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In the footsteps of ancient Greeks

RESTAURANT

Tony Harper rates The Matriarch

Brighter days Entrepreneur, mother, widow ... Emily Hall finds happiness after heartbreak


This week... “I guess I would just want it to be a happy story rather than a tragic one.” These were Emily Hall’s words to me back in August when she agreed to an exclusive interview with Brisbane News (Cover Story, P8). They are words that reveal much about the character of this brave young woman. The widow of Matthew Hall, a Brisbane pilot who died suddenly in 2017, just weeks before the birth of their first child, Emily is intent on creating a happy, love-filled life for her and her adorable son, Harry. Of course it’s not always easy – grief has a way of sneaking up on us when we least expect it – but Emily is focused on the positive and forging ahead in work, and love. Writer Tonya Turner responds to Emily’s request with an uplifting portrait of a woman overcoming tragedy. Thank you for trusting us with your story, Emily.

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THE CHAT Talking cake with Charlotte Ree FEATURE The amazing Emily Hall FOOD The Matriarch, Newstead RECIPE Alastair McLeod’s rib fillet GOING OUT Psychic John Edwards ARTS What’s on at Mitchell Fine Art FASHION Bright and breezy TRAVEL Walking the Byzantine Path, Greece LIVING Go troppo

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THE CHAT

Cherry on top By day Charlotte Ree works as a book publicist – now she’s happily promoting her own Emma Schafer

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here were nine cakes at Charlotte Ree’s Hunter Valley wedding last year and not one of them was a fondant-covered fruit cake. Every aspect of the Mexican-fiestathemed shindig shirked tradition, from Charlotte’s colourful Alice Temperley dress to the gelato cart sitting in the corner. That’s because the 28-year-old is a trendsetter, and her debut Just Desserts ($16.99, Plum), is breaking the mould too. “It’s a pocket rocket cookbook,” says Charlotte, a Sydney-based book publicist by day and self-taught baker by night. “It’s A5 in size and it’s not a traditional cookbook that relies on the celebrity or the personality of the baker who has written it. It’s really about cakes and accessible recipes to get people baking.” This cookbook certainly doesn’t lack personality though. It’s packed just as full with delicious baking recipes as it is with clever puns. In fact Charlotte, who will appear at Bulimba’s Riverbend Books next month, and husband Diego, 29, pride themselves on their clever word play. From the “dedicaketion” on the opening page to the quip “you don’t make friands with salad” midway through, this is a cookbook that has joy in every page. “The puns were a point of difference for me and another way to use my sense of fun and creativity,” Charlotte says. Just Desserts features 30 cake, biscuit, slice and dessert recipes. From chocolate brownies to caramel slice to a layered berry pavlova, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. In the lead-up to its release,

CAKE DREAMS ... Book publicist turned author Charlotte Ree says anyone can bake if they have the time and confidence. Charlotte spent five years building a successful baking business in which she develops content for homewares brands including Williams-Sonoma, Kenwood, Marimekko and Cobram Estate. “They send me their ranges and I take photographs, using them in my cooking,” Charlotte says. “A publicist’s hours are never nine to five ... so there are definitely all-nighters in there but baking is so rewarding that I never find it a chore. I love

seeing the end result in front of me within an hour. You don’t get that kind of turnaround in publishing.” It helps also that she’s a self-professed “feeder”. “I love gifting food to people and I’m always the baker for special occasions with the family or in the office. Every year I also do a Friendsmas (friends Christmas) with 20 of my mates. Everyone is sick afterwards but they still have another piece of pavlova. It’s a great way to show love and

it’s inexpensive.” And she says anyone can do it. “So often I hear people say, ‘I can’t bake’. But you actually can. You just need the time and the confidence.” Just Desserts with Charlotte Ree, Nov 5, 6.30pm, Riverbend Books, Bulimba. riverbendbooks.com.au

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Beloved Australian author Mem Fox will be at the State Library of Queensland on Oct 30 to launch her new book, The Tiny Star. See her in conversation with Brisbane author Trent Dalton. Bookings essential.

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Comedy masters Steve Martin (left) and Martin Short bring their critically acclaimed comedy act to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Nov 13. Laugh along as the lifelong friends mock Hollywood, the fickle nature of celebrity, and each other. ticketek.com.au

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COVER STORY

Power of love Heavily pregnant with her first child when her life fell apart, Emily Hall weathered a tragic loss to find happiness again for her – and her darling boy Tonya Turner

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mily Hall has just finished her regular morning gym session with her close group of girlfriends near her home in Stafford. Sitting in a cafe in her gym gear, hair tied back showing her quiet green eyes, the beautiful megawatt smile that lights up her Instagram feed hasn’t appeared yet. It’s one of the harder days. “Widow – mumma – survivor” her Instagram profile reads. She can’t imagine changing it any time soon. After her husband, Matthew Hall, passed away almost three years ago after suffering heatstroke while dirt bike riding in 30Cplus temperatures in the Beerburrum State Forest on the Sunshine Coast, Emily would never be the same again. Matt was a young and healthy 29-yearold working as a pilot for Virgin Australia. A month before, he’d thrown his high school sweetheart a Cuban-themed “flirty 30 fiesta party”. Pictures of a radiant and heavily pregnant Emily wearing a floral headdress and bright kaftan with Frida Kahlo emblazoned on the front hugging Matt, her friends, her family and her beautiful round belly populated her feed. In January 2017, at 36 weeks pregnant, her fairy tale life turned into a nightmare. The memories of the dogs barking, the police at her door, the wondering why Matt wasn’t home yet, the dogs still barking, the police getting her husband’s name wrong, the hope they had the wrong house, the question – “Did your husband go dirt bike riding today?” – and eventually the awful, awful news remain vivid.

“It still traumatises me … They said his temperature got really high and they couldn’t resuscitate him, and I just started pacing. I thought, he can’t, we’re just about to have a baby,” she says. The two weeks between Matt’s death and the birth of their son, Harrison Matthew Alexander Hall, felt like an eternity. Grief took hold, the funeral was held and Emily started using Instagram as a diary to cope with the overwhelming feelings she was experiencing. The day after his death, she wrote: “For those of you who don’t know, my love and my light died yesterday from dehydration and exhaustion while dirt bike riding. He was my best friend and my soulmate. I can’t fathom doing life without him but my strength is knowing he will live through his son. I will love him enough for the two of us and I will make sure I do Matt proud and be the best mum to him. “I love you @matt_hally87 with all of my heart and all of my soul and I’ll miss

BABY STEPS … Emily Hall and son Harry, 2, take a walk at West Village, West End; (inset) Emily with late husband Matt. Main photo: Russell Shakespeare/AAP you every single day.” She shows me the heart tattoo on her left ring finger inked when they got engaged in Bali and the tattoo of Matt’s initials on her right ankle she got after he died. As the days, weeks and months went by, Emily poured her heart out on love, loss,

loneliness, hope and survival, finding strength in the most important person in her world. “I often think if I wasn’t about to have Harry, where I would be right now or how I would’ve been. You’ve got no choice. You have this little human you have to look after and just that moment

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I thought, I can either let this ruin me for the rest of my life or I can choose to make the most of my life

when they put Harry in my arms was the best feeling in the world. I thought, this is my job now,” she says. As time went on, her raw and personal posts saw her followers grow organically to almost 10,000 people. “I never did it to inspire anyone. I

started because it was healing and therapeutic for me and I didn’t realise how many women I was helping through my own healing. It helps to speak to people who have been through the same thing and help others to know that they aren’t alone and it’s not always going to hurt this

bad. I have made some amazing friends through Instagram. It really is amazing to see how powerful women can be when they team up instead of against each other,” she says. Harry, now two, is at day care today. He goes three days a week and has also been

spending one day with Emily’s mum, Debbie, and one day with Matt’s mum, Di. “He’s the happiest little boy. The older he gets the more I see Matt in him – the little faces he does, the little mannerisms, and he’s got this cheeky little smile like Matt had,” Emily says. During the week, she throws herself into her own travel consultancy business and runs footwear label El Zapato, which she founded with her best friend Leticia Gaskell. Its Spanish translation is “The Shoe”, with the El also referencing the first letter of Emily and Leticia’s names. Although Emily is Cypriot, she was more than happy with the snazzy business name that referenced Leticia’s Spanish heritage. It was a venture they started in 2014 after travelling to Bali together with a group of friends and deciding to design their own range of quirky and stylish leather sandals. “It’s really caught on. A lot of shoe companies focus on heels and you can’t get a lot of fun sandals. If you put on a nice dress you can put on a nice little pair of sandals and I think fashion allows it now too. If you want to dress it up even more you can put metallic sandals on, make it a little bit more fancy,” Emily says. The online shop has materialised into a pop-up store on James St from now until mid-November featuring their latest collection including their new Valentine sandals with a heart-shaped toe. “People are going wild for them,” Emily says. Best friends since high school, Emily CONTINUED NEXT PAGE

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ALL HEART ... (from left) New styles from El Zapato; El Zapato founders Leticia Gaskell and Emily Hall; Emily with her son Harry and partner Davey Downey.

