Brisbane News Magazine Apr 24 - 30, 2019 ISSUE 1223

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APRIL 24-30, 2019 ISSUE 1223


Cow belle Photographer Amanda King captures the beauty of bovines


Honouring the brave women doctors of WWI


The local jewellery designer making it big in Madrid

This week... My grandparents owned a dairy farm at Brooloo, in the Mary Valley, and some of my fondest childhood memories are of helping with the 5am milking (though not in the winter months) and feeding Jersey calves with a bottle. Those eyes! Decades later I remain a pushover when it comes to cows, a trait I share with Amanda King, the former Brisbane woman behind By The Horns – a photographic business dedicated to all things bovine (Cover Story, P8), plus other farm favourites. Amanda’s images reveal the powerful and often endearing personalities of her hairy subjects, and the wild landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island – the place she now calls home. Enjoy the issue.


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THE CHAT Jewellery designer Annabelle Hardie COVER STORY How a Highland bull led Amanda King to her fairytale career RESTAURANT Perch’d, Coorparoo RECIPE Alastair McLeod’s spiced okra salad MUSIC On Song with musician Jack Carty BOOKS Anzac Day reads WELLNESS Fitness queen Belinda Norton AT HOME A West End wonder LIVING Movie-star glamour


ON THE COVER Amanda King and Whoopie the black Angus, Cover Story, P8 Picture: Amanda and Fraser King Design: Anne-Maree Lyons


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s she weaves her way through frenzied crowds and dodges scooters as they fly by, Annabelle Hardie finds herself swept up in the merciless fast-paced life of Madrid. The streets are filled with millions of locals and tourists happily mixing together while deafening music echoes through nearby bars and the party spills out onto cobbled laneways. For a country girl who grew up on a 12,000ha property in Muttaburra, a rural Queensland town with a population of 88, it’s far from the life she’s used to. But it’s one she now craves. Annabelle, 33, has spent the past nine years living in the Spanish capital as a jewellery designer, where her exotic surrounds have become the inspiration behind her unique label. “There’s a little area right in the city centre in the old town that’s full of fabric shops that have all sorts of things like buttons and things for head pieces,” says Annabelle, who hand makes stunning earrings, necklaces, hats and headpieces. “These shops are wooden little boxes, very ‘Harry Potter’, and have been there for over 100

I always end up designing pieces … that reflect our outback property with the big red hills and sunsets

years,” she says. “You just can’t get shops like that in Australia. “I often go into the shops that sell ceremonial traditional dresses. “I like to pull them apart and turn bits and pieces from them into earrings or things for a headpiece,” says Annabelle, who married Spanish man, Gonzalo Vega de Miguel, 36, in 2016 after meeting him out the front of a bar on the street. Growing up, Annabelle always had a flair for creating and would make necklaces to sell in the boarding house of her school, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School in Brisbane. But it was after a stint of backpacking in 2008 that she first fell in love with Madrid while on holidays. Annabelle says it was like winning a “lottery ticket” in 2010 when she received a scholarship to study fashion and accessories design at the Institute of European Design in Madrid. In her first year she was invited to exhibit her work at the iconic Louvre in France during Paris Fashion Week, and since then she has been designing for Spanish pop stars and flamenco dancers and selling her wares worldwide online. Despite being heavily influenced by Spain, the designer says she will never forget her roots growing up on a cattle farm. “I always end up designing pieces with colours that are reflective of our outback property with the big red hills and the pinks and oranges of the sunsets,” she says. “I often find myself craving that horizon.”

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Immerse yourself in all things Tibetan at Brisbane Powerhouse, Apr 26-28. Join a workshop on chakra healing or momo dumpling making or settle in at performance art event 1000 Stories, where Tibetan artist Karma Phuntsok will paint to music by Tibet2Timbuk2.

Brisbane artists Scott Redford and Anthony Lister (pictured work, Ned Kelly 2019) join forces at FireWorks Gallery, May 10-Jun 13. See their solo works and collaborations.

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra will play the Jurassic Park score while the film, with Sam Neill (pictured), plays on the big screen; Apr 27, Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Rise early to join Brisbane’s largest Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance, Anzac Square, Apr 25. The official ceremony starts from 4.28am.

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Highland fling Life changed for Brisbane lass Amanda King when she met Kiwi farmer Fraser and he introduced her to some of his friends Hannah Davies


t began with Mr McTavish. The Highland bull cut a majestic figure as he stood alone in the field with the wind blowing through his thick coat. Brisbane-born Amanda King had never seen a creature so handsome and straight away reached for her camera. It was a pivotal moment for the largely self-taught snapper, who lives on a sheep and beef farm in Windwhistle, in the Selwyn District on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Looking back now, the former schoolteacher and mum-of-two says she had no idea how her life was about to change. For when she proudly hung the photograph of Mr McTavish in her home 08 BRISBANE NEWS April 24-30, 2019

it set off a snowball effect that nobody could have predicted. “He was quite grand. I found myself drawn to him because of his sheer size and the length of his horns. His hair was so shaggy and he had kind eyes,” she says. “His picture became the focal point of my room and when my friends saw it they wanted one too. This inspired me to head out and take photos of other rural animals which led to a ‘hobby’ Facebook page.” But it didn’t stop there. “Unexpectedly, and very quickly, people started to resonate with the images I was producing. I suddenly found myself with 20,000 Facebook followers and a website. Orders were flooding in and

