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MAR 14-20, 2018 ISSUE 1168


LAW How the multi-talented author is smashing stereotypes


Queensland’s sunny state of mind

BOUNCE BACK The remarkable resiliance of Loretta Ryan



If you were to write a screenplay about your life, what would it be? A comedy? Tragedy? Horror flick? Romcom? All of the above? The best stories are always a little bit of everything, I think, because that’s what life truthfully is: a bit fun, a bit hard, a bit messy, a bit joyful, a bit whatever. Michelle Law (P8) coalesces those truths on to the page and screen and stage in a way audiences can relate to, learn from and erupt into belly laughs about. It’s a rare talent, and one that seems to be resonating – not many people have a hit play showing in Sydney while their TV show streams on SBS. There’s a story of talent, too, behind the success of Ella Fence (P11), although she expresses her truths in song. She’ll star alongside her idol – Kate Miller-Heidke – in Commonwealth Games celebrations next month. How do you express your truth? Is it how you dress (Fashion, P22); what you cook (P19); or with your home (P20)? The trick is, I am told, to work out what your truth is, and then to live it.

THEN & NOW 1950s: State Library of Queensland’s Lifestyle exhibition (P14) includes this poster (right) by the then Queensland Government Tourist Bureau. Its aim was to entice hikers to the hinterland regions of the southeast. Tourism Australia is keeping travel Down Under “cool” by enlisting Chris Hemsworth as an ambassador. Chris and other big Aussie names appeared in a mock trailer for a fictitious reboot of the Crocodile Dundee films (above), last month screened during the Super Bowl to 110 million potential tourists. #BringBackDundee

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Rise and shine Belinda Seeney Loretta Ryan’s broadcasting career began in department store David Jones 35 years ago. The teenager was handed the public address system and tasked with paging shoppers and announcing the store’s opening and closing times. Today Loretta, 52, is considered a veteran of Brisbane’s radio industry, having graced AM, FM and digital airwaves as a newsreader, presenter and producer. The unabashed rugby league tragic has navigated a succession of career highs and lows, from fronting Triple M’s Blood, Sweat and Beers sports program in the late 1990s to her sudden dumping from 4BC’s breakfast program in 2015. “That was a really hard time … I really lost my confidence,” she says of the overhaul that led to several of her colleagues, including co-host Ian Skippen, being shown the door. “I’d been there for nine years and (management) lined us up, one after another, from 8am, and told us that they didn’t need us.” She praises family, friends, former colleagues and Tim, her eight-year-old border collie, for getting her through. Showing a resilience that has shaped her career longevity, she found a new home at ABC Brisbane as a casual producer, fill-in presenter and now as permanent host of its weekend morning programs. In an industry often populated by

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egos and identities, Loretta is refreshingly laid-back. “The show’s not about me, it’s about the listener and it’s about telling their stories,” she says. “I hope by turning (my program) on, they’re inviting me in to have a cup of coffee and a chat with them.” At the core of her career is a desire to tell people’s stories. “Everybody is doing something remarkable that we don’t know about and from my early radio days, learning from the best, we’re here for the listeners.” Those early radio days began in 1983 at Radio 10 – later 4IP then 4TAB – as an advertising schedules clerk soon after finishing school at St Rita’s College at Clayfield. Loretta dabbled in a variety of roles before securing a cadetship in the newsroom, leaving after almost eight years to join Triple M where she was an on-air presence for 16 years. “That was one of the best times I had in radio. I got to work with the late Rod Tiley who was a great mentor and wonderful person,” she says. She made the switch to AM, cohosting 4BH’s breakfast show with Kim Mothershaw then Moyd Kay; the duo moving to 4BC as afternoon hosts before Loretta was promoted to the highly-fancied breakfast slot with Ian Skippen. LORETTA RYAN hosts ABC Brisbane from 6am-noon Sat and 10am-noon Sun.

NEW WAVE: ABC host Loretta Ryan likes a morning chat. Picture: AAP/Ric Frearson

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Phil Brown I don’t want to … find Death standing there saying, “Sorry Phil, it was the chutney” One of the things I really enjoy doing is throwing things out when they pass their “use by” date. Although, let’s be clear about this, I don’t always wait until products in our fridge or pantry expire to do that. When the “use by” or “best before” date is looming I chuck them in the bin anyway in a pre-emptive strike, just to be on the safe side. I found a jar of jam in the fridge the other day that had expired in late 2015. It must have got pushed to the back and forgotten about. “Look at this!” I trumpeted, as if I’d stumbled upon something precious. Then I tossed it in the bin. “Feel better now?” my wife said. “Well, actually, yes I do,” I said. I’m pretty OCD about this and when I go to a shop to buy milk I look for the bottles that have the longest time to go before they expire. They push those to the back and put the ones expiring tomorrow at the front but they can’t fool me. The guy at our local garage, where

I sometimes get milk when we run out, saw me shuffling the bottles the other day and I thought he was going to say something but he didn’t. He could probably sense that I meant business. At home I’m constantly looking for stuff to chuck. I found some old vitamins in the pantry recently that had expired a year ago and tossed them out and there was some fish sauce that had a few weeks to go but we’d had it for six months so that went too. There are some homemade chutneys in the fridge that my wife bought at a stall somewhere and they don’t have “use by” dates on them which drives me crazy. I’m constantly trying to turf them but my wife refuses to let me. “Well, I won’t eat any of it,” I threaten but she doesn’t seem to care. “What about botulism?” I say but she just smiles sweetly. I don’t want to end up like the folk at that dinner party in Monty Python’s

The Meaning of Life. You know, the ones who the Grim Reaper dropped in on, the ones who couldn’t believe they were dead and that they had all died together. How? Well, as the Grim Reaper explained, it was the salmon mousse. I don’t want to open the front door, and find Death standing there saying “Sorry Phil, it was the chutney”. So I’m constantly winnowing through our foodstuffs, dispensing with some items, updating products that have expired and replacing them with new bottles and generally behaving like any normal fastidious obsessive compulsive hypochondriac would. Vigilance is my watchword and nothing eludes my eagle eye. As for salmon mousse, well, ever since I watched that Monty Python film I have not eaten any and you know what? I never will. Because I don’t want that hooded bloke carrying a scythe knocking on my door. Not yet.

