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Country Style January 2018

Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern country living. Brings to life the stories of inspirational people and places from around Australia - coast to coast. We visit amazing homes and gardens, travel through Australia's most vibrant regional centres and sample all the good things the country has to offer

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2 Min.
a letter from the editor

Every month the pages of this magazine include stories about inspiring women. Women who drive thousands of kilometres to take their kids to boarding school, women who spend days on a horse moving stock, women who learn how to fly a plane without blinking an eye, and women who juggle their careers with all of the above. I could be describing our Queensland contributing editor Claire Mactaggart — who actually does all these things — so it was an easy decision to ask her to write our Women of the Bush feature on page 22. “There are thousands of extraordinary Australian rural women who, with grit and determination, are bringing positive change to their communities,” says Claire. “I’m in awe of Tanya Dupagne’s quiet resolve to help children regain their…

1 Min.
in this issue...

CATHERINE McCORMACK This month we farewell our talented associate editor, who has brought us many wonderful stories over the last seven years. Before she joined Country Style as associate editor in 2015, Catherine was a freelance writer and a regular contributor. She enjoys the challenge of producing stories and seeing something she’s worked on for weeks, or months, “come to life” on the page. “Every story has left an impression,” she says. “Each one teaches you something new about yourself and your work, and the world.” Among Catherine’s favourite memories of her time at Country Style is taking her young family on an assignment to Cooma, in the NSW Snowy Mountains. “We woke up to below zero temperatures and a thick blanket of frost. My two daughters screamed with excitement — they…

3 Min.
your page

INSTAGRAM Country Style Instagram followers really showed their love for Cherie Hausler’s gorgeous 172-year-old house (a former rectory) in the Barrossa Valley, SA, featured in our Christmas issue. Photography Mark Roper. Follow us on Instagram @countrystylemag CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Your Christmas issue was out of this world. After an up-and-down year, I wanted to make Christmas special and a good start was in the kitchen making Steve Cumper’s slow-cooked pork. The outstanding decorations were also what I needed to get in the right spirit and make our home welcoming and festive. Country Style is a marvellous publication and I look forward to it every month. I wish your team all the best for the year ahead. Vickie Mavros, SALE, VICTORIA CREATIVE INSPIRATION I’m a 70-year-old male who enjoys Country Style. As a keen gardener, I get countless…

3 Min.
lost and found

IF YOU COME AND STAY AT MY house and your daughter forgets to pack her shoes, it is likely you will never see them again. If you leave behind a hat, you’d better say a mental sayonara, as it will be gone. If you call me and explain it is your very favourite hat, I will endeavour to get it in the post. But I wouldn’t want to guarantee anything. I cannot manage my own family’s stuff, let alone that of anyone else’s. I’ve made a meagre attempt at a lost and found stash, but I raid it when I’m ducking outside to do a spot of weeding and can’t seem to find my own hat, or in the final minute before the school bus arrives when I remember I have…

5 Min.
from the sea

A CHILDHOOD SPENT absorbing the colours, shapes and ever-changing light of the south-east Queensland coastline was the inspiration behind Anna Braddock’s boutique ceramics business, Married To The Sea. Based on the Sunshine Coast, her home studio — located between Noosa National Park and Little Cove Beach — is a stone’s throw from all that influences her work. “There is so much beauty surrounding me here,” says Anna, 41. “Simple things fill me with ideas, like looking out to the water through the tea trees and the rock formations at Granite Bay.” Her pieces — free form, organic shapes made by hand — reflect the tones and textures of the landscape. “I’m inspired by the simplicity of nature, and I try to transfer that across into my work,” she says. Growing up near…

8 Min.
women of the bush

FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA TO NSW, we meet six inspiring and successful women helping to connect people in remote communities, improving the lives of children, caring for the environment and supporting Australian farmers. CLAIRE DUNNE Founder and editor of Graziher magazine Fifth-generation cattlewoman Claire Dunne, 25, was working on her family property, Wooroona, near Duaringa in central Queensland, and freelance writing for rural publications in 2015 when the idea of Graziher first took shape. “I kept coming across stories about women in the bush and I thought there wasn’t a magazine specifically profiling these amazingly diverse women and that’s when I started a blog,” Claire says. As interest in her blog grew, she decided to launch a print magazine with the first issue published in January 2016 — 3000 issues sold in the…