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Braidwood area garlic co-op an Australian first

by Georgina Byrnes Australia’s first Garlic Growers Co-operative is set to take off in Braidwood. Following on from a successful project funded by Landcare and led by Bronwyn Richards to develop early, mid and late season garlic crops in the Braidwood district, members of a Braidwood Garlic Growers Co-operative Working Group have

2017/18 Bush fire danger period starting

What you shouldn’t be doing on high fire danger days The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period commenced on Sunday, 1 October, 2017. The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is reminding residents that fire permits are required during the this period. Residents must also give the NSW RFS and their neighbours

Palerang fires in court

Criminal charges and a class action suit have ensued from the February 17 Carwoola fire that raged through 3500 hectares of rural residential and rural land around Widgiewa Road. It destroyed eight homes and many animals in hot, dry and windy conditions. Two tradesmen working for a plumbing contractor have been

‘Whispering Earth’, Jo Victoria at Suki and Hugh Gallery in October

Fossils, weathered stone, broken shell, archaeological stratifications and landscape scars all carry evidence of life and natural forces over time.  Flattened grasses on worn paths, windblown leaves and scattered sticks are more recent manifestations of interactions between people and nature. Canberra based ceramic artist Jo Victoria has drawn together her two

Review of historic stock routes may put rare stretches of native plants and animals at risk

By The Conversation Since the 19th century, Australian drovers have moved their livestock along networks of stock routes. Often following traditional Indigenous pathways, these corridors and stepping-stones of remnant vegetation cross the heavily cleared wheat and sheep belt in central New South Wales. The publicly owned Travelling Stock Reserve network of New

Tips from ‘business woman of the year’

Braidwood local and Bulletin columnist Angela Backhouse was crowned 2017 ‘Business Woman of the Year’ in the Canberra Women in Business Awards at a gala ceremony in August. Angela writes our Property and Legal column and her firm Backhouse Legal has established offices in Bungendore and Braidwood as well as Fyshwick. Hailing