Belinda Seeney It had been raining for weeks. Some days the drizzle was barely strong enough to wet the footpath but unpredictable enough to keep clotheslines bare. Other days ushered in a drenching that Brisbane residents understood and feared in equal measure. There were celestial light shows at 3am; short, shocking afternoon storms that rolled in from the west and wreaked havoc on evening commutes; and long stretches of soaking rain that triggered the nerves of those in low-lying suburbs. This particular Saturday started like most recent mornings: picking my way through wet grass to locate the plastic-shrouded newspaper, sluicing through rain-soaked streets and fiddling with windscreen wipers to clear the occasional smattering of raindrops. The sky was heavy with grey clouds, each threatening to deposit the mother lode of precipitation. As the day progressed, these pregnant clouds rolled away to tease glimpses of blue sky and clear the way

for unfiltered sunlight to vaporise the sodden ground below. The night was humid but clear and by Sunday morning the Queensland sun was back with a vengeance, drying the ground, fuelling the solar panels and shining fiercely on a fortnight-worth of laundry. By afternoon, the sun’s bite had waned and a suburban symphony rang out. Two-stroke, four-stroke and even the gentle hum of electric; the high pitched buzz of a Makita line cutting through the throaty rumble of a Briggs and Stratton engine. Those bunkered indoors during the big wet emerged to join the massed choir of lawnmowers and line trimmers. Our uniform is unique and changes yard-to-yard: broadbrimmed hats and battered caps, ratty sneakers and sturdy gumboots, torn T-shirts and repurposed business shirts, faded cargo pants and ancient board shorts. I’ve never understood people’s reluctance to mow the lawn, the way they drag their feet and complain about how onerous a chore it can be. Give me an overgrown nature strip

over a dirty floor, dusty shelf or basket of ironing any day. Growing up, I was never allowed to mow the lawn. It wasn’t a gender thing or a safety thing; simply, mowing was an endeavour my dad enjoyed too much to delegate. His lush lawn with its precise edges and uniform length was a particular – and deserving – point of pride. The satisfaction that comes from carving neat, ordered lines through an unruly yard is something I didn’t appreciate until I became a homeowner myself. I have honed the well-shorn path I cut through my yard, my circuitous navigation a well-rehearsed ballet set to the mechanical symphony. And when silence descends, engines cool and workboots are shucked, there is something so soothing about walking barefoot through clippered turf, a cold drink in hand and the heady scent of freshly cut grass tickling the olfactory nerve. Long may it reign.

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Law unto

herself Single Asian Female author Michelle Law is writing herself a bright future, free of shallow stereotypes Belinda Seeney

CULTURE CLASH … Playwright Michelle Law. Picture: John Appleyard.

When Michelle Law needs a pick-meup she turns to her refrigerator. It’s not the contents that she craves, rather a set of fridge magnets she bought when she spoke at Brisbane’s first Women of the World (WOW) Festival in 2015. One contains a quote by author Virginia Woolf about women’s literary voices being heard and another, by advocate Mary Wollstonecraft, urges women to recognise their own power. “I look at them and they still inspire me; they’re like daily reminders to myself,” the Annerley author, 27, says. The youngest of five children, Michelle moved from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane aged 17 to study creative writing at QUT, carving out a career as a blogger, journalist, screenwriter and playwright. She’s an in-demand speaker and has recently turned her hand to acting but concedes “it can be a little lonely in the creative industries”. “In a room of writers, you can often be the only woman there and it’s quite isolating and a bit disheartening sometimes because you don’t have someone else to connect with,”

Michelle says. “In terms of being an Asian-Australian writer, it can be difficult because often people expect that’s the only story you have to tell. “It’s always mixed up in your culture in some way which can be frustrating at times.” She vents her frustration too, at how female-centric stories are often “treated with less seriousness and less weight” than others and how works by and about people of colour struggle to break into the mainstream. Educating audiences and readers is a slow process but her debut stage play Single Asian Female is among those works chipping away at the outdated status quo. The biting comedy about a restaurant-owning Asian-Australian family living on the Sunshine Coast was a smash hit when it premiered at La Boite Theatre in 2017 and is now wowing audiences and critics at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre. “When you have more of these stories represented on stage and on screen, it normalises those realities and people don’t see it as quite an exotic thing or quite unusual, it’s just an insight into someone else’s life in Australia,” Michelle says.

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Spotlighting chronic illness is her next crusade with Homecoming Queens, a web series she co-created and co-wrote with friend Chloe Reeson, streaming on SBS OnDemand from mid-April. The semi-autobiographical series touches on Chloe’s breast cancer diagnosis in her early 20s and the auto-immune condition alopecia areata that has affected Michelle since she was a teenager. “We would leave parties early together and commiserate about how nobody understood what we were going through,” she says. “We were living in this nowhere stage in our lives where we were young but we felt quite old.” Homecoming Queens also brings Michelle’s first proper screen credit for playing the character based upon herself. She describes the on-screen Michelle as flawed, selfish and brash and admits channelling the different personality was challenging. “It took a while for me to separate myself from my character and the fear that people will see the character and think that’s what I’m like in real life.” It’s not the first time a version of Michelle has appeared on screen with

Australian woman, that weren’t heavily stereotyped. “Now more diverse roles are being cast on the screen and hopefully that will only get better.” Also taking shape is a musical she hopes to develop with La Boite. “That’s the next frontier. I really love musicals. I love music and singing and I used to play violin as a kid. Music has always been a part of our family. We actually have a cousin who was a pop singer in Hong Kong!” Michelle also returns to WOW Festival here next month, for a panel discussion on female storytellers. “I’d really love to talk about women in the entertainment industry especially in light of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement in the US (and) starting to trickle down to Australia. “I think it’s a lot more widespread in the Australian industry than we realise (and) that sort of harassment affects all other industries as well.”

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REVEALING … Homecoming Queens touches on Michelle’s alopecia (hair loss).

SINGLE-MINDED … Single Asian Female’s Alex Lee, Courtney Stewart and Hsiao-Ling Tang.

older brother Benjamin spotlighting their Queensland clan in his book and subsequent SBS television series The Family Law. The comedy features characters named after members of the real-life Law family and storylines that are rooted in fact. “It is funny when people come up to me on the street and say they feel like they know my family,” she says. “With the TV show, so much is fictionalised but people assume it’s real. I have to say, ‘I’m so sorry to tell you but that never happened.’” The Family Law brought not just success for Benjamin and recognition for his family but it also introduced Michelle to her boyfriend, George

Zhao. The Sydney-based actor was cast as Andrew Law – a character based on her brother – and the two have been together for three years. While George films the third and final season of The Family Law in Brisbane, Michelle is working on an ever-growing list of projects. She received Screen Australia funding to develop Laurinda, a young adult novel by her friend, Melbourne author Alice Pung, into a screenplay and also hints she’d like to spend more time in front of the camera. “A part of why I became a writer is because I wanted to be an actor one day and I knew there would never be any roles for me, as an Asian-

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Exploring her dark side Fiona Purdon Sultry singer Ella Fence is the “edgier and grittier” alter ego of Brisbane marketing manager Stephanie Pickett. “Ella Fence comes out at night time. She’s a heightened version of myself ... Ella is me but she is my dark side. She has all the confidence and bravado and she likes to have the torch shone on her,’’ she says. The 26-year-old felt uncomfortable performing under her own name so the Ella Fence stage pseudonym was born in 2009. “My middle name is Ella while Fence is a nice play on my name Pickett, like a picket fence,’’ she says.

