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Circle of Friends

Born in Coffs Harbour, Lin Camac endured a disrupted and poverty-stricken childhood. She was never sure of where she belonged, which undermined her confidence and made the journey to adulthood an uphill slog. She never lacked artistic ability, though. She was always on the lookout for a discarded pencil stub.

“I thought I was Queen of the world when I was given a packet of 12 coloured pencils one year as a Christmas present,” Lin says. “I don’t know who it was that gave them to me, but all my vacation time was spent in an

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