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05 The jacarandas are in bloom, so it must be time to think about summer holidays. And there are plenty of places to dream about jetting off to in this special travel edition of Brisbane News. What is your must-do destination? Is it somewhere chic? Paris, Amalfi, London, New York? Or off the beaten track and off the tourist radar – Burma, or Cuba, Cambodia? Or are you like me, with a list so long it’s impossible to choose just one? A welcome side effect of roaming the world is that it can make you feel more affectionate towards the joys that live in this city. So today we are giving you the perfect opportunity to declare to the world your hometown pride in the #SNAPBRISBANE campaign (P22). Simply go to your favourite spot – Story Bridge, the river, New Farm Park, an endless list – snap a photo, and detail the location, why you love it, and hashtag #SNAPBRISBANE when you post to social media. The campaign will culminate in a 24-hour snap-post frenzy on Nov 22. For details, go to facebook/ BrisbaneNewsMagazine and follow @Snapbrisbane

THEN & NOW 1886: Brisbane’s first in-ground public pool, Spring Hill Baths (pictured above in 1962), opened in 1886 and is still in use today (left). The 25m pool in Torrington St was part of a new drain system across the suburb. It was filled with river water every morning which was then flushed through the pipes to clean them out. A pool filter was only installed in 1962. Filled with clean town water now, it is open all year. cityaquaticsandhealth.com.au


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COVER: Relaxing at Noosa (P11). Design: Anita McEwan

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She’s a Marvel Fiona Purdon Having learned to surf on the Gold Coast, visited Lamington National Park and hung out with Chris Hemsworth’s “beautiful’’ family at his Byron Bay home, US actor Tessa Thompson has only fond memories of her time in Australia. And in Chris, Tessa could have found no better tour guide to the region’s beauty spots. The Hollywood heavyweight is, after all, a Tourism Australia ambassador. “There were lots of big weekends,” Tessa says. “We went to Splendour in the Grass music festival, hung out at local restaurants, we all did paddleboarding together and beach volleyball. Sometimes it felt like summer camp.” Tessa, 34, was in southeast Queensland last year for the filming of Thor: Ragnarok, which opens in cinemas next week. She appears as Asgardian warrior Valkyrie who delivers a “vulnerable” Thor to the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). “It’s a fun and kick-ass film. I play this warrior who is now working freelance as a bounty hunter,” says Tessa, who also found time to feed baby goats at Paradise Country during breaks in filming at Oxenford. Muscles ripped for the first time in her career, Tessa based Valkyrie’s gladiator look – complete with leather tunic and trousers – on Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The body transformation was a tremendous challenge that demanded intensive workouts and a switch to a

high-protein diet - quite a change for the Los Angeles-based Tessa who normally favours vegetarian fare. “I tried to match Chris in the gym as much as I could. To peak as Thor Chris needs to eat every hour or two, and pretty big portions. I grew to love the gym – it’s fun to become this strong, muscular woman.’’ The star of 2015 Rocky spin-offsequel Creed also learnt a few combat moves, thanks to Thor’s skilled stunt and fight choreographers. A long-time Marvel fan, Tessa rates Thor as a personal career highlight, especially since it allowed her to work with Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, who plays the all-powerful Hela who wants to destroy Thor’s Asgardian home world. “I look up to dynamic and inventive female actors and I especially admire Cate Blanchett so it was surreal to work with her,’’ Tessa says. “I’ve seen everything Cate has done and I’m such a fan. It’s a testament to Marvel films that they attract the actors of her calibre, who can humanise these fictional, otherworldly characters.’’

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Darren Middleton from Powderfinger, Kram from Spiderbait and Davey Lane of You Am I fame headline Summertime Riverfest, Australia’s biggest rubber duck race. On Oct 21 at Riverside Drive, West End, the race raises money for the PA Research Foundation.

The Japanese Film Festival’s national tour lands in Brisbane from Oct 25-29. The festival opens with Mumon: The Land of Stealth, an action-packed film about a deadly ninja, and closes with Radiance, a sensitive drama directed by Naomi Kawase (above).






Playwright Adrian Fennessy has worked lyrics by You Am I frontman Tim Rogers (right) into a play about a romance sparked by a pizza delivery error. The show includes a live three-piece band, led by Rogers. On at Brisbane Powerhouse from Oct 25. Catch Rogers talking about his recently published memoir, Detours, in conversation with Paul Barclay on Oct 30. brisbanepowerhouse.org



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Belinda Seeney Dollars to dunkels I’ll be mistaken for a traditionally decorated maypole Sadly, there are so few legitimate excuses for an adult to dress up. I’m not talking a high-heels-andred-lipstick dress-up, not even a ballgown-and-pearls ensemble. No, I’m talking the dedication to dressing up that fell by the wayside once those halcyon days of kindergarten ended, when a superhero cape was perfectly acceptable attire for the supermarket. These days I’m more likely to grocery shop in my fitness wear than fairy wings which is why I jump at the chance to play dress-ups. I’m a little more restrained in my approach to fancy dress – I call it “theme dressing” – but I can’t let an occasion pass me by. Having spent years building up a tidy stash of accessories and wardrobe essentials, I can spring into action and theme dress at a moment’s notice. It may be as simple as wearing a Black Widow T-shirt to catch a Marvel movie at the cinemas; or a tartan skirt for a Scottish whiskytasting night. The theatre presents a wealth of theme dressing opportunities: I’ve

worn knee boots to Kinky Boots, a green dress to Wicked, red and black to Les Miserables, all black to Ladies in Black, faux fur to Doctor Zhivago; and I’m polishing up my ruby stilettos to follow the yellow brick carpet for opening night of The Wizard of Oz. And if ever the occasion calls for a tutu, bumblebee tights, beret, sequined cat’s ears, feather boa or a Hunger Games, Great Gatsby or Stepford Wives aesthetic, I’m good to go. There is, however, one thing I can’t bring myself to attempt: a dirndl. Oktoberfest is here for another year, the annual celebration of pilsner and pork knuckle, leaving hangovers in its wake. I went to one such soiree. And full marks to those hundreds of people I spied, kitted out in lederhosen and demure dirndls for the duration of the annual event. I’m less enamoured with the tight leather and short-skirted get-ups that appear to have been sourced from an adult shop, but still, points for trying. It’s more than I could manage. I looked at those Deutsche dresses with their frills and full skirts, their aprons and ample cleavage and the

petite young things who wore them so well, and baulked. Clocking in at 178cm – and with the aforementioned fondness for towering stilettos – I already stand out in a crowd. Throw a gingerbread get-up on me and dollars to dunkels I’ll be mistaken for a traditionally decorated maypole. It broke my heart to miss such a golden opportunity to theme dress, so scanning the beer hall, I put my drinking ... err, thinking ... hat on and devised a solution. Next year, I’m debuting my range of lady-hosen. Those sturdy leather shorts look comfortable, practical and far better suited to tackle the dodgem cars and tabletop dancing than a dirndl and its multiple layers of petticoats. Pockets will let me stash my stuff when both hands are needed to groove along to the oompa band playing The Chicken Dance and the accompanying braces are a handy frame from which to hang my heartshaped gingerbread snacks and plastic beer steins. Prost!

Now I know I don’t look like a fisherman – but I am. It’s been a long time between bites but I have a solid fishing pedigree. I was discussing this the other day with author Anna Clark, a Sydney academic who has written a book called The Catch – The Story of Fishing in Australia. When it arrived in the office I immediately offered to do a story on it, which raised eyebrows. But as I explained to Anna (a mad fisher and the perfect person to write such a book) and to my colleagues, I’m a fisherman from way back – way back being the key phrase. When we moved from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast in late 1969 we lived in a big house on the Nerang River at a place called Cypress Gardens. It was like the country back then and I became obsessed with the great outdoors and for a few years I lived a kind of Tom Sawyer existence. I did a lot of birdwatching armed with a copy

of What Bird is That? by Neville Cayley (a classic) and I also took to fishing and had a few rods with trusty old Alvey side cast reels. The river out front of our house was full of bream, whiting, jewfish and mullet. Mullet are pretty hard to catch but with a very small hook it’s doable. When the tide was high and the moon was full you would find me sitting out on the point near our house wearing a flannelette shirt and beanie, communing with nature, waiting for a nibble. Anna quotes art critic Robert Hughes in her book and I love that the late Robert, a cultured man, was also a keen fisher who insisted that fishing wasn’t all about catching fish. He was right of course. It’s actually a form of Zen meditation practised with the smell of mullet gut in your nostrils. As a teenager I often caught dinner for my family out there and I used to

Phil Brown set the rods at night with the ratchet on so if I got a big one I would hear it, bolt out of bed and haul in the fish in my pyjamas. I had a canoe which I used for exploring and fishing in nearby creeks. It sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? And it was really. But it can only be relived in my imagination now because that area has been developed, the creeks turned into banal canals and whether there are many fish left in the main river I can’t say. I did introduce my son to the joys of fishing a few years back and he and I have caught some fish together but then things got busy and there didn’t seem to be the time. There’s an old rod in our storeroom, gathering cobwebs. I should dust it off sometime and we could put on our flannelette shirts, grab some smelly bait, rent a tinny and wet a line again. Soon.




