On the waterfront

More than a quarter-century after kick-starting the transformation of Geelong’s waterfront, former premier Jeff Kennett returns to enjoy the stunning views with LUKE VOOGT On his regular Geelong visits a Victorian minister Jeff Kennett saw a city facing “inward” rather than towards its greatest asset. “Most cities (that) have water use it as a major […]

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Artist in Residence – Eye for the land

From Lake Mungo to Urquhart Bluff, Sue Anderson takes a unique perspective on the Australian landscape. JUSTIN FLYNN discovers the landscape and lifetime inspirations behind her art. With a family full of artists, it’s no surprise that Sue Anderson travelled down the same path. The Geelong born, Drumcondra raised artist was surrounded by art. “I […]

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Local Sounds – Abigail Grace

When Abigail Grace collapsed at a school assembly and was rushed to hospital, she didn’t realise it would be the start of three years of worry. Abigail was in year 10 at Bellarine Secondary College when she succumbed to a soaring heart rate and seriously low blood pressure. After being told the incident was probably […]

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History Repeated – Clash of cultures

A new book recounts the early days of white settlement through the eyes of the local Wadawurrung people. And, as NATALEE KERR discovers, even author Dr Fred Cahir describes the content as “provocative”. A Ballarat academic has wound back the clock to the 1800s with a book chronicling Aboriginal accounts of the region’s “invasion”. Dr […]

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Ebony & Ivory’s breath of fresh air

One of Geelong’s favourite restaurants has undergone major renovations. Manager Jurgen Schlotzer says he always wanted to renovate Ebony & Ivory but didn’t have the time. However, eldest son Lucas has helped Jurgen achieve a joint vision for the venue. “I wanted to bring the building back to its roots and expose its rustic and […]

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Home Bodies – Axis of awesome

The successful Warralily development will be first to bring town-home living to the Armstrong Creek Growth Area in a neighbourhood to be known as Axis at Warralily. The new Axis neighbourhood is a boutique town-home precinct that blends high style and great design in a low-maintenance version of a traditional home, removing any need to […]

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