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Australian Country August 2015

Australian Country is a magazine that lets you escape. This luxurious title delves into the world of sprawling homesteads, charming properties, working farms, contemporary cuisines, tasteful interior design and outdoor living ideas, with everything from antiques and collectables to recipes in between. Australian Country is dedicated to highlighting the best of the Australian country life, made for the people who are passionate about country living by the people who are passionate about country living because we understand that a love of country runs deeper than just a passion for decorating. The magazine provides readers with the inspiration to capture the essence of the country lifestyle, no matter where they live — whether city, coast or country. urchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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in this issue

2 min
tiffin time

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4 min
taking the plunge

As school excursions go, Brisbane Grammar School’s Antarctic expedition blew most other trips out of the water. Berths on the December 2014 cruise with expedition company One Ocean were hotly contested as there was limited room for a student group on the retired Russian communications ship, which had a maximum capacity of 100 passengers. In the end 16 boys from years 10 to 12 departed Ushuaia in Argentina for the 10-day trip of a lifetime. They were accompanied by BGS Director of Outdoor Education Jon Hodges and geography teacher and head of year 11, Simon Conway. Sixteen-year-old year 12 student Kit Lindgren was among the fortunate few and describes an amazing odyssey with daily expeditions ashore accompanied by the ship’s on-board ornithologists and scientists including a biologist and penguin expert. The Antarctic expedition…

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1 min
for the next issue

OF AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY WE’VE AGAIN TRAVELLED FROM COAST TO COAST TO FIND THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL STORIES ABOUT COUNTRY PEOPLE AND THEIR HOMES AND LIFESTYLES. OVER IN THE WEST WE CATCH UP WITH SOFT FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES IMPORTER KIRSTY TURNBULL, WHO OPENS THE DOORS ON HER GORGEOUS GYPSY-SPIRIT-INSPIRED HOME IN PERTH. OUR EAST COAST DETOURS INCLUDE A SPECTACULARLY LOCATED HOME AND SELF-CONTAINED COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION AT BERRY ON THE NSW SOUTH COAST AND A BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL RETREAT AT MONTVILLE IN THE HILLS BEHIND QUEENSLAND’S SUNSHINE COAST. OUR GARDEN STORY RETURNS TO MICA GRANGE AT CASTLEMAINE IN VICTORIA WHERE THERE WILL BE A SPLENDID SCULPTURE EXHIBITION IN SPRING, WHILE OUR FOOD FILES JOINS SOUTHERN RIVERINA SHEEP FARMER ANNA KELLY AS SHE HOSTS A WEEKEND LUNCH AT HER FAMILY’S HOLIDAY HOME IN A…

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3 min
diary notes

AUGUST 6-23 (NT) Darwin Festival In a celebration of the city’s unique identity and rich history, the annual Darwin Festival draws crowds of 100,000-plus. A program rich in diverse arts and cultural performances, Australia’s most northern arts festival sets the town abuzz with food, dance, and arts events throughout its 18-day duration. darwinfestival.org.au AUGUST 9 (TAS) Chocolate Winterfest Each year chocoholics flock to the Tasmanian town of Latrobe for Chocolate Winterfest, an annual festival dedicated to all things cacao. Local businesses combine to host an array of chocolate-inspired events with sweet-toothed enthusiasts enjoying cooking classes, mousse-eating competitions, chocolate foot massages and many more delicious activities. chocolatewinterfest.com.au AUGUST 14-16 (SA) Barossa Gourmet Weekend South Australia’s Barossa Valleyisoneofthe nation’sleading foodand wineregions,known for its fresh produce and bountiful vineyards. Barossa Gourmet Weekendcelebratesthepassionatelocal growers and foodies behindthe regionina twodaygastronomicaffair.Restaurants,wineries, and local growers opentheir…

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2 min
editor's letter

Most of the time I do this without suffering too much from the green-eyed monster but occasionally, just occasionally, I am truly envious of the people I meet. As a passionate foodie, they are usually the ones with abundant kitchen gardens. Living on the third floor of an apartment building the best I can manage are herbs in pots and the occasional cherry tomato plant. So naturally I was transported to my version of heaven when we visited Jane and Neil Mackenzie at Mansfield on the Manning on the NSW Mid North Coast. In slightly more than the year since they took over their property with self-catering guest accommodation they have built the most amazing vegie garden and supplemented the bones of an orchard with a truly astonishing array of…

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5 min
stockists & contacts

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