August/September 2022


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Romancing the stone
The owners of Bowood explain how they developed a romantic garden to complement their historic stone house.

Inside the box
Outside, it’s a rusty box. Inside, it’s a treasure trove of colour, patterns and quirky creativity. We visit a unique Mittagong home.

Reach for the skies
Her determined mother, and famed Melbourne arts patrons John and Sunday Reed, played significant roles in encouraging the young Del Cooley to become an artist.

The making of Maggie
Highlife writer James Cockington couldn’t believe it when he discovered old negatives of Maggie Tabberer enjoying a day out in 1956, years before she became famous.

Her brilliant careers
Raised in Montana, Holly Kramer has walked an unusual career path to become a board member of Australia Post, Woolworths and AMP Ltd. She talks about taking chances and moving to the Highlands.

The ultimate flower show
Frances Simons visits the world’s most prestigious garden show and discovers new plants, stunning displays and some surprising garden trends.

Retford Park – The inside story
Organising four-day house parties and handling a priceless art collection were just part of everyday life for John and Sharon Mulholland, who lived and worked at Retford Park for 32 years.

The care factor
Dr Nils Hanson has retired after 32 years at Bowral and District Public Hospital, where he was the hospital’s first resident paediatrician. He explains why he was drawn to helping children. 

When Africa calls
When former Bowral resident Sabrina Joy Sibamana met her future Rwandan husband, they realised they shared a passion for politics and human rights in the region and decided to act.

Beyond the classroom
Schools today run a huge variety of extracurricular activities. We asked 11 schools to tell us about special programs they offer.