I actually felt completely out of my depth.” To Amanda’s delight, almost two years on, By the Horns is now a fully-fledged business with 24,000 Facebook followers and almost 8000 on Instagram. The dashing Mr McTavish was joined by his farm friends who posed in turn for their portraits – Fergus, Bonnie, Morag, Lollipop, Mr Darcy, Big Boris and Honeysuckle to name but a few. The prints are not only selling well across Australia and New Zealand, but the US is taking an interest, with Amanda recently shipping a huge bull print to a Texas brewery. “The Highland cows in particular are really popular because they have such

lovely faces and you can really see their personalities shining through,” she says. “But I also get requests all the time because people have their own preference of cow or farm animal.” Living on the farm with husband Fraser, 38, and their two children – Greta, 5, and Dudley, 3 – Amanda enjoys interacting with the animals every day. But she wasn’t always a country girl. In fact her love of rural life is relatively new. Growing up in Brisbane, Amanda always considered herself a diehard city dweller and thought she always would be. She was working as a teacher at St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School, at The Gap, in Brisbane’s west, when in 2003 she V1 - BNSE01Z01MA


SCENE AND HERD … (clockwise from left) Amanda King’s bestsellers include Mr McTavish; Bully; Lollipop; and Fergus; and Amanda with husband Fraser at home on their NZ property; Amanda poses with pet cow Whoopie.

decided to move to London to experience life overseas. During her UK sojourn, she took a trip to Croatia and unexpectedly met Kiwi farmer Fraser there, who was based in Oxford at the time. The holiday ended but the love affair continued and when Fraser decided to return to New Zealand to be a livestock buyer Amanda decided to go too. The couple then spent five years in the Wairarapa, in the southeastern corner of the North Island, where Amanda worked at a local school, but the plan was always to return to Fraser’s family farm in Windwhistle and in 2011, when his father asked him to come home, they did. V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

To say I was a city girl is a bit of an understatement, but being in New Zealand I fell head over heels with rural life and the breathtaking scenery

“To say I was a city girl is a bit of an understatement, but being in New Zealand I fell head over heels with rural life and the breathtaking scenery. I especially love the mountains,” says Amanda. “I still miss Brisbane, especially the shopping, and we always visit family every second Christmas, but my life is here now. “Often you don’t expect the outcome that you achieve in life but when you get there, despite those preconceived notions, you realise you wouldn’t have it any other way. Photography started as a hobby, a way to capture those unique split-second scenes and make them last a lifetime. “But now I am driven by a passion and enthusiasm for the art of photography –

and I adore the animals. I’m sometimes scared of the bulls because you never know what they’re thinking and if they’re having a bad day, but you can get an idea if they’re grumpy because they will be pawing at the ground. Fortunately I’ve never had that happen because Fraser knows which ones are calm.” Sadly Mr McTavish, who lived over the hill at a friend’s property, died six months ago but he will always have a special place in Amanda’s heart. “He started everything for me, but I feel really lucky to have a lovely big picture to remember him. He lives on through my photos and that’s a comforting feeling.”

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Brooke Falvey The previous 24 hours had left a mark on my soul and taught me things about Australia’s history Huddled in the dark, some whispered while others simply listened, taking in the atmosphere of such an emotionally charged event, as water lapped the nearby shore. It was April 25, 2009 and I was in Gallipoli to commemorate Anzac Day. Living in London, I was keen to see this battlefield where 60,000 Australian soldiers are believed to have served. Were it not for the peninsula’s 37 cemeteries and war memorials, its tragic past could be masked by its beauty; where blood was spilt, wildflowers now grow. In the cold, dark hours before the dawn service began, the mood turned sombre and

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I thought about the young men whose lives we would commemorate – the thousands who never came home, and those who did, but were scarred by the tragedy that unfolded over eight months in 1915. Letters from soldiers were read aloud; some spoke of the harsh realities of army life while others were filled with bravado and talk of great adventure. As the sun rose, we stood in the shadows of the rugged cliffs that had proven to be our troops’ downfall and pictured ourselves in their shoes; running in the dark through shallow water, friends falling, never to get up. Tears flowed freely, our broken hearts

filled with pride. When the dawn service finished, we made the 3.1km trek uphill to Lone Pine. It was there, walking through Lone Pine Cemetery reading headstones, that the reality of my pilgrimage truly hit home. It was here, in a drawn out battle so close that guns and grenades were rendered useless, that our Anzacs drove the Turks from the area. But it was a hollow victory. Thousands of young men – some far younger than my 26 years – died on that Turkish soil, or in the waters off Gallipoli. The majority have no recognised final resting place; just their names engraved on

a striking Memorial to the Missing. Each one was somebody’s son, husband, father or brother. When the time came to sing our anthem, our voices rang out loud and proud to honour those who sacrificed their lives so that the generations that followed would remain ‘‘young and free”. As the sun set on Anzac Day, I caught a bus back to Istanbul; I was sunburnt, tired and emotional. The previous 24 hours had left a mark on my soul and taught me things about Australia’s history I couldn’t have learned from a book, movie or even in a classroom. Lest we forget.

