Christopher Welldon told the world about his time living in Murgon as a child. Photo Contributed
Christopher Welldon told the world about his time living in Murgon as a child. Photo Contributed Contributed

Murgon memory not fond

A MELBOURNE-based writer has written a scathing critique of his time living in Murgon as a child, but said it's all in good fun.

When Christopher Welldon looked at the large number of places he had lived in his 33 years, he decided to write a blog post about each and every one.

For three months in 1994 he lived with his grandparents in Murgon, and 20 years later his memories of the town aren't very positive.

"Murgon was not a happy town. At least, nobody I knew was happy there. How could you be? Just saying the name of the place is depressing," he wrote in his blog.

But, he said, looking back most of his negative memories were due to family circumstances.

"Half of the negative stuff can be purely attributed to my grandparents," he said.

"I have zero interest in telling people that their town is crap."

He said the writings were part-therapy and part-comedy and hoped that readers would get a bit of a laugh from his musings, even if they didn't agree.

"All the people from all the places I've lived, I want them to be as happy as clams," he said.

Currently working as a question editor on Channel 9's Millionaire Hot Seat, he was hoping his blog would give him material for an eventual stand-up show.

But it could be a long time in the works. Murgon is the 22nd town he lived in and he plans to write about all 60 places he has lived until the project is complete.

"I just hope the townspeople of Murgon don't try to lynch me," he laughed.

Read about Christopher's time in Murgon and other towns at christopherdoesntlivehereanymore.com

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