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says Leticia is like a sister to her and has helped her through her darkest hours. “We fight, it’s just one of those things, but I can never repay her for what she did for me. It’s pretty special. “She just dropped everything to be there with me when Matt died. It’s all a bit of a blur, but she was just there,” she says. A year ago, another special person arrived in Emily’s life. In the hope of finding love again, Emily tentatively joined the dating app, Bumble. On her first and only date, she met Davey Downey. They hit it off instantly, and in a remarkable twist of fate, he told her he’d just been for a job interview he

really hoped to get, which turned out to be with Matt’s family’s business. With Davey, 37, now working as the company’s business development manager, Emily says Matt’s family has been amazingly supportive of their relationship. For others, it’s been more

difficult. “I think everybody deserves to be loved and I think people will always have their judgments about if it’s too soon, but I try not to think about what other people are thinking because no one’s been where I’ve been,” Emily says. “I thought, I can either let this ruin me

for the rest of my life or I can choose to make the most of my life and what I’ve still got, so I didn’t give up on finding love again.” It’s not always easy. Davey himself has been through tough times, including his own marriage breakdown and the loss of several friends to suicide. Together, they navigate these sensitive heartaches, bringing love and understanding to each other’s world. Emily pulls out her phone to show a photo of Davey and Harry wearing a pair of matching board shorts for their new business together, Pina and Palma, set to launch soon. “I feel like Davey’s got our back. From day one he’s been there for us. It’s really nice to see the relationship between him and Harry, it’s quite amazing. “They love each other, we’re a little family now,” Emily says. There’s that smile. @emilyhall86 @elzapato_ @pinaandpalma

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Brooke Falvey It was a big couch for one small woman, but it was like stretching out on a cloud. I could picture us spending long days together eating cheeseburgers As someone who has watched every episode of Friends at least twice, I’ve always identified with Rachel, but I recently discovered I am a little like Ross, too, and it can be summed up in one word: Pivot. In the fifth season of Friends – which aired in 1999 – Ross buys a couch, refuses to pay the delivery costs and tries to move the couch into his apartment with a little help from his friends. Simple, right? Wrong. Ross, Rachel and Chandler try to manoeuvre the couch up the stairs, with Ross screaming “Pivot!”. Eventually the couch is so damaged it ends up cut in half. Twenty years on, the scene is still

hilarious – until you’re living it. After deciding it was time for a new couch, I spent three months couch surfing my way around furniture stores. In my mind I wanted something with a chaise, and ideally in turquoise velvet. In the end, I bought a beautiful 3.5 seat, extra deep couch in lavender grey. It was a big couch for one small woman, but it was like stretching out on a cloud. I could picture us spending long days together eating cheeseburgers and bingewatching bad reality-TV shows. It was also on sale. After checking the dimensions of the

couch and the lift at my building, I signed on the dotted line and paid for delivery, because I wasn’t making the same mistake as Ross. But it wasn’t to be. Forty-eight hours and about 150 pivots later, my beautiful couch remained in the carpark of my apartment block. Return it, some people said. Sell it, others suggested. Remove the arm, a few recommended. Say what? It’s a proper grown-up couch, not a DIYer from Ikea. Known to be stubborn at times, I refused to give up; there had to be a way, I just needed a new plan. As the delivery guys drove off to put the couch in my parents’

garage, I debated whether it would make more sense to move apartments, or hire a crane to lift it on to the 7th floor. Craning it in seemed like a good option, until someone asked how I’d get it back out when it came time to move. “I’ll do a Ross and cut it in half,” I half-joked. In the end, I had to be practical; I returned the grey couch, borrowed one from my parents and started the couchsurfing process again. I then took a chance and ordered a turquoise velvet beauty online and so far we’ve shared some blissful days together, watching Friends re-runs.

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Grand design A glamorous interior sets the scene for a sumptuous lunch that never quite materialises RESTAURANT Tony Harper There’s the seed of something good here, lost in chaos. And it’s a shame because the effort that has gone into creating the physical aspects of The Matriarch is obvious. It’s good looking, kind of Through the Looking Glass meets Barbara Eden’s genie bottle, all contained in a revamped warehouse space. There’s a couple of big, old, slightly stressed indoor olive trees providing focal points and a courtyard area to the front. There’s acres of space, it’s atmospheric and it feels unlike any other restaurant in town. But unfortunately, it takes more than a fit-out to make a good dining experience. The staff is a happy, chatty bunch, they do their best to work around a coeliac, and everyone is up-beat. And I know, because I met most of them over the hour and a bit I was there. Does the waitstaff have sections? Maybe, maybe not. Which is where the chaos comes in. One hand doesn’t know what the other is doing. We sit in limbo for 35 frustrating minutes waiting to order some food, and when we finally place an

DIVINE DECOR ... The Matriarch’s opulent dining room; The Matriarch puffs (below). Pictures: Russell Shakespeare/AAP

order, we have a small procession coming intermittently to ask us if we’d like to order. Yikes. And we eat lots of share dishes, most of them from the deep-fryer – chips three ways, spring rolls, other bits and bobs – so there are greasy fingers everywhere, but not a napkin in sight. Not on our table or, as far as I can see, on any other. Odd, hey? Luckily jeans are fat-absorbent. The culinary highlight should be lobster rolls ($24 for two), but they are merely ok. Too little lobster (but what’s there is really good seafood – sweet, meaty and saline), buns a tad stale. I set about deconstructing mine into lobster bites. Chips three ways ($16.50) is pretty good – sweet potato, beer battered and potato scallops – but let’s face it, it’s chips, not gruyere souffle, so it should be good. And to top things off, my sriracha mayonnaise seems bereft of sriracha. Duck spring rolls ($12 for four), tick;

long, thin, plenty of duck. Sliders ($18 for three), changed to suit my coeliac son are good; spicy chicken skewers ($16) are merely OK. Baby beetroot leaves are on everything, from lobster rolls to chicken skewers. Here’s my take. The chef can cook, but he’s aimed a little low. It has the feel of good catering food, the stuff you’d get at a stand-up wedding, easy to punch out quickly, fine to eat but hardly the stuff of legend. I sense that The Matriarch kitchen is capable of much more. And with some training and organisation the floor staff would also be capable of much more. The trappings of The Matriarch suggest that someone has put thought and energy into its creation, but it needs effort. Newstead and its surrounds are bursting with good restaurants, and they need to be special to survive. A little more work guys.

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A little flourish Simple and versatile, this dressing is all you need for flavour, writes Alastair McLeod If you are a regular visitor to these parts, you no doubt pause to gaze at Miranda Porter’s amazing photography and styling. Perhaps the odd time you tear out the page and it becomes part of your repertoire. If today you linger longer to enjoy the aesthetic, do me (and yourself) a favour and make the miso dressing – three simple ingredients that, when combined, surpass the sum. The dressing is savoury, salty, sour and persistent. Use it with vegetables, smoked or roasted fish, beef, lamb, chicken. If you’re just passing through, that’s OK too.

RIB FILLET, RAW AND ROASTED VEGETABLES, MISO DRESSING Ingredients 80g miso 50ml rice wine vinegar 75ml extra virgin olive oil + additional for brushing steak 2 bunches radish 2 bunches baby turnip Sea salt and freshly milled pepper ½ lemon, zest and juice 4 x 200g rib fillet steaks Method Preheat oven to 190C. Place miso, vinegar and a third of the olive oil in a small bowl and whisk briskly until emulsified. Chill until required. Next scrub and trim radish and turnip and cut into thick slices. Toss half of each in a third of the oil and season generously. Place on a baking tray and roast for 10-15 mins or until golden and tender. Meanwhile, preheat barbecue to its hottest setting. Season steak with salt and pepper and brush with a little olive oil, grill for 5-6 mins, turning every 30 secs or so. Remove and cover loosely with foil and rest for 5 mins before carving. Meanwhile, combine remaining raw vegetables in a bowl and toss with remaining oil, zest, juice and season. To serve, spoon miso dressing on to plates, carve steak and set on top. Arrange roasted and raw vegetables on steak. Sprinkle with greens as desired. Serves 4 Alastair McLeod is chef-owner of Al’FreshCo. alfreshco.com.au Styling and photography: Miranda Porter Ceramics: Luna Ceramics, instagram.com/lunaceramics

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TOP DROP … The Talisker distillery’s location on the Isle of Skye (main) lends a saltiness to its whisky.

Tale of the sea Cheers to this whisky that hails from the farthest reaches of Scotland Angus Hughson

The actual Isle of Skye is full of indentations and bays – the sea not only surrounds it but also penetrates deep into the island’s heart with no land less than 8km from the coast. And it is this inescapable ocean influence that gives Talisker its unique characters – its salty, seaspray and peppery aromas drawn from the Atlantic Ocean that are also blended with a good mix of peaty smoke. The Talisker 10 Year OId is the classic – powerfully maritime yet subtle, its younger brother the Talisker Skye more briny and spicy while the Talisker Port Ruighe, finished in port wine casks, is richer and decadent with some floral port undertones.

Talisker’s elegant maritime characters make it not just a whisky to be enjoyed neat, or with a dash of water, but it is also well suited to a range of cocktails and even dishes. The classic Talisker Old Fashioned is created by mixing a small teaspoon of sugar and water in a whisky glass with two dashes of bitters. Then add ice, a slice of lemon peel and a nip of Talisker Skye before mixing and serve. Or the Bobby Burns. Blend a nip of Talisker Port Ruighe and a nip of red vermouth with a couple of dashes of Dom Benedictine with ice in a cocktail shaker and then strain, chilled, into a cocktail glass – the perfect recipe for Burns Night.

Perhaps the best use of Skye’s finest is the Talisker oyster – the briny scotch character matching well with fresh oysters. While oysters can be enjoyed with a few drops of Talisker as dressing, the classic Talisker Oyster is a bit more involved. Start by taking a small nip of Talisker and follow it with a large creamy Pacific oyster. Then pour a little more whisky into the empty oyster shell and let the Talisker blend with oyster liquor before knocking it all back in a single shot. Whether washing down an oyster or enjoyed neat, Talisker’s smoky, saline personality makes it a must-have single malt in any whisky collection. malts.com

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here are few more isolated places in Europe than the Isle of Skye. It sits off the western coast of Scotland exposed to the elements and is regularly battered by storms whipped up in the North Atlantic – its few peaks providing little protection. Skye is a fairly unforgiving place for much of the year, which in part is why it crafts such exceptional single malt Scotch whisky. The Isle of Skye is home to the Talisker distillery, which in a little over a decade will celebrate its 200th anniversary. The distillery sits near the end of a long inland loch and draws its valuable water from Hawk Hill, which sits up behind the distillery and is home to birds of prey such as peregrine falcons.

