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When former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer and wife Ruth Maddigan left their Robertson farm to move to Bowral, they still wanted a sense of space. The solution? A block overlooking a golf course. They tell Highlife how they designed a home with views of green from every room.


Making it slow

Ceramicist Tania Rollond is represented by a Melbourne gallery and teaches in Sydney, but says her country upbringing is the biggest influence on her slow, detailed approach to work. In the lead-up to two Highlands exhibitions, the Mittagong artist tells Highlife about growing up on an isolated sheep farm and the attraction of disobedient clay.


The family that fell for alpacas

Thirty years after alpacas were introduced to the Highlands, the area boasts around 20 breeders, including Mick, Karen and Rubey Williams, who farm 1200 alpacas over three properties. The family tells Highlife why they chose alpacas and how a new national cooperative is boosting the industry.


A little bit wild

Three years ago Andrew Tongue and Vicki Middleton bought Kiloren, a historic garden in Crookwell designed in 1951 by famed landscape designer Edna Walling. Andrew and Vicki tell Highlife why they love its stone structures and wild ways – and how they will add to its beauty.