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he tiny finger was lifted in the air for a moment terrifying silence. And then our boy let slip the dogs of with imperious disgust, the little face screwed up toddler war. with all the contempt a two-year-old could muster. I remember from my own childhood as one of Slowly, deliberately, the lovingly prepared and seven – and from the high-rotation childbearing of nutritious meal was pushed away by the toddler with my siblings – that the first few toddler tantrums could said finger until the offending plate was as far away as be wall-shaking. But I had forgotten that, when it’s his little arm could manage. Then, turning to his your own blessed child, the stomping, screaming, dismayed mother, he barked his preferred order wailing and crying come with the added bonus like an impatient sergeant-major: “Chocolate!” of fear, guilt and a total lack of faith in your “all we Easter was just a week before, and the own judgment. All we had was instinct and sweet and dreamy reality of chocolate had for instinctively we had decided this was one we had was the first time hit home. Being secretly fed a were not going to lose. instinct” 24-hour diet of little eggs by his enthusiastic I must say, I was impressed by his older siblings didn’t help either. He hadn’t had a commitment. Raging up and down stairs, bite since but the memory was strong. Clearly this in and out of rooms – arms flying, feet kicking was going to be a big relationship for our little boy. – for a full 45 minutes is no easy feat, particularly I took a breath and glanced at my husband. Then I when you are genuinely hungry. A mollifying offer of spoke calmly: “No, there’s no chocolate. This is what going straight to his usual dessert of fruit and yoghurt we’re having for dinner and there’s nothing else.” appeared to be accepted with pitiful exhaustion, only The fearsome child narrowed his eyes and, displaying to be rejected with fury a moment later. It was a helluva an impressive early appreciation of mid-century Linda performance, one only ended by the enduring pleasure Blair, slowly growled again – “CHOCOLATE!!”. and calm of a warm bath, books and bed. By which time Another quick breath. Another calm refusal. A we both had a stiff drink.

It is curious that on reflection there was little in our boy’s performance that I haven’t seen on a daily basis in most common social settings. The unreasonable, selfish demands of a workmate; the colleague who stubbornly digs herself into a hole of her own making and refuses to be rescued; frustration and temper when something doesn’t work; the inability of a boss to admit a misstep and accept a compromise. Writ small on the tear-stained face of this boy was the same obstinacy, anger, resentfulness and inability to see a way out of a combat of wills. So it’s true: not all of us end up as socialised as we think. I’m beginning to realise that there has to be a management book in toddler training. The amount of behaviour I see in the adult world that mirrors that of a two-year-old is astonishing. The book could offer advice on encouraging self-reliance and resilience; engaging positively and the danger of negative reinforcement. Dealing with temper tantrums and unreasonable demands. Problem solving and compromise. The importance of leadership. Oh, and of course the importance of cutting off the cordial and popping someone into bed when they’ve cracked it. If only. \

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Cover Story Steve dow meets the evergreen Noeline Brown “quite American” when they bought it, says Brown, by which she means curtains and lace, now removed to enhance a modern feel. A giant window behind the kitchen table frames the mountains, no doubt inspiring when the pair emerge from their his-and-hers sitting rooms for evening “martini time”. Brown mentions the couple are in mourning – their 14-year-old Australian terrier-shih tzu cross died suddenly a couple of days earlier – but she still musters a wry humour. Brown is now 75, and in 2008 was appointed as the Commonwealth’s first Ambassador for Ageing, then reappointed for a second three-year term in 2011. It’s been her job to promote active and positive ageing, and the contribution by older people.

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ifty years ago, in 1964, a woman who couldn’t sing, couldn’t dance and couldn’t act was nonetheless deemed qualified to host and perform in an Australian television variety program because she was, well, British. A black-and-white clip of season one, episode one of Channel Seven’s satirical The Mavis Bramston Show features the eponymous Mavis, all bouffant hair and a song at the ready, being asked by an interviewer if she is looking forward to visiting Australia. “Oh rather,” she exclaims, all plummy, “I hear it’s absolutely dinky. I simply adore that wide-open thing. Of course, they have such lovely warm audiences.” Playing this dried-up, obsequious British personality feted via Australia’s cultural cringe was comic actor Noeline Brown, who had actually grown up in working-class Stanmore in Sydney’s inner west. The daughter of a staunch unionist who was absent for much of her childhood – he was away riding trains, delivering sacks of mail for Australia’s travelling post office – Brown and her two brothers were raised by a mother stricken with tuberculosis. Brown would soon take off briefly, herself, to try her luck on the UK stage, being the only cast member not contracted to The Mavis Bramston Show, despite playing its namesake. But she would find the attitude and the lack of good theatre roles no less sexist in Britain – one London dinner party luvvie claimed she was only pretending to be Australian. So she returned, resuming a regular place in the Bramston hit, which presaged a healthy turnover of home-grown television comedies that thumbed noses at the cultural colonisers. It was on a radio show called Chuck Chunder of the Space Patrol that she met the impressively moustachioed “double- and triple-denim” clad writer Tony Sattler, who was moved to reminisce years later: “I first realised I was reasonably attracted to Noeline by a swelling in the pants, actually. And that’s generally a pretty good barometer of human feeling, I find.” They married, and teamed up for the mid-1970s comedy sketch hit The Naked Vicar Show, and formed a lifelong friendship with Melbourne’s TV king Graham Kennedy, with Brown a permanent fixture on panel show Blankety Blanks, hosted by the anarchic Kennedy. Today, visiting celebrities are still asked if they like Australia and humble pie remains on the menu: in March, Brown found herself in Adelaide, where a woman congratulated her on her book. Not Brown’s 2005 autobiography, Noeline – Longterm Memoir, mind you; she meant a 1997 title, A Biased Memoir. “And when your husband got sick in Italy!” the woman exclaimed sympathetically. Brown had once again been mistaken for the late Ruth Cracknell, best known as Maggie in TV’s Mother and Son. In July, Brown will play Maggie in a stage version of the hit sitcom alongside Darren Gilshenan in Garry McDonald’s role of son Arthur at the Comedy Theatre. Perhaps Ruth and the decade-younger (and much shorter) Noeline were destined to be stage twins, albeit decades apart. For some 40 years now, Brown and Sattler have lived in one house or another in the chilly NSW southern highlands, originally prompted by Sattler’s dislike of Sydney’s humidity. The current roomy spread is on a hill off the two-lane Illawarra Highway, past horses and Holstein cattle grazing on lush green hills beneath misty Mount Murray, then up eight kilometres of a vertiginous narrow incline. The couple landscaped their lot’s paddocks, adding an ornamental pond and are now removing weedy agapanthus. Yesterday, a fox came to the back door. I find Sattler raking leaves in the driveway. His moustache is narrower these days and he keeps himself fit, mowing lawns or fixing things when not tending to the couple’s Wintergreen Productions company. Brown calls him “action man”. She is fit, too, and immaculately turned out in blue jeans, top and cotton jacket. Surely she’s being dry when she says she hasn’t fixed her perfect blonde bob, given her photo shoot is to be done another day. We sit in the gleaming white kitchen. The house was

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decade ago, Brown would have preferred to have been known as an actor who could do anything, and hankered to play, say, Lady Macbeth. Today she’s content with her legacy as a comic actor, and to have been asked to take on a role so closely associated with Cracknell, who died age 76 in 2002. Geoffrey Atherden, who created and wrote the series, has written this new stage story. “I don’t know why I was approached,” confesses Brown, who seems unworried that Cracknell and Maggie might be intertwined in the public’s mind. She knew Cracknell, and admired her greatly. “I’m certainly the right age to play Maggie. I’m still working, so they know I can do it, perhaps. Everybody knows and loves the character from the television show, but the whole cast is new so I don’t think that’s a problem. There will be people seeing this play who have never seen an episode.” The final TV episode aired 20 years ago, but the play brings the story into 2014, with Skype and mobile phones to confuse Maggie. Is Maggie “slightly senile”, as some people describe her? “I think she’s a clever old girl. My own grandfather lived with us until he was 84. He had selective deafness. The rest of the time, you couldn’t whisper anything without grandpa getting onto it. I think Maggie is a bit like him; selective memory loss. She’s getting on and, because I’m the ambassador for ageing, I would advise Maggie to do a lot of things that she doesn’t do: she’s depending on Arthur after her husband dies, she obviously doesn’t have the big circle of friends. She didn’t go out into the world, experience things and challenge herself.” In 1999 and 2003, Brown ran unsuccessfully in state politics for the NSW Labor Party in the unwinnable Southern Highlands seat, motivated by a lack of services in the area, health insurance gap payments and inequality. Although there are wealthy properties in the area, she saw families who were living in cars. How does she deal with her own ageing, philosophically speaking? “Just get on with it,” she laughs. “One day at a time.” She says she’s now “much more confident than I ever was”. She and Sattler, being self-employed, have long had plans in place to ensure they are financially comfortable. It was not always so: she and her brothers saw little of their father growing up, although one particularly hard-scrabble year he took off work without pay to nurse their desperately ill mother, who survived her TB, in their home without hot water. Born in 1938, Brown was school captain in her last year but she left school at age 15, disliking the rote learning and keen to work. “I just felt like a woman and wanted to get out and earn some money,” she says.