“The name is also a homage to Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996). “I love her music and I’m very inspired by matriarchs in the music industry who paved the way for females and equality in the music industry. “There is also the Ella Fitzgerald song Don’t Fence Me In.” Gold Coast-born Stephanie (aka Ella) moved to Brisbane to further her music career, following her title role of Snow White in a combined Opera Queensland, La Boite Theatre and Brisbane Festival production in 2016. “Moving to Brisbane meant I was able to grow as an artist. “There are more musical and cultural opportunities in Brisbane but

the majority of my friends and family are still on the Gold Coast,’’ she says. It was almost a decade ago that Ella’s resolve to follow her childhood dream of being a singer was strengthened when she attended a Kate Miller-Heidke concert. “I’ve seen her (Kate) perform live at The Arts Centre Gold Coast and that’s when I knew that singing on stage was something I really wanted to do,’’ Ella says. “It was hugely inspiring to see her perform with such conviction and to see the way she carried herself on stage.’’ Next month Ella, who now lives in Paddington, will perform with Kate at the Queensland Music Stage, Broadbeach, as part of the

Commonwealth Games Festival. “I’ve been listening to Kate’s music for a really long time so supporting her is huge for me,’’ she says. Ella, who has toured Europe and the US, will perform her own “edgy glam’’ material including her latest release Hurricane and last year’s hit Hollow Drum, which is on rotation on commercial radio. “I’ve always loved to sing, I sang as soon as I could walk and talk. “There is a picture I drew in Grade 1 and I wrote that ‘when I grow up I want to be a singer and sing in front of a 1000 people’,’’ she says. ELLA FENCE will perform several Brisbane gigs in May.



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CASUAL FLAIR … Caprese salad (below) at Il Verde. Pictures: Mark Cranitch.

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Bowen Hills’ King St precinct has tripled in size since my last visit, admittedly a year ago, and looks poised to keep going. Aside from Montrachet and a couple of less exotic choices, its venues range from casual to fast foods. Il Verde is one of the in-betweens. It’s a restaurant for sure, but without the pretensions of Montrachet and keenly priced with pace and standards well above the fast-food moniker. It sits in that genre of Italian that we’ve all seen here a thousand times: nothing new, nothing special, just a rehashing of the pops without setting the world on fire or tossing us into the pits of hell. Just like 90 per cent of the restaurants I visit each year – Italian, American, Thai, Chinese, Greek or mod-Oz, it doesn’t matter. It’s the other 10 per cent that thrills me: the great and the woeful. But Il Verde is neither. It’s nice to look at. New, obviously, because of its location and evenly split between indoors and out. Service is engaging, fast and coddling enough without being intrusive; the kind I like. Thinking back, there’s not a service blip in the experience: timing perfect, drinks when needed, food as it comes. It’s the sort of service you don’t notice until you realise you haven’t needed to – isn’t that the best kind? The chilli oil on the table is almost brown, the oil is totally oxidised. Not a good omen. Don’t Italians pride themselves on this sort of stuff? I opt for a beer – Peroni Red. I get to choose from Peroni in three guises

(Leggera, Red and the quasi-stuff on tap), Menabrea, One Fifty Lashes, Corona, Hahn and Cascade Light. Hardly the stuff of legend, but the wines offer more to like because the list is written and almost entirely supplied by a good wholesaler. It mixes Italians, Australians, New Zealanders and even a few French, by the glass and by the bottle. Here we go with the menu: bruschetta; calamari fritti; arancini; focaccia; pasta and risotto; pizza (rossa and bianca); bistecca; pollo diavola; insalata … you get the gist I’m sure. Calamari fritti ($14) is the best of our dishes, really good in fact. Saline, tender, perfectly coated for just a lick of crunch. It’s simple, but perfectly executed. Caprese salad ($18) is something of an interpretation: more rocket than basil, bocconcini in a single lump in the middle (that’s fine), wedges of tomato and a dozen or so croutons. I want more basil and less rocket, but it does the trick as a cleanser. If the margherita pizza ($19) had made it to the table when still hot it would have been a killer, but it arrives tepid, almost cold. Still, it’s good pizza, neither over nor under-catered with topping. Risotto con salsiccia and taleggio ($25) is OK: gluggy, not enough taleggio poking its head through the flavours. Is it great? No. Is it awful? Definitely not. It’s just another restaurant content to tread the middle path, to feed people without inspiration or excitement.

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Man overboard with Vicky Roach THE MERCY (M) hhhkj Director: James Marsh Starring: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis Running time: 102 minutes Everybody loves a good underdog story, which might explain how the illfated amateur round-the-world sailor Donald Crowhurst got as far as he did in the first place. Crowhurst convinced a bunch of hard-nosed businessmen to back his 1968 attempt to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe even though his business was struggling and he had extremely limited experience in open water. By the time Crowhurst was forced to admit his plan to build a 12m trimaran to compete in The Sunday Times-sponsored race was too ambitious, he had backed himself into a corner. And so the tragic figure set sail from

Devon dangerously unprepared – emotionally and technically – in a boat that was barely seaworthy. Director James Marsh gives full dramatic weight to the heartwrenching moment in which the doomed sailor is waved off by his wife (Rachel Weisz) and three children. Colin Firth (pictured) gives an understated performance as the contemporary Don Quixote in a poignant exploration of human frailty. The Mercy also highlights the part the media played in his downfall. The sailor estimates his chances of survival at 50/50 should he sail off into the Southern Ocean, as planned. Turning back means public humiliation. And so he circles around the Atlantic instead, fabricating an alternative journey embraced by an enthusiastic media actively fed by David Thewlis’ PR agent. A compassionate and deeply moving account.


