There are almost 200 photographs here which document every aspect of the 2012 Polio Health and Wellness Retreat held in Queensland. Polio Australia gives its thanks to the photographers Bernard Peasley, Mary-ann Liethof, Joy and Don Hay, Veronica Schmidt, and Peter Garde for enabling us to bring you such a detailed photographic record of the proceedings. As Bernard later wrote of his considerable contribution: “I hope they evoke the overall feel of the Retreat. They are virtually all candid photos, so they capture people being natural. I am so pleased to see how much smiling and laughter there was. These are a great bunch of people enjoying the support of each other’s company. Everyone was such a pleasure to photograph.”
The Final Plenary session was a time of reflection, laughter, and a few tears. The participant feedback during this session was overwhelmingly positive and affirms Polio Australia’s commitment to regularly holding these Retreats around Australia.