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She took a job at the Marrickville Library. Attractive and funny, she had her fair share of admirers, including Bruce Beresford and Clive James, who has admitted envying her romance with his mate Robert Hughes, later a celebrated author and art critic. There was also a much older “gorgeous boyfriend”, with whom she remains friends today, and intended to settle and marry. She had an engagement ring at 18, but by 19 was acting in small theatre productions. “I just knew that I didn’t want to marry and have children and, at that time, I just wanted to do stuff. So I gave the ring back to Ron.” Brown first performed in a Petersham Musical Society revue, “deeply embarrassed” about having to wear a brief showgirl costume. Then she worked for the New Theatre at the Waterside Workers’ Federation – brief costume again – before auditioning for Sydenham’s Pocket Playhouse, where she was discovered in 1962, playing a Marilyn Monroe-influenced showgirl in The Sleeping Prince. A reviewer said: “I prophesise a long and successful career in the theatre.” But it was TV where she made her mark. Mavis Bramston’s gags about imported artists touched a nerve, and some sketches incurred the wrath of the clergy. The Naked Vicar Show, on radio, stage and TV, was her favourite. “The scripts were so equal. I was the only girl and two boys in the initial show, and I got as much work as they did.” Brown exhales to gather her thoughts when asked about her friend Graham Kennedy. “I’ve tried to work out what Graham had: it was this connection with his audience. He was the little boy caught smoking behind the shed. Everybody loved him. I suppose a few people didn’t, but I’ve never met them.” Brown disliked that a TV biopic a few years ago portrayed Kennedy as a “sad clown”, and says he was more comfortable in his skin in private than that portrayal suggests. Kennedy “lived for work” and probably had 10 really good friends in show business, but most of his friends were outside the field. If Brown invited him to lunch or dinner, he’d ask how many people would be there. “I’d say, ‘What’s wrong if there are a few people?’ and he’d say, ‘I always feel the need to perform’.” As for her own life, Brown is looking forward to performing at the Comedy Theatre for the first time and to continuing her ambassador work. She’s fond of quoting Hubert Humphrey, the 38th US vice president: “The good old days were never that good, believe me. The good new days are today. The better days are coming tomorrow. Our greatest song is still unsung.” \ sdow@theweeklyreview.com.au We welcome your feedback @

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ow many parents are wearing a loom band right now? I got five for Mother’s Day in all different shapes and sizes, and this morning I had coffee with a friend who was wearing one as a ring. The craze has only just hit these here parts, which is pretty incredible considering schools around the country have already been there, done that and banned them. Apparently they were the cause of all sorts of fights, as well as some crafty insider trading and price hiking. And then kids started flinging them in each others’ eyes. I’ve got one thing to say about this whole scenario; actually I’ve got three things to say: and that’s yo yos, clackers and pogo sticks. If you think a lousy little rubber band is going to hurt someone, try these teeth-breaking, scar-making schoolyard fads from days gone by. Or a round of British Bulldog on hot bitumen. When I think of it, British Bulldog was a kind of Game of Thrones for primary school kids back in the day, the trophy being the skin off a kid’s knee. I heard this week that our primary school is one of the few remaining learning institutions in the state that still allows kids to play with sticks. I don’t know if this is true but if it is, what a strange idea to ban something that falls from a tree. My heart bleeds – not only for the poor soul who landed the job of collecting all the sticks and twigs from the ground and putting them out of harm’s way – but for all the opportunities kids have lost at playing with something doesn’t come in a plastic bag. Our kids spend a lot of time collecting them, fashioning them into elaborate cubbies, swiping them from other cubby co-operatives and then negotiating

their return. This week the grade 6s spent their lunchtimes using them as pretend food in a game of MasterChef. They are pretty important currency, sticks, which is why our principal allows them to remain where they fall. Thus far no one has lost an eye. What is a childhood without sticks, scars, scabby knees and chipped teeth? I know firsthand that a chapter of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe read out loud by a lisping teacher went that little bit faster if one had a scabby knee to pick or a few swapcards to trade. I know we have a duty of care to protect our children from hurting themselves, but how far do we go with this? Can we confiscate their front lawn. (Oh my, I should skateboards and scooters and running? Should we not put a stop to that, now I think teach them to sew in case they prick themselves, of it. Someone may have fallen or cook because they might burn their fingers? and hurt themselves.) “they And technically, every piece of food is a One wonders how long the choking hazard, every step they take an loom band craze will last, but I’m caused all opportunity to fall over. hoping for a while, because it’s cheap, sorts of Anyway, loom bands. When I sweep or it’s good for their fine-motor skills and it fights” vacuum I find a dozenSTORE of them on the floor. keeps them busy, which is the main thing. CITY They come home in colourful little knots at the No one here has thought of flicking them in bottom of lunch boxes and, just today, a bunch of each others’ eyes, yet. \ GRAND khall@theweeklyreview.com.au kids were playing OPENING skippy with a giantSALE loom band on our

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ood trends in our voracious city usually start at its epicentre. Some will argue this is the CBD, others might insist it’s a margin further north. But sometimes the ignition of a cuisine in Melbourne occurs further than 10 kilometres out of town. Our first all-Peruvian restaurant opened in Parkdale this year, the second has since opened in less-surprising Carlton North and, eight weeks ago, Peruvian-born and trained chef Daniel Hernandez and his Italian business partner Collin Marchionno opened Mestizo in Ivanhoe. The term is used by South Americans to describe a person who has European blood, and was coined in the 17th century. To Hernandez and Marchionno it defines their collective identities and their cross-cultural venture. Mestizo’s menu features ceviche, empanada, plenty of potatoes and sweet potatoes, but the chef also takes licence with bruschetta, antipasto, risotto, pasta, panna cotta and cannoli. Peruvian food has emerged slowly as our fascination with South American cuisine has tapped the culture of its neighbours, but it has appeared mostly as a sidebar. Those who have marvelled at Machu Picchu and explored the Andes, or experienced anything cooked or influenced by acclaimed chef (and the people’s choice for President) Gastón Acurio, might deride the direction of Mestizo’s menu, but it has piqued local interest. Cakey, flaky savoury pastry binds plump golden-crusted empanada that glide to the tables around the populated room. Stout with a filling of crumbly minced beef, olives and spices, dusted with icing sugar and accompanied by a wedge of lime, it’s a tricked-up pastie that ticks sweet, salty and savoury taste receptors. Duo de causa, described on the menu as potato cakes “stuffed” with prawn and chicken, were befuddling when discs of crushed potato blended with yellow chilli and lemon juice arrived. One was topped with a mound of chicken, basil and mayonnaise combined into a chunky paste, the other a similar mix and an unremarkable prawn. To Australians, a potato cake is a hot food. Peruvian potato cakes are apparently cold. Fortunately our waitress had warned us about the temperature discrepancy, but perhaps a little menu rewriting would help. We enjoyed the mixed seafood ceviche – prawns, calamari and pieces of ocean trout cured in lime juice, chilli and ginger and served with a tangle of red onion and torn coriander leaves. It seemed popular too and, like the empanada, the ingredients change on a daily specials list. Marchionno has previously owned restaurants such as Saporito and Punto Di Vista. Hernandez trained in Lima and lived in Italy for four years. He has spent the past seven years in Melbourne, working at Centonove, The Italian, Terroni, Cafe Latte and Saporito. Local knowledge helped them acquire the lease on the former Ivanhoe fire station, which was built in the early 1900s and retains many of its classic revival features.

Trailblazer: Daniel Hernandez. (cHRIS HOPKINS)

They’ve treated the interior with respect, highlighting was delicious, nicely charred and well-timed, but if the original brickwork and adding rough-hewn timber. chef wants diners to get excited about Peruvian food, he Tourist posters of Peru, and Aztec prints in artwork and might need to trick up the escorts. cushions, have been placed by a restrained hand. There was finesse in the desserts, though. How can The menu features Aztec images and most dishes you go past “suspiro a la limeña”, translated as the sigh are readily shared. A plate of cassava gnocchi would of a woman from Lima? This dulce de leche, given be an appetite-crusher on its own, but the goat cheese lighter breath with the addition of egg yolks, was topped sauce and pillowy dumplings were ideal in just a few with a delicate meringue. The picarones (pumpkin spoonfuls. Other Peruvian-Italian pasta offerings and sweet potato doughnuts) will appeal to included lasagne with a Peruvian lamb ragù dessertophiles if only for their palm sugar and a taste and spaghetti with a South American twist. orange juice syrup. of peru Spanish-accented staff add character, too, but Lucuma cannoli seemed to be the epitome without service is inexperienced and lacks intuition. of Hernandez’s cross-bred cuisine. The chef There are local, European and South uses powdered lucuma (a subtropical fruit pretence American wine choices, plus a concise list of native to the Andean valleys) to add colour and Peruvian and Chilean wines. From the cocktail intensity to a traditional custard base, and his list try a traditional pisco sour – Peru’s national pastry tubes are buttery, crisp and very good. drink and a tart combination of wine and lemon juice Mestizo is a tiny taste of Peru, without pretence – or an eggy, creamy algarrobina (black carob syrup) or heavy price tags – and it’s only a short trip version made with condensed milk. from the city. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au From the plato principal dishes, Peruvian spiced spatchcock – yellow chillies, garlic, oregano and To read more reviews pepper – accompanied by potato fries and a salad leaf www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food garnish was apparently quite authentic. The poultry

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Role as school captain \ To provide a voice for students. My standout leadership trait \ Thinking quickly when speaking. Study tip \ Don’t be afraid to prioritise work differently to others. You know your strengths the best of anybody. Beyond the books \ I am an avid PC gamer and have played in the Melbourne Youth Orchestra.

