Jackson Worthington is a producer for the ABC Perth Breakfast program. He started his career as a general news and features reporter at The Examiner in Launceston after graduating from Curtin University in 2019. He has also produced programs for ABC South West.

Stories from Tasmanian Elders

Annette Peardon: a tough life but a good life

It's been a hard life, but it's been a good life - according to Annette Peardon. Born at Whitemark on Flinders Island in 1949, her early years were spent surrounded by friends and family. She was happy and well looked after. But when she was eight the unthinkable happened. A strange man came and took Peardon away from all that she knew and all that she loved. Her mum was charged with neglect and spent three months in jail. Peardon and her brother were moved from Flinders Island to the suburbs of Launceston.