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HAIR OF THE DOG … Enjoy hand-cut chips, battered fish and fresh salad with friends at Perch'd, Coorparoo. Pictures: Nat Hoo If I spot onion rings on a menu I buy them without exception. Most days I’d choose a good onion ring over caviar. And these ($3) are good in a plentiful-batter, chunky-onion kind of way. They’re not oily and nicely crisp. Battered barramundi is old-school with plenty of batter (no tempura-like delicacy here!) and gorgeously moist, flaky fish in the middle. It could do with a little seasoning, but that’s easily added. I get a side of mushy peas ($2) even though I can’t quite imagine them sitting alongside anything but a pie. They are best scooped up by an onion ring in this weird, textural ballet of slippery onion, crunchy, fatty batter and dry, sweet peas. The killer dish is the veggie burger … go figure. There’s a pattie – chickpeas I guess – with tomato, lettuce, haloumi and curry sauce. The curry sauce makes it, plus a good bun, but everything gels.

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PERCH’D 252 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo Ph: 3705 1174 Chef: Patrick Laws Eftpos & major credit cards Lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun Street parking Vegetarian options SCORES OUT OF 10 Food: 7 Drinks: 6 Vibe: 6 Service: 6 It’s a terrific burger. Chips are hand cut, skin-on, cooked perfectly. Perch’d doesn’t take bookings so at peak times – weekend evenings, Sunday lunch – it’s probably wise to get in early. There’s the takeaway option, but it’s

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Pod cast Now’s the season to order some okra for this Creole classic, says Alastair McLeod This dish is a charm offensive for a vegetable in need of a bit of positive PR. Surely there are other things to do with okra than putting it in gumbo – whatever that is. Here’s the pitch – embrace the slimy texture and in doing so, you are doing good things for your body. Here’s the rub, the less cooking the more nutritious but slimier it will be. The higher the temperature and the longer you cook it the less slimy it will be. I don’t mind the texture, I find its silkiness similar to eggplant flesh that has been cooked over a barbecue then scooped out. If you subscribe to my spin, order some okra. It’s in season now.

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Sea salt and freshly milled pepper 300g okra, stalk removed 1 small bunch basil 150g stracciatella 1tbs baby capers 100g radish, thinly sliced 75g freekeh, simmered til tender Micro-herbs and leaves

METHOD Cut a small cross on the bottom of each tomato and plunge into boiling water, count to 10, then remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into iced water to arrest the cooking. Lift them out, and slip off the skins. Set aside. To prepare the dressing, combine shallot, chillies, one clove of garlic, lemon juice, zest and half the oil. Season to taste. To cook the okra, cut a few times lengthways and deep fry at 180C until golden and crispy. Next blitz the basil, remaining olive oil and garlic to a smooth puree. To present, spread stracciatella on plates. Combine tomatoes, dressing, okra, capers, radish and freekeh and arrange on top. Drizzle with basil oil. Spread herbs and leaves of choice. Serves 4 Alastair McLeod is chef-owner of Al’FreshCo. Styling and photography: Miranda Porter Ceramics: Luna Ceramics,

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Money for jam

When I wasn’t allowed to play the drums after 6pm I started to write songs

Songwriting comes naturally to Jack Carty. He plans to share the love with teens at this year’s Queensland Music Festival Fiona Purdon


o one likes an epic jam session more than singer-songwriter Jack Carty. And for him, it’s even better when his fellow musicians are talented teens taking part in the Queensland Music Festival’s (QMF) On Song mentoring program. And while the critically-acclaimed artist will lead the youngsters during workshops and performances, it will be up to singer-

songwriter and QMF artistic director Katie Noonan to choose six finalists from the pool, aged between 12 and 18, from across the state. Entry is via an online competition, which closes on May 24. “Katie and myself will listen to the entries and the six finalists get to come to Brisbane to do some songwriting sessions and hopefully do a gig as part of the festival in July,” Jack says.

“Hopefully the students will get a lot of inspiration out of it and get the tools so they can continue to explore songwriting and find their own voice as songwriters.” Jack, who has toured extensively in Europe, the US and Australia, knows firsthand the value of mentoring. He recently played gigs in London with his childhood hero Bernard Fanning, lead singer of Powderfinger, who has offered

Jack some sage advice along the way. “I grew up listening to heaps of musicians such as Neil Young, which was my mum’s influence, and I also loved Bernard’s music as a solo artist, as well as Powderfinger,” he says. “I did a lot of my own touring in England, and had some headline shows but it was cool to play two nights with Bernard and his five-piece band.” Jack, who has written and released more than 100 songs, hopes to impart his love of songwriting to the student finalists. “Songwriting is a chance to express yourself, it’s a cathartic thing, it’s about creativity and gaining the tools to continue to expand and explore creativity,” he says. “Words are a big focus of mine, my music is naturally folkie and story-driven.” Jack, 31, of Red Hill, has just returned to Brisbane with his wife Natasha after two years in London. He plans to release an album soon. His love affair with music began at age 11, when he started playing the drums. “I was so obsessed with music and when I wasn’t allowed to play the drums after 6pm I started to write songs and so I started learning the guitar,” he says. “Being a full-time musician is an incredible thing because I never feel that I’m working, I’m just doing what I love.” Queensland Music Festival, Jul 5-28,