Advice to future school captains \ Running for school captain will involve getting involved in as many extracurricular activities as possible and getting to know everyone in your year level better. Whether you get elected or not, it’s a valuable experience! \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ost people prefer science or the humanities. Maree Cody has always loved and excelled in both. Now a house co-ordinator and chemistry teacher at Siena College in Camberwell, Cody started her working life as a pharmacist. But she always enjoyed drama and taught that as well. “I’m pretty flexible and I like a bit of change,” she says. A highlight of her unusual subject combination is teaching girls who choose both. “One of the nicest things was when I walked from a chemistry class to the theatre studies class with a student who was doing both subjects with me,” she says. Cody was born in Sydney and started primary school there before her late parents, Matthew and Catherine O’Mara, moved their young family to King Island. Matthew was a fighter pilot in World War II and, after the war, started retraining as a dentist before switching to medicine and becoming a doctor. In return for the training he accepted a number of postings, including to King Island and then Tasmania. The Island was a rural paradise. It was long before King Island cheese and cream products became famous. “There was only the one school in the town,” Cody says. “It was like being in the country. I loved it. I remember mushrooming. We went mutton birding. Crayfish was just the norm.” Cody attended another primary school in Tasmania before Matthew and Catherine, a school teacher, moved their four children to Melbourne, Catherine’s home town. Matthew ran a practice in Altona until he retired and ended up living in Eaglemont, where he and Catherine settled. After finishing primary school in Altona, Cody went

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Celeste, 29. Claire is a psychiatrist and has a daughter, Lucinda, almost two. Celeste is an actor and director. Both enjoyed drama as children and were encouraged by their mother, who continued to work part-time as a pharmacist when they were small. Catherine used to mind her granddaughters during the school holidays, so her daughter could continue to work in pharmacy. Cody later qualified as a drama teacher and started her own school when her drama teacher suggested she take some local students. “She basically forced my first students on me,” she says. “I was doing it because I loved it; I wasn’t doing it to teach. I never thought I would be a teacher.” After advertising in the local paper, Cody ended up with about 16 students and never had to advertise again. The school was a wonderful opportunity to use her drama skills and see students blossom. One literally started in short pants and stayed until he was at university studying journalism. As word spread about her business, Cody began taking drama classes at schools while still working as a pharmacist. One principal wanted to hire her full-time, so she eventually returned to university and never looked back.

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ody obtained two graduate diplomas of education, one in chemistry and one in drama and theatre studies. After she began teaching, she studied part-time to complete a third graduate diploma of education in mathematics. After several temporary teaching positions in the early 1990s, Cody spent 16 years at Star of the Sea

“acting to me was the most amazing thing in the world; you immersed yourself in somebody else’s life” to St Columba’s College in Essendon before completing high school at Taylors College in the city. Cody loved drama and throughout high school learned the piano, debated and joined a range of speech and drama activities, including plays, poetry and analysing novels. “I was passionate about theatre even then,” she says. Trinity College in London had an Australian speech and drama program and Cody excelled in its exams, winning Australian medals. “You performed a section of a play,” she explains. “Acting to me was the most amazing thing in the world; you got to immerse yourself in somebody else’s life. It was terrific.” Cody also excelled in science and studied at Pharmacy College in Royal Park, now part of Monash University. A genuine all-rounder, she had also considered other fields such as speech pathology and architecture. Cody enjoyed pharmacy and worked in a number of businesses throughout her 20s and early 30s, enjoying the interaction with her colleagues and the community. One business in Toorak Road, South Yarra, sold fancy perfume and make-up near the famous Kevin O’Neill florist and Saba clothing boutique. Customers included the likes of Bert Newton’s wife Patti, who was “lovely”. Cody met her husband, Charles, now a lawyer, when she was just 16. They both attended Taylors College and have two daughters, Claire, 34, and 22 The weekly review \ JUNE 11, 2014

College in Brighton, which her daughters attended. She started teaching year 12 theatre studies and chemistry, an unusual combination: “I love both.” Having their mother at school came in handy for Claire and Celeste, who were both keen on drama. “Both the girls were very good actresses,” Cody says. “They were both drama captains.” Celeste runs a theatre company, Attic Erratic, while studying law. Cody has also continued to study, completing a post-graduate qualification in student well-being, followed by a master’s degree in education. At Star of the Sea, Cody became year 10 and then year 12 co-ordinator and later House co-ordinator, before moving to Siena College in 2008 as Kurrajong House co-ordinator. She also teaches chemistry and directs the school play. Drama has long been a focus at Siena College and Cody has complemented this by taking its productions up a notch using her experience and enthusiasm. She also chooses productions that challenge dramatically, socially and emotionally. In 2012 the girls presented Letters to a Student Revolutionary by Elizabeth Wong. It tells the story of a 10-year friendship between a young Chinese woman and a young American Chinese woman who correspond for 10 years in the lead-up to the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Last year they presented Jane Harrison’s Stolen, which is based on the lives of five indigenous people who deal with the issues surrounding forceful removal from their families by the federal government. This year it’s Stories in the Dark, Debra Oswald’s play about a boy who finds himself separated from his parents on the streets of a war-torn country. An older girl finds him and tries to calm him by weaving tales from her childhood. “She realises he’s upset and tells him stories in the night to take his mind off the war outside,” Cody says. “I like to do a play that has some substance and I usually like something with a true historical background. Last year it was wonderful. We created an atmosphere to provoke deep thinking and strong responses in our audience.” Small but dedicated production teams play an important role in the shows. As a medium-sized school with 720 students from years 7 to 12, Siena College can offer a broad range of opportunities, including an annual musical for talented actors, singers, dancers and musicians. Such opportunities will be enhanced by the school’s new three-storey St Catherine Centre, due to open next year as part of the school’s 75th anniversary celebrations. It will feature student well-being facilities, a year 12 centre, art gallery and 300-seat lecture theatre/ auditorium. “I think this is a lovely school,” Cody says. “What comes through here more than anything is the respect that the members of the community have for each other. I think it’s the values, the Dominican values. They really come through and enable girls to achieve wonderful academic results.” Academically Siena College is in Victoria’s top 10 Catholic schools. Last month two students received the Premier’s Award for outstanding academic achievement – one in drama and one in physical education. Girls also enjoy individual attention. “All the girls in this school are well known,” Cody says. “The teachers recognise them as individuals. It’s all about respectful relationships.” This year’s year 12 students are the first group Cody met in year 7. She has enjoyed following their progress and seeing them blossom into confident and accomplished young women. “Being a co-ordinator is not just about the sport or the carnivals,” she says. “It’s huge in terms of pastoral care. I like being able to see someone develop and grow.” Life is always busy, but Cody manages to find time for the theatre. She also introduced Charles to the delights of live performance; in return she watches his beloved Collingwood Football Club on the TV with him. Cody takes few acting gigs now, but made an exception for one of Celeste’s productions at Gasworks Theatre. “I was the mother character,” she says. “She was the director. It was fun. I like edgy theatre. The talent that the young people have is enormous.” \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Jacqueline Harris (nÉe Raynor)

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Deltondo completed a bachelor of arts/law with honours, majoring in criminology, at Monash University. She has since worked in Victoria’s Office of Public Prosecutions, where she is a principal solicitor in the Specialist Sexual Offences Unit. Deltondo prosecutes sexual offences for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). She regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court and County Court. An important part of her role is providing legal advice to solicitors and police. She also is co-author of a prominent criminal law procedure text book widely used by universities and the legal profession. \

Barcellona holds a bachelor of arts (professional communication) from RMIT University and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA, executive) from AGSM, University of New South Wales. She spent four years at the Australian Bridal Service, two years at Dell Software and five years with technology company NCR in various marketing communications roles before joining KPMG. She is currently a client director in the Sydney office, where she works with one of the big four banks. Barcellona is also president of the Siena College Alumnae Association. \

Wallace began her career touring for two years with Opera Australia’s Oz Opera Schools Company, performing in the Barber of Seville and Cinderella. She has worked with Melbourne Opera, Melbourne City Opera, Lyric Opera of Melbourne, Victorian Opera and Opera Australia. Wallace has won many singing competitions and her oratorio work includes solo performances with Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Camberwell, Monash and Victoria chorales. In 2013 she revisited the role of Despina on a tour of Cosi Fan Tutte with Melbourne Opera and played Violetta in La Traviata. \

Attended \ Class of 1965

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cv \ Art expert and archaeologist After studying applied art at Prahran Technical College, Harris worked in fashion/ textile design before studying Hebrew in Israel. Upon return she was education officer at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Harris returned to Melbourne as a writer/illustrator at Preston Technical College, married in Perth and worked at Western Australian Museum. After completing prehistory honours at UWA, Harris travelled WA as an Aboriginal heritage consultant archaeologist, performing field surveys and rock shelter excavations with traditional owners. \

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Motoring \ Rod Easdown delivers a wake-up call

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ill de Blasio is the mayor of New York City, where the traffic is even worse than here. The drivers are stressed, the cyclists weave in and out, and pedestrians, well the native New Yorkers are on their phones and the tourists all stare skyward. Each year 4000 people are seriously injured in road smashes and 250 are killed; that’s an average of a death or serious injury every two hours. Part of the reason for all this mayhem is that, much like here, roadways were designed when cars were king and these days more people are walking and cycling. Yet de Blasio has announced the goal of eliminating pedestrian deaths. The city has researched why and where smashes happen and there are salient lessons for anyone who walks or cycles in Melbourne. Five big danger spots were identified. High-speed roads are the worst. These are not freeways and tollways, they’re the wide boulevards that become major arteries in rush hour, such as Queens Road, St Kilda Road or Victoria Parade here, or maybe the Bulla Road/Mount Alexander Road toll dodge. Motorists travel faster than normal along these. In New York such arteries account for 10 per cent of the roadways but half of all pedestrian deaths.