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BEACH BLISS NOOSA Loyal fans speak passionately about the jewel on the coast that is Noosa, a short drive from Brisbane and the northern gateway to the Sunshine Coast. The draw is powerful but hard to define – holidaying there is a contrasting split between the wild and the refined. The area’s swathes of green space entice nature lovers for long walks under the cool canopy of rainforest. The long stretches of beach, some teaming with sun seekers and others all but deserted, welcome familybuilt sandcastles and games of catchthrow in the water. Everyone watches the surfers, astonished at their athleticism. But, step across the wooden boardwalk and it’s like walking through a curtain of class: the treelined Hastings St, luxury accommodation, glittering fashion, beautiful people, fine dining,

cafe society. It’s a streetscape that somehow always feels the same – while constantly updating, changing and getting better with time. The stalwarts continue to draw crowds – Noosa Boathouse, Rickys River Bar, Sails Restaurant, Golden Breed Surf – and there’s a new generation of experiences to try:

ACCOMMODATION TINGIRANA NOOSA Hamptons, meet Noosa. Tingirana Noosa apartments has just been extensively renovated, along with a number of other absolute beachfront properties. Stand in the cool water at the edge of the infinity pool and watch the waves crash on Noosa Main Beach, or retreat to the open-plan apartments to lounge on the iconic rounded balconies. The lobby, gym and beachfront pool areas have also been refreshed. Tingirana Noosa has Studio apartments overlooking Hastings St,

and one- and two-bedroom apartments that overlook the ocean. visitnoosa.com.au

DINING BOMBETTA Bombetta is the new venture from Pascal and Kristie Turschwell who previously had Hastings St favourite Gaston. Just opened at Noosa Junction, the Italian eatery and bar’s menu covers bar snacks, antipasto, pizza and more. The couple says Bombetta officially means ‘bowler’s hat’ but it’s also a type of food from Puglia in Italy. Open in Noosa Drive Tue-Thu from 3pm until late, and Fri-Sat from noon until late. bombetta.com.au

LUXE EXPERIENCE THE CABANAS NOOSA A touch of the French Riviera has arrived in Noosa with the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort opening The Cabanas Noosa, providing a chic new experience by the pool.

From within the five luxury cabanas inspired by Noosa’s sundrenched beaches, hotel guests can choose their own adventure and socialise in style – just the place for a glamorous escape and exclusive parties with friends. Prices start from $125. Each cabana can host up to four groups and bookings include personalised butler services, fresh fruit platter, a selection of French still and sparkling wines, a personal iPad to peruse bespoke menus and a range of magazines. sofitelnoosapacificresort.com.au/ thecabanasnoosa

NEW ACTIVITIES NAUTICYCLE NOOSA Enjoy a spin class or a casual bike ride – on the water. Head to Noosa River for the newest activity from Nauticycle Noosa which is offering a fusion of safe cycling and water sports on a pedal kayak. nauticyle.com


MODERN MARVEL SINGAPORE Perched high in Singapore’s vertigoinducing Supertree Grove, I’m struck by the scale of the island’s ambitions. Lush vegetation stretches out before me as part of a staggering $1 billion project to turn the garden city into a city in a garden. For a country just one degree north of the equator, and one of the world’s most densely populated islands, I had visions of being drenched by daily monsoons and stuck in endless traffic. But in my time there, I didn’t see a drop of rain or feel in any way harried – although I was certainly hot. The trees must have planted a seed in the mind of Andrew Grant, whose UK landscape architects firm Grant Associates won an international competition to design Gardens By The Bay, the city centre’s aweinspiring 101ha of fragrant delight. Supertree Grove draws the most attention, the enormous solarpowered structures sprouting up into the sky like a scene from horror flick The Day of the Triffids. At night, they take on a less sinister appearance, as soft lights dance to music. The aroma of sizzling satay chicken and prawns fills the night air. Trips to Singapore’s Chinatown and Little India had my tastebuds salivating, and I loved the vibe at the Middle East restaurant Artichoke. But the meal of the week – and easily among the top 10 of my life – was at the Peranakan family-run restaurant Candlenut on New Bridge Rd. It was a medley of my favourite Chinese food with the spicy flavours of an Indian curry, washed down by a very agreeable white wine. Heaven. visitsingapore.com LOOK, SKYWALKER … Scale the heights of Singapore’s Supertree Grove.


MOUNTAIN HIGH YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK It was American naturalist Henry David Thoreau who walked into the Yosemite woods, declaring it a place where he would discover how to “live deliberately”. And as we drove into one of the US’s most famous national parks in the fading afternoon light, we understood the wonder. Home to the breathtaking rock formations Half Dome and El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the US, Yosemite – about four hours drive from San Francisco, California – is world renowned as a climbers’ and hikers’ heaven. With just three days to spend there, staying at the celebrityattracting Ahwahnee Hotel (recently renamed the Majestic Hotel) was worth the expense. We balanced our love of nature with the joy that comes from staying somewhere really special. And the chance to enjoy that natural beauty came in many forms. We boarded the tram for the Yosemite Valley Floor tour, meandering slowly past herds of mule deer and stopping at the


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Merced River to capture the stunning vista. Next was the mesmerising path to see the Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, the Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. Back in our car, we sought out Mariposa Grove to see the world’s tallest trees. There are numerous walking tracks among the giant sequoias, including one leading to the Grizzly Giant, a 64m tall tree, measuring 28m around its base, which dwarfs everything. And even though we stayed just two nights and three days at Yosemite, we left with the pledge to live as Henry suggested. Majestic Hotel (Ahwahnee), from $408 a night. travelyosemite.com ANDREA MACLEOD

COAST WITH THE MOST AMALFI Italy’s Amalfi Coast is arguably the most beguiling stretch of coastline in the world. Just ask one of the five million visitors who cluster there every summer. Magnificent mountains plunge into the Med, cliff-clinging houses defy gravity and dizzying views of the glittering sea present themselves at every turn. Then there are the steps. Thousands of them. The small hamlet of Praiano between the tourist-packed Positano and Amalfi is relatively peaceful. Praiano is not a village, rather a strip, part of the narrow road, with ocean views on one side, glorious mountains on the other. It has a sprinkling of pizzerias, bars

and restaurants and old fishermen’s houses transformed into delightful holiday villas that you can rent for a lot of money. Each has a view that makes the expense insignificant. Ours, Casa Susanna, looked over to Positano and out to Capri’s Faraglioni Rocks, which surge from the sea. Praiano is a good base to explore the coast, but with one drawback. Driving in the area is only for the brave and it is all but impossible to get on a bus from this place. A bus ride along the Amalfi Coast is one of the cheapest and most thrilling rides on the planet. The passengers on the cliff-side face a vertical plunge to the rocks should a driver make a mistake. Passengers on the other side can press their nose to the window which, in turn, is pressed to the solid granite

of the base of a mountain. It’s an adrenaline rush. That’s presuming you can get a seat. When you reach anywhere you must contemplate steps: millions of them all over the coast from Sorrento to Positano (pictured), Praiano, Amalfi and beyond. A walk to the local beach where we stayed required 400 steps down, and yes, of course, the dreaded 400 back. Fortunately, the route up and down to the beach was delightful – past olive and lemon trees, green vines and ancient gates, hidden doorways and terraced slopes. And a tiny bar half way up the 400 steps served an icy gin and tonic, so the degree of difficulty was slightly eased. And the view once there was worth it. Every single step. ANN RICKARD