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Talent on tapa A Brisbane teacher is on a mission to promote the barkcloth artworks of remote PNG villagers Phil Brown Visiting the Omie people of Oro Province in Papua New Guinea is no mean feat. And the way to do it is on foot. Last year Brisbane teacher and curator Joan Winter trekked for two days to meet the artists whose work she is helping bring to the wider world. The result is the extraordinary collection of tapa art in Buborero Jo’e ie – The Hornbill Sings, now showing at Woolloongabba Art Gallery. The works were brought back from PNG by Joan, 68, who lives at The Gap. Omie art is known already, particularly in Europe, but the area’s artists need help getting their work to collectors and galleries beyond their region. Doing so is vital to help them make a living and a future for themselves, Joan says. “They are international art stars in Europe but they have nothing,” she says. “I came into the picture to help train them so they can be self-sustaining.” They already have a small museum but not many tourists are going to make it to this remote area close to Kokoda where the Omie, a mere 2200 people, live in seven villages in the foothills of Mt Obo and the slopes of the Mt Lamington volcano (Huvaemo). Few can attend school due to remoteness and lack of funds and life is hard but the people are resilient and creative and their tapa art – painted on

CREATION STORIES … Ilma Ugiobari’s Gome – orchid; Tospina Boujugo’s Havinde, Jimujimude – moon & orchid, Joan Winter with Omie. beaten barkcloth in colours extracted from local plant life – is extraordinary. Tapa cloth (or simply tapa) is a barkcloth made in the Pacific islands including Tonga, Samoa and Fiji, Niue, Cook Islands, Futuna, Solomon Islands, Java, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Hawaii (where it is called kapa). In French Polynesia it has nearly disappeared, except for some villages in the Marquesas. It’s known by different names in different places although the term tapa is international.

The word tapa is from Tahiti and the Cook Islands, where Captain Cook was the first European to collect and show it. It has sacred and social dimensions and is part of the Omie people’s creation story. Joan, who has lived and taught in PNG, has been promoting tapa art since she bought her first piece in 1980. With an interest in art and social justice, she has championed tapa artists like the Omie who need a little help from their friends. And as their near neighbours and


former colonial masters, Australians should have a closer relationship with the people of this incredibly diverse country according to Joan. “The culture is so rich,” she says, “but all we hear is the bad news. This exhibition and the story of the Omie is a good news story about PNG.” BUBORERO JO’E IE — THE HORNBILL SINGS Until May 4, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, 613 Stanley St, Woolloongabba.

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Female doctors put their lives on the line and broke new ground in operating on battlefields in WWI KNITTING BONES … Dr Lillian Cooper (right) and her friend Josephine Bedford, at Ostrovo, winter 1916-17. Picture: Alexander Turnbull Library Collections, National Library of New Zealand

This delightful, romantic novel follows the wartime journeys of several women who join the Land Army to help Australia’s undermanned farms. Spinster Flora Thomas leaves Melbourne to go grape-picking in Mildura. Flora enjoys the change from her office job and love blossoms with a widower, Charles, as she enjoys new-found freedom on the land. Other characters include a shopgirl, Betty, 17, and Lilian, a well-to-do Adelaide girl fleeing her overbearing family while her husband serves overseas. FIONA PURDON

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hen historian Heather Sheard uncovered remarkable wartime exploits of trailblazing female doctors she knew their stories needed to be told. Heather and co-writer Ruth Lee feature 26 brave women medics who served during World War I, including three from Brisbane, in their book Women to the Front: The Extraordinary Australian Women Doctors of the Great War. “These women are incredible but they didn’t get any recognition at the time,’’ Heather says. “They had extraordinary determination to do their duty. It was an opportunity for women to show they could perform exactly the same operations as the men. They were saving lives and overseas countries had no problem accepting them. These women were so courageous and often put their own lives on the line. “Before the war, women couldn’t get positions in surgery, other than in women’s hospitals. “Many of the women were told by the war office to go home and sit still and knit for the men but these Australian doctors wanted to be part of this war.’’ As well as long-time Brisbane doctor Lilian Cooper (1861-1947), Brisbane-born Dr Eleanor Bourne (1878-1957) and Dr Ethel Mary Baker (1885-1965) played key roles in the war effort performing complex surgeries in difficult conditions. 16 BRISBANE NEWS April 24-30, 2019