Melbourne is famous for its wide streets and boulevards but they generate their own problems, especially with tourists. The walkers tend to traipse across the long crossings taking in the sights, while those

who are driving frequently change several lanes at once. Let’s not talk about tourists and hook turns. Cars turning off major roads are a big danger to pedestrians and cyclists. Few

motorists know that pedestrians have right of way over turning traffic, but even marked crossings with Walk/Don’t Walk signals are among the big killers in New York. The researchers say pedestrians should always look over their shoulders. Sure the motorist is in the wrong and will wind up in court, but the pedestrian winds up in the morgue. Modern road design is taking this into account but most Melbourne intersections are not exactly modern. A very New York situation that is rapidly becoming a very Melbourne situation is double parking – yet another product of our wide streets. Sure it’s illegal, but delivery drivers are invariably stopped for only a minute or two, sometimes only seconds, and they’re willing to take the risk. If you happen to be negotiating a road crossing at the time, your sight lines are severely impeded. This is a recognised killer in New York’s commercial streets. The final big danger the New York research threw up is inexperienced drivers. On complex intersections and in high accident areas, one in three collisions involves drivers who, in local parlance, are on their Ps. This is a far higher rate than the less volatile areas of the city. \ reasdown@theweeklyreview.com.au

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EXHIBITION ROD McNICOL: MEMENTO MORI Rod McNicol’s photographic practice has always concentrated on portraiture as a genre that highlights mortality. For more than

FOOTPRINTS Concluding this week, Footprints: The Journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper is a travelling exhibition courtesy of the Public Record Office Victoria. The exhibition traces the lives of an Aboriginal family in the first half of the 20th century. Their story is a parable about the strength of family in the face of adversity. Viewers are advised this exhibition contains images of deceased indigenous people. ■ Until June 16. Free. Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. www.bhcac.com.au

(No. 3 Meg from the series Portraits from last century)

COMMUNITY SKATE PARK MURAL The Urban Arts Mural at Warrandyte Skate Park will be unveiled on Thursday. The community is invited to come along and view the vibrant new urban artwork and to help celebrate the achievements of the young people who have planned and fabricated this design under the mentorship of urban artist Reko Rennie. The artists will be presented with certificates of acknowledgement from the council and Neighbourhood Watch, co-funders of the project. ■ June 12, 5.30-6pm. Warrandyte Skate Park, corner Taroona Avenue and HeidelbergWarrandyte Road, Warrandyte. For more information call 9840 9246.

(No. 3 Tariro from the series Newcomers to my village)

Volunteer guide Gay Cuthbert will discuss the artist’s screen print series Ripple, which relates to the community childcare movement in 1970s Melbourne and its feminist broadsheet Ripple, edited by Floyd’s mother, Frances. ■ June 15, 2pm. Free with admission. Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen. www.heide.com.au

three decades, McNicol has been inviting people from his inner-city community to put their lives on pause for a few moments and stare into the lens of his camera. Memento mori will survey McNicol’s extended portrait project, from his early black-and-white prints to his most recent colour portraits. The exhibition launch this Saturday coincides with the launch of a book of McNicol’s work. ■ Launch: June 21, 2pm. Exhibition runs June 13-August 31. Free. 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill. www.mga.org.au

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building can receive. Bendigo’s art gallery, an elegant Victorian-era institution, was “modernised” in the 1950s and spent the next half-century as a minor regional facility. Its recent restoration and subsequent renaissance, along with good promotion, have transformed it from its former role and provided another reason to visit Bendigo. On a more spectacular scale, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has given Hobart a worldwide reputation, something neither its octangular casino nor even a yacht race could achieve. \ Know of an architect for our Shaping Melbourne column? email \ nclerehan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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RINGWOOD NORTH \ 27 WERAC DRIVE

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emplestowe was green-wedge land right up until the 1970s. When subdivision restrictions were lifted, a housing boom followed as homeowners looked eastwards beyond Kew and Balwyn for the first time. The bountiful orchards became a kind of suburban utopia, with huge blocks, quiet streets, schools, spectacular views of the Dandenong Ranges and the promise of a rail line to Doncaster. This house enjoys perhaps the best views of the ranges in the suburb, with unimpeded views towards the east from its elevated position at the park end of Aumann Drive. While the promise of heavy rail remains unfulfilled, decades of growth have not altered the appeal of Templestowe, which has become something of a tree-change but with plenty of urban amenity. A local private builder built the house in the 1990s. Like many of the houses that went up during the decade, it has an eye-catching brick façade with plenty of big windows, a double garage at the front and a neat garden. The owners of 16 years gave the house a bit of a spruce-up about four years ago, replacing the floors with highly polished spotted gum floorboards, giving it a fresh coat of paint throughout and installing a new kitchen. The house faces north and is orientated to capitalise on its easterly views. So the light-filled lounge and dining room is on this side, as well as a huge deck that extends beyond the informal family and meals room. A striking palette of black African granite, glossy white powder-coated cupboards, glass splashbacks and stained floorboards make for a magazine-worthy kitchen. Smeg appliances complete the picture. In the backyard, lawn stretches beyond the decking and is hemmed in by mature lilly pilly trees that have been planted along the back fence. A brick courtyard and garden beds of flowering camellias create a pretty outlook from the picture windows above the kitchen sink. A big brick fireplace and built-in blonde timber shelving and cupboards in the family room add warmth and character to the space. There’s also a powder room on this level, a big laundry and a study. All the bedrooms are upstairs. There are four in all; the main with en suite that includes a spa, separate toilet and walk-in wardrobe, while the other bedrooms share a bathroom and separate toilet. There’s a study upstairs too, with glass double doors to shut out distractions. The house sits on a generous 789-square metre block and is just a few doors from Pettys Reserve on the corner of Smiths and Reynolds roads. It is million-dollar territory around here, with prime real estate in Serpells and Smiths roads just a proverbial stone’s throw away. A quick Google Earth search reveals there’s no shortage of tennis courts and swimming pools. And while there might not be quite enough space to build a court, there is ample room for a swimming pool. The Pines shopping centre is within walking distance, as is a city-bound bus stop. In good traffic, the commute is half an hour along the Eastern Freeway. Serpell Primary School is also close. \ LEXI COTTEE property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Price \ $600,000 – $660,000

Auction \ June 21 at 12.30pm

The former orchards of Loughnan’s Hill are now prime real estate and this brick veneer is in strolling distance of Loughie’s Bushland. The reserve owned in the 1900s by Anthony Loughnan – after whom the hilly precinct is named – provides a playground, but there are three levels of rear garden in this 1980s house to keep children at home. Large street-facing windows, including clerestory windows over the dining room, make the most of easterly sunlight in a house built for families. The front lounge room with cathedral ceilings and a fireplace – as well as a main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite – is on the first level, away from two bedrooms on the upper level. Steps from the entry lead to a dining room, leading to a renovated kitchen and open-plan meals and family room. This area has bifold doors to a paved, undercover outdoor entertainment area. Also on the 753-square-metre block is a double car port with access to an under-house workshop. Close to schools and transport. \ SUE HEWITT

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IVANHOE \ 3/15 DUDLEY STREET

Miles \ 9497 3222

Price \ $1.05 million – $1.15 million

Auction \ June 21 at 11am

There are not many three-bedroom townhouses quite like this one. Light-filled interiors are matched with resort-style outdoors, including a swimming pool and immaculate backyard that adjoins parkland. At the rear of a block of three townhouses, an attractive yet unassuming façade gives little indication of what lies beyond. A high void over the entry creates lofty proportions, and a curved first-floor landing juxtaposes the straight lines of the staircase’s steel balusters. Double doors off the entry reveal the main bedroom with a walk-through wardrobe and fully tiled en suite. A large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area on this floor is encased in walls of glass to the vibrant outdoors. Hardwood floors add warmth to the neutral palette, and a stacked-stone floating wall with an open fireplace provides a focal point. The kitchen has Caesarstone benches and a 900-millimetre stainless-steel stove and oven. Two bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom and a landing living space with built-in desk and bookshelves. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

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DONCASTER EAST \ 29 BOWEN ROAD

You wouldn’t know it from the street, but behind the white-painted brick façade is a thoroughly modern house. The owners spent five years renovating, until 2006, to increase the footprint by about 50 per cent and transform interiors into bigger, brighter, stylish spaces.

The house sits on the elevated side of Bowen Road and enjoys views of the tree canopy that runs along Koonung Creek to its south. A steep driveway lined with stacked boulders curves around to the entrance. To the left are the social and functional areas, and to the right are the bedrooms and bathroom. The lounge, dining and kitchen share a big,

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open space with stone-coloured feature walls, polished timber floors and a modern kitchen with stone benchtops, pendant lights and stainless-steel appliances. High ceilings in the dining room are met by glass windows on its northern side – this has the effect of opening the room to the backyard and a covered outdoor dining area. The idea of

indoor/outdoor living is a working reality in this space; double doors open the dining room right up, while a sliding window above the kitchen sink enhances the effect. There’s no such thing as a pokey room in this house. The large bathroom has a timber bench and modern vanities. There is also an outdoor water feature. \ LEXI COTTEE

Auction \ June 14 at 2pm

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Fletchers 8833 8888 3

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Jellis Craig 8841 4888 5

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Barry Plant Manningham/Doncaster 9842 8888 3

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22 Albert Street, Mitcham ................................................................. Price: $600,000 - $660,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 14 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 5-5.30pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

1 O'Briens Lane, Templestowe ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million - $1.6 million ................................................................. Expressions of Interest ................................................................. OFI As advertised or by appointment .................................................................