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ISLAND IDYLL FIJI Visiting this Pacific paradise it’s tempting to simply move from beach to buffet to massage bed. In that time-honoured tradition, my most recent stay startes and ends in luxury at the sprawling Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, where village life on Fiji’s Coral Coast has settled into a comfortable symbiosis with tourism. But a world – or an hour’s drive – away from those peppermintscented hand towels is rural life in Fiji’s fertile “salad bowl”, Sigatoka Valley. Via bus, boat and all-terrain vehicle, the half-day Off-Road Cave Safari (offroadfiji.com) will get you there. Fuchsia, purple, aqua ... cartooncoloured houses flash by on the first leg of our journey. “There was a special on pink paint at the hardware store,’’ our guide jokes. Everybody we pass waves wildly. The dense jungle is spliced with grassroots agricultural plots, but still feels untamed. Vine-tangled tracks screen a slice of bloody history in Fiji’s largest cave system, Naihehe, where the eerily still chambers feel

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SIGATOKA SALUTE … A village child. Picture: Chantay Logan

weighted with the echo of past tragedy. Translated as “a place to get lost” the cave was home to the Sautabu people during Fiji’s tribal warfare days. Our group is uncharacteristically sombre as we’re shown its mysteries, from the claustrophobia-inducing “pregnancy gap” and inky “bottomless” pool to a cannibals’ oven in the rock. “Don’t worry – we are all Christians now,’’ says our guide. To enter and, more importantly, exit we have to ask the priest’s permission through a kava ceremony. We do this cross-legged on thatched mats, wrapped in a rainbow of supplied sarongs, and breathe easier when it appears we’ve all passed muster. Even my shoes survive the cavewater immersion, although it was touch and go there for a while. Fortunately, there’s a foot massage awaiting adventure-weary soles at Outrigger’s Bebe Spa. outrigger.com/hotels-resorts/fiji/ CHANTAY LOGAN

SPA AND AWAY KINGSCLIFF, NSW This is how my mini-break begins: the sound of gently running water and birdsong, the sight of an oasis of frangipanis, palm trees and an aquamarine pool, the hush of a sanctuary far from the bustle of life. I’m at Santai Retreat, an hourand-a-half’s hop down the highway from Brisbane. My sister and I are there to relax and recharge, to explore the region and delight in its offerings. We base ourselves in a twobedroom apartment in the luxurious Santai, and I long to soak in the spa, scented with the accompanying L’Occitane bath bombs, before collapsing on a bed piled with pillows. A well-equipped kitchenette has everything you need to self-cater, but the on-site restaurant is worth putting off your pyjama party. Spice Den is a warren of moodily lit alcoves overhung by the incredible aroma of Thai street food. It’s served banquet style – soft pancakes enfolding tender duck; fragrant Massaman curry; and Byron Bay pork in a sticky plum sauce. Book

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early as it’s popular with the locals. Or turn your toes north to Taverna’s peppermint door. The whitewashed Kingscliff restaurant is one of my favourites. Feast on modern Greek fare, including Byron Bay haloumi drizzled in bush honey; and slow-roasted New England lamb. To work off any indulgence, explore the oceanfront cycle paths (there are bikes for hire in the Santai lobby), paddle a kayak up the creek or



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A CAPTAIN COOK … The Sydney Modern’s atrium will include Michael Parekowhai’s sculpture The English Channel.

Phil Brown When I visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales I always think it looks like a temple. Strolling from the city through The Domain, the distinctive neoclassical facade comes into view beyond the expanse of greenery and it’s always a welcome sight. It’s one of Sydney’s most distinctive landmarks and in a way it is a temple. To art. That is never more evident than during the summer when the gallery is home to the Sydney International Art Series, also held at the Museum of

Contemporary Art (MCA) at Circular Quay, an art museum which may have the best location in the world. This year the MCA’s offering for the Sydney International Art Series 2017-2018 is Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean, featuring the work of the world-renowned Swiss artist. That show opens on November 1. The Art Gallery of New South Wales has Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum from November 11 until February 18, featuring 78 exceptional works from Amsterdam’s world famous Rijksmuseum.

Art Gallery of New South Wales director Dr Michael Brand promises some amazing works by Dutch masters including Rembrandt and Vermeer, “the two geniuses of Dutch art”. This exhibition is going to draw big

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crowds so if you are thinking of going, book ahead. I recall going to see the Frida Kahlo show there a while back and we arrived to find people queuing out the door. When we were there last month, the crowds were flocking to see the Archibald Prize exhibition. The forthcoming show of Dutch masterpieces promises to be the exhibition of the year. There’s quite a bit else on at the gallery over the summer including a wonderful and very colourful exhibition by Sydney artist Mikala Dwyer featuring large playful sculptures. Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium opens on October 27 and will feature an extraordinary selection of Mapplethorpe’s photographs from floral still lifes and rare colour photographs to portraits, figure studies and the sort of erotic imagery Mapplethorpe is famous for. There’s plenty more to see at this

17 SUMMER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS IN SYDNEY Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Until Jan 21, Sydney Lyric Theatre Mammoths – Giants of the Ice Age , Nov 18-May 13, Australian Museum Sydney Festival, Jan 6-28, a highlight on Sydney’s summer calendar.

GO DUTCH … Jan de Bray’s The Governors of the Guild of St Luke, Haarlem, 1675; and Johannes Vermeer’s Woman Reading a Letter, 1663.

amazing institution which is muchloved according to deputy director Maud Page who absconded to Sydney from QAGOMA a little while back. We met up with Maud for afternoon tea at the Art Gallery of NSW and she was excited by the goings on there. “I’m so lucky to be here and I love what we are doing,” Maud says. “Our minds are really geared now

to the Sydney Modern Project.” That’s the gallery’s new $300 million-plus expansion which begins in 2019, to be finished by 2021. It will feature a whole new gallery adjacent the present site. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the gallery’s vast art collection (worth an estimated $1.3 billion) will be front and centre at Sydney Modern.

Maud says the Art Gallery of NSW was the first to collect indigenous art. The facade and old wing of the gallery were built between 1896 and 1909 and architecturally the building reflects 19th century ideas about the cultural role of a gallery as a temple to art and civilising values. The gallery’s location is stunning, with views of Woolloomooloo and Sydney Harbour. Nice to see Kiwi

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artist Michael Parekowhai’s Captain Cook sculpture, The English Channel, looking out over that view. And I couldn’t help but comment, rather too loudly, that we saw that work first at GOMA in Brisbane. Qantas Holidays offers packages to Sydney for the Sydney International Art Series from $389. See artpass.com.au/ experience/


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the mysteriously named Witches Kitchen. I take a chicken parmigiana, which is every bit as good as you’d expect from a kitchen run by the Italian immigrants who built it 50 years ago. I have a beer and move on. Across the road from the train station, The Railway has a grand view of the famous Tree of Knowledge monument. Thirst is part-way sated there. Next door, and with similar views, is the town’s oldest pub, the Artesian, which has a quintessential Outback pub facade. After a beer there I shuffle on to the Shakespeare, known by the locals as “the Shakey”. I’m probably a little shaky myself when I leave a couple of drinks later, but at least I leave by foot. In the 1936 floods, drinkers had to row a boat into the main bar. The last stop on the list, the Commercial, is affectionately known as “the Commy”. There’s a couple of pool tables in a neat little beer

Nothing works up a thirst quite like travelling in the Outback. “There’s five pubs on the main street in Barcy,” says the owner of my Barcaldine hotel as I stand at the check-in counter. “You should try and have a drink at all of them.” Arriving in the Outback town, more than 1000km northwest of Brisbane, with nothing more than a dusty bag and a dry throat, it sounded like a good idea. Challenge accepted. It used to be a lot harder to do a Barcy pub crawl. Back when the town was a hub for sheep stations and shearers in the early 1900s, Barcaldine had a population of 5000 and 11 pubs. However, there are more bars per capita now – a pub for every 320 souls – than in those halcyon days. Starting at the eastern end of Oak St, I head in to the Union for a feed at

PUB CRAWL … Barcaldine’s colourful watering holes. Pictures: Andrew Tallon

garden-courtyard out the back, but at the end of a long night, my sporting prowess is not what it once was. While the younger set are keen to kick on, I show the kind of commonsense sadly lacking from many of the pub crawls of my youth and head back to my hotel.

As the urban sprawl on the east coast marches on, many traditional pubs have been replaced by new taverns with about as much character as the concrete that they’re poured from. But pubs across the Outback are still as charming as ever.






