Retro run to paradise GALLERIES Phil Brown Why do people move to Queensland? If you asked them, many would say for the weather, while others would point to the lifestyle. Because life is great in the Sunshine State. Right? A new exhibition at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) explores just how great. Lifestyle: a sunshine state of mind is a fascinating look at how we live and how we lived. Curator Naomi Takeifanga has six simple overarching themes – wellbeing, hope, expression, play, country, and home – and she has mined the SLQ’s rich collections to flesh out these ideas. She points out that “our lifestyles, alongside our ideas of what constitutes a life with meaning, continually shift with time”. “Lifestyle as a way or style of living is a relatively recent concept from the 1950s,” Naomi says. “Today we buy lifestyle brands, we make lifestyle choices, we read lifestyle magazines. But we also strive to improve our health, connect with family and friends, form and become part of communities, express our ideas and desires, enjoy leisure activities and create hope for the future.” Naomi says there is a cliche about the Queensland lifestyle – one of sun, sand and sea – but “the reality is far more nuanced and diverse, just like our landscape and our population”. How we used to live is explored in a number of ways in this exhibition and most poignantly in an exhibit that is at the heart of things. It features the Rawson family from up Mackay way and takes us back to their life in the 1870s. The exhibit is set up like a room with antique furniture and it features a pictorial family diary, a fascinating document which is on show with a digital version for gallery-goers to flick through. (The actual diary is too precious to be fondled.) It’s amazing. There is plenty of didactic panel

OUR LIFE: (clockwise from left) Archaic horse by Leonard and Kathleen Shillam; The Queenslander cover (1936); A 1939 tourism poster by artist Percy Trompf; Charles Rawson sketches.

information to lead us through this exhibition but to my mind the story is really told best through artefacts and photographs and by family film footage of which there is plenty. Looking at some of the home movies from the SLQ archive flickering on the wall you will, if you are a certain age, feel a tad nostalgic because the moving images will remind you of your own childhood: days at the beach, shenanigans in the backyard, family weddings ... it’s all there. There’s an especially charming selection of family film footage from

the Bennett family which gives us a fascinating view of mid-20th century family life in a well-to-do Brisbane household. The Bennett Family Films archive runs from 1956 to 1988 and the film footage was shot by Sir Arnold Lucas Bennett, a distinguished barrister who had a passion for shooting home movies. Among my favourite exhibits are the funky posters depicting Queensland as a mecca for holidaymakers. Colourful Qantas travel posters depict Queensland as a tropical paradise and they do their spruiking by way of advertisements that now have a sort of retro cachet.

The theme of expression is explored by the inclusion of some wonderful art from the SLQ’s rich collections. Isaac Walter Jenner, a revered colonial artist, is featured and so is the much-loved Vida Lahey and there is a very fine and more contemporary piece by William Robinson as well as sculptures by the famous Shillams, Leonard and Kathleen. Elsewhere in the show other art pops up including a Kenneth Macqueen seascape and a wonderful naive landscape by William Yaxley. I’m drawn to the art but there is much more on offer including indigenous stories and objects that help tell stories about the way we used to live and the way we live now.

LIFESTYLE: A SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND Until Oct 21, SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct, South Brisbane.




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Food lovers celebrated Welcome to Bowen Hills, Brisbane’s first permanent food truck park and bar site, at the old Dairy Hall and Sugar Building at the RNA Showgrounds. Circus acts added to the fun. Pictures: Savannah van der Niet

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Growing up there were only two salads in my world. The first was soft lettuce, crunchy tomatoes and sweet cucumber that my mother tossed liberally in a homemade sweet, garlic-mustard dressing. The other was coleslaw punctuated with nuts, dried fruit and overdressed with a sweet creamy mayonnaise. I loved them both. The truth is, my childhood appreciation of salad was more about the punch and munificence of the dressing than an appreciation of the elements of the whole. This elegant salad is half salad, half slaw. If I ever need to scratch the itch I dash down to my mum’s house. She lives 100m away and always has a bottle of her salad dressing in the fridge.

SALAD OF MUD CRAB, AVOCADO AND HERB SLAW INGREDIENTS 2tbs white wine vinegar 100ml extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly milled pepper 1 avocado ½ lime, juiced ½ small white cabbage, finely shredded 5 golden shallots, thinly sliced ½ bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked ½ small bunch mint, leaves picked ½ small bunch dill, sprigs picked 1 bunch watercress, sprigs picked 150g cooked mud crab meat

METHOD Whisk vinegar and olive oil together in a small bowl and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside. Peel and stone avocado, blend with lime juice and season to taste. Set aside. Combine cabbage and shallots in a bowl, add dressing, season to taste, toss gently to combine, then stand for 10 mins to soften. Add herbs and mud crab, toss gently to combine and serve. Spoon avocado puree into bowls and mound salad on top. Serves 4 Alastair McLeod is chef and co-owner of Al’FreshCo.

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Tonya Turner The idea that less is more isn’t just a token catchphrase for architecture graduates Lara Nobel and Andrew Carter. Together with their business partner, builder Greg Thornton, the young couple started The Tiny House Company in Brisbane in 2015. It’s part of the small-house movement that’s growing worldwide and offers a simple solution to unaffordable

housing, population growth and environmental sustainability. Great design is at the core of the business. With eight tiny houses under their belt, their ability to provide functional and aesthetically appealing homes in small spaces has led them to expand into the apartment realm. When a family approached them to renovate their small apartment (pictured above) in a heritage building

COMPACT … Tiny House Company’s Greg Thornton, Andrew Carter and Lara Nobel; inside the Swallowtail display home (left). Pictures: The Tiny House Company, Andrew Carter

in the city, they wanted to make the most of the limited space available. Using movable screens, folding beds, a loft space and adaptable furniture, the 45sq m apartment can sleep up to seven people when guests visit. “In short, the philosophy would be quality over quantity,” Lara says. “We also believe in innovation and research in architectural spaces. Rather than adopting the status quo and just doing things the way they are always done we like to pull apart the individual activities that will be happening in the home and construct a beautiful space for those to happen.” One of the main problems with the apartment was that there was minimal natural light and no outdoor

area, not even a balcony. “None of the windows could be altered from the external. The apartment had a small glass brick window in the bathroom which we were able to borrow light from. We were trying to borrow space, storage and light from wherever possible,” Lara says. The apartment is a lot bigger than the tiny house Lara and Andrew lived in for 18 months. After sharehousing for 10 years, they built a 18sq m tiny house in a friend’s backyard in Red Hill where they lived until the end of last year. The main room contained the living-dining area, home office, kitchen, laundry and motorised bed that could be raised up to the ceiling by day and down by night.