6 Leura Street, Doncaster East ................................................................. Price: $650,000 - $720,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 21 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 10.30-11am; Sat 3.30-4pm .................................................................

8 Grosvenor Street, Blackburn North ................................................................. Price: $620,000 - $680,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 14 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

On a large garden allotment of 628sqm (approx), this c1925 Californian bungalow has been lovingly maintained to preserve its original character and elegance.

Proudly placed in one of Templestowe's premium positions, this Sibbel-built house with striking cedar and brickwork delivers family comfort with private entertaining.

Classic architecture and modern design elements unite to present this renovated red clinker-brick house, on a 740sqm (approx) block boasting DDO8 zoning.

A tree-lined street, just seconds from Slater Reserve, instantly sets an engaging tone for this well-presented family house on a corner block of 976sqm (approx).

Let's eat lunch @ Miss Polly, 26 Britannia Mall Let's eat dinner @ L'Anima, 548 Mitcham Road Let's drink coffee @ Two Brothers, 558 Mitcham Road

Let's eat lunch @ Green Sage Café, 118a James Street Let's eat dinner @ Templestowe Living Room, 19 Anderson Street Let's drink coffee @ Degani, 25 Anderson Street

Let's eat lunch @ The Pancake Parlour, 550 Doncaster Rd Let's eat dinner @ Brunelli Restaurant, 87 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Grainstore Bakery, 260 Blackburn Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Bean & Baker, 71a Railway Road Let's eat dinner @ Bordello Pizerria, 61-63 Railway Road Let's drink coffee @ Hahndorf's Fine Chocolates, 150a Springfield Road

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WONGA PARK \ 19 LANTANA DRIVE A sweeping drive around a central fountain leads to this impressive house perfect for extended families with separate accommodation wings and entertainment areas. Set on 4264 square metres, the rendered house was built about 12 years ago with indoor and outdoor entertainment areas maximised. The north-facing front living room with open fireplace and the dining room, both with high ceilings, sit either side of a wide entrance with double french doors separating them from casual living and sleeping quarters. These rooms form a buffer between the parents’ wing, with walk-in wardrobe and en suite, and the general accommodation wing, with three bedrooms, one with an en suite. A fifth bedroom, with en suite, makes the ideal guest or teenager’s room on the lower level next to a three-car garage. A verandah runs around the rear and west side of the house, taking in views of the undulating and terraced backyard. A floodlit mod-grass tennis court sits on a terrace about 1.2 metres higher than a solar heated pool and expansive paved area, including an undercover entertainment area. The kitchen with granite benchtops, and informal dining room with semicircular windows, look out to the backyard – which has a cubby house and joins two family rooms, including one with a built-in bar. \ SUE HEWITT

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Jellis Craig 9908 5700 4

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hockingstuart Blackburn 9894 8788 6

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Barry Plant Blackburn 9878 0222 3

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hockingstuart Doncaster 9842 1188 3

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29 Barossa Avenue, Vermont South ................................................................. Price: $750,000 - $830,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 28 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

61 Menin Road, Forest Hill ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 21 at 3.30pm ................................................................. OFI Sat 11.45am-12.15pm .................................................................

36-38 Diosma Crescent, Nunawading ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 28 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

10 Harrow Court, Doncaster ................................................................. Price: $700,000 - $770,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 21 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

With a north-facing backyard accessing Terrara Park, this house has ducted heating, evaporative cooling, spa bath and an oversized carport with loft storage.

A brick-veneer house on a corner site of 452sqm (approx) currently operating as licensed rooming house returning $1060pw and comprising six bedrooms.

Treat your family to the ultimate playground for all or capitalise on this sprawling 2635sqm (approx) allotment and develop on a grand scale (STCA).

Impressive in its elevated position in a coveted court location, this superb property offers a tremendous lifestyle to families and investors alike.

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Let's eat lunch @ The Coffee Club, 270 Canterbury Rd Let's eat dinner @ Kambo Chinese, 1 Mahoneys Rd Let's drink coffee @ Gloria Jean's, 270 Canterbury Rd

Let's eat lunch @ The Peddler Café, 295 Springfield Road Let's eat dinner @ Formosa House, 86 Springvale Road Let's drink coffee @ Station Street Café, 26 Station Street

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Doncaster east 2 tulip court an entertainer’s Paradise With a Practical approach to Family Living Brilliant in design and captivating with its diverse angles and soaring high ceilings, upgrade your family to a higher standard of living with this entertaining Mecca in a prestigious court location. Perfectly positioned within moments of The Pines Shopping Centre, sprawling parkland, bus services and Milgate Primary School, the home’s light-filled living areas are impressive on their own, but packaged with its generous-sized bedrooms, superb outdoor entertaining set-up and quality fixtures, it’s a home designed to deliver a constant dose of wow factor.

A4 B2 C 2 D1 E2 Saturday 14th June at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$820,000 - $900,000

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Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Michael Steenhuis 0400 499 601 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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Doncaster east 15 the Pines outlook Grand Living With Views to Match! Harmonious living is at the cornerstone of this architecturally-designed, Feng Shui-inspired home that embodies the luxury, high quality craftsmanship and grand proportions you’d expect from a prestige home within this illustrious enclave. And thanks to its graceful placement atop an elevated allotment, spectacular views of the surrounding landscape are yours to savour. Apart of the innovative oriental design and premium Doncaster East location, your family will be treated to the ultimate entertaining and living experience on a daily basis.

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Saturday 21st June at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$1,100,000 - $1,200,000

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Jack Li 0430 133 425 Chris Manolopoulos 0439 478 825 Doncaster 9842 8888

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Doncaster east 3 Gina court a natural escape on a Peaceful 1600sqm Haven Configured to capitalise on the surrounding breathtaking scenery, this architecturally-designed masterpiece is every bit the tree-scape you crave. Yet as peaceful and private as the home may be, you’re only a short distance away from The Pines, schools, bus services and the Eastern Freeway. A picturesque backyard with leafy trees, blossoming gardens and a fenced-off pool area provides a secure play haven for kids, and equally beautiful in appearance is the warm and inviting interior, hallmarked by its first-class craftsmanship, contemporary styling, zoned living and grand proportions.

Tuesday 24th June at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

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Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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Doncaster east 2/58 tristania street When only the Best Will Do When it comes to experiencing a sophisticated lifestyle within moments of amenities, you’ll be waiting a while for something so extravagant and stylish to pop up again. No expense has been spared inside this lavishly-styled Townhouse, with the latest gadgets and sleek design elements showcased in every corner of this modern masterpiece. A stunning alfresco that’s been landscaped to create a tropical escape is the kind of stage any grand entertainer craves, while a sunken lounge fitted with a ceiling-mounted projector and screen makes every night movie night!

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Saturday 28th June at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$780,000 - $850,000

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Thu & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888

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BlackBurn north 28 anne Street a Dream Family lifestyle Is Yours For the taking! End your family’s growing pains with the purchase of this proud family home, offering two levels of spacious living within walking distance of North Blackburn Shopping Centre, schools and transport. Such is its charming nature that you can immediately picture yourself sipping an afternoon tea on the front verandah, or curling up in front of the gas log fireplace in the formal lounge. You’ll be able to see your family enjoying sit-down dinners together in the formal dining, and when you discover the large undercover setting, you’ll fantasise about the sensational gatherings you could host in grand fashion, any time of year. This dream family lifestyle could be your reality.

Saturday 21st June at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $750,000

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Thur 5-5.30pm & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

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TemplesTowe 8 Aumann Drive A modern Glamour Living the high life is literally the case with this extravagant family home, perched on the high side of the road that allows panoramic views to be captured and treasured. Glamorous living zones total two in number and are distinguished by their formal appearance and suitability for the everyday family lifestyle, while the seamless integration between the large deck and open-plan living delivers the indoor-outdoor set-up that’s highly sought amongst modern homebuyers. A world of convenience also awaits thanks to the close proximity of The Pines, schools and transport.

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Saturday 14th June at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

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Thu 2.30-3pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Michael Steenhuis 0400 499 601 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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NuNawadiNg 36-38 diosma Crescent a Country Escape with 2,635.9sqm (approx.) Of development Potential! Treat your family to the ultimate playground for all as the next lucky owner of this much-loved home, secluded in a peaceful pocket that seems totally removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. Painted in a perfect picture surrounded by mature gardens and established trees, one can easily enjoy the scenic views inside from the privacy of the generous-sized bedrooms or as you unwind comfortably in front of the grand open fireplace in the light-filled lounge. Or you could take full advantage on this sprawling 2,635.9sqm (approx.) allotment and develop on a very grand scale (STCA) within moments of the Eastern Freeway, schools and Nunawading train station.

Saturday 28th June at 11am PRICE GUIDE

Contact Agent for Price

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Thur 1-1.30pm & Sat 2-2.30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Stack 0402 443 312 Nikki Campbell 0421 829 044 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

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Doncaster east 8 Dundas court Lucky number 8In the eDsc Pecinct! Home to the one owner for decades, one step inside is all it takes to appreciate the love and care that’s gone into every facet of this warm and inviting family home. Renovated over time and comfortably accommodating three separate living zones, a private outdoor entertaining set-up plus the flexibility of a fifth-bedroom option, size and space arehallmarks of this expansive residence. Backing onto Rieschiecks Reserve and set within the EDSC precinct, the peaceful court location also enjoys superb access to Ruffey Lake Park, transport and Westfield Shoppingtown.