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GALLERIES Phil Brown A brooding landscape that tells a uniquely Australian story is the winner of this year’s Brisbane Art Prize. And you can see Melbourne photographer Jeremy Blincoe’s winning work Simba hanging with 129 other finalists at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley. I should point out that I was a judge of the prize this year along with gallerist Bruce Heiser and Christine Lohman, art collector and formerly board member of

The Arts Centre Gold Coast. The decision was unanimous that Blincoe was the winner of the $10,000 prize of a competition that draws entries from Australia and abroad. Simba features a young indigenous man standing against a backdrop of the Australian landscape (above). The lighting is reminiscent of a Bill Henson work. Bruce Heiser describes it as “a really powerful image”. “I love the composition and the light,” Bruce says. “It’s very dramatic.” Christine Lohman says Blincoe’s image is “poignant”.

The theme for this annual art prize, now in its third year is “the meaning of life”. Curator Cathy Condon chose 130 finalists (there were 105 last year) across forms including sculpture, which is well-represented this year. There are some fascinating entries in all styles and photography is particularly strong. BRISBANE ART PRIZE, until Oct 28, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley brisbaneartprize.com



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Flying high Fiona Purdon If Lucy Green had her choice of super powers, it would be the ability to fly. The Queensland Ballet star will get her wish while performing the lead roles of Wendy and Tinkerbell in the company’s revival of Peter Pan, opening at QPAC next week. “The thing about Peter Pan which excited me was the flying. I will do some harnessed flying in the ballet which will be awesome,” she says. The original 1953 animated film Peter Pan, along with Pocahontas, was a Disney favourite for Lucy as a child. Wendy’s experience of growing up resonates with the talented dancer. “She is torn between wanting to stay young and the inevitability of becoming a woman. A lot of the time we are playing a princess or swans but as a young girl, the character of Wendy is more accessible,’’ sha says. Lucy will make her senior soloist debut in Peter Pan, last performed by Queensland Ballet in 2015. “This is not your typical Peter Pan,

it’s more serious but it’s fun as well. This production not only has great costumes and sets but it’s also the cleverness of the storytelling.’’ Ever since Lucy, 26, took her first ballet class at six years of age she has been in love with the art form. “From when I was young I’ve loved the jumping and leaping, that feeling of soaring through the air. I also love moving to music.” After seven years with The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Lucy is relishing her move to The Queensland Ballet, where she started in January. “It’s such a good feeling to know you are in the right place, for the right time in your career,” she says. And the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School-trained dancer also revels in Brisbane’s sunny climate, especially living at West End. “There’s a lot of character and a lot of characters in West End.” QUEENSLAND BALLET’S PETER PAN, Oct 25-Nov 5, Playhouse Theatre, QPAC, South Bank. qpac.com.au

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HAPPY DEATH DAY (M) hhhjj Director: Christopher Landon Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard Running: time 96 minutes As far as scream queen roles go, this one’s an absolute ripper. Jessica Rothe’s supremely selfcentred college student is variously stabbed, bludgeoned, poisoned, shot and incinerated. Because her character is reliving

the moment over and over again, Rothe (pictured) gets to play out her violent demise with a diverse range of emotions – from terror to indignation and even, finally, as an act of love. Death might be an extreme catalyst for personal growth, but it’s also an effective one – especially for a subject as narcissistic as this one. This is a morbid variation on the Groundhog Day theme that pays homage to the ’90s teenage whodunit horror film Scream.

Forced to live out the day of her death over and over again, Rothe’s hard-partying Mean Girl, Tree Gelbman, initially responds in textbook Elisabeth Kubler Ross fashion: denial, anger, bargaining, depression. But, like all self-respecting scream queens, she eventually turns the tables on her serial aggressor. This doesn’t break new ground but it’s a fresh and lively addition to the production company’s canon.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (MA15+) hhhhh Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas He’s done it! Denis Villeneuve has successfully engineered a new being from the DNA of Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner. And it’s as genetically complex as any replicant. The term “sequel” just doesn’t do Blade Runner 2049 justice. While it’s the undeniable progeny of Scott’s 1982 neo-noir classic, the filmmakers have waited to present it to us until it’s all grown up. 2049 can’t be faulted in terms of storytelling, performance, production or sound design. The opening sequence, in which Ryan Gosling’s new-generation replicant, K, travels to a desert farm to “retire” an obsolete and outlawed model, sets the tone – part crime drama, part futuristic nightmare. Perhaps the film’s most searing image is the one in which K walks alone through a hazy, mangocoloured landscape that pays homage to The Planet Of the Apes with its giant, up-ended female statues. From the watery, ultra-modern lair of corporate villain Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) to the Dickensian aesthetic of Mr Cotton’s (Lennie James) child sweatshop, 2049 has worlds within worlds. All the main characters are lacking something – a reflection on the human condition. Erotic, tender and heart-achingly elusive, K’s relationship with Joi (Ana de Armas), a kind of A.I. hologram, is extraordinarily affecting. Her desire for touch is realised briefly, in a drop of rain on her skin, or sex via an intermediary.The film’s observations about male-female relationships deserve an essay in their own right. Slow, moody, tense ... 2049 is nothing short of a game changer. VICKY ROACH

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Branch lines Mike Frost You can make all sorts of dreadful puns about the name of this vineyard … a wine with bite … a drop to sink your teeth into … you could go on and on. What can’t be ignored, however, is the high quality of the fruit grown on the Sharktooth vineyard of Serafino Wines in McLaren Vale. The vineyard, between the McLaren Vale township and Willunga, consistently produces the fruit for two of Serafino’s top wines, the Sharktooth shiraz and Sharktooth chardonnay. It’s named after a giant fossilised megalodon tooth found in the vineyard in the 1980s. The megalodon, which grew to up to 25m long, is said to be the ancestor of today’s great white sharks. The wines proudly display their McLaren Vale birthplace, with the

shiraz showing rich blackberry, plum, fruitcake, spice and dark chocolate on the nose and full-bodied palate, with fine firm tannins on the finish, while the chardonnay shows citrus fruit with vanilla and cream from wild yeast fermentation, ageing and fermentation in 300-litre oak barrels, a partial malolactic fermentation and lees stirring during the ageing process. The current release 2013 shiraz ($70) would go well now with a grilled sirloin steak or rib fillet on the bone and should age for another five to 10 years in bottle, while the 2016 chardonnay ($40) would partner nicely with chicken, richer seafood or veal dishes over the next five years. There’s a story behind the Serafino name as well. It’s the name of winery owner, Steve (Serafino) Maglieri who planted his first vines in McLaren Vale in 1966 with the help of his father, Giovanni. Under the family name he made one of Australia’s best-

EXTENDED PLAY … Serafino produces both traditional and less well-known varieties.

known lambruscos in the 1990s, producing more than four million bottles a year. The Maglieri business was sold to Mildara Blass in 1998 but the family still has more than 120 ha of McLaren Vale vineyards. Serafino is now run by Steve’s daughter Maria, and is based at the restaurant and function centre once known as McLaren’s on the Lake. Another of their wines to look for is the Reserve Grenache ($40), made from fruit from the Blewitt Springs

region, renowned for its elegant floral and spicy wines. The current 2016 Reserve Grenache shows red berry, cherry and spice on the nose. While Serafino’s emphasis remains on McLaren Vale’s traditional varieties of such as shiraz and chardonnay, the Bellissimo range ($20) features more Italian varieties such as vermentino and nebbiolo, and the Spanish grape tempranillo. For more, see serafinowines.com.au frostonvine@yahoo.com.au

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Casual moves RESTAURANT Tony Harper It’s only a few years since California Native took over the rambling Cavendish Rd building that was previously home to Le Classic and its cheesy French fare. It was an instant hit; that enclave where Holland Park meets Coorparoo had been a little starved for decent venues. Now Cali’ Native has moved house to the corner of Eva St and Chatsworth Rd that – not too long ago – housed another French place. It is also a rambling affair, but this time with a good-size courtyard and plenty of parking. And, for the moment at least, it’s BYO while they wait for the cogs to turn at liquor licensing. The foods of California are – just like in Australia – broad in content and fuelled by all sorts of cultural and geographical influences: contemporary California holds a real mish-mash. But I think this restaurant is more focused on the traditional dishes of the state – burgers, steaks, plenty of Latino-influence and a smattering of seafood. Just for the record, it isn’t, and isn’t attempting to be, a Mexican restaurant. Still you’ll find enchiladas ($22/ $29, inset), baja fish tacos ($16), taquitos ($13), fajitas ($34) and jalapeno poppers ($12). They straddle the gulf between the sort of Mexican food that still dominates in chain restaurants and something better crafted and finer – the sort of stuff you might do at home if you are a decent cook making an effort.


