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Frank Rough shares Maleny farming history

Frank Rough shares Maleny farming history

Maleny dairy farmers may be a dying breed, but men like Frank Rough are stalwarts. The product of a pioneering family, it’s unimaginable that Frank once lived without electricity, a car or a tractor. Writer, Judy Fredriksen, recently met with Frank to hear more about...
Mongolia – an experience

Mongolia – an experience

Crawling out of my tent in the early Mongolian morning, I look across a vast steppe covered in a colourful carpet with intricate patterns. There are chives growing, as far as the eye can see and they’re all in flower. Literally millions of mauve and white heads...
Feeling horse

Feeling horse

Siobhan Hamson loves the wild and instinctive nature of horses. Her experiences and skills have developed a keenly intuitive connection to her horses and the life lessons they provide. She shares her story with Angela Reedman-Polinski, in living the life of an equine...
The Principal Questions

The Principal Questions

Our Hinterland schools are pretty special, and we have been running a monthly article finding out more about the person at the helm. This month it’s Principal Ruth Machen, from Eudlo State School.   Are you and your family from this area? I grew up and have spent most...
Maleny nurse takes on the world

Maleny nurse takes on the world

Turning a nursing career into a lifelong adventure came naturally to Maleny’s Helen Walker as she helped those in need in myriad locations, some of which were exotic, remote or even dangerous. by Judy Fredriksen Calming a wounded, wild-eyed and cussing Indigenous man...
Dale Jacobsen – finally finding Antarctica

Dale Jacobsen – finally finding Antarctica

Last month, we shared the first part of the remarkable story of writer, musician and explorer, Dale Jacobsen. This month, we learn of her fulfilling a childhood dream in Antarctica, visiting the huts of her heroes and writing about the great continent. by Gay...