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Saturday 28th June at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$770,000 - $840,000

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Thu & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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Bulleen 14 Barak Street Stylish family home If you want a warm and welcoming place for your family, this superb four bedroom home delivers on space and style. This large home boasts a smart street frontage, bright and versatile formal and informal living areas, well-appointed bedrooms and ample storage complemented by a private leafy courtyard. In an enviable location with easy access to the Eastern Freeway, public transport, shops, and well regarded schools, and extensive parklands on your doorstep, this is a home for the discerning buyer.

Saturday 21st June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$680,000 - $750,000

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Thu & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required

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Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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TemplesTowe 8/224-226 Foote street live In The Heart of It All If you’re the type of person that loves being at the centre of everything, here’s the perfect home to reflect your personality. Bus services that link to Westfield Shoppingtown, The Pines, the airport and CBD all stop at your front door, while trendy Templestowe Village is also only a short stroll away. Two Master bedroom options — one zoned on each level — offer fantastic multi-generational living requirements, while a radiant open-plan setting, entertaining deck, large family living and a ratio of four bedrooms to four bathrooms adds further appeal.

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Saturday 21st June at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

$680,000 - $750,000

INSPECT

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Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Belinda Mc Diarmid 0431 287 117 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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TemplesTowe 311 serpells Road A sophisticated sense of stylish living From time to time, a property hits the market that is distinctly set apart from the rest; a home laced in such opulence, built to exacting standards and styled with only the best fixtures available that it’s clear it has no equal. This is one such home, set on a compact corner allotment in the “Golden Mile”. A striking lounge captures the sophisticated nature of this refined residence, which comfortably accommodates three generous-sized bedrooms, two luxury bathrooms, a first-class kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances and a picturesque outdoor set-up comprising a sheltered entertaining area and quality landscaped gardens.

Saturday 21st June at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$670,000 - $740,000

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CONTACT

Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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Doncaster 7 Ballamore crescent a Grand approach to Doncaster Living Ruffey Lake Park is virtually at your door, bus services are within walking distance, while the home itself is grand in every sense, offering the complete package for your growing family. An idyllic blend of formal and informal living settings illustrates the home’s stately persona, while a mix of tiled flooring, polished timber floorboards and soft carpets underfoot adds further class to what is an impressive and dignified home. Popular amenities are also within easy reach of this graceful residence that’s big on space yet extremely low in maintenance.

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Saturday 21st June at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$880,000 - $950,000

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Thu & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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Bulleen 68 Bourke Street A Rare Opportunity To Secure One Of Bulleen’s last Remaining Vacant Blocks! Set in a desirable Bulleen pocket elevated on the crest within walking distance of Bulleen Plaza, schools and transport, here’s the blank canvas you’ve been waiting for: a rare 560sqm (approx.) vacant allotment with rear views towards the Dandenong Ranges that presents the lucky buyer with a magnificent opportunity to build their dream family home in a sought-after neighbourhood (STCA). Measuring 50f x 120f (approx.), the North-facing block is one of the last remaining vacant allotments in Bulleen, so given its extremely rare status, you’re advised quickly to secure this chance of a lifetime.

Saturday 14th June at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

Price On Application

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CONTACT

Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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Doncaster east 14 Wimbledon court Big on space, Yet Very Low In Maintenance! End your family’s growing pains in an instant with the purchase of this delightful two-storey residence, surrounded by quality homes in a coveted neighbourhood within walking distance of Andersons Park, The Pines Shopping Centre and bus transportation. Space is the undisputed hero of this quality constructed home, where three separate living zones distinguished by their formal and informal arrangements are on hand to deliver a functional and practical approach to family living.

Saturday 28th June at 11am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $1,000,000 Thu 5.30-6, Sat 2.30-3 & Sun 12.30-1pm Photo ID required Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Michael Steenhuis 0400 499 601 Doncaster 9842 8888

Box Hill NortH 14 Mitta Street Your own Botanic Wonderland! Beyond the high fence hides one of the area’s best-kept secrets — a home that’s so natural, so peaceful, so tranquil that once inside, it’s hard to believe you’re only minutes away from Box Hill’s bustling hub. A flowing interior personified by its earthy features and copious amounts of light gets its inspiration from its leafy surrounds, with magnificent native gardens providing the next lucky occupant with their very own botanic wonderland. Two open fireplaces offer the perfect tonic to fend off those winter chills, while two living zones, bedrooms of generous proportions and a host of storage options delivers the space required by today’s young family.

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Saturday 14th June at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $650,000

INSPECT

Thur 4-4.30pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Jack Stack 0400 434 030 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A4 B 2 C 3 D 1 E 2

A3 B 1 C 1 E 2


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Box Hill 41 Thames Street Develop, Rent out or Move in With The Extended Family! If you’re the type of buyer that looks at the bigger picture, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Standing on a large 832sqm (approx.) corner allotment right in the heart of Box Hill, you’ll be able to instantly visualise the first-class development opportunity that comes attached with this golden property (STCA). The flat allotment currently accommodates two units on the one title, meaning the astute buyer can easily modernise both properties and put them up for rent in exchange for a handy rental return. But with the chance to build brand new Townhouses with their own frontages, it could be the development opportunity of the year (STCA)!

Saturday 21st June at 11am INSPECT

Thur 3-3.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Jack Stack 0400 434 030 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

TemplesTowe lower 4 Heather Grove A View of A spacious Family lifestyle Capturing a Northerly aspect on a slightly elevated 739sqm (approx.) allotment, the appeal of this spacious double-storey family home extends beyond the spectacular views of rolling hills offered by its top-floor bedrooms. A superb collection of three separate living areas illustrates the home’s suitability for the large family desperately seeking size, space and modern comfort, a theme enhanced by the presence of four spacious bedrooms and a ground-floor study.

Saturday 21st June at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$780,000 - $850,000

INSPECT

Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Michael Steenhuis 0400 499 601 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A6 B 2 C 2 E 3

A4 B 3 C 3 D 1 E 2

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TemplesTowe lower 24 Horsfall street Feel The serenity, love The location! Exceptional outdoor entertaining options amongst the treetops combine with a natural interior enhanced by its timber features and scenic glimpses to present a compelling case for tranquil family living in a hugely convenient setting that’s within walking distance of schools, transport and Macedon Square shops and Finns Reserve.The sizeable, two-level floorplan offers a multitude of living areas, along with bedrooms of generous proportions that will comfortably accommodate the growing family.

Saturday 21st June at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

$690,000 - $760,000

INSPECT

Thu, Sat & Sun 12.30-1pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Michael Latkich 0401 469 844 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Forest Hill 4/25 Quentin street every Bit the spacious Home! The address may imply unit living in an established residential block, however the size and space offered inside this spacious residence suggests it’s anything but, delivering a vast floorplan that you’d expect to find in a conventional three-bedroom house! As the future owner, you’re also saved from the burden of high maintenance gardening thanks to a landscaped courtyard that’s the epitome of low maintenance living. Surrounded by schools, the area is fantastically serviced by transportation given the easy access to bus services and Nunawading train station, while Forest Hill Reserve, Brentford Square and Forest Hill Chase are only moments away.

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Saturday 14th June at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $480,000

INSPECT

Thur 3-3.30pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Stack 0402 443 312 Nikki Campbell 0421 829 044 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 south Parade

A3 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 2

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BlackBurn north 3/87 Surrey road Move Straight In! Why settle for a unit that needs a little TLC when you can own this sparkling two-bedroom unit that’s ready for you now! Flawless in its presentation and appealing in its convenient access to the Eastern Freeway, North Blackburn Shopping Centre and transport, it’s the fuss-free home you’ve been yearning for. Low maintenance living is at the heart of the light-filled single-level floorplan, which zones two generous-sized bedrooms on a quiet section, away from the vibrant open-plan setting that’s also of large proportions. Low maintenance living continues outside where a private courtyard awaits, sheltered in part for year-round entertaining and fully paved so there’s no grass to cut —ever!

Tuesday 1st July at 6pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $450,000

INSPECT

Thur 4-4.30pm & Sat 3-3.30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Stack 0402 443 312 Nikki Campbell 0421 829 044 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

Doncaster east 6 Leura street a red clinker stunner With DDo8 Zoning Classic architecture and modern design elements unite to present this renovated red clinker brick home, located in a premium Doncaster East setting that’s within walking distance proximity of shops, transport, Ruffey Lake Park, East Doncaster Secondary College and Donburn Primary School. Yet for the astute buyer looking at the bigger picture, its five-star setting combined with a 741sqm (approx.) allotment that’s DDO8 zoned ticks all the boxes from a development point of view (STCA).

Saturday 21st June at 11am PRICE GUIDE

$650,000 - $720,000

INSPECT

Thu 10.30-11am & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A2 B 1 C 1 E 2

A3 B 1 C 2 E 2

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Doncaster east 34 Bellevue avenue Virtually Brand new Living! Thanks to its fully renovated nature, there’s nothing left for you to do but move in and enjoy this essentially brand new home in a sought-after Doncaster East setting. Invite friends and family over for gourmet dinners prepared in the trendy kitchen, while a comfortable lounge with scenic views, luxurious family bathroom with a soaker bath as its centrepiece, bedrooms of generous proportions and chic styling combine to make a fashionable statement of family living.