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Enchiladas, for example, come as beef, chicken breast (free range) or vegetarian. They have all the usual trimmings – rice, refried beans, cheese and a tomato-based sauce. But while they are satisfyingly chunky and filling, they are fresh and bright. Not stodgy. None of the dishes seems to pack any serious chilli heat, but if you ask nicely you can get a small bowl of a very good, very hot habanero salsa. There’s a starter of scallops ($16, roe on) in the half shell with an unusual, colourful, rather delicious kiwi fruit salsa. And the steaks ($34) – sirloin with slaw, fries and chillicheese sauce – are pretty good: decent meat, properly cooked.

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STATE OF PLAY … Enchiladas; and (main) California Native. Pictures: AAP/David Clark

The oddity (and, I guess, a stab at the more contemporary, healthconscious side of things) is Napa superfood gnocchi ($27) – sweet potato gnocchi, kale, pine nuts and bacon. Not my sort of thing, although I’m sure it has a willing audience. Desserts are simple – pecan pie ($10) and date and walnut cake ($11). It is tasty, enjoyable food, aimed at families: nothing ground-breaking, but familiar, and fun.

It seems that California Native has slipped easily and comfortably into its new digs. It suits the place, and the courtyard is bound to get a solid workout over summer. When the liquor licence comes through I imagine it will offer a mix of American beers, accessible wines and cocktails similar to what it served at its previous home. Meanwhile take advantage of the BYO status.

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Secret service Views to thrill and a hidden door add frisson to this bayside home built for a family of six Tonya Turner If James Bond was in Brisbane, this is where he’d live. With its commanding hillside position in the bayside suburbs, a secret door, infinity edge pool and its own skate bowl, this impressive home has all the style of 007’s Tom Ford suit. In reality, a couple and their four children are the residents of this striking house designed by Shawn Godwin of Base Architecture. Continued next page


RIGHT OF PASSAGE … The home is designed to adapt as the children grow up; a secret door leads to the study.

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Harbouring a love for mid-century modernist buildings, the owners engaged Shawn to design a home with clean and simple lines with a close connection to nature. Bright, open, generous rooms that flowed into each other were part of the brief, as were rooms that each told a different story. “At times the house should feel grand, expansive, lively, relaxing or quiet depending on which space you are in,” Shawn says. Concrete cantilevers soar past a refined glass and timber enclosure and quarried bluestone grounds the building to the site. Its hilltop position exposes it to strong winds, hence the L-shaped plan with living spaces pushed out into the view and bedrooms flanking the crest of the hill sheltering a northern courtyard. The line between inside and outside is blurred through the use of full height timber-framed windows that capture incredible mountain views, allow in plenty of natural light and open up for natural ventilation. Further down the hill a Besser Block studio is a hangout oozing with hipster cool. A radiogram, midcentury lounge suite, black and white photos, classic car and workshop fill the space. “The family is able to be together throughout all stages of their day, but they are also granted the freedom to spill out into other zones of increasing

activity towards the external areas, or retreating away into more private zones without being completely separated,” Shawn says. The house was designed to be an evolving family home. “For the current family with young children, the bedrooms are on one level. As the family matures, the parents will

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retreat upstairs, leaving a guest bedroom with two-way ensuite for future flexibility,” Shawn says. A rumpus space for the children was designed to transform into a classroom for home schooling. A home office was another necessity, but the owners didn’t want it to detract from the warm feeling of a


FAMILY HANGOUTS ‌ Mid-century modern style features in the study (left); a studio-entertainment space down the hill; commanding views.

family home. The solution? To sneak the study behind a hidden heavy stone door, top-secret agent style. Being a large house, the layout is arranged to present a small western elevation to reduce heat loads on the building. Expansive eaves protect walls and windows from the sun and external spaces are pushed under the


eaves for further protection. On the upper level, an operable screen allows the family to control their exposure to the northern sun. The thick stone walls and suspended concrete roofs give thermal mass to the building, allowing a more consistent and comfortable indoor temperature.

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Natural materials of quarried bluestone, Cararra marble and rosewood represent a minimal palette that unifies all spaces throughout the house. These include a grand arrival space, living spaces that adjoin the landscape, a lounging area, the rumpus room and a retreat to the luxurious master bedroom.

There is also a mid-century Hills Hoist outside, although the Tom Ford suit would of course be dry-cleaned. Architect: Base Architecture, ph: 3352 5899 Builder: Cullum Hughes, CGH Constructions, ph: 3278 1330 Pictures: Christopher Frederick Jones


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Location, location, location. It’s as important to swimming pools as it is to real estate. If a pool can be seen from the home, is in a sunny position and is well connected to the yard and house, it’s more likely to be used. The owners of this house in Indooroopilly hardly used the old peanut-shaped swimming pool in a shady, disconnected space on the upper northern terrace of their property. They engaged Ben Parker of Ben Parker Architecture to design a new lap pool, plunge pool, spa and luxury outdoor entertaining space for their large, sunny back yard. “The pools and pavilion were to be integrated in a resort-style manner with ample room for sunbathing and relaxing around the water,” Ben says. The new pavilion includes a lounge and daybed, entertaining area, kitchenette, powder room and shower. Timber decking was used around the pool rather than concrete, at the owners’ request. A tiered platform and kitchenette also feature wood. Cantilevered steel roof beams are concealed within a tapering roof structure allowing the building to hover in the landscape, while polished stainless steel ceiling panels reflect the shimmering water. benparkerarchitecture.com Photography: Jen Dainer






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There are indubitably more recipes in the world than will ever actually be cooked. And I’m sure the world doesn’t need another iteration, interpretation or imagination

of the pavlova. With that said, I enjoyed this cross between a lemon meringue pie and pavlova so much that I am adding one more recipe to the ether.

LEMON CURD CREAM, LIME MERINGUE, BLACKBERRIES INGREDIENTS 5 egg yolks 110ml lemon juice 250g caster sugar 125g butter, diced 250ml thickened cream 70g egg white 1 lime, zest Bauple nut crumble

60g plain flour 40g brown sugar 20g rolled oats 20g chilled butter, chopped 25g chopped macadamia Blackberries, to serve Cornflowers, optional METHOD Whisk yolks, lemon juice and 100g of the sugar in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water for 5 mins until the mixture is thick and pale. Remove from heat and whisk in the diced butter. Combine and chill well. To serve, whip cream to a soft peak. Beat a third of the cream into the curd then fold in the rest and chill until required. To prepare the meringue, whisk egg whites to soft peaks then slowly add remaining sugar and whisk until firm and glossy then fold in the zest and place into a piping bag. Bauple nut crumble: Preheat oven to 180C. Combine the flour, sugar, oats and butter in a bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the nuts and bake for 10 mins, remove from oven and stir, bake until golden. To serve, pipe meringue on to plates and wave with a blowtorch to toast. Spoon on a generous amount of curd and strew with berries, a spoonful of crumble and adorn with cornflowers. Serves 4 STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY: Miranda Porter. Ceramic plate by Lisa Russell, instagram.com/lunaceramics

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luxury life Brisbane River views enhance the appeal This residence has an open-plan design, a pool and panoramic city and river views. A timber pathway leads to a glassdoor entry on the upper level. Inside, down lighting and decorative cornices highlight a living and dining room, with a wall of sliding glass doors opening to a balcony with a glass

balustrade. Along with polished tiles and a glass splashback, the kitchen has stone benchtops, European appliances and cabinetry. A nearby media room is next to a bathroom. This floor also has a double garage and two bedrooms, including one with walk-in wardrobe and tiled ensuite. The main bedroom overlooks the river through a wide window with bifold plantation shutters. It also has balcony access, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with dual showers. A staircase leads to the ground

HAMILTON 29 Mullens St Land: 665sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0416 476 480 Auction: Sofitel Hotel, 249 Turbot St, Brisbane City, Sun, Oct 22, 10am

floor of the house, which is centred on a living room with a recessed ceiling, wine cellar and timber bar featuring glass shelves, a wine fridge and builtin wine bottle storage. A single garage with a laundry sits to one side, while nearby are two bedrooms with ensuites. Both bedrooms and the living room open to a patio with bench seating, a powder room and stone dividing wall.