Heather says that Toowong-born Ethel was one of the first female doctors to reach the battlefield, in September 1914, and was in Antwerp, just a few kilometres from the frontline. “She was there with Dr Laura Forster and the two of them had joined the British Field Hospital for Belgium,’’ she says. “Ethel’s is an amazing story. It was the first weeks of the war so the medical processes were in chaos, there was no running war but they kept getting patients including wounded soldiers and civilians who were fleeing from the advancing Germans.’’ Eleanor was the first Queensland woman to graduate from medicine after winning a scholarship to the University of Sydney. She became the first woman resident at the Brisbane General Hospital. In early 1916 she travelled to London and was invited to join the female-run 560bed Endell Street Military Hospital, where she performed many difficult surgeries and rose to the rank of major in 1917. Boonah’s Dr Mabel Murray-Prior also operated on injured young soldiers across London, at the Royal Herbert hospital. British-born Lilian, who has a women’s medical centre named after her in Spring Hill, emigrated to Brisbane in 1891 at the age of 30 with her friend Josephine Bedford. She became the first woman doctor registered in Queensland. In mid-1916 Lilian and Josephine were accepted by the Scottish Women’s Hospital and posted to Ostrovo, northern

Macedonia, on the Eastern Front to work in a 200-bed tented military hospital. They lived in tough conditions for a year, operating near the frontline, before Lilian became gravely ill with pneumonia. “They were working in a dangerous area, in a makeshift camp at the side of the mountain, treating 60,000 Serbian soldiers,” Heather says. “They had to set up the camp on the mountain because too many men were dying on the way down.” Heather, 70, of Elwood, Victoria, took more than 15 years to research the book because unlike men, women were not allowed to enlist so they served as volunteers. Records were rarely maintained. “These women were brilliant graduates, they often came top of their class,’’ the retired schoolteacher says. “They had to perform complex surgeries, amputations … and (treat) many head injuries because in the first 12 months of the war men didn’t wear helmets. “After the war they still didn’t have access to the career paths they wanted and deserved.” Women To The Front, Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee, Ebury Press, $35

This insightful account goes behind the scenes to the politics and planning of the final 100 actionpacked days of World War I (1914-18) which brought Germany to its knees after a series of Allied victories in France. The book includes photographs and battle maps and tells the story through several soldiers and key figures including war correspondent and historian Charles Bean, who recalls the “great-hearted men” of the First AIF (Australian Imperial Force), who fought so well for their nation. FIONA PURDON

ANNELIES David Gillham Fig Tree/Penguin Books, $35 “Happy lives are not boring,” Anne Frank’s Jewish mother tells her headstrong teenage daughter at the start of this book by US author David Gillham. He imagines how Anne, one of the 20th century’s most famous diarists, would have picked up the pieces had she survived the Holocaust. Anne struggles to adapt post-war, her mother and sister dead in concentration camps and her father remarrying. Eventually she finds purpose and answers to questions that have haunted her. ANDREA RIPPER

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GLORIA BELL (M) hhhhj Director Sebastian Lelio Starring Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera What might tempt a director to remake his already acclaimed 2013 film in another language? For Sebastian Lelio, it was an expression of interest from the Oscarwinning actor Julianne Moore. “As one of the greatest actresses in the world, Julianne giving her interpretation of the character is not only a huge honour, it’s irresistible,” Sebastian Lelio told The Hollywood Reporter when the project was announced in Cannes two years ago. “It’s going to be like jazz, you’ll feel the spirit of the original story, but it’ll be reinvigorated and vital.” Moore has an executive producer’s credit on Gloria Bell, in which she plays a middle-aged divorcee who braves the potentially bruising world of LA’s mature singles bars with a kind of freewheeling directness that’s both attractive and a little unnerving. It helps that, at 58, the actor is still extraordinarily beautiful (at one point

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during the film, another woman asks Gloria whether she’s had any work done. “No”, she laughs. “But thanks.”) And that she moves well on the dance floor. But later that same night, as Gloria removes her make-up, her loneliness is laid bare. And even though she has a good relationship with her two adult children (Cera, and Caren Pistorius), it’s becoming

increasingly apparent that she needs them more than they need her. Accompanying this jumble of emotions is an ’80s soundtrack – Air Supply’s All Out of Love, Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart and Paul McCartney’s No More Lonely Nights – to which Gloria sings along in her own private version of car karaoke. When Arnold (Turturro) catches her eye

on the dance floor, romance blossoms. But what initially seems like first-date awkwardness proves to be something more complex. Arnold’s insecurity rears its head during a family birthday dinner for Gloria’s son, which is also attended by her ex (Brad Garrett) and his new wife (Jeanne Tripplehorn). And things go seriously awry during what is supposed to be a make-up weekend at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Lelio’s instincts served him well with Gloria Bell, his second English-language film (after Disobedience, with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams). Moore’s version of the character doesn’t supersede that of Chilean actor Paulina Garcia, who was also terrific in the role, but there’s a candour to the American actress’s performance that’s compelling, confronting and ultimately inspiring, in a pick yourself up, dust yourself off kind of way. Moore’s enthusiasm for the project also makes a lot of sense. Not many writerdirectors – male or female – create roles as rich and complex and compassionate as this for older women. Or indeed women of any age. An everyday survival story. VICKY ROACH

