August/September 2014

The view from Jabiru
Mike and Marian Rose didn’t set out to build a Highlands home but were won over by a property with extraordinary views.

Jimmy Barnes – At home in Berrima
‘Rock legend Jimmy Barnes’ and ‘quiet country life’ aren’t phrases that naturally sit together, but there’s an unknown side to the man who has sung the soundtrack to many Australians’ lives.

Trashed, then treasured
Weaver Brooke Munro and woodworker Colin Munro will join other local artisans at the first Burrawang Designers and Artisans Festival. They explain what inspires their work.

Say cheese, and thank ewes
Artisan cheese makers Cressida and Michael McNamara breed East Friesian sheep in Robertson and make cheeses that are so delicious, Jamie Oliver even dropped by to taste them.

Antiques on the run
Every year, Bowral antiques dealer Jane Crowley heads off to Europe for a whirlwind week of extreme antique hunting.

Making an entrance
Highlands residents love their gates. Tony Sheffield has photographed a fabulous selection, from wrought iron to rustic. 90 Scotsburn aims high Scotsburn’s owners have combined natives and exotics, and dealt with a steep site, to create a captivating garden.

The beauty of bark 
Jenny Simons explains how to care for a tree’s bark and looks at its many variations. 1

The architect who turns back time
Ian Stapleton, one of Australia’s leading heritage architects, moved to the Highlands while working on the restoration of Don Bradman’s childhood home.

Roads less travelled
Our new series on the best drives in the Highlands gets in gear with a picturesque jaunt from Bowral to Burrawang via Kangaloon and Robertson.

1967 Jaguar E-Type
Our new series on classic cars owned by Southern Highlands enthusiasts begins with the 1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, one of the sexiest cars ever made.

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