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The layout included a shower and composting toilet, plenty of shelves and cupboards and a loft accessed via a retractable ladder for additional sleeping or hangout space. It was only when their one-yearold daughter Charlie started moving around more that they decided to upsize to a 48sq m one-bedroom granny flat in Highgate Hill. “Tiny houses aren’t for everyone but they suit different people at different stages of life,” Lara says. Even so, Lara, Andrew and their little girl are living in much smaller digs than the average 231sq m new Australian house. In February, the company launched its new tiny display home, the Swallowtail. The

tiny house on wheels is 7.2m x 2.5m, with an Australian palette of materials including ply cladding, corrugated sheeting and glass louvres. The base model costs $79,000. After a lengthy battle with the Brisbane City Council, Lara says their tiny house in Red Hill was recently deemed an acceptable dwelling and they’re now renting it out. The trio also worked on the recently released Tiny House Planning Resource for Australia 2017 that promotes tiny homes to planners, policymakers and the community. The future for tiny houses certainly looks big.


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city lights Embrace a modern lifestyle by the river An inner-city lifestyle surrounded by an array of bars, cafes and culture is on offer at this luxury apartment. The residence is on the sixth floor of the Villagio boutique development, which boasts just eight one-per-floor apartments, and features panoramic views of the Brisbane River and city skyline.

Living and dining areas have an open-plan design with sleek tiled floors, high ceilings and an abundance of natural light, drawn in via extensive floor-to-ceiling glass. These glass doors open to a vast covered balcony with a built-in barbecue and the views as its backdrop, offering an ideal spot for outdoor dining. Inside, the kitchen includes quality gas appliances, a waterfall island breakfast bar, a butler’s pantry, and plenty of cabinetry and benchtop space.

SOUTH BRISBANE 6/212 Vulture St Unit: 349sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Judy Goodger and Matthew Foote, Place New Farm, ph: 3107 5111, 0438 767 377 (JG) or 0400 107 707 (MF) Auction: 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane, Thurs, March 22, from 6pm

The three bedrooms are spread across the floorplan, with the main boasting access to the balcony; other features include a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with dual vanities. The other bedrooms both have a private balcony, built-in wardrobes and an ensuite. Completing the apartment is a media room and separate study.

River views Sitting on Hamilton Hill, this block of land boasts panoramic views of the Brisbane River curving around to the CBD skyline. It has two-street frontage on Prospect Tce and Grays Rd, and is positioned about 5km from the city. The elevated land has an allotment frontage of 15.4m, and sits among the suburb’s quality

HAMILTON 9 Prospect Tce Land: 544sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Dwight Ferguson and Alexander Shean, Ray White Ascot ph: 3868 7500, 0412 385 720 (DF) or 0414 841 085 (AS) For sale: By tender, closing March 22, 4pm

properties and character houses. Agent Dwight Ferguson described the exclusive site as having great potential.


A Modern 40* Acre Family Estate with Country Style ‘Flametrees’, 82km* Brisbane City and 7km* Woodford Village • Watch the sun rise and fall across the countryside from either of the two stylish homesteads • A self-sufficient life with 10kw solar system, bore + dams • Workshops, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and real ‘toy shops’ • 5min* local Woolies, hospital, schools and cale saleyards Escape to this stunning, modern country life on this picturesque as new family estate.

Aucঞon Friday 23 March 2018 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Peter Douglas 0407 172 101

View Sundays 10am

Ray White Rural Queensland

Jason Maমazzi 0419 650 343


Unit 2/29 Watson Street, Currimundi • • • • • •

Rare opportunity in tightly held precinct Caloundra’s premier beachfront location On a patrolled and dog friendly beach A stone’s throw to cafes and Currimundi Lake Astute buyers should move quickly Half interest in 822m2 of beachfront paradise

2 Auction In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, March 29 at 11am View Saturday & Sunday 1-1:30pm



Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

RIVERFRONT This timelessly elegant Queenslander offers unrestricted space on a sprawling elevated 1,404m2 allotment fronting the banks of the Brisbane River.


INSPECT Wednesday 6 – 6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday 11 – 11:30am

Enjoy the open plan living areas, and generously proportioned private spaces. Extensive outdoor areas open the home to the beauty of the surrounds, allowing a seamless indoor/ outdoor lifestyle with serene river views. Graceful interiors combine neutral tones, polished hardwood floors, leadlight windows and VJ walls. Natural light bathes each space and cooling river breezes flow throughout. The home is further enhanced by a spacious second living area, horizon edge pool and deep-water pontoon. The quiet cul-de-sac riverfront location in Graceville is just eight kilometres from the CBD, and is within walking distance of cafés and rail. For more visuals visit

AUCTION Thursday 22 March at 6pm,


Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane

Judy Goodger 0438 767 377 Ann-Karyn Fraser 0419 708 094 PLC-OP4145_BN_A

RIVERLIFE Luxury meets lifestyle… ‘Villagio’. Perfect north facing, penthouse style apartment.

INSPECT Thursday 6:30 – 7pm

SOUTH BRISBANE 6/212 Vulture Street

and Saturday & Sunday 12:30 – 1pm

This stunning sixth level South Bank apartment with a 349m² floorplan is in a boutique c omplex of onl y e ight f ull f lo or re sid e nc e s. W ith pa nora mic r i ve r a nd cit y v iews it encompasses free flowing rooms that emphasise a sense of unlimited space. Sliding glass doors open the home to a full length terrace promoting breathtaking views. Other outstanding features include an impressive media room, built-in surround sound system, C-Bus lighting, home office, built-in barbeque, direct lift access, separate storage and accommodation for four cars. Enjoy easy access to South Bank Parklands, CityCat, Goodwill Bridge and CBD. For more visuals visit


AUCTION Thursday 22 March at 6pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane Judy Goodger 0438 767 377 Matthew Foote 0400 107 707 PLC-OP3882_BN_B


This extraordinary five bedroom home is an architectural standout, designed for luxurious living and unforgettable entertaining with a city skyline backdrop.

BALMORAL 29 Ryan Avenue

INSPECT Thursday 6:30 – 7pm and Saturday 11 – 11:30am

This expansive 599m2 quality concrete and glass residence was built to last, with interior spaces comprised of an open living/dining area with chef’s kitchen, top floor master suite and two other expansive bedrooms on this level. Outside, the home’s resort-style personality is revealed – an infinity edge pool complete with spa, waterfall and landscaped gardens. Also featured are a media room, gym and cellar with bar. This home makes the most of its 506m2 allotment to bring high class family entertaining to the fore. Ideal for executives who require amenities and space to raise a family, this residence is a true suburban marvel.

AUCTION Tuesday 27 March at 6pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane


Sarah Hackett 0488 355 553 PLC-OP3882_BN_C

LUXEPOINT A stunning family home or downsizing alternative, within close proximity to schools, shops and transport.

