30/09/2010 - 00:00

The Lighter Note

30/09/2010 - 00:00


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For whom the bell tolls

Life is a voyage of discovery, as The Note well knows, so we ought not be surprised by the twists and turns some careers take. Nevertheless, some things catch us by surprise.

Take Danicia Dutry, for instance. A WA Business News 40under40 winner some years ago, Ms Dutry had her own consultancy focused on market and community research for the resources sector.

Not long ago, that business, Q&A Communications, was taken over by international player Coffey and Ms Dutry was installed as the head of the social performance division. Just a month ago we received a fancy book outlining trends in this area headlined by an article by none other than Ms Dutry.

But things move quickly in the business world. When a Note operative sought comment from her we hit a blank at the reception. A corporate memory already erased!

Thank goodness for the internet. A quick search revealed the twists and turns were sharper than even we expected. Ms Dutry has become a civil marriage celebrant, a sideline she used to indulge in that suddenly became far more appealing.

Do we hear bells, anyone?

Island appeal

History buffs might know that Perth and the Greek island of Kastellorizo share more than a Mediterranean climate.

Kasi, as it is better known, has a considerable diaspora in WA, having played host to a few waves of migrants from the isle which is precariously close to Turkey, just 2.4 kilometres across the water.

Among the best-known families to herald from Kasi are the many Kailis branches, but there’s also the Darwin-based Paspaleys who have a big influence on the top end of the state.

The Note hears the tug back to the island of their origins has led to some 40 WA families restoring homes on Kasi and having regular holidays there. A big money spinner for an island with just 400 people.


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