question in wondering whether Hamilton will matter to Australians [February 22]. What do we care about a forgotten Founding Father? Given Australia’s mixed feelings towards its own history, though, a fresh reinterpretation of America’s will probably do well here.
Rod Wise, Surrey Hills, VIC

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Two Of Us
What a joy to read of William and Kimberley Rikard-Bell’s happiness [February 8] after the winery explosion. I wish them continued success.
Carol Horton, Pokolbin, NSW

Kitchen Sink Drama, Modern Guru
The highlight of my week is reading Kitchen Sink Drama and Modern Guru. I can relate to so many of these. Could we have more columns like this that better explain my universe?
Mark Swanton, Bondi Beach, NSW

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F: Orley Makler Incredibly sad. Actually heartbreaking [“Access denied”, February 22]. I can’t bear imagining how I would cope…

C: Bluebell That the Australian government requires the left-behind parent to continue to pay child support is appalling.

F: Marianne Vincent Having to pay child support for a child they never get to see? Like rubbing salt into the wound.

F: Dennis Borg You can’t abduct their love … they’ll be back.

C: Cloey Excellent article [“American rap-sody”, February 22]. Hamilton is a great show and Australians will love it. I had tears just reading this and reflecting on the power and positive impact of this show on all levels.

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C: Alan Bolt-Hadley I have been fortunate to see Hamilton more than once in my travels and I will continue to see it whenever I can. I am a Baby Boomer and therefore not the typical fan of hip-hop and rap, but there are so many songs in the show that send shivers down your spine. The dancing, settings and costuming are extraordinary.

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