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Diary Notes
Set around the Yankalilla district among the rolling hills and sparkling shores of the Fleurieu Peninsula, the biennial Festival Fleurieu is in its 18th year. The diverse program encompasses everything from literature, performance and film making to
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Set In Stone
Louanne Wright candidly confesses there’s nothing like hosting a garden wedding to give you a kick in the pants to get your backyard in order. Not to mention the front yard, with its urns and stone edging framing a giant claret ash, just perfect for
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For Our Next Issue ...
We’ve travelled far and wide (thank goodness, at last we can) in search of some great stories for your reading pleasure. We headed to the Monaro region of NSW to visit artist Lucy Culliton with her menagerie of rescue pets and visited Jim and Libby L
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Win A Prize
We appreciate your thoughts and in each issue, one correspondent wins a prize. Simply email Kirsty at kmckenzie@umco.com.au or write to us at Australian Country, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde NSW 1670. We reserve the right to edit lengthy letters before
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For More Information
Visit Central NSW visitcentralnsw.com.au Grazing Down the Lachlan grazingdownthelachlan.com Sculpture Down the Lachlan somewheredownthelachlan.com CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Visitor’s Centre csiro.au/en/Locations/NSW/Parkes Eugowra Murals visiteugo
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Landmark And Legend
Yallum Park’s stately stone homestead and 20 acres [eight hectares] of parkland gardens may resemble an aristocratic English estate but, to Andy and Annie Clifford, it’s just home, a place where every room and everything that’s in them are made to be
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Stockists & contacts
ph: 0417 913 192 e: melissa@bellecouleur.com.au w: bellecouleur.com.au ph: 1300 696 378 w: birdsnest.com.au 1195 Osborne St, Stoneville WA 6081 ph: (08) 9204 4436 e: info@ bronzeandmarblegallery.com w: bronzeandmarblegallery.com 589 Moss Vale Rd,
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Changing Tack
Although Ruth and Dzint Jurevicius tell people they’ve retired, the truth is their lives couldn’t be busier. Admittedly, Ruth has given up her demanding role as general manager of a training organisation and Dzint, his long-time career as a high scho
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Off The Shelf
Margaret Hickey grew up in country towns across Victoria and travelled overseas extensively before settling with her husband and sons in Victoria’s north east. This collection of short stories casts an unflinchingly accurate gaze on rural Australia a
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Amazing Discoveries
John Sarkissian picks a blade of grass from the lawn and lets it drop gently. The CSIRO Parkes Radio Observatory scientist with an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for his services to astronomy explains that the energy expended by that tiny leaf when i
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Pastiche Of The Past
Nikki Williams has several outstanding memories of growing up on a farm at Upper Turon near the historic NSW gold-mining village of Sofala. One is of being obsessed with fashion. Another is a fascination for leatherwork and being “pony-mad”. In many
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Mountain Magnificence
When Boston Global investment group founder and executive chairman Bill Moss and his wife, Lata, went looking for a weekend retreat in 2003, they unsuccessfully scoured the eastern seaboard from Tasmania to the NSW central coast. Then a friend sugges
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Australian Country
Editor Kirsty McKenzie email kmckenzie@umco.com.au Designer Michaela Primiano Contributors Bronte Camilleri Photography Ken Brass, Anastasia Kariofyllidis, Ross Williams Advertising Angelos Tzovlas ph (03) 9694 6404; mobile 0433 567 071 email atz
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The Good Life
Kim Muffet is taking us on a tour through the enormous food garden at the home he shares with his wife, Wendy, on the rural fringes of the historic NSW gold-mining town of Forbes. We walk past trees laden with citrus, beds filled with salad plants an
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Store Strolling
These mini mushrooms are crafted from glass by Sarah Williamson of Gallery Lavande from Bright in Victoria’s alpine region. They’re available in a selection of bright colours and priced from $25 each, plus postage and packaging. Order online from gal
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Hinterland Haven
They were young, idealistic and utterly unprepared for the waters into which they dived so enthusiastically. In 2005, a trio of young Queenslanders started a charity supporting Nepalese orphans. One of them had done a stint volunteering as an English
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Helping Out On This Issue ...
Ken has been on a big road trip through central-western NSW for this issue. From Sofala to Cowra, Parkes and Forbes, with a detour to Mount Wilson on the way home, he’s been once again working hard capturing images for many of our stories. Anastas
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Editor’s Letter
Happy new year to you all. I don’t think many of us were sorry to see the back of 2020 and I sincerely hope that 2021 delivers a smoother ride. If I were asked to count the silver linings in challenges posed by the pandemic, I’d rate a great deal of
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Where To Eat
The Brew Coffee & Juice Bar, Forbes facebook.com/thebrewcoffeebar Isabel’s Place, Forbes facebook.com/isabelsplace2871 Cafe Aglio è Olio, Forbes facebook.com/Cafe-Aglio-è-Olio-1697321567148745 Bella’s Cafe & Licensed Italian Restaurant, Parkes bellas
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Mailbag
I don’t normally write my thoughts down but today I thought why not? I’m tucked up on the front verandah of our 120-year-old home, sheltering from today’s surprising hot afternoon. Cup of coffee in hand, biscuits sitting on the edge of the saucer rea
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A Sage Choice
It may sound an unlikely reason for relocating, but Naomi Hughes says it was education opportunities that inspired her move to Aldinga, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide. She’d been living and working in Adelaide and felt herself becoming
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Store Strolling
Coomber Bros Jewellers are based in the Queensland regional centre of Roma, but you don’t have to visit in store. The designers are dab hands at operating remotely and interpreting clients’ wishes from sketches, emails and phone conversations. coombe
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In The Pink
By her own admission, Kate Owen has lost count of how many different careers she’s had. However, their common denominator has always been creative. The artist lives with her husband, Michael, and their teenaged sons, Ben and Sam, on Minnamurra, the H
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Off The Shelf
Before he became a hugely successful crime writer, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist reporting on many psychologically driven crimes. When She Was Good is the second novel featuring forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven and his client, who
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Taste Of The Tropics
Hairdressing is practically a performance art as it requires constant social interaction, attention to detail, creativity and good listening and communication skills. No client wants a stylist to have an “off day”, therefore it’s also a pretty unforg
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Mailbag
I just wanted to thank you for the inspiring reading in your recent issue. Emma Nancarrow, Glenda Dunlop and Jane Campbell have all created beautiful sanctuaries. Australian Countryis a great way to feel special, relax and indulge on a cool winter’s
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Country Creatives
As Emma Rose Munsie looks out from the homestead at Fairview — the NSW farm where she lives with her husband, Sam, and their toddler, Digby — the contrast with her childhood in Northumberland, northern England, couldn’t be more marked. Instead of the
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Win A Prize
We appreciate your thoughts and in each issue one correspondent wins a prize. Simply email Kirsty at kmckenzie@umco.com.au or write to us at Australian Country, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde NSW 1670. We reserve the right to edit lengthy letters before
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The Willunga way
Agile may be the buzz word of the post-pandemic world, but for the Munsie family of northern NSW, it’s just the way they’ve always been. Binna (Belinda) and Jaime Munsie have lived on Willunga, north of Warialda, all their married lives and now their
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For Our Next Issue ...
For the next issue of Australian Country, we welcome the new year with a fresh assortment of features from all over rural and regional Australia. In South Australia, we visit artist Dzint Jurevicius and his wife, Ruth, who have a home and gallery on
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