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t must be every powerful woman’s dream: to be off with friends to rip open the sealed section and read, played in a television bio-pic by the sublime Asher wide-eyed, about oral sex and sexually transmitted Keddie. There she was, as dreamy and perfect as diseases. We weren’t going to get this stuff at home, and a Piero della Francesca fresco, sauntering along the the sex talk in the schoolyard was wildly fanciful: I only corridors of power at 54 Park Street as a young and realised this while watching the show, but the magazine energetic Ita Buttrose; wearing Mary Quant shifts and actually did perform a kind of public education. When von Furstenberg wrap dresses, dishing smack-downs someone such as Madonna came along, we knew exactly to Kerry Packer, and love-weary advice to what she was talking about. impressionable young ones. What an office; In her heyday at ACP, Buttrose was known What what a time. to be one of those ultra-competent jugglers of an office; Yes, OK, of course a great deal of the the stuff that life throws at you, aided by the terrific ABC two-parter Paper Giants blow-softening support and approval of the what was fictionalised and glossed, and thank Packers; it was a time when the benevolent a time goodness for that. Please spare me the cinéma dictators of Australian journalism – the vérité of the true drudgery and snipery of a Packers, the Fairfaxes and the Symes – could magazine office – and an ACP office at that! But make your life better in ways that would make you what this well-written program did offer us was an weep today. absorbing insight into a time of change, as well as a One of Buttrose’s biggest dilemmas still continues clanging echo of just what hasn’t changed at all. today, however. I know of a colleague who, only a The story of Cleo was the story of my young life. My few years ago, returned from her honeymoon to be mother never bought the magazine – it was just seen asked by her boss, “You’re not going to start having as too risqué for our household – but copies did come babies now like every other woman in this office, are our way from time to time, and I remember sneaking you?” Yes, this was at your ABC. This might not have


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come accompanied by the effing and blinding of a foul-mouthed Kerry Packer, but it was essentially the same thing that Buttrose and countless women have struggled with since. Clearly the Buttrose persona has been airbrushed a bit: Paul Barry’s biography of Kerry Packer draws her in a sharper outline: “An ambitious, talented self-promoting woman, she was regarded as insufferable by some of her colleagues”. I remember rolling my eyes when I read this. Well, of course she was. How ever else do they describe a woman with skills who advances? Virtually all of the women I have worked for would be described as tough and yes, ambitious: that such a description is even necessary, given that in blokes this is simply seen as focus and competence, tells you the story. The next great, influential woman who comes along will get the same; just as long as there is, some time in the distant future, the charm of an Asher Keddie to redraw the picture, and soften the blow. \



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Doug “Claw” Warbrick was there at the beginning of the Bells Beach surfing contest, and 50 years later, he’s still as passionate as ever about the sport. PETER WILMOTH met him at the Rip Curl empire he built at Torquay.



e won’t say his age – “I prefer not to be precise. Let’s say mid-60s” – but for Doug “Claw” Warbrick, the grommet inside – the kid dreaming of insane re-entries and fully sick bottom-turns – is never that far away. I’ve asked Claw if he still surfs, and he gives me a strange look as if to say, “Well, what would the point of the multimillions be if I didn’t still surf?” “Every day,” he answers in his raspy voice. “I’ve got any number of injuries. Been living on the Gold Coast for the last nine years for half the year. It’s easy to surf up there. It’s warm and there are a lot of friendly little waves, not those massive blockbusters that you sometimes get at Bells Beach. “I’m looking forward to surfing in my 70s, which is not far off. There are other guys out there that are doing that. I just love surfing. I’ve tried golf. But to me if you want something that’s an easy and relaxing exercise, like golf, you can get a long board and get away from the crowd and find a nice, friendly, forgiving surf break.” Claw – he’s Claw to everyone in the offices of surf company Rip Curl, which he co-founded 41 years ago with Brian Singer – has this mischievous chuckle that he unleashes today when talking about his next surf trip, 4 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

which, for actual grommets and for anyone else who loves surfing, might be a case of read it and weep. In a few weeks he’s going on a surf trip to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia with Singer and Francois Payot, the CEO of Rip Curl in Europe. “The people going before us on the same boat are our leading executive team,” he says. “They’re having a management meeting out at sea, as it were.” That’s the job you want, I say. “Yes,” he says, chuckling, “that’s the job you want. It’s the thing we did most years (a two-week boat trip). And primarily we surf. But there’s a lot of time on a boat. These surf charter boats are not that big and you’re on there for a lot of time, so there’s a lot of time for quality talking in an environment that’s not pressured, like an office or someone coming in saying ‘Can you sign this’ or ‘There’s a call you’ve got to take’.” We’ve met today in the Rip Curl offices in Torquay to commemorate a major milestone in the surfing world. It’s 50 years since the Bells Beach surfing competition began, and Claw – with the rest of Torquay – is gearing up to celebrate. He’s quite a private man, but he was there at the start, when the contest was called the Bells Rally, the judges sat at card tables on the beach and the