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risbane holds a special place in the heart of psychic medium John Edward and he can’t wait to return next month to make more memories with fans at a favourite venue, the Chandler Theatre on the city’s southside. The theatre will even figure in a new book he is writing about his experiences in Australia. “The book I’m planning is about my journey Down Under in this land and what I’ve seen,” he says. “I look for any excuse to come to Australia. I think ultimately the sense of community I find here is so refreshing. It’s not the norm in the United States, despite the word United, and I always feel very welcome here.” John, who is one of the world’s most beloved psychic mediums and the author of several New York Times bestsellers, has been connecting people with loved ones on “the other side” for three decades, but never tires of delivering messages from the spirit world. His shows feature question-and-answer sessions, which allow audience members to receive messages from loved ones who have passed away. “Watching lights go on in people’s eyes, when they are living in the dark, is the most rewarding thing about it,” he says. “It’s their recognition that it is real and actually happening and they are still connected to the people who’ve passed on. It’s not about providing a reading or mediumship, it’s about love.” Born and raised on Long Island, New York, John exhibited psychic abilities from a very early age, and was deemed “special” by many in his family. Over the years he

has read for people from all walks of life and has a celebrity following that includes the Kardashians and Oprah. He says messages come to him from spirits “like a daydream” and he has learned how to manage them so he isn’t open to receive things 24/7. “When you do this work you have to be respectful of other people’s lives. I’ll never tune into someone’s vibration without their permission. For me, to walk up to someone in Coles for example and start telling them that someone who’s passed has a message could do more damage than good – it’s not the place to be receiving messages. “In contrast, when I’m doing a live show the audience are there because they want to hear from loved ones who have passed. I consciously switch on and focus and then I’ll get the messages.” Still living in Long Island, John, 50, shares his home with wife Sandra, their children, Justin and Olivia, and three dogs Coco, Sydney and Lucky. He says his children have been blessed with the same psychic gift as him. And he believes everyone can develop their sixth sense. “Everyone has the ability to be psychic but not everyone can read for other people because there is a limit. You can be really intuitive but not have the balance in your personal life to be able to give information to someone else,” John says. “I have friends who are good at getting information but their lives are a hot mess.” Crossing Over with John Edward, Chandler Theatre, Chandler, Nov 9-10, from $75. ticketmaster.com.au

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ART

LOST AND FOUND … (clockwise from left) Walala Tjapaltjarri’s Tingari A16443 and Tingari MK17816; and Thomas Tjapaltjarri’s Tingari A16170 and Tingari MK18030.

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here would be no better way to connect with Aboriginal culture and the vast sweep of history than to gaze upon the work of three extraordinary artists. Warlimpirrnga, Walala and Thomas Tjapaltjarri are part of a group of Aboriginal people who came out of the deserts of Central Australia 35 years ago. The group, who became known as the Pintubi Nine, were the last group of Aboriginal Australians living a completely traditional existence. With 60,000 years of Aboriginal culture behind them, their art is a fascinating window into their world. That art has won acclaim worldwide including in New York where the actor Steve Martin, a keen collector of Australian indigenous 16 BRISBANE NEWS October 23-29, 2019

From Australia’s vast heart to New York acclaim, works by a trio of Aboriginal artists reveal their dreaming to the world

art, is a big fan. He’s due here soon to perform at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Nov 13) with his partner in comedy Martin Short and is expected to pop into Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley to see the exhibition Tjapaltjarri Marnkurrpa. The work is framed by this extraordinary story. It was on Saturday October 13, 1984, that a small family group who had been living a seminomadic hunter-gatherer life, oblivious to the western world, came upon others of their language group who had travelled from the Aboriginal community of Kiwirrkurra in the Gibson Desert of Western Australia. The media treated the whole affair a bit like a circus and this was all 35 years ago this month so the headline in one Melbourne newspaper is understandable

in that context. “We find the lost tribe” it claimed. The Herald, as it turned out, had a journalist on the ground and had the scoop. Of course they didn’t actually find the tribe and the tribe wasn’t lost but it made a good yarn. One thinks of Geoffrey Serle’s 1970s classic about the Australian creative spirit. That book was entitled From Deserts the Prophets Come: The Creative Spirit in Australia 1788-1972. Indeed in the case of the three artists in this show at Mitchell Fine Art, the prophets did indeed come from the desert. In the 35 years that have passed since their meeting with the wider world, most of the group have become artists painting traditional stories and depictions of country. Who better to do this? They have taken part in exhibitions around the world

for almost 20 years but it has only been in the past five years that critical acclaim has come, according to gallery director Mike Mitchell. “Major exhibitions in New York at both Gagosian Gallery and Salon 94 have created unprecedented exposure for these artists and Aboriginal art across the board,” Mike says. “The recognition long overdue for these key contributors to contemporary Aboriginal art is finally happening.” The talent of the three Tjapaltjarri men is obvious and the works are large and impressive and they fill the gallery with an energy that is palpable. You have to see them. You really do. Tjapaltjarri Marnkurrpa, until Nov 9, Mitchell Fine Art, 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley, free admission. mitchellfineartgallery.com

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BLINDED BY THE LIGHT (PG) hhhjj Director Gurinder Chadha Starring Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Kulvinder Ghir His parents speak a different language (literally and figuratively). And the local skinheads make his life hell. But when a Pakistani teenager discovers The Boss in Luton, England, circa 1987, suddenly he doesn’t feel so alone. Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice) directs this crosscultural coming-of-age story, set against the tumultuous backdrop of Margaret Thatcher’s economic reforms, with a sympathetic touch. Not only is the seasoned Indian-English filmmaker intimately acquainted with issues of dual identity, she’s of an age to remember the music and the fashions firsthand. Chadha’s ease with the conventions of Bollywood cinema doesn’t hurt her latest project either – as evidenced by Javed Khan’s (Kalra) cathartic, Born To Run dream sequence. A huge Bruce Springsteen fan herself, Chadha makes good use of her access to the legendary rocker’s back catalogue, including Badlands, Hungry Heart and Thunder Road (Blinded by the Light was made with Springsteen’s blessing). Ensuring the film’s emotional veracity is co-writer Sarfraz Manzoor upon whose memoir, Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock ‘n’ Roll, it is loosely based. While the rest of his classmates identify

LIBERATING LYRICS … Actors Nell Williams, Viveik Kalra and Aaron Phagura play teens connected by their differences and music. with the likes of Depeche Mode, Bananarama and Michael Jackson, it’s New Jersey-born Springsteen who speaks to Javed, a disgruntled would-be writer staring down the barrel of an engineering degree. Caught between two cultures, he doesn’t even get to hang out with his childhood mate, Matt (Dean-Charles Chapman), now the lead singer in a fledgling New Romantic band, as often as he used to. “Pakistanis don’t go to parties,” Javed’s overbearing father, Malik (Ghir), informs him at one point, in a manner that doesn’t

invite argument. Things aren’t much better at his new school, where Javed is one of only two South Asian students, although his creative writing teacher, Ms Clay (Hayley Atwell), takes an active mentoring role in his education and he finds himself drawn to one of his classmates, a young activist named Eliza (Nell Williams). An already precarious situation comes to a head when Javed’s father loses his job at the Vauxhall Motors Factory. Springsteen’s lyrics – liberally interspersed throughout the film, both in the soundtrack and

PAVAROTTI (M) hhhhj Director Ron Howard Starring Luciano Pavarotti, Bono, Placido Domingo You don’t have to be an opera aficionado to fall under the spell of the late, great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, at least as he is portrayed here. Director Ron Howard prefaces important arias with unobtrusive “cheat sheets” for those of us who don’t know our cabaletta from our coloratura. And of course, the voice speaks for itself. Like its subject, Pavarotti has an easy, popular touch, supported by the skills of a master craftsman. On stage, the tenor was sublime. Off stage, he was a much earthier presence. A mischievous extrovert, with a well-developed sense of empathy, Pavarotti charmed the socks off small children and TV presenters alike. His appetite for life – as well as spaghetti – was infectious. His eyebrows had a life of their own. And his vulnerability made him especially human. “I go to die,” he would say each night before stepping on to the stage. All of which might go some way to explaining why it’s so easy to excuse the man’s transgressions, although Pavarotti’s fellow countrymen and women, not to V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

ONLY HUMAN ... The real Luciano Pavarotti emerges in Ron Howard’s documentary about the late opera singer. mention the Italian press, took a long time to forgive him for his affair with Nicoletta Mantovani, the much younger woman who eventually became his second wife. Howard might also be accused of glossing over some of his subject’s more difficult behaviour. There was a time when the tenor became known as “The King of the Cancellations”. In 1989, the Lyric Opera of Chicago severed its 15-year relationship with Pavarotti after he pulled out of 26 of 41

scheduled appearances over an eight-year period. Such incidents, along with the charges of tax evasion, are barely touched upon here. But unlike the subjects of Asif Kapadia’s “tragic icon” trilogy – Senna, Amy and Maradona – Pavarotti survived his celebrity, or at least found a way to cohabit with it. He might have been criticised by opera purists for his crossover into popular music – the recording of the Three Tenors’ concert at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

scrawled across the screen – are all Javed has, together with his friendship with Roops (Aaron Phagura), the young Sikh who introduced him to The Boss’s music. Blinded by the Light is a bit heavy-handed with both the surtitles and the mascara – some of the costumes border on caricature – and there’s nothing particularly subtle about Kalra’s performance. But as a celebration of pop culture’s liberating effect on a tribeless teenager, the sheer exuberance of this “socialist-realist musical” is hard to resist.

with Placido Domingo and José Carreras became the best-selling classical album of all time – but Pavarotti used his new-found rock-star status to perform benefit concerts for humanitarian causes. There’s some great footage of the tenor with Princess Diana, with whom he worked to raise money for the elimination of landmines, and who became a close friend. Howard avoids the potential trap of talking head interviews, which often feel dull and stilted, largely due to the depth of the exchanges. Pavarotti’s first wife, Adua Veroni, a proud, husky-voiced matriarch, and their three adult daughters offer an intimate family perspective. Mantovani, with whom Pavarotti had a daughter, Alice, and his long-time lover and co-performer Madalyn Renee also open up about their relationships. Domingo, Carreras and English rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith, whose gift of the gab almost rivals that of U2’s Bono, are among the professionals who colour the film with their anecdotes. Howard makes good use of a rich treasure-trove of archival footage, from Pavarotti’s early performances to his most recent, and the cumulative effect of that voice is unusually moving. Not quite warts and all, but at once transcendent and very human. REVIEWS BY VICKY ROACH