KANGAROO POINT 39B Castlebar Street

INSPECT Thursday 6 – 6:30pm, Saturday 1 – 1:30pm and Sunday 12 – 12:30pm

With soaring ceilings, this four bedroom home has been designed with expanse at its core. 440m² of internal living space includes two living rooms and a modern open kitchen, complemented by multiple alfresco dining areas. The ground floor features a master suite, home office and two separate lounge areas, one of which could become a fifth bedroom. A media room and three further bedrooms, including second master with robe and ensuite, feature upstairs for children or guests. With a 20m lap pool, gym, sauna, and spa, this home will not disappoint large families or the downsizing empty nester.

AUCTION Thursday 22 March at 5:30pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane


Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP3882_BN_D

GRANDSTAND With a mansion-like magnitude, this six bedroom residence completely exudes classic sensibility melded with distinct European opulence.

CARINDALE 18 Gon Chee Court Situated proudly on a 963m2 block, this home evokes the luxury of a hotel and the indulgence of a Rivieran villa. The ground floor of the home comprises a living and family room, lounge, kitchen, formal dining area and laundry, with access to an external patio, porch, balcony and extensive terrace. The atrium of the home features a towering ceiling that extends over two additional floors. The upper level hosts two main bedrooms with extensive walk-in robes, extravagant ensuites and access to balconies. A second family living room sits between two additional bedrooms, both serviced by a fourth bathroom.


INSPECT Wednesday 6 – 6:30pm and Saturday 10 – 10:45am AUCTION Thursday 22 March at 6pm, on-site Glenn Bool 0400 120 999 Mark Sowden 0423 494 911 PLC-OP3882_BN_E

INSPECT Thursday 6 – 6:30pm and Saturday 4:15 – 4:45pm

MILTON 45/205 Coronation Drive Unlike any thing that has come to the market, this split-level penthouse at the iconic “Coronation Residences” occupies an exquisite 473m2 of floor space with one of Brisbane’s best panoramic views. On the lower floor the gourmet kitchen and dining area showcases uninterrupted panoramas of the CBD. Also located on the lower level are a study, guest bedroom with ensuite and powder room. The top floor features the master bedroom suite and two further bedrooms, commanding magnificent views of the city skyline. A lounge, plunge pool and patio make the upper level equally ideal for entertaining. Entry via McDougall Street.



Tuesday 27 March at 5:30pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Road, East Brisbane

Ann-Karyn Fraser 0419 708 094

FIG TREE POCKET 74 Botticelli Street

INSPECT Saturday 2 – 2:30pm and Tuesday 6 – 6:30pm

Perfectly elevated on a generous 1573m2 allotment, this family residence is inviting with captivating views of the Brisbane River. Everything about this riverfront residence is calming and tranquil. Over a thoughtfully designed 586m2 floor plan, enjoy strikingly beautiful free flowing living areas inside and out. Home to five luxurious bedrooms, two impressive bathrooms plus powder room, separate formal lounge and dining area, a library, rumpus, office, home theatre and a state of the art kitchen with butler’s pantry, modern appliances and chic finishes including stone bench tops, this residence has it all.

AUCTION Thursday 22 March at 5:30pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane


Aaron Woolard 0421 145 386 Ann-Karyn Fraser 0419 708 094 PLC-OP4145_BN_F

KELVIN GROVE 11 Hampson Street

INSPECT Thursday 6 – 6:30pm

A stunning renovation of the highest calibre has transformed this classic Queenslander both inside and out, creating an idyllic family home of extraordinary space, style and superior quality. With multiple external entertaining areas and a stunning, private resort style pool providing the ultimate outdoor lifestyle. The free flowing living domain is imbued with an unmistakable calming ambience with a streamlined kitchen featuring modern appliances and a servery window to the alfresco covered rear deck. Close to the Urban Village, schools, parks, bus stops, major arterial roads, Victoria Park Golf Course and CBD.


COORPAROO 368 Chatsworth Road

AUCTION Friday 23 March at 6pm, on-site Mario Sultana 0428 282 223 Will Churchill 0401 996 025

INSPECT Thursday 6 – 6:30pm

This brand new home has been expertly designed for executive family living. Set back from Chatsworth Road on a slip road, the home has been created with sophisticated and functional living in mind. With a rear north facing aspect, the vast city views can be enjoyed from two of the three levels of the home. Spanning the upper level, an outstanding open plan living and dining area adjoin the luxurious kitchen and deck, complete with a full outdoor kitchen. With four generous bedrooms, a study, multiple living spaces and a sparkling in-ground pool, this home brings comfort to a whole new level.

4 + BED 3 + BATH 2 CAR + POOL

and Saturday 12:30 – 1pm

and Saturday 11:30am – 12pm


Megan O’Leary 0403 065 788 PLC-OP4145_BN_G


Winning style A worthy winner of The Master Builder’s Association ‘Australian House of The Year’ award in 2009, this riverfront residence is modern architecture at its finest. Water features and established gardens lead to the main entrance and inside to a foyer with a formal living space and media room beyond. Sculpted around views of the river and an 18m infinity pool, the house makes ample use of glass bi-fold doors that open living areas out to an expansive outdoor entertaining space. High ceilings and white tiles feature from the formal living area through to the kitchen, while also downstairs is a bathroom with floorto-ceiling Italian Bisazza tiles and one of five bedrooms. Upstairs, the main bedroom

includes a riverfront balcony and an ensuite with a chandelier. Next to the main bedroom in the eastern wing is another bedroom, while a timber and glass-floored sky bridge leads to the western wing where two more bedrooms and a bathroom are located. With 32m of absolute river frontage, the residence also has a wine cellar, private pontoon, an outdoor fire pit and a four-car garage.


• 1,004m absolute waterfront block with pontoon • One of the few riverfront homes that did not flood in 2011 floods • Refurbished home with option to live in now or build your dream home • Side access to park a boat or access for an in-ground pool

SHELLY PEARSON 0411 5777 33

CORINDA 39 Richmond St Land: 3633sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Josephine Johnston-Rowell, Johnston Dixon Quality Property; ph: 3858 8888 or 0414 233 575 For sale: By expressions of interest, closing March 23, 5pm




• Opportunity to buy into one of Brisbane’s best streets at an affordable price • 15min to CBD, walk to parks, Green Bridge, local cafes, quality schools, bikeways

INSPECT Mon: 5.30-6pm | Sat: 10-10.45am

38A Grays Road, HAMILTON Unique & Luxurious Lifestyle Retreat Architecturally designed to deliver a luxurious living experience, this residence is a flawless retreat in the heart of Hamilton. Light soaked interiors with premium finishes and serene views provide a superb setting for entertaining or relaxing with friends. Commanding an abundance of natural light and impeccable attention to detail, this luxury abode enjoys stunning views of the Brisbane River and City skyline.





