April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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The family farmhouse: Peter and Wiebke Fritz bought their Robertson property for three generations of their family to enjoy. A major renovation has created ample accommodation, with a contemporary Nordic-style farmhouse at its centre.

Layered landscapes: Acclaimed artist Danie Mellor’s monumental Landstory was recently acquired by the Australian National Gallery. He explains how landscape, history and his indigenous heritage infuse his work.

Hops and dreams: Ben Twomey and Cameron James combined beer-making and business know-how to launch the Southern Highlands Brewing Co and The Taphouse brasserie. Now they’ve released their first all-Highlands beer.

Forest delights: The owners of Bundanoon garden Jean Flora started with four hectares of cleared paddock 19 years ago and have created a parkland paradise. 

Cutting it fine: Pruning is a job that awaits the gardener almost year round, depending on what you are pruning and why. Frances Simons offers tips on how to best chop and change your garden.

Cattle calling: Mittagong cattle vet Bob Rheinberger is chief veterinarian for production animals at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. He explains how a love of the bush drew him to caring for animals.

Margaret Fulton: Margaret Fulton is famous for educating generations of Australians in the kitchen – but in a lesser known chapter of her life, she once fed 11 heads of government at Bowral’s Berida Manor.

The word on the street: How did your street get its name? Historian Linda Emery reveals the stories behind street names in Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale.

Meet me at the oasis: A drive tour through Morocco proved a spectacular way to experience its varied terrain for Highlife motoring writer Paul Murrell.