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Aegean dream Take the scenic route and your sneakers on an ancient trail that offers sunshine, views and history, writes Julie Fison

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he island of Paros is the quintessential Greek holiday destination – charming whitewashed villages, impossibly blue water and fantastic tavernas, but it’s the island’s history that has lured me away from the sparkling Aegean today. I’m in the mountain village of Lefkes, the starting point for an ancient walking trail, known as the Byzantine Path. During medieval times, attacks by pirates made living in coastal villages a risky proposition, so the population gravitated to higher ground for safety. Lefkes, 300m above the sea in the middle of the island, became the capital of Paros, a fortified refuge that has remained unspoilt by the passage of time. Lefkes is a destination in its own right. Its lofty position that once protected it from plundering pirates has also kept it largely unscathed by tourism, as most visitors to Paros are here for the beach life. The village is dominated by the massive 20 BRISBANE NEWS October 23-29, 2019

marble-clad church of Agia Triada. It’s the second largest church on the island, only outdone by the Ekatontapiliani in Parikia, but the remainder of the village is considerably less showy. It has a laid-back charm and is something of a hub for artisans – the perfect spot for a coffee, lunch or just a wander through its bougainvillea-lined laneways. The old capital is all the more pleasant because there are no cars in the heart of the village. If you’re driving to Lefkes take advantage of the parking areas on the outskirts of the town as options are very limited once you get to the main street. Also watch out for buses on the winding road to the old capital. They’re always in a hurry and don’t leave much space for cars coming in the opposite direction! The main laneway through the village meanders between small craft shops, whitewashed houses, bright blue doors and sleeping cats, ultimately opening up into the village square. The flagstone terrace

framed by yellow neoclassical buildings and flower pots is so delightful that I want to bubble wrap the whole scene and take it home. It’s the ideal place for refreshments. But today we’re on a mission. On the wall of the square’s kafenion (traditional cafe) we spot what we’re looking for – the first signpost for the Byzantine Path. We follow the lane further down into the village. About the time we start to feel lost, another sign appears. There are a few more confusing twists and turns but eventually we find a white stone that marks the start of the trail. Ahead of us the medieval route cuts through the terraced fields, snaking its way towards the coast, as it has done for a thousand years. The Byzantine Path is part of a much larger network of trails, but this is the bestpreserved and most popular section of the old route, and provides spectacular views all the way across the sea to the neighbouring island of Naxos. The path was originally paved in locally

sourced marble. The nearby quarry not only produced great road surfaces, it was also preferred by ancient Greek sculptors. The Venus di Milo, one of the most iconic statues from the period, is said to be made from Parian marble. Marble paving still survives on parts of the path, other sections have become a wide, brown dirt trail, bordered by stone walls, herbs, wildflowers and farming land. Aside from the steady flow of hikers in Nikes and caps, the scene looks like it hasn’t changed in centuries. The path is largely downhill, making it a relatively easy 4km walk. There’s no need for hiking boots, but the surface is uneven and trainers or something similar are definitely needed. My eyes are on the track for much of the time, making sure I don’t stumble on the damaged paving stones. But it’s worth having regular breaks to take in the view of the Aegean Sea ahead, and to turn and admire the village behind, V1 - BNSE01Z01MA


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PICTURE PERFECT … Walking on the Byzantine Path; boats at Piso Livadi; Prodromos village; Lefkes village square. Pictures: John Fison clinging to the rocky slope. It is possible to walk all the way to the coast – about 9km. We’re not going that far today, but the seaside village of Piso Livadi, near the end of the route, is definitely worth a visit. The quaint little harbour is lined with tavernas. Octopi hang from restaurant fronts, Greek flags flutter from brightly painted fishing boats and cats snooze on practically every available flat surface – including motorbike seats at the local rental shop. There’s also a sheltered swimming beach. The sand is a bit grey for my liking, but the water is beautifully clear and particularly inviting on a hot day. On the outskirts of town is a tiny country church. With its faded frescoes and crumbling stone, the 13th century Ayios Georgios Thalassites is another Byzantine treasure. Our destination for today is Prodromos, about an hour down the mountain on the Byzantine Path. V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

The sparkling Aegean is calling and there’s a sun lounge with my name on it

Prodromos has very unpromising outskirts, but once we enter the old village, we discover a slice of Cycladic perfection. The whitewashed archways, flagstone lanes and bursts of pink flowers are so perfect they look like they’ve been staged for a photo. We oblige by taking a hundred pictures to share with the world, and finish the adventure in traditional Greek fashion – in the nearest gyros shop for a rotisserieroasted meat wrap. From Prodromos, it’s an uphill slog back to Lefkes, or there’s a local bus. We’re here with another family and have the advantage of two cars. One has been left at Prodromos, the other is at the top of the mountain. It feels a bit like cheating to take the car, but I’m desperate for a swim. The sparkling Aegean is calling and there’s a sun lounge with my name on it. Julie Fison writes books for children and young adults. Her latest work is a play for high school students called As the Crow Flies. juliefison.com

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M Love at first sight This old charmer ticked all the boxes for its style-savvy owners Tonya Turner

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ost people who move cities usually make the decision first, then buy a house. Not Kate Connors. When she was holidaying from Sydney on the Gold Coast with her husband Matt three years ago, they drove into Brisbane for the day to have a look around and inspect some homes on the market. “I have a passion for period homes and have long dreamt of owning a Queenslander. It was the first house we looked at and it was love at first sight,” Kate, 39, says. “Even though we weren’t serious about buying or even committed to the move at the time, we put an offer in and it was accepted. The house then became our motivation for moving.” And they haven’t looked back since. Although these days they’re too busy chasing their two young children Stella, 4, and Louis, 1, around their charming Queenslander in Bulimba to sit back and admire its period details, they know they’ve found their forever home. “We fell head over heels for the Queenslander style with its VJ walls, a front porch, leadlight casement windows, fretwork and high ceilings. This house is the epitome of our dream house,” Kate says. After years of apartment living in Sydney, the mature tropical gardens that surround the home and create a completely private retreat at the back was another big drawcard. “We are so grateful for the space and privacy,” Kate says. “On the day we looked at the house there were kids playing sport on the oval next door which gave it this wonderful family atmosphere. We knew at that moment it was to be our home.” As an interior designer and director of her own company, Connors & Co., Kate was able to see the potential in the home’s “perfectly imperfect” condition. While it was well and truly liveable, it was in need of some TLD – tender loving decorating. The heritage colour scheme which made the house feel dark and dated made painting a priority. Alone, a fresh white coat applied to the interiors transformed the home into a contemporary abode, but Kate had only just begun to work her magic. The walls provide a calm and neutral backdrop for colour to be introduced into the furniture and decor, and also means rooms can easily be swapped around as the family grows. Working with the period of the home, Kate thoughtfully combined contemporary finishes with original features and vintage furniture with V1 - BNSE01Z01MA


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modern pieces to create balance and interest. In the kitchen, the cupboards were given a new lease on life with Porter’s Paints’ Newport Blue, the window was treated with a sweet Paniola Inverted Roman blind by Anna Spiro, and a Smeg Victoria oven and nostalgic appliances added for classic charm. Art was also placed salon-style around the home including works by some of Kate’s favourite Australian artists including a Belynda Henry landscape and Rachel Castle print. “It’s about mixing high and low and essentially creating a home that is relaxed and liveable. I want my home to be timeless with quality selections that V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

withstand passing trends – and children,” she laughs. “The house is still a work in progress and with any spare time we have, it continues on its journey to become our long-imagined family home. Eventually, when the kids are more independent, we will reconfigure and extend but for now it suits us just fine.” INSIDE STORY What is your favourite spot in the house? I work from home and often follow the best light around. I find the cooler spots in summer and a warm sunny spot in winter. I also often work from the kitchen when I’m cooking. At times every surface is

covered in books, magazines, samples, drawings and files. I tend to take over the house! We eat outside on the back deck mostly, so I’ve adopted the dining room as my office. It has the most beautiful natural light and I feel so relaxed and happy working from that space. What does “home” mean to you? We all lead such busy lives, often stressful and increasingly online, and so home needs to be a sanctuary where we feel comforted and content. Somewhere we can reconnect with our families and make our children feel loved and safe. A home is made by surrounding ourselves with the things we love, that evoke memories and

have a story. These connections bring joy. For me happiness comes from surrounding myself with art, books, beautiful fabrics, vintage furniture and, increasingly, indoor plants. Which piece has the most sentimental value? I took my dining table from my parents’ garage on leaving home at 18. It has been patched and painted every time I’ve moved house over the past 20 years to suit the interior. The latest is Annie Sloan chalk paint in Antibes Green. Interior design: Connors & Co., connorsandco.co Photography: Hannah Puechmarin

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Surface paradise Paint is a quick and easy way to update your home, but there is a knack to picking shades, says Tahn Scoon

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If you’re going to paint your interior walls white, keep it simple by using the same colour on walls, ceilings and skirtings. You won’t get a lot of contrast but the undertone will remain consistent. Don’t let your painter use his/her “builder’s white” on your ceiling, it may have a different undertone.

