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Colour And Motion
They say the difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. So when Carina Chambers, who recently graduated with a double degree in visual communication design and international studies, had her plans for a career in des
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Translations From The Vernacular
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Visiting Perth interior designer Natalee Bowen’s sweeping Hamptons-style weekender near the historic township of Toodyay, it’s hard to imagine that the transformation began with a small 1860s mud-brick cottage. Th
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Perpetual Motion
Mel Lumb cheerfully admits that her career path from high-flying marketing executive to down-to-earth ceramicist may seem obscure to some. But it makes perfect sense to her. And now that she and her business-consultant husband, Dave, and their teenag
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Outdoors And Out There
The Bronze and Marble Gallery has been selling both bronze and marble statues, water features, custom-made pieces and religious statues for decades. bronzeandmarblegallery.com Barrow by Konstantin Slawinski is a fire bowl with a barbecue function
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On History’s Page
Australia’s 20 World Heritage-listed sites range from the obvious — Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Purnululu National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef — to the more obscure, such as Willandra Lakes, the fossil mammal sites at Riversleigh and Naracoorte
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Creative Collaboration
They had a bright idea, bucketloads of energy and enthusiasm and a shared passion for homewares. Between them, they had experience in law, naturopathy, yoga, communications and commerce. So when Victorian sisters Kate Heppell and Hayley Pannekoecke t
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Exciting Times
Brisbane Grammar School Boarding accommodation is currently undergoing a $5 million redevelopment. In May this year, the School opened Griffith House – a dedicated house for 18 Middle School boarders in Years 5 to 8. Griffith House is a significant d
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Store Strolling
The SunBody Ava hat, $139.95, in natural with an aqua dotted bound edging, is made from Guatemalan palm leaf, which means it can be worn in all weather and shaped to whatever style you prefer. If it gets muddy, just wash it off. justcountry.com.au
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Off The Shelf
Debut novelist Alka Joshi transports the reader to India in the 1950s as she takes her protagonist, a young Indian woman escaping an abusive marriage, on her journey of self-discovery. From henna tattooing and arranged marriage to the importance of e
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Mailbag
I do enjoy reading about the houses and gardens of people of all ages in the heartland. I assume, like me, most readers are white and middle class, as represented by your articles. Yet we are a nation made up of so many cultures, including First Nati
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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 Our Next Issue ...
We’ve traversed Australia from coast to coast in search of some fabulous stories about rural and regional people and their lifestyles and businesses. We started with the wonderfully adaptable and intertwined Munsie family in Warialda in northern NSW,
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Editor’s Letter
If it takes a village to raise a child, it requires a sizeable rural community to produce a magazine, and a good chunk of regional Australia to keep it going. There are just so many people to thank for seeing this issue, our third since COVID-19 chan
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Editor Kirsty McKenzie email kmckenzie@umco.com.au Designer Bianca de Ocampo Contributors Sandra Hinton, Miriam van Cooten Photography Ken Brass, Alexandra Grimshaw, Anastasia Kariofyllidis, Caitlin Mills Advertising Angelos Tzovlas ph (03) 9694
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Helping Out On This Issue ...
Miriam started in the make-up and hair industry 20 years ago in film and television and has worked on fashion pages for magazines across Europe and Australia. She has won many awards for her bridal work and does weddings throughout the Sydney region.
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Straight From The Heart
Anyone who tells you that the first few months with a newborn is easy is either lying or has a full-time personal assistant and probably a night nanny as well. So when Tasmanian English-language teacher K. M. (Kate) Kruimink says she not only navigat
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At Home With History
If you think your regular trip to the supermarket is a bit arduous, spare a thought for the Everett brothers of Ollera Station in the New England region of NSW. Their 19th-century shopping expedition involved a 600-mile (almost 1000-kilometre) round
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Pure-bred Tasmanian
They say there’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity, so it’s little wonder Nicola and Carl Mason raised a few eyebrows when they upped stakes 20 years ago and moved from Perth to Hobart. They’d never even visited the island state, they had no
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A Vision Splendid
It may be hard to believe today, but when Christina Kennedy and her publishing executive husband, Trevor, decided to build on Horse Island in Tuross Lake on the NSW coast in 1994, they started with an unfenced, 200-acre (80-hectare) paddock. It wasn’
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Peony Perfection
While a vast proportion of Australians gears up for the race that stops the nation at the beginning of November, nothing could be further from the minds of Victorian peony farmers Virginia and Bernie McIntosh. November is peony month at Romswood Farm
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Creative Central
A deep connection to the land has always informed the work of Canberra chef Janet Jeffs and her partner, artist Leanne Crisp. Ballalaba, their farm in the upper reaches of the Shoalhaven River in the NSW south-western slopes, allows them to take thei
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Back to Bilpin
thursday is pool comp night at Sam Hardinge and Casey Palczewski’s New Apple Bar restaurant in the Blue Mountains’ village of Bilpin. It’s rare that anyone actually picks up a cue, let alone plays pool, and the menu is limited to a routier-style, no-
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Store Strolling
Relax in the softness of the Dot bamboo pyjama set with black and white spot pyjama top with a V neck and long sleeves, $139. Bamboo is beautiful, soft and comfortable to wear, it’s breathable and sustainable, which means you can sleep soundly. cleme
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Off The Shelf
When three septuagenarian women and an incontinent dog get together to clean out their recently deceased friend’s home and prepare it for sale, there’s an inevitable stocktake of their lives. Charlotte Wood brings an unflinching gaze to the sadness o
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Mailbag
I have always enjoyed Australian Country magazine and been a loyal customer since its very early days. I was, however, disappointed on opening the latest edition to see that it had not been printed on glossy paper. For me, both the aesthetics and tac
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Editor’s Letter
it’s feels like I’ve said it all before, but as the summer we wish we didn’t have draws to a close and this issue goes to press, I’m writing it with renewed urgency: Please lend your support to the people of rural and regional Australia who are deali
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Win A Prize
Thanks for being in touch. We welcome your feedback. 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 167
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Helping Out On This Issue ...
Ken has been on the road again this issue. From southern Queensland to country Victoria with a few detours along the way to shoot the travel story and fashion features in the fire-ravaged communities of the NSW Blue Mountains, he’s been busy illustra
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For Our Next Issue ...
We again embrace the wonderful diversity of the Australian countryside with stories from the coast to the outback. We start in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia where we visit Bec Hardy at her home and vineyard, Tipsy Hill, and Jane Campbell
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