Grandeur of Country Living… Only 35mins* to Brisbane CBD ‘Vera’, 132 Foggs Road, Mount Samson, Samford Valley • 40* all useable acres with 1km* of permanent double creek frontage • Stunning 516m2* tradionally built 5 bedroom homestead inspired by the historical colonial home ‘Vera’ in New Farm • Addional Circa 1920 restored 3 bedroom coage (perfect for extended family or as a guesthouse) • Eminently suitable as an equestrian property with trail riding, agistment & stud properes nearby This is idyllic, peaceful, country living at its best, & yet only 35* minutes from the Brisbane CBD. Priced to sell now, offering outstanding value.



Sale Offers over $1,950,000 View Sundays 10–11am (& by appointment) Andrew Goodall 0412 093 551 Ray White Rural Brisbane




Inexpensive Irrigated Fodder and Cattle Farm… Wow! ‘Wundaburra’, Mount Archer, via Woodford A quality 516* acre property, just 90mins* to Brisbane and under 1hr* to the Sunshine Coast beaches, at a price you wouldn’t think possible! This fertile and wonderfully improved farm is offered WIWO, has 2 homes and includes 138* acres freehold and 377* acres leasehold through SEQ Water Owner has had a change in family direction and will be selling. • 80* hectare water licence. Frontage to permanent Neurum Creek and Stanley River • Over 400* acres can be irrigated by the 7km* of underground mains and 54 hydrants • Outstanding sheds, cattle yards and fencing plus a 1,219m long airstrip





Auction Friday 10 November 10:30am Lvl 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View By appointment Jez McNamara 0427 270 280 Ray White Rural Brisbane *approx.



Beachmere 1 & 2/5 Biggs Avenue Must Be Sold On Or Before The 4th Of November If Not Sold Prior. Sold Together Or Sold Separately Primely positioned on the complete waterfront, enjoy uninterrupted views of Moreton Bay and surrounds, spanning out to the Redcliffe foreshore. From the outset, these immaculately presented homes offer a relaxed, yet prestige, beachside feel. Both homes are tastefully decorated with neutral tones and beachinspired touches, perfectly complimenting the broad aquatic backdrop. With well-appointed

kitchens featuring ample storage space and multiple living areas, entertaining family and friends is a breeze! The expansive backyards merge seamlessly with the water, adding to the overall grandeur of these impressive, coastal homes. Beachmere is a tucked away, quiet suburbwith exceptional potential for growth. Close to shops, schools and other local establishments with plenty of public transport options and quick highway access. If you are ready to make the sea change, call today to make this dream your reality.



Auction Saturday 4th Nov 3:30pm Held In Rooms: 45 Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe View Contact Agent For Inspection Time

Danny Mailer - 0417 739 811 Kylie Loof - 0481 179 863 Redcliffe 3897 5000 45 Redcliffe Parade

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WORLDCLASS One of Brisbane’s most iconic homes, this timeless waterfront estate is poised on nearly 2,000m2, with a deepwater mooring and private pontoon.

RABY BAY 5 Grenoble Place

INSPECT Call for inspection times

Showcasing the finest craftsmanship, this indulgent home offers 12,000 square feet of remarkable finishes across two levels. This unparalleled position captures panoramic bay views. A collection of versatile living areas both formal and casual make up the lower level, culminating in a seamless transition to waterfront outdoor entertaining spaces. The state-of-the-art kitchen welcomes the chef of the home with in-laid mahogany cabinetry, stone benchtops and butler’s pantry. An exquisite home cinema, an American style Mahogany paneled office, a gym overlooking the tiled pool, wine cellar, steam room, and so much more complete this amazing residence.

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Marc Sorrentino 0488 886 272



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Brand new half floor sub-penthouse residence, offering 323m2 and uninterrupted 270 degree views.

BRISBANE CITY 3601/140 Alice Street This immaculate residence with house like proportions delivers the ultimate in contemporary, high end living. Inside you are welcomed by breathtaking Brisbane River, Story Bridge, Botanical Gardens and Kangaroo Point panoramas retaining a remarkable sense of privacy. The premium kitchen seamlessly flows to the open plan living and dining, which opens to an entertainer’s wraparound balcony. Comprising of four bedrooms with built-in robes, the lavish master bedroom features a walk-through robe and a pristine ensuite. This home includes a separate media room, study, full sized laundry, powder room, three side by side car parks and lockable storage.

4 + BED 3 + BATH 3 CAR + POOL


INSPECT Saturday 9:45 – 10:15am and Sunday 9 – 10am FOR SALE Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 James McKinlay 0412 929 500 PLC-OP3731_BN_B

MONUMENTAL Over 600m2 of living with endless opportunities to add value!

ST LUCIA 14/100 Macquarie Street

INSPECT Saturday 11 – 11:30am

This is a one-of-a-kind chance to purchase a dual level penthouse. Constructed to the highest quality it boasts an 18m frontage with a northern aspect across the Brisbane River. With the potential to achieve up to six bedrooms, and featuring multiple internal living spaces and outdoor areas, this is the perfect house alternative. An expansive gourmet kitchen has Miele appliances, soft close cabinetry and sleek granite and marble benchtops. The private lift takes you to your exclusive covered rooftop area with over 284m2 of space. The hard work has been completed, now is the time to make this yours and add a hint of personalization.



FOR SALE $3,600,000 to $4,000,000 Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP3731_BN_C

MORNINGSIDE 21 Hillsdale Street

INSPECT Saturday 11 – 11:30am

This stylish Hamptons inspired residence is located in a highly desired Morningside pocket. Designed by Ben Thomas Architects and hand crafted by Eiffe Builders, this home seamlessly connects an array of living and family spaces, flowing to a huge gourmet kitchen. Glass sliders allow for effortless integration to the rear covered alfresco area and the stunning semi in-ground pool. The master suite features a private Juliet balcony, walk-in robe and an immaculate ensuite. A further four bedrooms and two bathrooms accommodate the remaining household.



ALDERLEY 15 Beaufort Street

Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane

Tammy Dale 0407 120 099 Paul Curtain 0411 721 474

INSPECT Call for inspection times

Truly unique in ever y way, oppor tunities to secure homes of this era are rarely of fered. Boasting extra wide VJ boards, original brickwork, working fireplace, ornate framework, polished timber floorboards and a wraparound bull-nose roof, this Colonial has been fused with modern conveniences. The soaring ceilings and ornate fretwork give the open plan living and dining areas a sense of grandeur and fluidity, with design that flows effortlessly to both the dining and kitchen whilst taking in surrounding greenery and sunlight from outside. This home features three bright bedrooms and a super chic bathroom.


AUCTION Thursday 26 October at 6pm,


FOR SALE Tristan Rowland 0411 572 970 David Simmons 0416 675 223 PLC-OP3731_BN_D

WAVELL HEIGHTS 56 Tarm Street The open plan living/dining area flows effortlessly to the alfresco entertaining space thanks to the corner-stacking glass doors. Designed with the family in mind, monitoring kids is a breeze whether they are in the pool or yard. The downstairs media room is the perfect place for teenagers to enjoy their own space. There is also an additional room perfect to be used as a home office, toy room or can be easily be converted into a sixth bedroom. The chef’s kitchen features 40mm Caesarstone benchtops and splashback, 2 Pac cabinetry and Ilve induction cooktop, oven and dishwasher.



INDOOROOPILLY 202/117 Station Road T h i s s p a c i o u s 115 m 2 th re e b e d ro o m a p a r tm e nt i s l o c ate d o n th e s e c o n d f l o o r of Indooroopilly’s most exciting new development. The well-appointed kitchen features European appliances and flows seamlessly through to the living area with a private balcony perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Capturing picturesque views of Mt Coot-tha and the city, the rooftop terrace offers a resort-style pool, barbeque and lounge area. Due for completion early 2018, Westside Indooroopilly presents buyers with a rare opportunity to reside in an ideal location with access to high quality apartment features and facilities.



INSPECT Call for inspection times and 1:30 – 2pm FOR SALE Tristan Rowland 0411 572 970 David Simmons 0416 675 223

INSPECT Display apartment now open. Available to inspect by prearranged appointment. FOR SALE $599,900

Sally Mulhearn 0422 228 320 PLC-OP3731_BN_E


Scenic spot Sunset Farm occupies flat land with prime volcanic soil in the centre of Mt Tamborine. To the front of the property is a modern two-level house, surrounded by established gardens. A portico invites entry into the ground floor, where neutral tones blend with decorative cornices and down lighting. A central hallway separates the lounge and dining room from an office, powder room and laundry. Family and meals rooms surround a kitchen with a breakfast bar, while sliding glass doors open to a covered patio. There is also a double garage with an additional outdoor parking space, as well as a granny flat with a bedroom and bathroom. Stairs lead up to the first floor, housing a multipurpose room, four bedrooms and a bathroom. The main

bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a bath overlooking the countryside. Two four-bay sheds are spaced out across the farm, including one with a bathroom, workshop and mezzanine level. Nine bores and one equipped well provide an abundance of water to 10 45,000L tanks and two 100,000L tanks, which complement highquality irrigation systems, hail netting and trellises.

