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Oceans: Science and Solutions for Australia

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BOOK REVIEW by Nick Goldie. I love a sunburnt country – and its oceans too Australia (surprisingly) is a maritime nation. We have the third largest marine area of responsibility in the world, almost twice the area of our ‘ragged mountain ranges and sweeping plains’. We have maritime territories in three oceans

Tis the season for Tea-trees

Story and images by Jo Walker, District Bulletin, December 2011 TEA-TREES are a widespread genus of Australian plants, with more than 80 species occurring in all states and territories. The genus name, Leptospermum, describes the abundant narrow seeds which are carried in woody fruit capsules. The common name, Tea-tree, refers to attempts

FILM REVIEW: ‘Only the Brave’

Originally called Granite Mountain, the change of name to Only the Brave should have been a warning to viewers: beware the cliché! The facts of the story are dramatic enough: in 2013, nineteen members of an elite firefighting team called the Granite Mountain Hotshots were over-run by a fierce wild fire

A story of love, loss and connection

‘All that you’ve become.’ NOVEMBER show, Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore When emerging Sydney-based artist Jaimee Paul lost her father earlier this year she chose to channel her heartache into something positive. She has created a body of watercolour paintings and drawings for a solo exhibition entitled ‘All that you’ve become’ at

Palestine Diaries: the Australian Light Horse

Book review by Nick Goldie In 2003 Jonathan King published the Gallipoli Diaries, which was re-issued in a revised commemorative edition in 2014. This year, to mark the centenary of the famous charge at Beersheba, he has published his Palestine Diaries, the “Light Horsemen’s own story, battle by battle”. (These are just two

Try a little mint for garden colour

Story and images by Jo Walker, District Bulletin, November 2008 FOR THOSE who appreciate a splash of blue, mauve or white in their gardens at this time of year, mint-bushes would have to be one of the better choices. These eye-catching plants are in the same family (Lamiaceae) as the aromatic

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