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Brisbane-born comedian, actor and presenter Matt Okine has added author to his list of credentials with the release of his first novel, based on his award-winning autobiographical stand-up show. Mike Amon is like most 12-year-old boys. He wants to be a star athlete, sit with the cool kids and kiss the girl of his dreams – not necessarily in that order. Then his mum – just like Okine’s – is diagnosed with advanced breast and brain cancer, meaning Mike has to live with his weird African dentist dad for the foreseeable future. For young adult readers, this is a funny, relatable and heartwarming look at grief and loss, fitting in, friendship, and growing up. LEANNE EDMISTONE

In 1949, Russian author Boris Pasternak started his novel Doctor Zhivago, which would launch him to international fame and a Nobel prize for literature. Behind its global success was a race to get the manuscript out of Soviet Russia and to the west where it could be published. This fictionalised account follows it from a retreat outside Russia to being smuggled back across the Iron Curtain. While the main characters are female operatives from the US, and the author’s mistress, Pasternak is the story’s tragic heart. He stands divided between literature and his country as well as between his wife and mistress. This is about the power of the novel and the impact a single printed work can have, even in a society as insular as Russia. MITCH MOTT

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Phil Brown Television can be edifying. Most of what I know about the Nazis was gleaned from watching the Hitler Channel, er, I mean the History Channel I have a terrible confession to make. I recently watched a bit of The Masked Singer. It’s over now, thank God, so there’s no temptation for me to watch it again. Did you see this program on Ten? Talk about lame. Free-to-air television just gets worse and worse. Unable to compete with Foxtel and Netflix and the like, it scrapes the bottom of the barrel in its never-ending search for the next mass-market trash. So it makes programs such as The Masked Singer and The Bachelorette, vile creations that dumb down everything and denude intelligence. I watched The Masked Singer for barely 15 minutes just to see what people were

talking about and as I watched I could feel my brain cells decaying and dying. “But it rated well,” my son said. “Cheeseburgers rate well too but they aren’t nutritious,” I said. The people on The Masked Singer were straining to make it exciting and as for Hughesy, well, mate, I know you’ve got to make a living but how low can you go? Television can be edifying and you can learn a lot. Most of what I know about the Nazis was gleaned from watching the Hitler Channel, er, I mean the History Channel. But free-to-air is riven with soul- and brain-destroying tripe. Even the news is rubbish. I start watching it sometimes but after a litany of car accidents and

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irrelevance I soon end up back where I belong, on 24, the ABC News channel. Watching The Masked Singer, as I did fleetingly, I was reminded of a 1974 song by Frank Zappa. It’s called I’m The Slime and it’s about televisual mass hypnosis. “I may be vile and pernicious / But you can’t look away / I make you think I’m delicious / With the stuff that I say.” And so it goes on talking about how our minds are being controlled and polluted by “the slime oozin’ out / From your TV set”. Now Frank was right to a point but I believe that by judicious watching you can actually enhance your life and mind. We watch some excellent documentaries on the idiot box and have recently been

rewatching old movies on Foxtel. I’m talking about Bill Collins’ Golden Years of Hollywood. Bill died recently but he will live forever on Foxtel, God bless him. Recently we watched Suddenly Last Summer based on the Tennessee Williams play of the same name. The screenplay of this 1959 classic starring Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift was by Gore Vidal and Williams himself and it’s terrific. No brain cells died while we watching that I can assure you. But watching The Masked Singer I could feel things crumbling inside my cranium. Who was behind the mask? I switched off before I found out because, of course, I couldn’t give a fig.


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PRIVATE AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: ADVERTISING FEATURE

High-quality education services await Queensland independent schools offer parents a wide choice for their children’s education through a partnership between parents, students and the school. Independent Schools Queensland executive director David Robertson says

parents choose independent schools for their high educational standards, moral and spiritual values, pastoral care and discipline, programs to meet the needs and interests of individuals, homeschool partnerships, and extra- and co-curricular activities.

“For more than 150 years, Queensland’s independent schools have been providing high-quality educational services to a wide range of students,” he says. Mr Robertson says parents should consider what type of learning environment

best suits their child, including their personality, attributes and needs. “It’s not about the child being the right fit for the school – it is finding the right school for the child,” he says. “The independent sector provides parents a choice of education institution based on their values, community and culture. “With more than 200 Queensland independent schools to choose from, you are sure to find a learning environment that best suits your child’s needs. “Independent schools make a significant contribution to education in Queensland, educating 121,000 students. “More than half of all independent schools in Queensland are either operating or are co-located and affiliated with an early childhood service.” Improved interstate migration, steady economic growth and ongoing parental demand for school choice have contributed to independent school enrolments recording their highest growth rate in almost 10 years. According to analysis of February 2019 Non-State School Census data, enrolments at Queensland independent schools increased by 2.3 per cent or more than 2700 students to 123,647 enrolments in 2019. Mr Robertson says this is the highest annual percentage growth rate since 2010 and the largest of any schooling sector between 2018 and 2019.

Students are inspired to lead a life of purpose

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Let their light shine

Clayfield College is a small school with a big heart. Principal Kathy Bishop says students will be inspired to lead a life of purpose by instilling a love of lifelong learning, building self-belief and resilience, and prioritising kindness. “At a small school with a big heart, their passions will be celebrated and they will be given every opportunity to explore their curiosity and develop a thirst for knowledge,” she says. “As a future changemaker, their holistic education will empower them to be

courageous, work collaboratively, have concern for others and their world, and be connected to their community. “At Clayfield, they will let their light shine. They will make a positive difference in this world.” Discover the college’s values-based learning environment first hand by booking a school tour, or arranging a ‘student for the day’ experience by emailing enrol@clayfield.qld.edu.au. PH: 3262 0262 CLAYFIELD.QLD.EDU.AU


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Centre of attention The Somerville House Early Learning Centre is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility providing separate indoor and outdoor learning areas specifically designed for Pre-Prep students. The program aims to instil curiosity and love of learning in all children through a play-based inquiry approach. Director of Pre-Prep, Maree McHugh says the program also includes a focus on pre-literacy and pre-numeracy development and specialist classes in music, visual arts, Christian education and physical education. “The Pre-Prep program develops a curiosity to inquire, observation to wonder and communication to share information,” she says. “We encourage your child to LEAP as they Learn, Engage, Achieve and Play in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment.” To learn more about the Pre-Prep program and to enrol, please visit the website. PH: 3248 9267 SOMERVILLE.QLD.EDU.AU/PRE-PREP

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With only 680 students, Stuartholme School in Toowong enjoys a reputation for providing a devoted, supportive learning environment, which fosters a sense of community and belonging for each girl. Stuartholme encourages the students to discover, grow and value their talents which is achieved through a balanced, well-rounded education, offering opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. Students can take part in a range of sporting options as well as music and the arts. Principal Kristen Sharpe says students

grow their leadership potential by collaborating and co-ordinating wholeschool events or taking part in the many social justice initiatives. As part of the international network of Sacred Heart Schools, Stuartholme girls can connect with students in more than 44 countries by participating in exchange programs. “Find out how your daughter can grow, lead and discover opportunities at Stuartholme,” Ms Sharpe says. PH: 3369 5466 STUARTHOLME.COM

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ST LAURENCE’S COLLEGE TWILIGHT

OPEN DAY Thursday 27 February 2020 4pm - 7pm

Virtual tour is launched

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St Laurence’s College, the largest Catholic boys’ school in Queensland, has launched a virtual tour accessible from the college website that enables members of the college community and beyond to view the college in action. Using state-of-the-art technology, viewers have unprecedented access to college grounds and facilities as they take a first-person tour through learning spaces with 360-degree images from within classrooms as well as aerial views of the South Brisbane, Runcorn and Lake Moogerah precincts. “The virtual tour shows our students engaging in their daily activities and gives viewers the opportunity to live the moment as if they are actually present in our college,” principal Chris Leadbetter says.

“Our community can connect, engage and discover St Laurence’s College as never before.” The tour can be accessed on the home page of the college website. PH: 3010 1111 SLC.QLD.EDU.AU

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All Hallows’ School, the oldest secondary school in Queensland, provides a diverse, challenging and enriching academic and co-curricular program, says principal Catherine O’Kane. “Our girls engage in a faith-based, broad liberal education that fosters the growth of highly-developed thinking and strong problem solving skills,” she says. “As innovative leaders in education, our nurturing and student-centred approach allows our students to become skilled communicators in a global context. “An All Hallows’ girl is encouraged to be a self-leader and a supporter of every All Hallows’ girl. “With a vibrant student community, each girl feels individually known and

supported, as she develops a sense of connectedness with her AHSisters. “Your daughter will feel welcomed and valued, allowing her to achieve what the world has not yet imagined.” PH: 3230 9586 AHS.QLD.EDU.AU


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Catholic schools are welcoming to all Every minute of every hour of every day in 141 Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) schools, dedicated teachers aim to instil a love of lifelong learning and a heart of hope in every student. From Childers in the north, west to Murgon and south to the NSW border, the highly-experienced teachers work in partnership with parents to teach, challenge and transform the lives of thousands of students empowering them to shape and enrich the world. Executive director Pam Betts says a Catholic education creates a sense of purpose, kindness, honesty and compassion in students. She says every student is seen as a gift from God to be nurtured and cherished. “Students are taught the skills, morals and values necessary to be well-rounded Christians and citizens of the world,” Miss Betts says. She says every student’s unique gifts

are recognised and every day teachers seek opportunities to progress those gifts. “Our students are encouraged to develop a sense of belonging and pride in a physical and social setting that is safe, well organised and caring,” Miss Betts says. “Individual skills and talents are nurtured, and student achievement and

self-esteem are strongly promoted. Mutual respect and trust are seen as key to developing a strong, positive culture.” Miss Betts says often, parents are unaware of the affordability offered by Catholic schools. However, she says BCE school fees may be less than imagined with all families given the opportunity to seek a Catholic

education for their child. “Family discounts, fee remissions and other options are available and a confidential chat with the principal can point you in the right direction to access these opportunities,” Miss Betts says. PH: 3033 7000 BRISBANECATHOLICSCHOOLS.COM.AU

Discover their spark Your child’s education should not only be measured by tests and scores. Teachers in today’s Catholic schools know a ranking upon graduation is not the sole definition of your child’s success. Their education should also be filled with encouragement and wonderment; where their heart sings with joy, every school day.

