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Reflections in the Ovens River at Bright

A Bright Autumn

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Bright is a Victorian town in the Alpine Shire, close to the Mt Buffalo National Park, Alpine National Park and Mount Hotham. I visited before winter set in, just after…

Chapel Street From My Room © Marjie Courtis

A Sojourn in my own city of Melbourne

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I took an eight week holiday in my own city of Melbourne, taking a break from my outer suburban home, and moving into The Olsen Hotel in South Yarra, as…

Dampier Peninsula

Dampier Peninsula: A Pristine Destination in Western Australia

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More than 300 years ago, the explorer and buccaneer, William Dampier, sailed along the Western Australian coast in his ship, the Roebuck. He wrote the first European account of Aboriginal…

Cunningham Pier Geelong

Geelong : A Bright Look At Itself

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Geelong takes a bright look at its past with a series of more than 100 boldly painted and decorated bollards, permanently ensconced on its waterfront. The bollards, reclaimed from a…

Cobb & Co Coach

Outback Australia : Travelling On the Sheep’s Back

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Australia’s economy rode the sheep’s back well into the twentieth century. And for those of us raised on Click go the Shears, Waltzing Matilda and Clancy of the Overflow, there…

Mulling Over The Wine

Toast to the Coast : The Geelong Wine Region

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The tenth annual Toast to the Coast Festival was held on the Melbourne Cup “Long Weekend”. So on the last weekend in October, 2011, I decided to share in the…

Cycling & Food Pursuits: North East Victoria

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Cycling and food pursuits complement each other wonderfully in North East Victoria. My cycling buddies and I based ourselves in little cabins at the Everton Gardens Caravan Park at Everton…

Bruno Benini and Fashion Photography : Creating the Look

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The Powerhouse Museum in a former industrial zone of Sydney, celebrates design in a historical context. For the Creating the Look exhibition of Italian-born Bruno Benini, the historical context is…

Cascade Brewery

A Taste of Hobart, Tasmania

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My first stop on arrival at any airport, is the information centre, no matter how many times I’ve been before. So by the time I’d flicked through brochures including The…

Steaming up in Queenscliff

Tour de Bellarine Peninsula

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Barwon Heads is a good place to begin your Tour de Bellarine Peninsula. It is the town from which Australia’s first Tour de France winner hails. Almost as soon as…