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have had three kids. I work full-time. I just have a slow metabolism. When it comes to excuses that mums make for failing to address their fitness, Belinda Norton has heard them all. She doesn’t agree with any of them. “We all have time to look after ourselves,” writes the health and fitness educator in her new book, Fit Mama (Murdoch Books, $30). The 42-year-old single mum, based in Cleveland, Redland City, southeast of Brisbane, has dedicated the book to all women who are living the “mum life” and trying to be true to themselves. “It’s not just about trimming down or toning up, it’s about taking care of ourselves mentally and physically so we can function at our best – it’s incredibly doable.” And she claims she is living proof that with a bit of effort, all women can look amazing and have the energy they need for the busy demands of everyday life. After embarking on her own transformation from “frumpy to fit” in 2013, Belinda has never looked back. Devised in response to her own changing body after having children, Belinda’s Fit Mama program is based on her research and experience, and offers practical tips for achieving total body and mental wellness – everything from “stop weighing yourself” and “establish a beauty routine” to “conquer your cravings”. The program includes two seven-day fitness plans: one for the time poor, and one

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Playing for keeps For a West End family with teenage boys, this quirky addition answers the question: ‘Should we stay or should we go?’ Michelle Bailey


DESIGN LAB … The backyard tower creates a boys’ domain under the house which could be used as a separate flat in future.

t’s a question debated in many households across the country: Move house, or stay and renovate? Damian and Kyla started to feel the squeeze at their West End Queenslander, when their sons Seamus, 16, and Tom, 14, were approaching high school. “Our two boys were sharing a room but we knew that wasn’t going last,” Damian says. “We spoke to them and said, if you want your own room, the choices are: we move, or we do some work here and stay. And they wanted to stay.” The decision to stay put and extend meant the family could remain a part of their cherished West End community, where local friendships had long been established. Improvements to the site meant they could fulfil the potential of their generous block and terraced gardens. Early drawings by architect Chris Bligh described new additions in the form of a “quirky contemporary tower” connected to the original Queenslander in the northwest corner of the backyard. His intention was to achieve maximum impact from a small footprint increase and use the undercroft of the existing house to create a “boys’ domain”. “We wanted the tower to have a sort of jaunty nature, to be a bit fun and engage with the street,” Chris says. “At the same time, the tower makes an external space for the downstairs realm which could become an independent flat when the boys move on.” The new extension introduces a vertical stack of “special spaces”. Upstairs these include a new lounge room and kitchen below tall, raked ceilings. Downstairs is the boys’ social space, opening via sliding translucent fibreglass doors to the courtyard of the tower undercroft. “What we were attracted to (with Chris’s design) was the tower because we


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“I saw a couple of people I know from walking the dog, from the landing of the staircase,” Damian says. “They looked up and saw me in the window and smiled and waved, and I waved back. It was a nice moment.” Architect: Bligh Graham Architects, Builder: JSC Prestige Homes Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones

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pool with frosted glass panels. Back inside, highlights of the striking black and white kitchen, which sits adjacent to a dining area, include a 40mm Caesarstone island breakfast bar, integrated Smeg appliances, and a butler’s pantry. From the kitchen, a hallway leads past a powder room to the main bedroom, which boasts a walk-in wardrobe, and a stylish ensuite with dual vanities. The rest of the bedrooms sit on the lower level of the house, each with a builtin wardrobe and serviced by a large bathroom. The main entry to the house is also on this floor and leads into a foyer featuring a custom-built glass wine rack. Beyond sits a

CAMP HILL 30 Ernest St Land: 607sq m Inspect: Today (Wed, Apr 24), 5-6pm; Saturday (Apr 27), 10-11am Agent: Damon Lewis, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0407 112 442 Auction: On site, May 4, 9.30am

family room with glass doors to a terrace and the pool. Residing about 5km from the Brisbane CBD, this spacious property has an array of other features, including an integrated video intercom system, integrated Novo speaker system, premium carpets and window blinds, and artificial turf in the rear yard. The two-car garage boasts electric doors, two-pack epoxy flooring, and ample space for storage, and it also has internal access. Ray White New Farm marketing agent Damon Lewis says the premium-built residence sets new standards of quality and design.

Renovation appeal When Jamie McLennan spotted 7 Langside Rd, Hamilton he knew it had plenty of potential. Now with more than 18-months’ worth of renovations and extensions complete, it offers sweeping views of the Brisbane River. One of his favourite features in the fivelevel home is the roof top plunge pool, which proved to be quite an engineering feat. The pool is 6m by 2.5m and helps form part of the “outdoor oasis” on the roof top terrace. This area also has a lounging deck, dining area, TV and a wet bar. Glass is used extensively in the main living level of the residence to maximise views and on this level are two distinct living spaces, one including an original fireplace. There is a kitchen on this level with stone benchtops and a custom-made builtin dining table. On the lower floor of the property is a gymnasium, extra-large steam room with a shower, kitchenette and also 42-step stair run.

A 400-plus bottle wine room is next to a dine-in cellar/tasting room. This area then opens out onto a rear deck, surrounded by tropical gardens. There are five bedrooms in all, four of those with walk-in wardrobes and two with large study nooks. The main bedroom has direct lift access, a sitting area and walk-in wardrobes and ensuites. At the entry level of the home is a separate study and there is a media room with wet bar and kitchenette.