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Passion is to the fore For the students of St Joseph’s Nudgee College, their school is a place for learning, and so much more, according to principal Peter Fullagar. “It is a place where they can find their passion,” he says. “The student cohort is made up of writers, athletes, artists, performers, science enthusiasts, maths fanatics, leaders, builders, dreamers, all-rounders, and everything in between. “With state-of-the-art facilities and expert teaching staff, every boy can find and develop their interests and strengths. “It is a place where they can face their fears. “From finding the courage to perform on stage, to nominating for college captain, travelling overseas, or trying a new sport, there are many opportunities for boys to get outside their comfort zone in a supportive environment. It is a place where they can help others. “The college strives to develop young men of big hearts and good character. “The Social Justice Program is an integral part of this development, which sees boys volunteer their time to help those less fortunate and build a better world for all. “It is a place they can call home. For our boarders, this is literal. It is a home where

they are cared for, encouraged to try their best, and can form lifelong friendships which resemble the bond of brothers. “From championing a culture of inclusion, to nurturing social, physical and emotional wellbeing, the college’s commitment to education goes beyond the curriculum.” PH: 3865 0555 NUDGEE.COM


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modern set Spacious and light-filled floorplan awaits in Ascot This light-filled and spacious floorplan covers two levels providing a contemporary residence set on an 842sq m block. The main entry is on the ground level and leads into a foyer looking to an openplan layout boasting marble floor tiles and a white interior colour scheme where dining and living areas are overlooked by a kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lead from the living area to a covered courtyard at the front of the block featuring a built-in barbecue with views to

an inground pool. There is also access from the living area into a sitting room In the kitchen are Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances including an industrial-grade fridge, island bench, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and a walk-in pantry. Adjacent is a laundry with outside access to a courtyard at the rear of the property. Close to the sitting room and also on this level is a bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an ensuite. Nearby are a powder room and an eight-seater cinema room. There is internal access to the openplan layout from a four-car garage, which features storage space, and nearby are a 1000-plus bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar and gymnasium.

ASCOT 89 Towers St Land: 842sq m Inspect: By appointment Agents: Tom Lyne and Hamish Bowman, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0423 696 862 (TL) or 0410 044 463 (HB) Auction: Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane, November 8, 10.30am

The marble floor tiling continues on the upper level where the main bedroom looks to the front of the property and features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a covered balcony. The main bedroom also has walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. A smaller bedroom also has views to the front of the property and access to a covered balcony. It features a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Two further bedrooms to the rear of the floorplan both have a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a shower. This level also features a study and sitting room.


City vistas to the fore Built last year, this two-level contemporary property enjoys views to the Brisbane CBD skyline from a 405sq m block. The upper level has an open-plan layout at the rear of the design to capitalise on the hillside position and views towards the city. There is a covered deck at the front of the property looking to an established garden with trees and shrubs. The main entry leads into a central hallway flowing to the open-plan layout. On the right is the main bedroom looking to the front of the property and featuring a walk-in wardrobe leading to an ensuite with a separate bathtub and shower. Adjacent and also with views to the front of the property is a bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and serviced by a nearby bathroom with a shower. A study is also close by. Beyond a commercial-grade lift and staircase to the lower level, the open-plan design has kitchen, living and dining areas with timber flooring. In the kitchen are an island bench with breakfast bar, Miele appliances including integrated fridges,

custom-concrete benchtops, floor-toceiling cabinetry and walk-in pantry. On the lower level is a two-car garage with two storage areas and internal access. Three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes are serviced by a bathroom with a shower. Adjacent is a separate laundry. The rear of the layout features a family room with kitchenette and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a patio with views to an infinity edge pool protected by glass balustrades.

WILSTON 17 Dover St Land: 405sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Debora Sutton, Belle Property Wilston; ph: 3339 8900 or 0433 252 189 Auction: On site, Saturday (Oct 26), 9am

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The Big House in Rural Paradise ‘Manorina’, 872 Condamine River Road via Killarney, Qld • 16.19ha* (40ac*) FH. 15min* Killarney, 2hr 20min* Brisbane, 40min* Warwick, 1hr 40min* Toowoomba • 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom off grid homestead plus 2 bedroom caretaker home • 600m* Condamine River frontage • Elevated homestead with striking country views • 5 car, solar with battery storage, yards, paddocks • Enjoy wildlife or bushwalks, Airbnb income

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Auction Friday 1 November 2019 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane Jez McNamara 0427 270 280 Ray White Rural Qld Peter Lane 0458 255 222 Ray White Rural Warwick *approx.


Residence 34 The Oxlade New Farm 4 BED 4.5 BATH 5 CAR

With panoramic views over the sparkling Brisbane River from its huge 16 metre frontage, Residence 34, at The Oxlade is perfectly placed as the pinnacle of luxury. Opulent without compromising functionality, this luxurious residence offers substantial multifaceted living and entertaining spaces that open seamlessly onto an expansive balcony. You’ll be spoilt by the soaring ceiling heights, butler’s pantry, Gaggenau appliances, dual living areas, ex tensive use of natural stone, five-car lockable garage and your own private entry foyer. Due for completion in 2021, limited opportunities remain to collaborate with our award-winning architect bureau^prober ts to personalise your residence and create a truly individual statement.

For Sale Display Residence 70 Oxlade Drive New Farm View Daily 10am – 12 pm or by appointment Agents Sarah Hackett 0488 355 553 Jason Chaffey 0408 208 939 eplace.com.au


84 Watson Street Camp Hill 5 BED 5 BATH 8 CAR +HOME OFFICE +WINE CELL AR +POOL

Retaining a true sense of early 1900’s sophistication, Federation-style home ‘Residence Croyde’ will enamour with its rich history, impeccable finishes and decadent character charm. This 2,025m2 estate presents an unheard-of opportunity for buyers to step into a world long since forgotten, whilst still capturing unobstructed city views amidst luscious treetop scenery. Most recently purchased in 2015, the current owners have flawlessly demonstrated a tact for tasteful renovation, elevating the residence to all new heights.

Auction Thu 7 Nov View By appointment Agent Joanna Gianniotis 0433 168 761

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3/81 Moray Street New Farm 4 BED 3+ BATH 3 CAR +POOL Showcasing sophisticated class and distinction within award-winning AQUILA, this one-per-floor, penthouse-style, 418m2 apartment is simply breathtaking. Featuring incomparable, never-to-bebuilt-out river and city views, this architecturally inspiring masterpiece effortlessly captures the heart and soul of a decadent, inner-city lifestyle. Boasting a premier address with absolute river frontage, oversized outdoor living areas and a luxurious master retreat with his-and-her walk in robe, private balcony and a floor-to-ceiling marble ensuite. Located walking distance to everything including New Farm River Walk, Howard Smith Wharves, restaurants, cafĂŠs and the CBD.

Tender Closing Thu 7 Nov at 4pm View Sat 12 – 12:30pm Or by private appointment Agent Sarah Hackett 0488 355 553

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9 Mcilwraith Avenue Balmoral

Tender Closing Thu 14 Nov at 4pm

4 BED 1 BATH 1 CAR

View Sat 9 – 9:30am & 5 – 5:30pm Sun 1:30 – 2pm Thu 6 – 6.30pm

Perched high atop Balmoral Hill on a flat 1,095m2 block with a 28m frontage, this beautiful timber residence was one of the first homes built in the area. With its North-facing, elevated aspect, the home regularly captures gentle bay breezes as well as an incredible panorama that extends from

Agent Sarah Hackett 0488 355 553

Ascot and along the Brisbane river all the way to the CBD skyline. This original beauty provides a tremendous foundation for what is a rare and unmissable opportunity to design, create and experience a family-friendly lifestyle that is distinctly yours.

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10 Aaron Avenue Hawthorne 4 BED 4 BATH 3 CAR +POOL +JE T T Y Optimally positioned to embrace views of both reaches of the Brisbane River, New Farm Park and the city skyline, this residence is a stunning expression of contemporary design. With an innovative floor plan, you will be able to appreciate the incredible vista from almost anywhere within the home, including the new kitchen.

Auction Wed 13 Nov at 6:30pm Coco Republic 400 Wickham Street Fortitude Valley View Sat 12:30 – 1pm Wed 5:30 – 6pm Agent Sarah & Damian Hackett 0488 355 553

Upstairs await three bedrooms, including the vast master suite, which features a private balcony poised high above the water and the best seat in the house. Downstairs comprises a media room, home office, fourth bedroom and access to the enviable entertaining area with in-ground swimming pool and outdoor kitchen.

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TH4/59 Byron Street Bulimba 4 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR +POOL Within the Barca precinct, we’ve created a series of magnificent north facing bespoke terrace homes. Striking the perfect balance of architectural excellence and timeless style, this exceptional terrace home is a bold statement of understated elegance. Individually crafted with natural

For Sale View Sat 3 – 4pm Wed 6 – 6:30pm Agents Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668

and earthy tones and well thought out open living spaces – all of which combine seamlessly to complement and connect with the relaxed river ambience and surrounds. A limited opportunity, this terrace home needs to be experienced to be appreciated.

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128 River Terrace Kangaroo Point 4 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR +POOL

For Sale Agents Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668

Coming soon‌ with a premier position atop the iconic cliffs of Kangaroo Point, 128 River Terrace is to be the first boutique development in over a decade to offer five luxury residences in Kangaroo Point. With each apartment occupying an entire floor, every home will enjoy amazing views of the Brisbane River, South Bank and the lush Botanic gardens. Boasting luxury finishes, premium-quality appointments and a spectacular rooftop pool, this highly-anticipated development is sure to generate enormous interest. Construction to begin early 2020. To secure your new home and to move in before Christmas next year, contact agent for further information or register your details at 128residences.com.au

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202/9 Lambert Street Kangaroo Point

For Sale Priced from $914,000

2 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR +POOL +GYM

View Sat 10 – 10:30am Tue 11am – 1pm Thu 12 – 1pm

Designed for spectacular living with a highly sought-af ter lifest yle to match, Monterey Kangaroo Point refuses to compromise on space and comfort. With over 16m of north-facing frontage, this two bedroom residence features a generously sized floorplan comprising m u l t i zo n e l i v i n g a r e a s d r e s s e d i n s t u n n i n g i n te r i o r s. C o n s t r u c t i o n h a s c o m m e n c e d

Agents Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668

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Penthouse 702/162 Lambert Street Kangaroo Point

For Sale $2,995,000

3 BED 2.5 BATH 2 CAR +POOL

View By appointment

Thornclyffe Residences is the ideal address for a discerning buyer with a desire for luxurious inner-city

Agents Ally Edmonds 0412 902 922

living in a quiet pocket of Kangaroo Point. Residence 702 is one of only two penthouses within the Thornclyffe Residences. Highlighting an exclusive rooftop and entertaining area with a total 392m² on title. Boasting light & spacious, easy-living areas that open onto large balconies, the residence features subtle & sophisticated luxury reflective of modern Queensland style. Thornclyffe Residences offers a choice of two interior palette options ideal to create a space that suits any aesthetic.