Saturday 21st June at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$670,000 - $740,000

INSPECT

Thu & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

NuNawadiNg 1/324 Springfield Road Picture-Perfect Nunawading Living! Low maintenance living, a picture-perfect frontage, no Body Corp and a convenience-laden setting within walking distance of Nunawading train station and a trendy suburban café combine to present a standout opportunity for the smart buyer. A single-level layout will benefit downsizers, and those with an appreciation for timeless living will acknowledge the effort that’s gone into blending the property’s period charm with modern delights. An open fireplace makes for a fitting centrepiece in the radiant lounge, while an updated kitchen, sheltered entertainer’s deck, gas ducted heating and evaporative cooling adds modern appeal. This superbly presented property also enjoys convenient access to the Eastern Freeway/Eastlink and North Blackburn Shopping Centre.

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Saturday 21st June at 11am PRICE GUIDE

Contact Agent for Price

INSPECT

Thur 5-5.30pm & Sat 3-3.30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Stack 0402 443 312 Nikki Campbell 0421 829 044 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A4 B 2 C 2 E 2

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TemplesTowe lower 9 Boonah Court An original Charmer In A Coveted Court Homebuyers keen to move into a spacious, low maintenance home that they can truly make their own will relish the amazing opportunity that presents itself with this neat and tidy family home, which boasts one of the best locations for raising the kids in Lower Templestowe! Want proof? St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School is located just around the corner, while Templestowe Village, Templestowe College, bus services and bus transportation are only a short stroll away.

Saturday 28th June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$580,000 - $640,000

INSPECT

Thu 1.30-2pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Michael Steenhuis 0400 499 601 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Doncaster 45 tram road the Ultimate Low Maintenance Lifestyle! A lifestyle exuding convenience at every turn awaits first home buyers, astute investors, empty nesters and busy professionals, given the standout location that comes attached with this immaculately presented unit that’s privately set back from Tram Rd. It’ll take just a few minutes to walk up to the shopping, dining and entertainment Mecca that is Westfield Shoppingtown, while the close proximity of the Eastern Freeway offers a quick link to the city!

Saturday 21st June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$490,000 - $530,000

INSPECT

Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Jack Li 0430 133 425 Chris Manolopoulos 0439 478 825 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A3 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 2

A3 B 1 C 1 E 2

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Doncaster east 4/54 rosella street Deceptively spacious In a Perfect Location Offering the size and comfort of a spacious home on a 319sqm (approx.) allotment, this surprising single-level unit comes packed with space and is ready for you to move into. Located at the rear of an established residential block, this deceptively sized property enjoys a huge backyard that wraps around the property, while a low maintenance and effective interior means there is little to do to make this place feel like home.

Saturday 28th June at 11am PRICE GUIDE

$400,000 - $440,000

INSPECT

Thu 3.30-4pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Jack Li 0430 133 425 Chris Manolopoulos 0439 478 825 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Doncaster east 16/213 Blackburn road Blackburn rd Living, Yet so Quiet Under instructions from State Trustees. Don’t be fooled by the implication of ‘Blackburn Rd living’ with this spacious unit, which offers the astute buyer with the serenest of lifestyles in a property requiring minimal upkeep. Wonderfully tucked at the rear of a quiet residential enclave, it’ll take just a few minutes to walk up to the cafes at trendy Donburn shops, while walking distance access to transport and East Doncaster Secondary College adds further appeal.

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Saturday 14th June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$400,000 - $440,000

INSPECT

Thu 10.30-11am & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Chris Defteros 0408 428 888 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A2 B 1 C 1 E 1

A2 B 1 C 1 E 1


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ATTENTION LANDLORDS TemplesTowe lower 54 lynnwood parade A premier setting For First-Class Family living Located in one of Lower Templestowe’s premier settings, this grand two-storey home meets every lifestyle demand required by your growing family. With a focus on space, family members can be assured they’ll each have a spacious setting to call their own.

A 4 B 2 C 3 D 1 E 2

We need more rental properties for all the quality tenants we have on our waiting list.

Contact Agent for Price Thu 4.30-5pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required Ericka Wong 0411 472 849 Jack Li 0430 133 425 Doncaster 9842 8888

Box Hill 3/30 Barkly Street Make Your Mark in A Five-Star location! There’s little doubt this blank canvas can benefit from a modern makeover, however that appears of little significance given the final product you’ll end up with in a location offering convenient access to Box Hill’s bustling hub, transport, schools, parks and the Eastern Freeway.

Saturday 21st June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More Than $380,000 Thur 4-4.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Photo ID required John Stack 0402 443 312 Nikki Campbell 0421 829 044 Blackburn 9878 0222

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Saturday 14th June at 11am

A 2 B 1 C 1 E 1

If you’d like to find out how to get the best return on your property, call The Manningham Rental Department on 9842 3222

BlackBurn South 6 o’Brien crescent Spacious Family living With a low Maintenance aspect! Delivering on all aspects required by today’s modern lifestyle, this spacious 4 bedroom home is the perfect solution to the increasing needs of your young, growing family. Within moments of Deakin University, schools and Burwood One, everyday convenience is also assured.

A 4 B 2 C 2 E 2

Saturday 14th June at 2pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More Than $750,000 Thur 2-2.30pm & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Blackburn 9878 0222

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WANTED: Properties for Lease

In 2013 the Barry Plant team were named as the Australia’s Number 1 Property Management Company.

Property owners, we want to lease your apartments, flats, We contribute this to our highunits, levelsand of customer tonwhouses, houses. service, expert knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail. Despite the colder weather, not everyone is hibernating! We’ve Landlords can feel secure that their investment been leasing properties after just onevaluable or two open for inspections property is in expert hands they entrust it to the Barry and desperately need morewhen to offer to the qualified tenants that Plant Blackburn team. have missed out!

For first class property management, contact our team on 9878 0222 Burwood East 4 tricia Court

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a Family Lifestyle Full of Convenience! Designed for maximum space, this inviting family home, filled with warmth will most certainly produce a lifetime of happy memories. Within walking distance of Burwood One, Burwood East Primary School and the 75 tram.

9878 0222 Sarah Lepp

Yvonne Ma

A 4 B 1 C 2 D 1 E 2

Saturday 21st June at 3pm

Ashleigh Biviano

Sarah Thomas

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More Than $650,000 Thur 5-5.30pm & Sat 2-2.30pm Photo ID required Jack Stack 0400 434 030 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222

BOX HILL NORTH 9 Tweedie Court Enjoying a quiet cul de sac setting, this 4/5 bedrm elevated double storey residence´s impressive dimensions have been stylishly refurbished throughout to deliver sensational family lifestyle appeal close to Box Hill Central, schools, parkland & freeway. Showcasing designer flair, the generous L-shaped living/dining room, sleek stone kitchen with casual dining all overlook the leafy private garden. A downstairs main bedrm with chic en-suite & study/5th bedrm are accompanied upstairs by 3 double bedrms & stylish bathrm. With ducted htg, evap cooling, pwdr-rm, storage & double garage.

Auction

Saturday 21st June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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Introducing... Michael Szitarity The staff & Directors of Stockdale & Leggo Blackburn would like to welcome & introduce our newest sales member to our team, Michael Szitarity. Michael started his Real Estate career in the 80’s seeing the highs & lows of the industry. Blackburn was an area that he excelled in; he enjoyed working & helping the local community.His approach to his work showed in his countless testimonials from his Vendors and Purchasers. Honesty, integrity & trust are some of the words used to describe his efforts in achieving great results for his clients. He has chosen STOCKDALE & LEGGO BLACKBURN as a place to continue his Real Estate career due to the company’s reputation & being the largest Real Estate franchise in Victoria.

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So if you are looking at selling or buying a property, contact Michael for a chat, advice or a cup of coffee, on 0419 133 819.

1/4 Bennett Street Forest Hill Spacious, Light & Convenient Only 2 on the block & in a fabulous position, this outstanding property is perfect for young families, downsizers, 1st home buyers & blue chip investors. F/H Chase shopping centre is easily accessible through a private walk way-as is the local parks, amenities & public transport. Featuring a magnificent open plan lifestyle, you will be amazed by the natural light beaming through. Space becomes a luxury with 3 living areas, large tiled bathroom, kitchen with pantry & an abundance of cupboard space, 3 large bedrooms all with BIRs.

9894 2044

39 Koonung Road BLACKBURN NORTH A3 B1 C1

Diamond In The Rough

Auction Sat 21st June @ 12pm

Your options are limitless with real opportunity to renovate & occupy, develop dual occupancy or as a boutique unit development site, all STCA, in this fantastic street in the heart of the growth area of the City of Whitehorse. Perfectly positioned along Koonung Road, close to Blackburn North Shopping Centre, Blackburn High with Old Orchard Primary School across the road, this charming weatherboard home features incredible opportunity for development, renovation or a solid addition to an investment portfolio. Set on a uniform level block of 802m2.

Price

In Excess Of $475,000

Inspect Thurs 4-4:30pm Sat 12-12:30pm Agent

Frank Molinaro 0418 390 988 Michael Szitarity 0419 133 819

A2 B1 C2 Auction Sat 28th June @ 12pm Price

In Excess Of $680,000

Inspect Thurs 4-4:30pm Sat 11-11:30am Agent

Ella Zhao 0451 076 966 Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796

98 South Parade Blackburn

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Doncaster east 68 Deep Creek Drive

4A

Brilliant family home superbly zoned for entertaining

View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact

Occupying a generous 1600 sqm (approx) allotment within an esteemed estate, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom (plus powder room) home offers a sublime family lifestyle, featuring 3 living zones, a north-facing backyard with a pool and a triple garage. The large, well-appointed kitchen has modern Kleenmaid stainless steel appliances (gas cooktop, double wall oven and dishwasher) and views of the backyard, deck and pool. A study accesses the triple garage with remote doors, adjoining an office/workshop, while under the house is a cellar/office with storage. Further inclusions: ducted heating, ducted vacuum, evaporative cooling, intercom, alarm, new pool filter, water tanks and a sprinkler system, near Deep Creek Drive Reserve and Mullum Mullum wetlands. 74 The weekly review \ JUNE 11, 2014

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2B

3C

1E

1F

Thurs 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Saturday 14th June 12:30pm 34 F4 Contact Agent Bimal Abeysiri 0418 100 144 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Doncaster 9842 1188

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Doncaster east 8 Thomas Walk

4A

exciting opportunity close to everything!