Auction Sunday Morning 18th March 10:30am, On-Site Open for Inspection Saturday 17th March 10.00am to 10.45am Contact Patrick McKinnon 0431 430 760 | Aimee Carr 07 3828 2022 Coronis Hamilton Shop 4.03/39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

20 Grays Road, HAMILTON 5




BRAND NEW HOME READY TO INSPECT This brand new home offers the homeowner a Hamilton Hill lifestyle which pairs elegance with impeccable craftsmanship created by award winning designers and builders. This palatial home has over 600m2 of internal living with multiple living areas, five spacious bedrooms, mono circular staircases, polished hardwood floors, free flowing interiors, airconditioning, security gates, intercom system and an internal elevator. Call today to arrange your inspection!

$2,799,000 Open for Inspection Saturday 17th March 11.00am to 11.30am Contact Patrick McKinnon 0431 430 760 | Aimee Carr 07 3828 2022 Coronis Hamilton Shop 4.03/39 Hercules Street

9 Derby Street, HENDRA 5




FAULTLESS ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED HOME Positioned in one of Hendra’s finest tree lined streets sits this faultless architecturally designed home by Profile Architecture sprawled over three expansive levels. If you have been looking for a superior home that strikes a balance between modern living and family functionality - you have most certainly found it! This property sets a new benchmark in blue ribbon luxury and provides remarkable quality which is in line with the Profile Architecture commitment to high-end design and attention to detail. Call today to arrange your inspection!

OFFERS OVER $2 MILLION Open for Inspection Saturday 17th March 12.00pm to 12.30pm Contact Patrick McKinnon 0431 430 760 | Aimee Carr 07 3828 2022 Coronis Hamilton Shop 4.03/39 Hercules Street

Auction On-Site 17 March 1:00pm View Saturday from 12:30pm

Auction On-Site 17 March 10am View Saturday from 9:30am




River King


From its unique cliff top position high above a prized wide reach of the river, this striking near new designer contemporary showpiece with its sweeping 180 degree views North and extensive retinue of indulgent amenities including pontoon and jetty offers a privileged quality of life indeed. Gracing a large regulation shaped 948m2 allotment in a quiet off-shoot of its ultra-exclusive street, the grand architect designed 800m2+ home with its soaring living spaces and quality finishes is an enduring statement of bespoke modernity.




Located on a quiet, peaceful 1080m2 block with panoramic views of the Brisbane River, this magnificent family home is centrally located just 10-15 minutes from the CBD close to quality schools and shopping destinations. Fully renovated, modern kitchen, multiple living rooms, master retreat, selfcontained granny flat, security system and more.



15 King Arthur Tce, Tennyson

Saturday 17 March at 11am Saturday from 10:30 Josephine Johnston-Rowell 0414 233 575 John Johnston 0409 44 33 22





On-site, 24 March, 3.30pm


Saturday 3.00-3.30pm


Jason Adcock 0418 727788


To infinity and beyond… Just a short stroll takes you to a plethora of award winning cafes, restaurants, bars and retail stores – enjoy all that Paddington has to o≠er.

37 View Street Paddington Imagine looking over Brisbane to NSW from this beautiful position in central Paddington, that’s what our owner thought when he bought the house for his Mum. She wanted to live in a lively, walk everywhere area and enjoy a view. A happy home that she loved is now available to be yours. This is a commanding site, mouth-watering in scope. With a post-war house and a recent DA approval for two lots; will you complete the subdivision? Or will you confer with architects and build a stunning home? Nothing short of phenomenal could do justice to these views, land size and existing street scape. Paddington in Brisbane is an aspirational suburb, best known for its character, co≠ee and proximity to the CBD. Locals enjoy a casual lifestyle of fine dining, cafés, restaurants, and bars. They stroll past the boutique stores on Latrobe terrace, and watch Brisbane’s best sport or music events at Suncorp Stadium. With easy access to great public transport and walking distance to the CBD you cannot find a more loved suburb.








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• Bought for mum in 1973 • Built in 1949 • Development approval to subdivide into 2 lots (expires 8/9/2021) • Rear walkway easement access to Enoggera terrace • 16 metre frontage



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Let’s talk today. 0447 750 027

knowledge | passion | dedication


Private oasis From its spacious layout over one level, to its back yard with a pool and enough room for a small tennis court, this residence makes you feel like you’re living at your own private oasis, says agent Leigh Kortlang. “The property is totally private and boasts oodles of room while being in a fantastic family-friendly neighbourhood, close to transport options and with the local coffee shop right on the corner,” Leigh says. “While the house is absolutely beautiful as it is, it offers scope to extend or build underneath to accommodate the larger family.” Renovated by its previous owners, the four-bedroom Queenslander has multiple indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, with features including original dark brown

polished timber floorboards, original VJ walls, high ceilings with ornate woodwork detailing and custommade curtains. Leigh says the residence exudes a relaxed vibe, with every effort made to blend period appointments with modern design and functionality. The house has a north-easterly balcony, a new kitchen and established gardens with a fire pit area, along with a double garage.

HENDRA 20 Newmarket St Land: 1012sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Leigh Kortlang and Michael Spork, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0400 434 244 (LK) or 0408 776 759 (MS) For sale: By negotiation

2702/120 Mary Street, Brisbane City Great Opportunity – 414m2 Apartment

Prominently positioned spanning the 27th and 28th floor this sub-penthouse apartment is centrally located in Mary Street above Quest Apartments. This exceptional space is ideal for the investor or owner occupier, to either live in as one unit or divide into two (subject to approval). This unit presents as new, and gives the new owner scope for further enhancements. Property features include: • Prime Brisbane CBD Apartment • Spanning two floors 364m2 internally, 414m2 including balconies • 6 car park spaces

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4 bedrooms 2 ensuites Powder room Strolling distance to the Botanical Gardens On site gym, conference room and swimming pool




For Sale - Expressions of Interest Inspect Sat 10.00 - 10.30am Tony Mower 0419 233 783

11 exclusive townhomes only 5 remain - from $689,000






pet friendly private courtyard

perfect north facing aspect

European appliances

adjacent to fehlberg park

Zoned and ducted climate control

5km to brisbane cbd

gym, pool and community centre

Call Annie Hayes

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Wednesday 10:30am - 11:30am | Friday & Saturday 1pm - 2:30pm Or by appointment at our onsite sales office RENOVAREYERONGA.COM.AU

174 Venner Road, Yeronga


Hinterland appeal This acreage property has been a labour of love for Annie Greene and Steve Groundwater, who added every little luxury to the house, including an eat-in wine cellar and 12-person cinema. The couple bought their home, known as Magnolia in November 2016. Steve says it wasn’t quite at lockup stage when they bought it. It didn’t even have a front door, as it was a new build that had been abandoned in 2010. Fast forward 12 months and the home was complete. “The residence has been a 12month labour of love,’’ Steve says. His favourite space is the sunken lounge room where they sit at night and look out over the rolling hills.