MT TAMBORINE 300 Main Western Rd Land: 19.7ha Inspect: Sun, Oct 22, 10-11am Agent: Peter Douglas, Ray White Rural Brisbane; ph: 3231 2222 or 0407 172 101 Auction: 111 Eagle St, Brisbane, Fri, Oct 27, 10.30am

KANGAROO POINT 14E/39 Castlebar Street A select few are fortunate enough to enjoy the unique environment that Castlebar Cove offers, with only 19 residences in one tower. The views are spectacular, with majestic 180 degree vistas to the Gateway Bridge, Story Bridge and Mowbray Reach that cannot be built out. An open plan design, finished with timber flooring, carpet and high ceilings, creates an exceptional sense of space. Separate from the multiple living rooms are three bedrooms, including two generous queen sized bedrooms. Residence 14E comes with a marina berth and a lock-up three car garage.



INSPECT Saturday 12 – 12:30pm and Sunday 11 – 11:30am FOR SALE Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP3731_BN_F


Iconic Bayside Property! 11 Grenoble Place, RABY BAY




Open for Inspection: Saturday 21st October 1:00pm - 1:30pm AUCTION ONSITE: Saturday 4th November at 12:00pm • • • • • •

2470m2 waterfront property 30 minutes to Brisbane’s CBD 1118m2 total building size Five bedrooms, each with an ensuite Total of six bathrooms and seven toilets Multiple balconies, waterfront gazebo Soaring ceilings, large windows, ample built-in storage

• Gymnasium, sauna, double-story theatre, built-in aquarium • Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, freshly painted • 20m pontoon, championship-sized fully-lit tennis court, solar heated swimming pool with new water regulating system • Gazebo, professionally completed garden with rare African Cycads and mature bonsai plants

Contact Terry on 07 3434 0888 and prepare to be impressed! Terry Zheng | Coronis Sunnybank Shop 131A Sunnybank Plaza, 358 Mains Road, Sunnybank | 07 3434 0888 | sunnybank@coronis.com.au coronis.com.au | All here


Auction 5 November 10:00am


Auction 4 November 1:00pm


Auction 28 October 10:00am


Offering... Charmed Lifestyles

Modern Luxury In Prime Location

50 Pringle St, Ascot

With its enviable location on a north-facing corner allotment in prestigious Ascot, this modern and solid three-storey executive home is simply perfect for families or professional couples.


The high quality of workmanship that has gone into the build is evident at every turn, resulting in a masterpiece with both style and substance. An abundance of natural light and a connection to the trees and gardens gives this home an instantly warm and inviting feeling.



OPEN HOUSE WED 5.30-6.30 & SAT 12.00-1.00


Milan Markanovic 0401 008 138

Brisbane & Noosa

Offering... Charmed Lifestyles

One & Only Beachfront Noosa

2/23 Hastings St, Noosa Heads

First impressions do count. Survey the shimmering pristine waters of Laguna Bay, watch sun-worshippers on the beach, whales breaching and long boarders on the swells, all just a beach towel-length away from the sand.


Expectations are more than fulfilled when you also realise the lavish penthouse-style, whole-floor apartment in a block of three, has an incomparable central Noosa Main Beach location. With exquisite terrazzo floors, bright-white shutters, over-generous living spaces, media room, three master suites and more, such as balconies over Hastings Street, beachside pool, car spaces and ground floor storage for water sports equipment, the apartment has the scale and substance which rival many luxury homes.

North-facing Noosa Waters At Its Best


Tom Offermann 0412 711 888


Multiple living zones with glorious water views, gourmet kitchen & study Beautiful blend of sandstone, exotic timbers, huge glass openings & raked ceilings Offered with a full inventory, walk in and enjoy



33 Masthead Quay, Noosa Waters

Designed by the multi award winning Noosa designer Paul Clout, this home exudes luxury, style and classic sophistication. With the design brief to build a quality home with trappings of luxury & easy flow throughout to accommodate family & friends, every box has been ticked in this generously propositioned home. North facing 881m2 block with 20m water frontage Stunning wide water views, large covered entertaining terraces, central private pool Waterfront master suite with private balcony





Web ID: 2759

Nic Hunter 0421 785 512

5449 2500 offermann.com.au

Lifestyle Acreage Retreat - Receivers’ Sale Pavilion styled residence, floodlit tennis court, pool, horse paddock and stables, work-shed, second freestanding building offering home office/custom storage facility and sought-after useable mix of bush and cleared land. This acreage retreat only minutes to local schools is to be offered for public auction under instructions from Tim Michael and Will Colwell in their capacity as Receivers and Managers.

5 Bed | 3 Bath | 3 Car | 4.049ha* Land * Approximate

Pullenvale | 534 Grandview Road Auction On Site | Saturday 28 October 2017 1:00pm Inspect | Saturday 2:30pm – 3:30pm Patrick Dixon 0414 817 817

For more information: www.dixonfamily.net.au

North East Absolute Riverfront With 3 levels of modern luxury living, tranquil river and parkland views from multiple living/recreation areas and bedrooms, this exceptional home boasts space and privacy for the entire family. Absolute river frontage with direct proximity to local cafes/restaurants and offers a range of public transport options to access schools and the Brisbane CBD. For more information: www.dixonfamily.net.au

5 Bed


4 Bath


2 Car

Ann-Louise Savage 0407 224 213

| 443m2 Land

Chelmer | 178 Leybourne Street Auction On Site | Saturday 28 October 3:00pm Inspect | Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm Patrick Dixon 0414 817 817

Jack Dixon 0408 756 694


7 Bed | 6 Bath | 4 Car | 4.93ha Land

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Boutique character Part of a new complex with boutique character and a convenient locale, this three-bedroom residence enjoys open-plan living and hotel-style facilities. The front door opens to a dining room adorned with polished tiles and modern down lighting. A kitchen is to one side, next to a bathroom with a glass rain shower, and includes high-quality European appliances and a wood-finished breakfast bar. To the other side of the dining room is a lounge room, with the space also including a study nook and floorto-ceiling sliding glass doors to a balcony with city skyline views. Back inside, two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Along with ducted airconditioning

and a single on-site parking space, the apartment has access to a communal rooftop terrace, which has established gardens, dining tables, sun loungers, a lap pool and views of the Brisbane CBD and distant mountains. The complex is next to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and family-friendly Keating Park. Mt Coot-tha Lookout and Indooroopilly Golf Club are also nearby.

Gordon Park 50 Groom Street • • • • •

Renovated Queenslander with picturesque street presence Luxury appointments and unrivalled space throughout Master bedroom boasts walk-in robe and luxurious ensuite Entertaining deck overlooks the stunning pool and gardens Highly sought after location with easy access to the CBD

INDOOROOPILLY 202/117 Station Rd Unit: 115sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Sally Mulhearn, Place Projects; ph: 3107 9223 or 0422 228 320 Price: $599,900

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Holland Park West 62 Kneale Street Striking city views in one of Brisbane’s most desirable suburbs will be yours to enjoy upon becoming the owner of this beautiful contemporary home. Capturing Queensland’s capital city from each of it’s three levels, this hilltop home will perfectly accommodate your family and be a popular hub for entertaining.

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Track side offering One of the last available houses backing onto Ascot’s historic Eagle Farm racecourse is for sale. The triple gabled Queenslander offers outstanding views of the 1400m line of the track, grandstand and city beyond. And while the residence is in good condition, its position offers a wonderful opportunity to lift it up to the 9.5m height limit to command even better views. The residence has bay windows and a host of other character features, including VJ walls, timber floors, archways and decorative ceilings. Entry to the property is along a pathway that leads to steps ascending to the first floor. Through a foyer/study, a living room borders a dining room that opens to a covered timber deck with steps down to a large level back yard.