View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact

Picture perfect as you walk in this 2 storey, 4 bedroom plus study home set in expertly landscaped gardens. Featuring an enclosed sunroom off the meals area. The gardens include synthetic grass for low maintenance and a rear outdoor entertaining area . Solid timber floorboards are a feature of the downstairs level of this impressive home, uniting the open lounge, living/meals and sunroom. Upstairs the 4 bedrooms enjoy tree top outlooks, the main offering a walk in robe and ensuite, plus large family bathroom and rumpus room featuring pure wool carpets. Downstairs powder room, laundry and internal access to the double auto garage complete the family friendly floorplan, complemented by ducted heating and evaporative cooling, Walking distance to Beverley Hills Primary School and close to St Peter, St Paul’s Primary & East Doncaster Secondary College, Tunstall Square, bus services on Blackburn & Doncaster Road and the Eastern Freeway.

Office

2B

3C

1F

Thurs 5.00-5.30pm & Sat 10.30-11.00am Saturday 14th June 11.00am 48 C4 In excess of $800,000 Stasi Adgemis 0401 640 853 Tim Zhang 0433 031 299 Doncaster 9842 1188

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Doncaster east 29 Bowen Road Just wait until you see inside! Full of surprises, this distinctive family home is set to impress with its stunning renovations, versatile design and immaculate garden surrounds. On an elevated block, the home’s light-filled interior highlights three bedrooms, modern bathroom and additional powder room, open-design living and dining areas, stone-bench kitchen with dishwasher. Features include heating and cooling, hardwood floors, Euro laundry, plus undercover outdoor entertaining area, north-facing backyard garden and double carport. In a popular Doncaster East location, it offers easy access to local parks and primary schools, Tunstall Square Shopping Centre, public transport and Eastern Freeway.

3A View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact Office

1B

2C

Thurs 5.30-6.00pm & Sat 1.30-2.00pm Saturday 14th June 2.00pm 48 C4 In excess of $690,000 Stasi Adgemis 0401 640 853 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Doncaster 9842 1188

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WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES?

laws of real estate are followed, as detailed in the Residential Tenancies Act, Estate Agents Act, Sale of Land Act and Owners Corporations Act. This might be a good place to look if you have a dispute or complaint regarding an aspect of real estate law.

estAte Agents counciL

In Victoria there are a number of Government agencies that regulate the local real estate industry, ensure laws are upheld and resolve disputes involving real estate. The roles of all these agencies are quite specific, so we suggest you contact them or visit their websites to become fully aware of their scope of services if you’re looking for particular information or advice. these are some of the main ones:

Business Licensing Authority (BLA)

The BLA controls the licenses that allow real estate Agents and agencies to operate. This is a good place to start if you want to confirm an agent’s license.

consumer AffAirs VictoriA

Consumer Affairs plays a major role in ensuring the

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This is an industry advisory body that helps regulate standards of conduct within the industry. They can provide advice and help resolve disputes between agents and their clients.

VictoriAn ciViL And AdministrAtiVe triBunAL VCAT is often called upon to resolves disputes between neighbours, property owners and developers, councils and developers, real estate agencies and their clients, or any other groups that may have cause to disagree on a real estate matter.

Any others?

In addition there are a number of other bodies that get involved in real estate to varying degrees. These include: Land Victoria, State Revenue Office, Residential Tenancies Bond Authority, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner.


NuNawadiNg 40 NicholsoN street Stunning 4 bedrm plus study contemporary residence Located in one of the suburb’s best tree-lined streets only minutes walk to Nunawading train station this 3.5yo contemporary design single storey BV residence of 9 principal rooms offers truly outstanding family accommodation comprising living/theatre room, rumpus room, four bedrooms with BIRs - main with WIR and ensuite, family bathroom/sep WC, kitchen with adjoining meals, familyroom with double doors to alfresco entertainment area and double garage with remote and internal access. Further easy access to Golden Mile retail precinct, EastLink, schools, sporting facilities and more!

4A View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact Office

2B

2C

619 (Approx) D

Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm Saturday 21st June - 11.00am 48 / F9 In excess of $890,000 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

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MitchaM 2/8 NormaN Street a hidden Delight! Take a walk up the driveway guaranteeing your privacy and discover this well presented and surprisingly spacious property; one of only two in a classic dual occupancy development with no Owner’s Corporation. Comprising living room with OFP, 3 bedrooms with BIRs, main with WIR/ensuite, further family bathroom/2 WCs, kitchen with adjoining meals with access to expansive entertainment deck plus matching period style carport. Enjoy easy access to both Rangeview and Mitcham shops, newly built Mitcham train station, schools and parkland making this the ideal first home, retirement property or superb investment (currently leased at $1,610pcm until Sept ‘14).

3A

2B

1C

281 (Approx) D

View Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm Private Sale Mel Ref 49 / A11 EPR In excess of $450,000 Contact Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Office Blackburn 9894 8788

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Are you happy with your present real estate sales position? If not, call hockingstuart Doncaster

We are rapidly growing and require the services of a dedicated and skilled professional to join our sales team. If you are interested in joining the winning team at hockingstuart Doncaster, we would very much like to hear from you. Call Lee Salce or Ken Chappell today on 9842 1188. *All applicants will remain strictly confidential

BlAckBurn South 118 CanTerBury roaD

High profile commercial property Forest Hill 2 Caves Grove Much loved family home on very generous allotment of 835m2 approx with exciting potential to refurbish, extend or redevelop (STCA) only mins to Nunawading train & Forest Hill Chase. Comp living/dining, 3 bedrms, kit, bth/sep WC & DLUG.

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3A

1B

View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact Office

2C

835 (Approx) D

Thurs 12-12.30 & Sat 11.45-12.15 Sat 21st June - 2.00pm 62 / E1 In excess of $630,000 Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

Situated in the heart of Blackburn South Shopping Centre strip shopping, opposite Safeway supermarket and vacant it is ready for you to occupy or to arrange for a new tenant to set up their new dream business or you may prefer to develop and increase the level of return (STCA). • 62M2 (approximately) of floor space • 190M2 (approximately) of land

Auction: Friday 27th June at 1:00pm Terms: 10% Deposit, Balance 30 to 60 Days Inspect: Thursday and Saturday 12 pm to 12.30 pm Peter Stamatis 0418 536 553

1B Salisbury Avenue, Blackburn

9877 5888


prime doncaster position 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 car from $390,000

hurry-selling fast

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 cars from $598,000 5-7 Curlew Court Doncaster encompasses 30 luxurious apartments with a range of stylish configurations featuring large interiors with high quality finishes that are second to none, generous terrace spaces for perfect outdoor entertaining and sweeping valley views. Purchase off the plan for generous stamp duty savings. Visit our display suite at 4 Curlew Court - open on Wed, Thur and Fri at 4-6pm, Sat and Sun at 12-4pm.

curlewapartments.com.au Jenny Huo 0412 507 530 Melody Chen 0433 344 369

YARRA VALLEY - CHIRNSIDE PARK

10 Woorarra Court

’Valkenswaard’. 40 elevated acres barely 45 minutes Melb and 1 hour airport. Highly sought-after cul-de-sac opposite Heritage Golf and Country Club. Favoured Northerly aspect, panoramic golf course and mountain views. Superb residence ideal for single or multi-family living. 3 independent zones, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, multiple casual & formal entertaining areas. Glorious surrounds of mature gardens and rolling lawns. Approx 700 sqm shedding / dedicated vehicle storage. Heavy carrying pastures, perfect for horses or cattle. Abundant water for domestic, farm and gardens. A delightful property in every respect, conveniently located, comprehensively equipped and beautifully presented.

Friday 4th July at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) By appointment Andrew Houghton 0409 438 526 Mark Sutherland 0407 103 811 1-3 Exeter Road, Croydon 9727 5300 rtedgar.com.au

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A very few lucky families will soon be creating their dream homes and lifestyle on one of the most admired pieces of land which has been subdivided into 7 home sites and dubbed Val~d’Oise Estate (French for Montmorency) to inspire a touch of Parisian class and romance for those who simply refuse to compromise where family lifestyle is concerned. All you have to do is choose one of these magnificent sites, ranging in size from 791m2 to 1326m2 approx (STCA) and build your dream home (STCA) with all those personal touches you’ve always wanted and enjoy the wonderful tranquil surrounds of this salubrious suburb. These blocks are handy to the Montmorency cosmopolitan shopping strip, cafes and train station precinct in Were Street, quality Primary and Secondary schools, buses and parklands. (STCA) = Subject to Council Approval. QUOTE PRICE: Starting from $400,000 plus buyers LOT 1 ~ 1532sqm SOLD LOT 5 ~ 813sqm Contact: Ryan Buckingham 0423 506 187 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 LOT 6 ~ 1070sqm LOT 2 ~ 883sqm Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 LOT 7 ~ 1326sqm LOT 3 ~ 903sqm LOT 4 ~ 791sqm SOLD

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