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6/48 Monmouth Street Morningside 3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR The ultimate terrace home, fully equipped with an internal lift and graced with an astounding rooftop terrace. This multi-level residence immediately borders the Hawthorne precinct, but without the price tag! Boasting more than 280m2 of unquestionably detailed living space, this property caters to all stages in residential living. Set within walking distance of local restaurants, schools, parklands and boutique shopping, not to mention CityCat and east access to the CBD. For Sale View Sat 10:15 – 11am Wed 5:30 – 6pm Agent Taylor Kleinberg 0447 466 177 eplace.com.au

473 London Road Belmont 6 BED 5 BATH 8 CAR Set across more than 4.3 acres, this astounding home of truly grand proportions boasts more than 837m2 of fully renovated floor space. Completed only 18 months ago, the residence places priority on wide open spaces, an elegant balance of natural materials and modern appointments, ensuring comfort and convenience. Auction Wed 23 Oct at 6:30pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane View Sat 1 – 1:45pm Agents Taylor Kleinberg 0447 466 177 Frank Lombardi 0402 132 182

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4/138 Dornoch Terrace Highgate Hill 3 BED 2+ BATH 3 CAR +WINE CELL AR + ROOF TOP POOL Architecturally designed and boasting endless luxury throughout, you will be impressed with this full-floor residence spanning over 251m2. The floor plan flows effortlessly with contemporary finishes of fe r ing spacious propor tions throughout the open plan living to the kitchen and three oversized bedrooms. The elevated location maximises natural light and breezes all year round. Newly completed, this unique boutique development accommodates buyers of all kinds and is not to be missed! For Sale Agents Deb Maguire 0427 246 279 Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912

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20 Hatherton Crescent Carindale 6 BED 3 BATH 2 CAR +POOL +STUDY For extraordinary space and style, an impressive build a nd qu a lit y f inis he s, this home has few equals. The luxurious near new residence boasts a coastal Malibu-inspired ambience with multiple o u td o o r a re a s, in c l u d in g a p o o l a n d tro p i c a l gardens. Parklands framing the 477m2 under roof, six bedroom stunner on a 750m2 block, offers further room for kids to play while entertainment for adults is just 200m away at Pacific Golf Club. Auction Sat 2 Nov at 2pm On-site View By appointment Agent Joanna Gianniotis 0433 168 761 eplace.com.au


CBD skyline panorama This impressive three-level residence is set high on a hill and enjoys panoramic views of the Brisbane CBD skyline, Brisbane River and mountain surrounds. Both a three-person lift and staircase connect the three levels with the upper level capitalising on its position to enhance the vistas on offer from an open-plan layout. A covered wraparound veranda, with river, city and Mt Coot-tha views, is accessed through sliding glass doors leading from the open-plan design. Dining, kitchen and living spaces are featured at the front of the layout. The space features Blackbutt timber flooring and a light-filled environment. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Nearby are three bedrooms with two of the rooms each featuring a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The smallest bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and adjacent is a powder room. On the middle level, sliding glass doors lead from a family room with a wet bar, Miele dishwasher and Caesarstone benchtops, to a terrace boasting a 22m saltwater pool.

Close to the family room is a cinema room with a projector and surround sound. The main entry leads into a foyer on this level with a voided ceiling space and to the left are an office and bedroom with built-in wardrobes. Nearby is internal access to a two-car garage and adjacent are a bathroom and laundry with outside access. The lower level also has internal access to a two-car garage and nearby is an insulated wine cellar.

ASCOT 39 Morgan St Land: 683sq m Inspect: Saturday (Oct 26), 11-11.45am; Tuesday (Oct 29), 6.30-7pm Agents: Dwight Ferguson and Alexander Shean, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0412 385 720 (DF) or 0414 841 085 (AS) Auction: On site, November 2, 11am

85 Macdonald Street Norman Park 3 BED 1 BATH Renowned for its substantial nineteenth century history, ‘Rose Hill’ rightfully claims Heritage listed status with its authentic 1896 build, beautifully representing a long-forgotten era. Presented across a luscious 981m2 block, the Federation-style home unmistakably captures a tranquil way of life, mere moments from the Brisbane CBD. This home is waiting for its new owner to capture the yesteryear and add what the modern family is now looking for. Auction Sat 2 Nov at 9am On-site View By appointment Agent Joanna Gianniotis 0433 168 761 eplace.com.au


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Who are Gardner Vaughan Group? Gardner Vaughan Group (GVG) have been developing and building exceptional residential projects in some of Brisbane’s most desirable locations for over 20 years. Underpinned by market knowledge and governed by integrity, GVG has a foundation of strong relationships. From key consultants to local councils, we have forged trusted, durable long-term partnerships with a large number of key stakeholders. With inhouse expertise encompassing all facets of property development and construction, GVG excels in site acquisition, project management, sales & marketing, and property management all under one roof. By internally managing each process, GVG can offer the highest level of quality and personalised service. GVG elevates the joy of living with beautiful, intelligent homes that people love living in! With poolside and parkside residences now complete, Renovaré offers something for everyone! Contact Annie Hayes today for further information.


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Teneriffe - Enviable Riverfront Lifestyle Occupying a prime corner position in a boutique complex of four premium apartments, this top floor residence boasts a highly sought after Teneriffe riverfront position. Panoramic views reaching across the Brisbane River to Hamilton Hill and Hawthorne pervade the home’s living and entertaining spaces, and a clever layout provides light-filled and spacious living. This rare inner city offering is a short wander to restaurants and cafes with the Brisbane Powerhouse, Teneriffe Park and James Street being a handful of the local conveniences this open-plan home has to offer. For more information: www.dixonfamily.net.au

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Chelmer - Charming Queenslander On 1,803m² Positioned on one of Chelmer's most sought-after, tree lined avenues, this property presents an opportunity to secure a rare lifestyle investment. The 1,803sqm allotment (two titles) enjoys optimal privacy via boundary greenery. While the lower level has been elegantly updated with tastefully appointed modern conveniences, the upper level retains original charm with character features including VJ walls and original pine floors. This home offers executive family living a stone’s throw from all desirable lifestyle destinations. For more information: www.dixonfamily.net.au

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formal lounge also has French doors opening to the deck. Towards the rear of the layout, a formal dining room leads to a library with French doors opening to a wraparound veranda. The dining room also flows into a kitchen leading to a family room with French doors opening to a terrace with garden views. The main bedroom is on the upper level and features a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and Juliette balcony.

WINDSOR 30 Flower St Land: 885sq m Inspect: Today (Wed, Oct 23), 5.30-6pm; Friday (Oct 25) and Saturday (Oct 26), 1010.30am Agents: Ian Cuneo, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500 or 0416 139 656 Auction: On site, November 2, 9am


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Hilltop grandeur awaits It has been the Blocksidge family home for almost 50 years. But with its owner Bruce Blocksidge, the founder of Blocksidge Real Estate, now 92, and his children, having well and truly moved on, it is time to sell the statement Hamilton house. Spanning four levels, the characterfilled residence on the prized 976sq m block has overlooked the river and city for close to a century. Featuring old world charm, it has four bedrooms including a massive main suite with its own fireplace, walk-in wardrobes, dressing room and ensuite. There is even an attic bedroom that could be used as a teenage retreat. Other features include the sandstone entry and classic porphyry stone feature inserts in the rendered brick facade, the fireplace in the main bedroom, hardwood polished floors, intricate architraves, ornate high ceilings and ceiling fans, decorative wrought iron gates and doors, bay windows with built-in window bench

seats and French doors that open to the enclosed patio. There are also multiple balconies. Beyond the four bedrooms, the house also has four bathrooms, a large living room with a fireplace, a separate dining room, and airconditioned family and sitting rooms. There is a central kitchen with plenty of bench and cupboard space, two studies, a covered rear carport for four vehicles, terraced landscaped gardens and a pool.

HAMILTON 44 Eldernell Tce Land: 976sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Sue Buchanan, Blocksidge Real Estate; ph: 3233 3999 or 0409 745 480 Price: $2.6 million


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Reward for modern makeover This spacious residence rises over three levels and enjoys views to the Brisbane CBD skyline. Set on a 574sq m block, the original two-bedroom worker’s cottage has been raised and replaced with a two-level addition at the rear of the property in a project taking more than 12 months. The result is an impressive contemporary residence boasting bespoke, handmade fixtures and fittings together with French oak timber flooring, V-Zug appliances and a covered patio overlooking a pool. On the lower level is a three-car garage, an insulated wine tasting room and cellar, and a store room. The main living areas are on the middle level together with the main entry leading into a floorplan featuring timber flooring. The rear of the layout is on a split-level and features an open-plan design with lounge, kitchen and living spaces improved by a raised roofline with an internal void. Sliding glass doors around the kitchen and

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living areas open to the covered patio enjoying a northern aspect The main bedroom is at the rear of the floorplan on the upper level has access to a covered balcony looking to the back yard and city skyline views. Also on this level, adjacent to a second living area, are three bedrooms serviced by a bathroom. The patio features a built-in barbecue and two bar fridges with views to the pool and established garden.

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From $995,000 Completion due late 2019.

