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THE OUTBACK ODYSSEY THAT HELPS KEEP THE FLYING DOCTOR IN THE AIR

THE OUTBACK ODYSSEY THAT HELPS KEEP THE FLYING DOCTOR IN THE AIR

JOHN McNAMEE reports on an iconic road event throughout the heart of Australia The 40-odd kids from the tiny bush community of Boulia, 300km...
Flexibility and Choice in Retirement Living

Flexibility and Choice in Retirement Living

At Fresh Hope Care we recognise the idea of spending your retirement years hassle free, in a like-minded, friendly and active community soun...
Actor shines the spotlight on gifts in wills

Actor shines the spotlight on gifts in wills

Former Sydney Ensemble Theatre actor Michael Ross is taking a leading role when it comes to charities.
Pyrmont Festival returns with fine food and wine in the sunshine

Pyrmont Festival returns with fine food and wine in the sunshine

Pyrmont Festival (20 Sept – 6 Oct) returns later this month, to serve up a slice of Pyrmont’s finest food, wine and culture by the harbo...
The Ragged Thirteen: “Tea and Sugar” Bushrangers

The Ragged Thirteen: “Tea and Sugar” Bushrangers

Part legend, part fact, their adventures embellished and exaggerated around a thousand campfires, the story of the Ragged Thirteen has been...
Four fabulous movies to catch in the cinema soon (and most of them are Australian!)

Four fabulous movies to catch in the cinema soon (and most of them are Australian!)

Having just spent a glorious couple of weekends immersed in all manner of films at the Melbourne International Film Festival, I’m perfectl...
Becoming a Novelist

Becoming a Novelist

When the offspring do the right thing – find employment and leave home – when careers wind down, and retirement beckons;
The best modern day card games and board games for all ages.

The best modern day card games and board games for all ages.

From locally designed games to instant cult classics, there’s a slew of exciting new games on the market, so gather your friends and resis...
Take my money! Four of the best Australian online shopping experiences

Take my money! Four of the best Australian online shopping experiences

No matter how old you are, the thrill of receiving something in the mail never fades, which probably goes partway to explaining the explodin...
Great ways to get involved in your local community

Great ways to get involved in your local community

A sense of belonging doesn’t just come out of nowhere. If you’re looking to feel the community pulse and expand your social network, you...
Five Classic Australian Novels

Five Classic Australian Novels

Given the thousands of Australian novels in print, hundreds of which deserve to be called “classics,” it’s not easy to choose just fiv...
IT’S A FLAMIN’ CRIME…

IT’S A FLAMIN’ CRIME…

THEY’VE TAKEN THE SIZZLE OUT OF THE BACKYARD BARBY! JOHN McNAMEE LAMENTS THE PASSING OF THE CHARRED CHOP AND THE BURNT SNAG… Dad used to...
HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS!

HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS!

WHY THE WORLD OF SCIENCE OWES A MAJOR DEBT TO OUR ORIGINAL INDIGENOUS ZOOLOGISTS JOHN McNAMEE REPORTS A major new book has chronicled for th...
Bringing Bonfire Night Back, With a Twist

Bringing Bonfire Night Back, With a Twist

Forbes is set to recreate the quintessential Aussie bonfire night, but with a twist. On June 22, Forbes Shire Council is coordinating an ama...
Five great new Australian books to read …

Five great new Australian books to read …

With winter officially upon us, it’s time to indulge in one of life’s simplest yet greatest pleasures – getting lost in a good book!
Three websites to get lost in …

Three websites to get lost in …

We all know how easy it is to “go down the rabbit hole” when it comes to the Internet.
Six months in the south of France – a dream within reach?

Six months in the south of France – a dream within reach?

It’s the stuff of movies and best-selling novels – the sublime lifestyle change to take up temporary residence in a foreign country.
How to find a volunteer opportunity overseas

How to find a volunteer opportunity overseas

Volunteering offers so many benefits beyond the obvious one of helping people and communities in need.
Online dating sites: how to create a profile to attract the right person

Online dating sites: how to create a profile to attract the right person

Your dating profile is the digital equivalent to seeing a gorgeous stranger across the room.
Territory Tribute Pillar Events Set To Spotlight Top End’s Unique Wartime History

Territory Tribute Pillar Events Set To Spotlight Top End’s Unique Wartime History

All Australians, including military history and literary enthusiasts from across the globe are being encouraged to travel to the Northern Te...