“The beauty of being in the hinterland is that it’s tranquil and quiet,’’ he says. The property is large enough to support between 60 and 90 cattle. As well as the five-bedroom house, the sale includes a cherry picker , a four-wheel drive lawnmower, a threeseater all-terrain vehicle with a tip tray, and a quad bike. Features of the house include electronic curtains and stone floors. Each office independently owned and operated

REESVILLE 566 Reesville Rd Land: 38ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Judy Goodger and Matthew Foote, Place New Farm; ph: 3107 5111, 0438 767 377 (JG) or 0400 107 707 (MF) For sale: By negotiation

ADDRESS Shop 3, 622 Wynnum Road, Morningside OFFICE 3395 5777



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Star quality A quality-built, riverfront residence, designed for family living and enjoying recreation time on the Brisbane River, is set to become another owner’s treasured domain. Stonemasons were commissioned to hand-cut natural sandstone used throughout the residence. The property has a private pontoon, children’s tree house, 10m infinity edge pool with pavilion and a

INDOOROOPILLY 9 Ivy St Land: 1505sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire and Jahkoda Ferguson, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 (ML) or 0413 056 114 (JF) For sale: By negotiation

gymnasium. There is also a theatre with a cocktail bar, a custom American Oak library, six-car garage and an internal glass lift.


Horoscope with Tanya Obreza LEO


(July 23 – August 23) Best day: Tuesday 20th Take the initiative when it comes to love. A burning attraction is setting off real-life sparks, Leo, so why let them go to waste? Make a move and enjoy the fireworks. If romance isn’t what’s fuelling current desires, make the most of what is, especially in creative or artistic matters.

(February 19 – March 20) Best day: Monday 19th The problem with being different is that not everyone understands you, and most people generally prefer what they know. This means some Pisceans may feel on the outer for the moment, but trust your instincts anyway. You’re just ahead of the times. Push on patiently.




(March 21 – April 20) Best day: Saturday 17th You loathe deception, so if you feel someone’s acting suspiciously, you can’t help but investigate. Just don’t pry needlessly, or you might end up creating unnecessary trouble. You can’t know everything and, believe it or not, some matters really aren’t your concern.

(May 21 – June 21) Best day: Friday 16th Geminis somehow manage to persuade a guardian angel to work overtime on their behalf. Actually, there’s a team of celestial guides working around the clock for you, along with the support of friends and family. Finally, here’s a week when there’s little to lose and much to gain.



(April 21 – May 20) Best day: Tuesday 20th It’s quite likely that you mean what you say, but what others hear is a different matter. This is a time where your best intentions may be misconstrued, which means even more detail may be required. Unfortunately, the more you say the deeper the pit you dig. Be delicate in your communications.

June 22 – July 22) Best day: Thursday 15th No true crab stays curled up in their shell for too long, so recent hurts should soon be healed. Health, wealth and career all get the planetary thumbs-up, with many of your earlier plans finally hitting the bullseye. The week also encourages an overhaul of self-image – somewhat daunting, but also very exciting.

(August 24 – September 22) Best day: Saturday 17th This week is a double-edged sword. On one hand you have Mars urging you to take professional risks, while Neptune creates confusion. This may take the form of a scandal, so take care with business associations. Either way, operating on your own terms is important.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 23) Best day: Sunday 18th Someone isn’t being entirely straight with you at the moment. What’s questionable is whether they’re being deliberately misleading, or they simply don’t realise they’re sending mixed messages. Just hold off signing anything, until you have all the facts. Stay cautious.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Best day: Wednesday 14th Should early week finalise a chapter in your life, follow up with positive action. Outdated love or friendships

BRAIN FOOD WITH LARA CURION One of history’s best kept military secrets was… the wheelbarrow. In ancient China, farmers used wheelbarrows to take their goods to market, but they also doubled as a military tool for transporting goods and the wounded, and as mobile barricades. Peppercorn was once worth its weight in gold and was used as a bartering commodity for hundreds of years. Peppercorn was so valuable that pepper workers had to wear special clothes so they couldn’t steal any. Christopher Columbus was searching for peppercorn when he discovered America.

The red fox was introduced to Australia in the 1800s for sport. In Melbourne, fox hunting was encouraged for the young city folk because “it tends to prevent them from sinking into mere dawdlers in an opera box or loungers in a cafe”. Now, up to 20 foxes can be living within an urban square kilometre. By the age of six, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) was publicly performing with the violin and piano, creating music and wowing audiences throughout the royal courts of Europe. He composed more than 600 works in his lifetime, half of them before his 18th birthday.

may end, giving you the freedom to rediscover a new dating scene. Don’t worry if you’re out of practice. Great things happen when you least expect them.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21) Best day: Thursday 15th Definitely a Sagittarian kind of week. The planets power into top gear and take you along for the ride. You’re encouraged to work on intuition, with few questions asked. How wonderful to be able to act on ideas, without your usual procrastination. Love also features.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20) Best day: Wednesday 14th You often keep others guessing, assuming that if someone cares enough – they’ll either know your mind or ask the right questions. This week is different: you volunteer information, minus the sugarcoating and clever word play. That’s refreshing, and appreciated.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 18) Best day: Sunday 18th It’s mostly an untroubled week. As usual, you captivate friends and colleagues with your dry humour and sense of fun. Mid-week, life turns a tad more serious, especially if you’re offered the chance of a new job or training course. All this, and more cash too. Look forward to new ventures.

ANSWERS In 2009, two intrepid scientists found a small colony of land lobsters (Lord Howe Island stick insects) on Ball’s Pyramid, a huge jagged rock in the ocean off Lord Howe Island. As big as your hand, they were believed extinct after rats destroyed the population. In World War II the Russians developed a unique brigade of bombers known as the Night Witches. Young female pilots were given outdated biplanes of wood and fabric, each holding two bombs. They were a secret success because they operated at night and were difficult to spot on radar.

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Brisbane News Magazine March 14 - 20, 2018. ISSUE 1168  

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

Brisbane News Magazine March 14 - 20, 2018. ISSUE 1168  

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