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High and mighty Perched on the top of a hill, this estate exudes private family living in a bushland setting. Set on a 4.04ha block, the property’s contemporary design extends across two levels. Access through an automatic gate along a winding private driveway leads to a palm tree and the residence exterior. There is a spacious and light-filled floorplan with an impressive array of fixtures and fittings throughout the residence. From the entrance, a set of stairs leads down to a family room with timber flooring. Through bi-fold doors there is access to a veranda overlooking the property’s lush surroundings. An adjacent sitting room has access to a deck and nearby inground pool. The floorplan also flows beyond the family area into the living, dining and kitchen space. This area encapsulates contemporary living with natural light illuminating the room. The kitchen features an island bench with teppanyaki plate, Miele and Ilve appliances, and ample cabinetry. Also, from the entrance, the property

flows left to an office, rumpus room and a breezeway leads to three bedrooms. The bedrooms are carpeted and include builtin wardrobes. The rear of the property contains another bedroom and guest room, both include an ensuite. The guest room has access to the deck and an inground pool. The upper level features the main bedroom. This section of the residence is carpeted, has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with double vanity and a spa bath.

PULLENVALE 59 Haven Rd Land: 4.04ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire and Jahkoda Ferguson, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 (ML) or 0413 056 114 (JF) For sale: By negotiation


‘Buderim House’ 10 Orme Road, Buderim ‘Buderim House’, as far from the pressures of everyday life as is possible to be on the Sunshine Coast. This historic Queenslander sits majestically on 6,315 square metres of absolute prime red soil, level land ‘on top’ of Buderim, a sanctuary with rainforest and sweeping lawns set in magnificent landscaped gardens. This could be the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secret only minutes to our best beaches and an easy stroll to ‘Buderim Village’. This is a lifestyle to rival Noosa’s best at unparalleled value.

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Luxury living This five-bedroom house with luxury features boasts a northerly aspect with views of Hamilton and Portside Wharf. It’s just one of the drawcards of the stylish, modern property, which spans two levels. The front of the house offers plenty of street appeal, boasting a bay window, fresh white colour palette and multiple large windows and glass doors. Inside, the main living hub comprises open-plan lounge and dining areas with beautiful imported French oak parquetry flooring laid in a Herringbone pattern by expert installers from France. High raked ceilings, a Spanish nickel-fronted natural gas fireplace, and numerous windows drawing in natural light further complement the decor. The kitchen is adjacent, overlooking the dining area, and offering Calacutta Infinata-covered benchtops, spashbacks and side benches, as well as Smeg stainless steel appliances including a freestanding six-burner gas cooktop, oven with fully integrated range hood and dishwasher, and pendant lighting. Finishing this space is a walk-in pantry with an 84-bottle wine rack and wine fridge.

The entire rear wall of the living, dining and kitchen area features glass doors opening to a vast covered terrace with a built-in barbecue and space for dining furniture. An inground pool sits beyond. Access to the ground floor of the house with the five bedrooms is via a custommade, imported Kwila hardwood staircase. The main suite boasts a walk-in wardrobe and luxury ensuite. The other four bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, and two bathrooms service the floor.

BULIMBA 12 Wordsworth St Land: 607sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Sarah Hackett, Place Bulimba; ph: 133 911 or 0488 355 553 For sale: By negotiation


Immaculately Finished Modern-Day Homestead with Sweeping Views on 3 Titles ‘Skyline’, 232.79ha* (575ac*), 303 I Zahnows Road, Rosevale, Qld • 83km* Brisbane CBD, 93km* Brisbane Airport, 35min* Ipswich, 30min* Boonah • 6 bdm, 5 bath homestead, open plan kitchen / dining / living. In-ground saltwater pool. High quality finishes including polished concrete & hardwood floors • 4 bdm, 2 bath granny flat / 3 bay shed & powered 6 bay shed. Timber & steel cattle yards with loading ramp & crush • Mostly flat with areas of self mulching black soil. Open grazing with ironbark ridges & bluegum flats, 100+ CC • 2 creeks, 8 tanks, dam with solar pump

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Timeless elegance Part of the Heritage-protected Yungaba House residences, this property combines traditional elegance with contemporary luxuries while embracing Brisbane’s riverfront lifestyle with its wraparound balcony and garden courtyard. The ground-floor entry includes a covered timber deck preceded by a gardened courtyard. Inside, this level has a laundry with Miele appliances and a bedroom with ensuite and built-in wardrobe. Timber stairs with a glass balustrade lead up to the first floor, which has an office with built-in desk and storage down one hallway. The central living and dining room is an open entertaining space with exposed brickwork walls, raked timber ceilings, a powder room, double hung windows, pendant lighting and polished hardwood floors. The adjoining galley-style kitchen features timber veneer cabinetry, reconstituted stone benchtops and a breakfast bar. It also has high-quality Miele appliances, including two pyrolytic ovens, a coffee machine, integrated dishwasher and wine fridge.


