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Contents

The best of town and country
Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer and wife Ruth Maddigan left a 40 hectare farm in Robertson when they moved to Bowral, but finding a block with golf course views means they still have a sense of space.

Making it slow
In the lead-up to two Highlands exhibitions, Mittagong ceramicist Tania Rollond explains how growing up on an isolated West Australian sheep farm influences her detailed approach to her work.

The family who fell for alpacas
Mick, Karen and Rubey Williams are enthusiastic alpaca farmers who run 1200 alpacas over three Highlands properties. They explain why they love the animals’ fleece and how a new cooperative is boosting the industry.

Napoleonic retreat
Hidden in a Bowral garden is a collection of Napoleonic antiques and memorabilia housed in a replica of one of the French emperor’s favourite rooms, a summerhouse at Chateau de Malmaison.

A little bit wild
Kiloren is a historic garden in Crookwell designed in 1951 by famed landscape designer Edna Walling. Its owners explain why they love its stone structures and wild ways.

Fruitful beginnings
Frances Simons offers plenty of advice on growing fruit trees in the Highlands, and making sure you actually get to enjoy the fruit. 

Cut to the cheese
It’s fiddly and you need patience, but anyone can make their own cheese, says Kathy Harrington of Valley Cheesemakers. 

Walk the talk
On March 31, Jay Allen will set off from Adelaide to walk to Sydney on his third major Melanoma Institute fundraising trek. He explains how his own melanoma diagnosis changed his life.

Finding the remote
Linda Emery likes to travel off the beaten track, so when she heard about the beautiful and remote Faroe Islands, halfway between Norway and Iceland in the North Atlantic, she was determined to see them for herself.

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