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How Flightless Birds Beat the Australian Army
The remote Australian outback in the 1930s was a harsh and unforgiving landscape, but nothing could have prepared the military personnel for the bizarre and comical conflict that would come to be known as the Great Emu War. It all started when a group of emus, large flightless birds native to Australia, descended upon a…
What Is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a distinctive food distribution system that offers an exciting opportunity for consumers to directly support local farmers while gaining access to fresh, locally sourced produce. This article will delve into the world of CSAs and explore the benefits and considerations surrounding this sustainable, community-centric approach to food. Community Supported Agriculture…
Tasmania’s Saffire Freycinet Luxury Lodge Partners with On Board for Exclusive Coast-to-Coast Expeditions
Tasmania's premier luxury lodge, Saffire Freycinet, has joined forces with luxury expedition cruise operator On Board to offer an exclusive and unforgettable experience - the Coast-to-Coast Luxury expeditions. This extraordinary journey combines a small ship adventure through the remote southwest corner of Tasmania's Wilderness World-Heritage Area with a lavish stay at Saffire Freycinet on the…
Ballarat International Foto Biennale Returns This August
The highly anticipated Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) 2023 is set to captivate photography enthusiasts and art lovers alike as the Art Gallery of Ballarat unveils two remarkable exhibitions in its core program. Titled "Effacement," the collaborative exhibition by Karenne Ann and Heather Horrocks takes visitors on a journey through post-pandemic identity exploration. Living and…
An image of the famous Sam Knott poster produced by CUB (Carlton United Breweries)
How Sam Knott Became an Australian Beer Icon
As motorists journey along the picturesque road from Melbourne to Warburton, they are greeted by a peculiar sight: a Father Christmas-like figure standing at the roadside, silently toasting passersby. The eye-catching wooden sculpture resides prominently in front of the renowned Sam Knott Hotel (aka Warburton Hotel), nestled in the charming town of Wesburn in Victoria's…
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