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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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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In Conversation – Andrew and Georgia Mackie

He won three premierships with the Cats. She, at first, was just in it for the “hot chips“. ELISSA FRIDAY meets picture-perfect couple Andrew and Georgia Mackie, happily raising their young family away from the spotlight of the AFL. Pictures: Louisa Jones Andrew, you’re well-known as a triple premiership player with the Cats, but what […]

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Stepping forward

With her leg pinned shattered under a truck, the future looked bleak for grandmother Jillian Nielsen. But ELISSA FRIDAY discovers the plucky ex-therapist dancing her cares away just 18 months later. A beaming smile complements Jillian Nielsen’s youthful, energetic persona – and not even being literally hit by a truck can change that. But the […]

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