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For the next issue of Australian Country we’ve been out and about searching out some great stories to keep you all in touch with rural and regional Australia. From historic Perricoota station on the banks of the Murray River near Moama to the former worker’s cottage a Queensland  collector  has turned into a stunning showpiece, [...]


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Perricoota Station

Historic Perricoota Station has a fresh lease on life thanks to its new owners, Trevor and Anastasia O’Grady. Local lore around the twin towns of Echuca-Moama on the Murray River has it that you can trace the fluctuating fortunes of Australia’s rural industry through the buildings on Perricoota Station. There’s the imposing double storeyed, nine-bedroom [...]

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Magic In Forest Hall

Forest Hall in the Victorian Goldfields is the proud product of a 40-year makeover. As a child growing up in Melbourne, Gwen Davey remembers spending Saturday afternoons lazing with a book in a hammock, beneath the canopy of the plum tree at her parents’ house. She oversaw her mother’s effort in tending the front garden [...]

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Adelaide, A Place To Call Home

Deb and Scott McKay’s Adelaide home is the colourful culmination of 25 years’ travelling and collecting. They say home is where the heart is. After decades of living and working all over the UK, Europe, the US and Asia, not to mention in four Australian cities, Deb and Scott McKay realised their hearts were in Adelaide. Deb and [...]

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Wild and Wonderful Garden in the Blue Mountains

James Stein describes his garden in the NSW Blue Mountains as a constantly evolving artwork.   As antiques dealer and gardener James Stein recalls, the first time he visited Mt Wilson in the NSW Blue Mountains “every green finger started twitching”. About two weeks after arriving in Sydney from WA he brought his wife, Annemie, [...]

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The Kitchen Gardener At Fox Hill Farm

After devastating loss in the Victorian bushfires, Lynne Derwin has made a brave new beginning in the NSW Southern Highlands, on Fox Hill Farm. John and Lynne Derwin lost everything in Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009 … their Roundstone Vineyard and Winery, cellar door, restaurant, all their stockpiled wines, irrigation and fences. All [...]

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At Home With History In Spring Park

Lil and Richard Westmacott have restored a remarkable slice of pastoral history on their southern NSW farm. The precise reason is lost in the mists of time, but when the Tunney family built the homestead at Spring Park they installed a hallway the size of a cricket pitch. Precisely. The present owners, Lil and Richard Westmacott, [...]

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GIFTS FOR MUM

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so stock up on these gorgeous gifts. With Mother’s Day falling in autumn, it’s time to start bringing out those cosy knits and coordinating the outfit with the perfect accessory. Your mum is bound to love Kapten & Son watches, which come in a range of styles making [...]

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HEAVEN ON EARTH IN GODSHILL

A weekender high in Queensland’s Bunya Mountains makes a great escape for the Austin family and their many friends. There’s a special place, high in the hills of the South Burnett’s Bunya Mountains, where Mother Nature’s timber soldiers stand tall in a guard of honour for anyone who winds up the driveway, and a chorus [...]

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THE VINTAGE TREE

For as long as she can remember Ellie Collins has been inspired by nature. Now she’s used that muse to create an online business. As a little girl growing up on acreage at Lilydale in Victoria’s Yarra Valley Ellie Collins loved nothing more than having the space and freedom to roam and play in the [...]

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Victorian farmers Dave and Connie Northey emerged from devastating bushfires with a new direction for their farm.


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