Australian Country Issue #22.4 August/September 2019

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.

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in this issue

2 min
editor's letter

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. When the townsfolk of Brim, population 170-odd in the Wimmera-Mallee region of western Victoria, wanted to beautify the entrance to town in a bid to encourage passers-by to stop and take a look around, they hit on the idea of inviting a street artist to decorate four disused silos on the outskirts of town. Guido van Helten’s mural was the first silo installation to appear in Victoria. His interpretation of the multi-generational face of farmers was nominated for the 2016 Art Gallery of NSW Sulman Prize and people started to take notice. The artwork achieved its purpose and spawned five more in what has become known as the Silo Art Trail, a 200-kilometre route from Rupanyup in the south to Patchewollock in the north.…

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JESSICA HOWARD WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER Jessica lived in the UK for almost a decade making TV programs, before coming home and (re)starting her career — this time as a photographer. From the bush originally, she’s drawn to country homesteads, characters and landscapes, even though those things terrify her very English husband. She’s based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. DARIA KURILO WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER Belorusian-born, Spanish-raised, English- and Australian-educated writer/photographer Daria has been to some pretty special places around the world. But she was blown away by the experience of a four-day hike along the Victorian coastline. She was impressed by the finale at the 12 Apostles, but says the journey, as is often the case, was as exciting as the destination. australiancountry.net.au facebook.com/AustralianCountry @australiancountrymag zinio.com pinterest.com/auscountrymag…

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diary notes

AUGUST-OCTOBER (SA, NT, QLD, VIC, TAS) BANGARRA: 30 YEARS OF 65,000 YEARS In 2019, Bangarra Dance Theatre company is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a stunning display of contemporary dance theatre and an extensive national tour to every Australian capital city. With its origins rooted deep within the land and as the country’s only major indigenous performing arts company, Bangarra is inspired by 65,000 years of culture and storytelling. The company will deliver a three-part program that conveys the breadth and diversity of this world-class dance ensemble. bangarra.com.au/whatson/tickets AUGUST 12-18 (TAS) TASMANIAN WHISKY WEEK With Tasmanian whisky becoming known around the world as one of the finest on the market today, the 2019 Tasmanian Whisky Week is not to be missed. The event celebrates the growing industry with exciting and tantalising events throughout the territory…

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baker's dozen


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family focus

Ryan McDonald may have grown up in Brisbane, but his earliest childhood dreams involved living in the country. He had an uncle who worked on properties around the bush and as soon as he was old enough to be taken seriously, his school holiday of choice involved helping out with cattle work. Even when he went on to complete a building apprenticeship, his eyes remained firmly on the prize of one day owning his own farm. His wife, Rebecca, grew up in Texas, a small country town in south-east Queensland, and although she attended boarding school in Toowoomba and went on to study education at university in Brisbane, she always hankered for a return to her roots. So when Rebecca and Ryan teamed up while she was still at uni, they…

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