FIVE MINUTES: Spending time with Betty Archer of Broadwater, previous editor of The Rivertown Times. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times
FIVE MINUTES: Spending time with Betty Archer of Broadwater, previous editor of The Rivertown Times. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times Samantha Elley

Former editor shares her thoughts

Address: Broadwater

Occupation: Retired, previously a teacher and editor of The Rivertown Times in 1990s for three years.

Hobbies/passions: Social history, reading, crosswords and travelling.

What sort of music do you like? I'm a '70s girl - Fleetwood Mac, Boz Scaggs, ABBA.

How do you like to relax? Walk on the beach, travelling with Geoff (husband).

What would be your ideal holiday? Go back to Europe and walk through historical buildings.

What is your life- changing event? The day I realised I can live without 'stuff'. I have decluttered and minimalised.

What was your first job? Primary school teacher in Campbelltown, Sydney.

What would you do if you won $10 million? We could help so many friends, family and groups. For me I'd get a personal trainer for computer studies.

Which three people, of any period in history, would you invite to a dinner party? Margaret Olley, as I admired her struggles, Barry Jones because he knows everything and Andrew Denton for a bit of humour.

If you had one wish, what would it be? Good health for everyone.

Who do you admire most and why? This week it's Julia Gillard as she has been a thorough lady taking so much flack whether she's right or wrong.

What cheeses you off? Litter, graffiti and people who don't take any responsibility for their own actions.

What makes you happy? Time with friends and family.

What is your proudest achievement: That both my children have become independent and hold down good jobs.

What would you do to make the world a better place? Make rules to enforce people to consider social and environmental concerns when making profits from good ideas.

What is your worst habit? Overcommitment.

What is your best habit? Being part of the solution not the problem.



There's a house for everyone, no matter your budget

premium_icon There's a house for everyone, no matter your budget

Lismore houses offer a home for all budgets

Photos from the Ellangowan fire front

premium_icon Photos from the Ellangowan fire front

Firefighters battle fires as the hot dry conditions continue

Up to 'eight' potential buyers eye off Kimberley Kampers

premium_icon Up to 'eight' potential buyers eye off Kimberley Kampers

Former employees are owed more than $1 million

Local Partners