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Sophie Mathewson

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Nature & Environment
08/01/2020

Captured: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Images

Virginia Woolf once wrote that lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other. And there is no clearer representation of this than at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse site. It's the tallest lighthouse in mainland Australia, standing on…
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Local Favourites Paul Sofias
Local Favourites
02/01/2020

Local Favourites: Paul Sofilas, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Paul wakes up at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse every day. Surrounded by the Southern and Indian Oceans, under the tallest lighthouse in mainland Australia - this is the place that Paul calls home. Having grown up in the south west and then living away for…
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Active & Adventure
16/04/2019

School Holiday Inspiration: Discover the Region’s Underground Caves

Hidden beneath the blazing tarmac of Caves Road, below the karri and marri forests, and under the undulating Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, lies a winding labyrinth of underground tunnels and echoing caverns. It's a magical world for children to visit over the school holidays, and a treasure…
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Paul Sofilas
Active & AdventureNature & Environment
26/02/2019

Shining the Spotlight on Augusta’s Lighthouse Keeper

At a time when most of us are rushing into a new way of being - establishing new routines,  negotiating boundaries, and holding virtual conferencing with kids and dogs in the background (the mute button is a saving grace) -  there's one person who seems…
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Eat & Drink
19/07/2018

Five Ways to Enjoy Gourmet Escape

It’s a full plate at the 2018 Gourmet Escape, with a line-up of international celebrity chefs and homegrown favourites. Nigella Lawson is back for a second helping of the region after her appearance at the 2016 event, and will be joined by the likes of…
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Arts & WellbeingActive & Adventure
04/07/2018

Your NAIDOC week

Tom Forrest might not be a household name to most over the age of 30, but ask any recent high-school grad, and chances are they know him as 'The Kununurra Kid'. Tom made his television debut on the ABC’s ‘My Year 12 Life’ and has…
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Arts & Wellbeing
07/03/2018

International Women’s Day

Last year, over 600 rallies in more than 60 countries marched for women’s equality. It was an unprecedented demonstration, signaling solidarity and strength for women across the world. And although the marches took place in the major capital cities, this wave of the women’s movement…
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Arts & Wellbeing
20/02/2018

Creative Calendar Shines in Margaret River

He sailed from England to Western Australia with his three brothers on board the Warrior in March 1830, at just 13 years of age. With a name now synonymous with the region, Alfred Bussell was one of Margaret River’s first settlers, leading the way for…
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Active & Adventure
13/02/2018

Surf photographer Ric Chan makes a Comeback

It was the decade of wonder-woman and superman. Jimi Hendrix died. Smoking wasn’t a health risk, and bell-bottoms were a staple in the wardrobe; and the soundtrack rolling in the background was the Stones, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin.   In 1970’s Margaret River, there was a…
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Eat & DrinkNature & Environment
31/01/2018

Six of the Best Cafes With Playgrounds

Parents of young children are all too familiar with the feeling of getting to their holiday destination and quickly finding their bearings. Specifically speaking – locating a good coffee shop and a playground. First world problems perhaps, but the struggle is real for sleep deprived…
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