Two covered timber decks offer an enchanting outdoor entertaining space, including a wraparound deck overlooking the complex’s gardens and the Brisbane River. All three upstairs bedrooms have private access to the decks, including the main bedroom, which also features a walkin wardrobe, wool carpet and an ensuite with double vanity, ceramic tiles, separate bath and a glass-enclosed dual rain shower.

KANGAROO POINT 10/110 Main St Floorplan: 425sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Simon Caulfield and Courtney Maguire, Place Kangaroo Point; ph: 3153 1457, 0437 935 912 (SC) or 0401 031 668 (CM) For sale: By negotiation

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Riverfront location Designed by Mirvac, this apartment offers stunning views on a riverfront location. Overlooking the Brisbane River with views up and down the waterway, the vistas extend from Hamilton Hill out to Bulimba and Hawthorne. There is a spacious and light-filled floorplan with an impressive array of fixtures and fittings throughout the apartment. From the entrance into the residence, the floorplan flows to the right and into a spacious open-plan area featuring kitchen, living and dining space. A grand island bench is the focal point of the kitchen, which also includes stone benchtops. Next to the kitchen, floor-to-ceiling sliding doors lead to a balcony. This area features tile flooring and glass balustrades. Back inside, the main bedroom features an ensuite and built-in wardrobes. The ensuite boasts a double vanity, bath and shower with modern fixtures. The bath is positioned between the two vanities. There is ample benchspace and cabinetry for storage. Nearby, two further bedrooms feature

built-in wardrobes and are serviced by another bathroom. All three bedrooms are carpeted and include sliding door access to an adjoining balcony. The balcony offers landscape views. There’s also a carpeted study, as well as zone-ducted airconditioning, two side-byside carparking spaces with adjacent storage space, security system and private lift access. Complex facilities include a gym, multiple pools, functions/ boardrooms and catering amenities.

MANLY 7 Valetta Street Nothing truly encapsulates destination living quite like this elevated masterpiece with sweeping bay and harbour views. Boasting a scenic and tranquil lifestyle filled with sea breezes, this tri-level abode is set in a quiet, no-through road only metres from the bay. Built to exacting standards and designed specifically to enhance its harbourside aspect, the home embraces morning sun and cooling cross-ventilation. An architectural showpiece in an unbeatable position, an incomparable waterfront lifestyle awaits.

NEWSTEAD 932/1 Newstead Tce Unit: 225sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire and Pauline Karatau, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 (ML) or 0418 733 773 (PK) For sale: By negotiation

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BULIMBA 42 Quay Street BULIMBA’S RAREST OFFERING OF 2019 The last of its kind, this opportunity is as rare as they come - a blank canvas metres to Oxford street with amazing city views and a 21 metre frontage both to the street and to the Brisbane river, even the biggest of boats will have a place to call home. This is the LAST riverfront 1000 m2 block left within walking distance to Oxford Street. With riverfront properties in high demand in Brisbane this is an opportunity to secure yours now. Walk to Oxford St and Bulimba Barracks, just minutes to top schools and the Bulimba ferry terminal.

3 a • Option one - Take advantage of the demolition approval, knock down the current residence and build your dream home on this large piece of absolute river front. • Option two - Buy, subdivide and build two high end luxury homes. • Option three - buy this house on 1012m2 and secure your future at the top of the Brisbane real estate market. The home is currently occupied by the owner but the owner is amenable to renting the property back off the purchaser after settlement for 12 months for $1,000 per week.

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Set on 590sq m of gently-sloping land, this block boasts a 15m frontage. The property was originally a threebedroom Queenslander with enclosed front and side verandas, and has been amended over the years. From a position high on a hill, there are views to the Brisbane CBD skyline from the residence, which is in need of renovation. Traditional features include VJ

Inspections: Today (Wed, Apr 24), 5.306pm; Friday (Apr 26), 11-11.30am; Saturday (Apr 27), noon-12.30pm Agent: Ian Cuneo, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500 or 0416 139 656 Auction: Darling & Co, 157 Given Tce, Paddington, April 30, 6pm

walls and there is an established garden with lawn, trees and shrubs to the rear of the property.

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Pet friendly location adjacent to Fehlberg Park Master with walk in robe, ensuite and courtyard access Exclusive interior designer colour scheme by Estelle Elliot Designs Miele appliances with stone benchtops throughout Zoned & ducted climate control with additional ceiling fans Separate study desk, butlers pantry and laundry with storage solutions available Open plan living area flows seamlessly to your fully fenced courtyard Water, gas and electricity connections in courtyard Dual secure carparks with CCTV surveillance, swipe only access from garage

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NO INGOING $0.00 Cafe / Bistro with a fully fitted commercial kitchen, situated within an up market retirement village of 217 units in Brisbane. The cafe is to be open a minimum of five days per week including Sunday, and Wednesday evening. The kitchen can be used for preparation of food for offsite catering as well as the service to the residents. An agreement will be entered into for a six months trial period after which a further period will be discussed. As there will be a nominal rental only and equipment supplied, the operator will be responsible for the maintenance of all equipment. As there is NO INGOING COST the applicants will be required to make a written application setting out details of experience, how they would intend to operate the cafe and submit a proposed menu.

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