Off the living room is a bedroom. Bordering this bedroom is the main bedroom, which has a bay window seat with timber shutters. Double doors from both bedrooms open to a sleep out, with this space then leading to a bathroom and kitchen. Underneath the house is a double garage and storage area along with a laundry, while the residence also has airconditioning.

www.remax-riverside.com.au Each office independently owned and operated

HENDRA 112 Mein St Land: 448sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Damon Lewis, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0407 112 442 Auction: On site, Sat, Oct 21, 11am

ADDRESS Shop 4, 335 Honour Avenue, Graceville OFFICE 3115 2000


ADDRESS Shop 3, 622 Wynnum Road, Morningside

Each office independently owned and operated

OFFICE 3899 9999




Call Kathy Harrison

0499 112 262

Thursday & Friday 2pm - 5pm | Saturday 11am - 1pm | or by appointment 07 3630 4570








Rare 1.28ha Rural Family Retreat with DA just 10km from CBD “Richmond Downs” represents a once in a generation chance to acquire 1.28ha of fully serviced prime land, less than 30 mins from the heart of the city, offering endless lifestyle opportunities. This delightful property represents an opportunity to secure an enviable parcel of land with the true essence of serenity and lifestyle plus! You must inspect. You will be impressed .... 291 Honour Avenue Graceville | 3379 9322 | www.nanettelilley.com.au

Expressions of Interest View: Saturday 14th Oct 10:00am - 10:45am Saturday 21st Oct 10:00am - 10:45am Saturday 28th Oct 10:00am - 10:45am Saturday 4th Nov 10:00am - 10:45am


www.pointview.com.au Viewing: Saturday to Monday 11:00am – 3:00pm Tuesday to Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm Address: 32 Glenora Street, Wynnum QLD 4178 Price: 1 bedroom from $395,000 2 bedroom from $515,000 2 level skyhomes from $1,250,000 Contact: Alan Meacock 0487 769 795

Tim Holmes 0418 725 158




EXCLUSIVE BEACHSIDE RESIDENCES These luxury apartments (260m2) feature expansive living spaces with 50m north facing terraces overlooking parkland with partial ocean views




European style Along with a contemporary facade of exposed brick and white timber, this stylish residence provides opulence with European oak and stone elements. A pathway leads down one side of the house to the first-floor entry. Inside, oak flooring flows from the foyer into an open-plan living and dining room with down lighting, a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking gardens. Nearby is the kitchen. Sliding glass doors open the interior out to a timber deck with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue and views to an in-ground saltwater pool. Back inside, the first floor is completed by a powder room, laundry, an office and a bedroom with a balcony and an ensuite. Stairs and an elevator connect the first floor to the rest of the house,

including the ground floor, which has a double garage. The second floor includes three bedrooms and a media room. Two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom. The main bedroom has a custom walk-in wardrobe and a tiled ensuite with a glass rain shower. Other features include ducted air conditioning and fully-integrated automatic lighting and CCTV systems.

NEW FARM 87 Oxlade Dr Land: 405sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire and Scott Darwon, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 (ML), 0401 151 090 (SD) For sale: By negotiation






1300 180 018

598 Lower Bowen Tce, New Farm



“Art Deco” – Whole Block • $80,000 net approximately • 4 x 2 bedroom plus 2 x 1 bedroom • 470 m2 with great strata potential • Expressions of Interest Close 11th Nov 2017



Inspect by appointment

George Koukides 0412 872 786



• Kitchen features black granite benchtops, double butler sink, double oven, European appliances

View Saturday 11.30am-12.00pm Or By Private Appointment



• Large living rooms over two levels with marble gas fireplaces • Master bedroom retreat features ensuite & walk in robe • Wine cellar/4th bedroom, large laundry & powder room on ground level • Gym/recreation area, library & work space, family bathroom on second level • Attic on third level offers additional storage & spectacular views over Brisbane • Traditional features include Cedar staircase, Stained glass windows, High ceilings with ornate cornices • Security, Back to base alarm system, Crimsafe, Reverse cycle air conditioning • Land 778m2 fully fenced, indoor/outdoor pool, terrace entertainment area

Richardson & Wrench Clayfield Tel 1300 250 235 Kim Olsen 0413 539 865 Kimolsenproperty@randw.com.au


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(February 19 - March 20) Best day: Saturday 21st It’s not a week for fence-sitting. That’s a hard ask as, right now, it seems that every decision leads to yet another option. Choose your direction, and stick with it. Best news? Great love can happen in an instant. Someone special could stroll into your life.

(September 23 - October 23) Best day: Saturday 21st Not all negotiations proceed smoothly this week, particularly if you’re pushed into overload. If challenged, try not to exaggerate the situation or facts, as the naked truth has a way of stripping down lies. Step cautiously, Libra. Avoid conflict, if you can.




(October 24 - November 22) Best day: Friday 20th Put the week to good use, Scorpio. The cosmos boosts your communication skills, and also helps to lighten the load. The time’s also right to forge new romance or friendships. All that’s needed is for you to shelve unnecessary fears. A time for positive action.

(December 22 - January 20) Best day: Tuesday 24th Conflict seems the norm this week. Perhaps ideals have been a smidgen on the upper side, asking too much of yourself or others. To avoid explosive emotions, try not to get your wires crossed. Make sure you know all of the facts before hitting the detonator.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Best day: Monday 23rd In a fair world you wouldn’t get this week’s disruptive planetary line-up. Fortunately, all things move on, so faith and money are bound to come out of their tailspin soon. You’re not being targeted, Sagittarius: troubles can happen to anyone.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 18) Best day: Wednesday 18th This week is all about pushing past those intimidating barriers. The reward is increased happiness. Ditto for cash flow. Communication and travel also feature highly. But it’s not all work and no play. If anything, a romantic bonus coincides with professional activities.

(March 21 - April 20) Best day: Sunday 22nd For a while now you’ve suffered uncertainty. But the universe never asks us to cope with situations we’re not ready for. So when this week brings you to a crisis point, you may be surprised at how well you handle the situation — with confidence, and very little anxiety. Be proud.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20) Best day: Friday 20th Stay alert as the week could be laced with deception. Someone you don’t know very well may try to establish a closer friendship to extract a favour. This is fine as long as you know what the game is, and play by your own rules. If necessary, show this interloper the door.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Best day: Thursday 19th If you have any sense of occasion, you’ll be out having fun. The cosmos wastes no time in what could be a romantic gold rush, setting up

BRAIN FOOD Louis Demers, 94, of Quincy, Illinois, is recognised as being the oldest active lifeguard in the world. Al Capone’s business card stated that he was a used furniture dealer. Reportedly there is a law in New York which states that it is illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer. The Nintendo Company was first established in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi and started out making special playing cards called Hanafuda.

introductions . Worse case scenario? You simply make some great new friends. The best? Meeting a special new someone who adores you.

CANCER (June 22 - July 22) Best day: Tuesday 24th Emotions overflow while hopes and dreams take on a confident feeling. Take time to explore the potential of what is being offered. Although this is only the start of the journey there’s excitement at the prospect of all that could now be possible. The planets also represent the beginning of something that you love to do.

LEO (July 23 - August 23) Best day: Monday 23rd Career plans should soon come to fruition. Submitting to a behind-thescenes role no longer suits your determined, ambitious Leo style, and startled competitors will be caught off-guard as you take the lead. At home, however, it’s compromise that will promote peace.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 22) Best day: Sunday 22nd You’ve learned to trust your intuition, but don’t give in to the other extreme: selective hearing. Take good advice if it is offered. You’re not alone in this world, Virgo, so if needs be, call for help. You’ll be surprised at how supportive friends and family can be. tanyaobreza.com

WITH RIC ALLPORT On January 15, 2003, as part of a Comic Relief charity promotion, 982 employees of Walkers Ltd, producers of Walkers Crisps and Monster Munch, took part in what was then the world’s largest whoopee cushion sit.

When Coca Cola first appeared in 1886 it was marketed as an ”esteemed brain tonic and intellectual beverage”. The band Blondie started their career known as Angel and the Snake.

Donald O’Connor was supposed to co-star with Bing Crosby in the iconic holiday musical film White Christmas in 1954 but he was unable to work due to pneumonia. He was replaced by Danny Kaye.

The popular game of Scrabble was created by Alfred Butts in 1938. He first called the game CrissCross Words.

If you suffer from alektorophobia you have an abnormal and persistent fear of chickens.

Nicholas Breakspear is the only Englishman to have become Pope (Pope Adrian IV).


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Brisbane's premier weekly lifestyle mag, featuring the people, events, food, and properties that make our city beautiful. brisbanenews.com.a...