PADDINGTON 40 View St Land: 574sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Judi O’Dea, Ray White Paddington; ph: 3369 6488 or 0417 009 635 For sale: By negotiation

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Penthouse lifestyle Set across two levels, this three-bedroom 363sq m penthouse apartment in the Opera on Cordelia building offers 180-degree views from its north-facing balconies. Upon entry is a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that offers access to a tiled balcony. The kitchen has stone benches, a low-rise timber breakfast bar at the balcony end and Miele appliances. The second level, dedicated to

SOUTH BRISBANE 1605/47 Cordelia St Apartment: 363sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Michael Hatzifotis, Place Kangaroo Point; ph: 3153 1457 or 0414 048 604 For sale: By negotiation

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MORTGAGEE AUCTION 6 TOWNHOUSES TO BE SOLD!! City fringe living at its best with each townhouse comprising of three levels of functional design allowing for stylish living and entertaining. • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms & secure car accommodation • Master Bedrooms with Spacious Walk in Robe and Ensuite

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TAURUS SCORPIO 1 Half-tamed US (October 24 - November 22)horse (6) (April 21 - May 20) Life can be tough, but we must assume A little is allcharacter well and good, but 4 flirtation Lacking (8) better times lie ahead. Lucky for you, only to a point. Someone could take 9 An American wildcat your harmless remarks more seriously,(6) mighty Mars does too. Professionally, you’re in for a boost, with opportunities expecting you to follow 10 Caribou (8)through. On the coming from unusual sources. Indeed, flip side, could someone be stringing you 12 Causing obstruction (2,3,3) being in the right place and making the along? Either way, if you’re not ready to 13 expert (6) right contacts are important ingredients go thereSelf-appointed – simply enjoy the attention. to current success – so just go for it! What’s rush, anyway? (4) 15 the Bloodstained

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16 Popular and successful SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) 19 Depression (3,7) It’s time for a reality check. Try to regain 20 Hard ofthe hearing (4) is control, otherwise cosmic forecast 23 point time (6) for moreExact upheaval. Have in a little burning ceremony for any faded dreams that 25 Means of judging (8) have already passed on. Even if you feel 27 Fearful (8) overwhelmed by the enormity of this task, the best course 28 Arrival (6)of action is to just get on with it. It will be cathartic. 29 Catastrophe (8) CAPRICORN 30 Massachusetts port (6)

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(6,4) GEMINI (May 21 - June 21) Go easy, Gemini. You can’t treat life as a battleground and not expect conflict. Very few are prepared to compromise with an arm twisted behind their back. If it’s peace you’re after – consider waving the white flag. And if you hear a clanging alarm, that’ll be your finances giving you a wake up call. Thankfully, fortunes change soon. CANCER (June 22 - July 22) You long to confide in someone, but you’re not sure who to trust. Holding your cards too close isn’t the best idea, since you need someone to help you process all those confused thoughts. Just don’t call that gossipy friend. Dial up a true confidante. You could also book a spa session to simply relax.

6 Tongue (8) 7 Make corrections in (5) AQUARIUS LEO (January 21 - February 8 Extend (7) 18) (July 23 - August 23) If you’ve felt overburdened with 11 Personal character When those around you find their responsibilities, delightful Venus lifts(7) your mood. Expect of a busy social scene (7) affairs riddled with complications, lucky 14 Record past events lions will be purring with contentment. and an equally agile love life. With 17 Not joking (2,7) But beware: Mars is running riot and finances also improving, you’re not bragging about your triumphs – so it’s 18 toProtesting averse the occasionalindignantly spending spree.(2,2,4) best to keep your most delicious No surprises, then, if loved 19 Restricted (7)ones benefit conquests to yourself. Truth is, others from your generosity. Travel if you can – 21 Knock down (7) are just a tad jealous. Sometimes it perhaps a cosy break-for-two? seems that Leos do have all the fun! 22 Artist’s workroom (6) PISCES 24 Infectious (February 19 - March viral 20) disease (5)VIRGO (August 24 - September 22) Feeling Not surprising. Times 26 frazzled? Stratagem (4)

CRYPTIC CLUES Down 12 Causing obstruction Across 1 Train me to change gear (7) (2,3,3) 1 Strong ringleader and ring 2 Battle helmet (9) 13 Self-appointed expert (6) smashed (6) 3 Works up to employ a 15 Bloodstained (4) 4 Taken by those who are partner (6) 16 Popular and successful A T T I R E S T R I P L E T D I C T I O N R E S P O N D sick and tired of work? (4,4) 5 Prepare to put out with the (6,4) R E A H D E R R D O A W V E N I 9 Oils go into Northern rising tide (4) 19 Depression (3,7) E M I R A T E C H I M E R A T R A N S I T V I O L E N T dwellings (6) 6 Become established down 20 Hard of hearing (4) F E E R O N A Q N E O N R R W I 10 An example of ill under? (4,4) 23 Exact point in time (6) D U E T T I S T S D E N I G R A T E E L F I N D O U B T humour? (4,4) 7 Craft about to change (1-4) 25 Means of judging (8) R E I T D O O E I T L S 12 Polite apology for 8 Tea and biscuits for the 27 Fearful (8) C A N O N M U L C T P A C I F I S T S D E T E C T I V E breaking into a dance (6,2) teams? (7) 28 Arrival (6) U H E E A N U I 13 Squirm and turn whiter 11 I’m holding a number said 29 Catastrophe (8) W H E E L A T A G L A N C E S T A L L F O R A S T A R T (6) to be corrupt (7) 30 Massachusetts port (6) L P E A N L U P V E I O 15 Kind of door catch (4) 14 Gapes at spectacles (7) B L I S S L E A S T T E E N A G E R S U N R U F F L E D Patient Virgos should finally hear news 16 They tend to leave others 17 Stiff, but relaxing (9) Down have been tough, with money issues N L G I W L R L I E A L R A R A which puts an end to frustrating delays. speechless (10) 18 Not skilled and prosaic 1 Reservation (7) demanding more attention. Good news: E R A S I N G A U C T I O N E P I S T L E F R A N T I C Life feels anything but dull. It’s also a 19 There are strong links presumably (8) 2 Downfall (9) stress finally starts to ease, to the point S C L E T N N D A R M E C U S U major money week, with cash flowing in between their members (5,5) 19 Decide not to proceed 3 A forage plant (6) where you can relax. Quality time isn’t P L E D G E S A D D R E S S S A T C H E L L O Y A L T Y and out. Neglected romance should also 20 Fitted front removed with the visit? (4,3) 5 Frank (4) so easy to come by these days, so accept strengthen. Singles feel more confident from piece of furniture (4) 21 He’s a suet pudding 6 Tongue (8) this short spell of fun and friendship as a Quick about flaunting their assets. Something 23 Women that Cryptic have many expert! (7) 7 Make corrections in (5) gift from the heavens. Whatever everyone, it seems. ideas (6) 15 Canon, 16 22 First form (6)Across: 1 8Diction, Extend (7)5 Respond, 9 Violent, Chimera, 11 Doubt, 12forDenigrate, 13 Detective, 15 Mulct, Duettists, 13odd Pacifists, happens, 10 simply enjoy. 25 Directions for making 24 Approach shown by a 11 Personal character (7) 16 Stall, 1814For a start, 21 Unruffled, 24 Least, 25 Frantic, 26 Auction, 27 Loyalty, 28 Address. Erasing, 27 Satchel, 28 Pledges. forceful person (5) LIBRA machine parts (8) Record of past events (7) ARIES (September 23 - October 23) 27 Neglect nothing on a 26 Grown right out of 17 Not joking (2,7) (March 21 - April 20) 2 indignantly Croquet, 3 Identical, Noted,born 5 Raconteur, 6 Swing, 7 Overall, Dearest, 14 In full Sea, 6 Idiot, 7jobLeans on, 8 Treason,garment 14 (4) Down: 1 Divided, Communication is your8 sword and (8) 18 Protesting You’re an4optimist, believing shield this week, there comes a point 28 Team held23 by mother (2,2,4) everything19 willAvarice, work out fine. cry, 15 Misplaced, 16 Soulful, 17 Already, 20What’s Tetanus, 22 Fatal, 23 but Drama. 20 Ensigns, 22 Aitch, Sleep.to when words aren’t enough and those be the tops (6) QUICK 19 Restricted (7) more, you have the cheek of the devil, splendid ideas must be put to the test. 29 He wrote novels on the Across 21 Knock down (7) often embellishing your achievements – The urge for independence also prompts cricket pitch perhaps (8) 1 Half-tamed US horse (6) 22 Artist’s workroom (6) and usually getting away with it. change in relationships. For singles: 30 Start breeding a bird 4 Lacking character (8) 24 Infectious viral disease (5) Sometimes, though, you overstep the someone older becomes a serious suitor. dog (6) 9 An American wildcat (6) 26 Stratagem (4) mark. Not so now. Aries communication 10 Caribou (8)

Solution to last week’s puzzle

CROSSWORD ANSWERS. CRYPTIC: Across: 1 Robust, 4 Rest cure, 9 Igloos, 10 Sick joke, 12 Excuse me, 13 Writhe, 15 Trap, 16 Monologues, 19 Chain gangs, 20 Able, 23 Ladies, 25 Bearings, 27 Omission, 28 Maxima, 29 Fielding, 30 Beagle. Down: 1 Raiment, 2 Balaclava, 3 Spouse, 5 Edit, 6 Take root, 7 U-boat, 8 Elevens, 11 Immoral, 14 Goggles, 17 Unbending, 18 Unversed, 19 Call off, 21 Eustace, 22 Create, 24 Drive, 26 Gown. QUICK: Across: 1 Bronco, 4 Soulless, 9 Ocelot, 10 Reindeer, 12 In the way, 13 Pundit, 15 Gory, 16 Riding high, 19 Low spirits, 20 Deaf, 23 Moment, 25 Criteria, 27 Timorous, 28 Advent, 29 Disaster, 30 Boston. Down: 1 Booking, 2 Overthrow, 3 Clover, 5 Open, 6 Language, 7 Emend, 8 Stretch, 11 Calibre, 14 History, 17 In earnest, 18 Up in arms, 19 Limited, 21 Flatten, 22 Studio, 24 Mumps, 26 Ruse. V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

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