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Country Style

Country Style October 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

I first visited the tiny NSW town of Carcoar when I was a student living in Bathurst. I have always remembered how pretty and perfectly preserved it was so I completely understand why someone would love to live there. Throw in the beautiful historic flour mill on page 38, already renovated, and Carcoar proved to be irresistible to Belinda and Stephen Satterthwaite. “As soon as the real-estate agent started showing us around, Stephen and I were looking at each other,” Belinda says. “At the end of the inspection Stephen said we wanted to make an offer and we hadn’t even spoken to each other yet!” Today, the pair are happily giving the 1850 building a few of their own personal touches but their home is not their only focus. Belinda’s decision…

1 Min.
in this issue...

DANNY WOOTTON This Daylesford-based photographer didn’t have to travel far to shoot our story about Trentham General on page 110. Originally from South Africa, Danny moved to Melbourne about six years ago to pursue a career in photography. “I love how I can make people so happy with what I do, and I love how most of the time it really doesn’t feel like a job,” he says. Danny and his wife, Zara, recently relocated to Daylesford in search of “fresher air”, so he only had a 20-minute drive to the location of our Enterprise story in Trentham. “It’s an amazing town in a beautiful part of Victoria,” he says. But the best part of the job was working with Lynda Gardener and Mark Smith, owners of café and homewares store, Trentham…

3 Min.
your page

STORIES OF THE LAND My husband and I have often dreamt of moving to the country, but because of his work we haven’t been able to do so. Instead, we bought a home in beautiful Grays Point [Sydney], which in our minds is the next best thing. We wanted our young boys to grow up in a home surrounded by gums and close to a river, where they could skim pebbles, kayak and fish. Perhaps that’s why reading about Jackie French’s life, in your August edition, resonated so much with me. Since my boys are big fans of Jackie’s books, I read the article to them. Their eyes widened at the thought of bunya nuts shooting out of a fire and being allowed to stay out ’til nightfall. We all agreed…

3 Min.
friends forever

IMAGINE YOUR LIFE in the form of four gas burners. One represents your family, the second is your friends, the third is your health and the fourth is your work. American writer David Sedaris suggests that to be successful you have to cut off one burner, and to be really successful, you have to cut off two. I’d say family and work flames are where my heat is at, while the others are on simmer. I recently upped the intensity of the work flame to a rolling boil, starting a podcast with a friend, Gillian Bell. It’s called Dispatch To A Friend and it’s based on the letters we write to each other. It’s simply an audio correspondence between two friends who like cooking, eating, reading and gardening. And because it…

4 Min.
bare witness

AS A PHOTOGRAPHER, Edwina Robertson is well versed in the art of capturing rural landscapes and people through her lens. Last year, the intrepid Toowoomba-based 33-year-old embarked on her Wander of the West project around Australia, documenting people in exchange for food and fuel. But in June this year, it was the daily, desolate images posted on Instagram by a friend, feeding hay to sheep on his drought-affected farm, that stopped Edwina in her tracks. “I knew it was dry, but I wasn’t aware of how bad it was in some places,” she recalls. Edwina, who grew up near Glen Innes, NSW, began making phone calls and, within two weeks, she was visiting affected communities to share tales through her awareness campaign One Bucket that supports Drought Angels and Rural Aid. “The media…

7 Min.
community spirit

WHEN LOUISE TURNER returns home driving along the red stony road then crossing the boundary at Goodwood Station, 50 kilometres north of White Cliffs in NSW’s north-west, there’s a sense of calm and belonging. Here amid the open shrubby woodlands, flat-top mesas and ranges, Louise, 45, her husband Zane, 43, and their children Keeley, nine, and seven-year-old Clancy currently run 3000 Dohne merino sheep on the 37,000-hectare property that borders Paroo-Darling National Park. “I love driving home; this is where my roots are and it’s the longest I’ve ever lived in one place,” Louise explains. “Our children are fourth generation and we’ve made it our little family haven.” Louise grew up in England before her family moved to Australia. She has moved 22 times throughout her life, following her father’s work as…