Riding the wave of success: Doug “Claw” Warbrick, co-founder of Rip Curl. (DREW RYAN)

winner’s prize money was one pound, so he’s agreed to a rare interview. Bells is the oldest continuously running surfing competition in the world, and Claw’s involvement in it has been profound. He competed in the 1964 event and did well enough to qualify for the Victorian surfing team that took on the world’s best at the first world surfing championships in Manly that year. “I didn’t do any good but at least I participated and saw a whole lot of the legends from the past and the new ones from all around the world,” he says. “I guess from then I was kind of hooked.” In 1965 the event saw massive swells at Bells, waves of more than 20 feet (six metres). “I’d moved into my house on Torquay beachfront and I could hear the roar of the swell all night.” That year Claw worked as a judge. In his new book Bells: the beach, the surfers, the contest, Age journalist Michael Gordon writes of Singer and Warbrick meeting at the beach fire that would rage all day, warming up the surfers peeling off their footy jumpers after an icy surf. “Singer recalls Warbrick approaching the fire wearing a dressing gown and carrying a can of baked beans that he would heat up in the coals. Although some of the hardcore surfers

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initially thought the idiosyncratic Claw was soft, they soon appreciated the benefit of the ‘baked beans energy hit’.” In 1973 Rip Curl took over sponsorship of the event, and it has sponsored it ever since (for years it has been called the Rip Curl Pro). It is now a world-famous event, held every year around Easter. Every great surfer of the modern era has made sure they head to chilly Victoria as the (hopefully) large swells steam in. In recent weeks Claw has been turning his mind to those earliest days of surfing contests when even the concept of competition was anathema to some who believed surfing was a personal expression and therefore not one to be subject to judging. “I had a question mark in my mind about whether there should be contest surfing,” Claw says. “We were still growing out of the era of surf lifesaving, a wonderful movement with wonderful values … the new breed of surfers were trying to rebel and break away from the structure and regimentation of surf lifesaving, which has lots of competition. I don’t think I ever answered the question, I just got seduced by this powerful word of mouth, I thought ‘That sounds great’. Nobody died, surfing didn’t change. In 1963 a couple of

The way it was: Bells Beach car park, Marcus Shaw’s ute, winter, 1963. (© BARRIE SUTHERLAND \ COURTESY WATERMARKS PHOTO GALLERY)

Hawaiians came. I thought ‘That’s not bad’. “I was a bit of a grommet trying to enter the Torquay surfing community, trying to work my way up the pecking order. I had heard there was an event. There weren’t many surfing competitions in the world, maybe one or two. We didn’t know too much about contests.” In 1981 he witnessed massive swells again – more than 20 foot in the old money – and Simon Anderson won on his revolutionary new three-finned board called a “thruster”.


ver 50 years he’s seen all the greats. The best? “Maybe Kelly (Slater), Occy (Mark Occhilupo) at his best, Tom Carroll, Damien Hardman, Wayne Lynch. I like the goofys (surfers riding with their right foot forward) when the waves are classic, double overhead, low tide, clean. I like the lines the goofys draw. The criticism of the (Bells) wave is that it’s a bit fat on the face so it’s not one of the hollow barreling waves of the world, but the best accolade it gets is the big open face and a great canvas for carving huge turns.” Claw learnt to surf in the 1950s at Currumbin and Maroochydore in Queensland before moving to Torquay, where he started making surfboards. With surfers braving the icy Victorian waters wearing football jumpers for protection, Claw and Singer saw a gap and, on a pre-World War II sewing machine, started making wetsuits. In 1969, with Singer, he founded Rip Curl. Claw may be a spectacularly successful business identity (in 2004, BRW magazine estimated the Rip Curl founders’ empire at $220 million) but there is zero corporate stuffiness in the room today. He’s wearing a kind of tracksuit surf top, and his demeanor is as far as you could imagine from a corporate superhero. “Do you surf?” he asks me. Yes, I tell him, I ride an eight-foot Malibu, almost always at a “gentleman’s break” near Lorne that is so relaxed you can walk back out again after you’ve had your wave. I tell him where it is (in the tradition of surfers not revealing specific locations, I won’t here). “Know it well,” Claw says. “Surfed there a lot. Where do you surf when it’s not low tide?” he asks. He knows this break only works on the low tide. It’s confirmation Claw is the passionate surfer who happened to make a fortune. And change surfing in this country. He knows that having been central to the birth of the surfing industry he is partly responsible for the explosion in the sport’s popularity, and says contest surfing is just a tiny part of the sport. “The surfing culture and lifestyle has grown to be so big and the main driver of surfing as a lifestyle for participants is free surfing, whether it’s performance-free surfing or very young kids just starting out or old blokes on longboards just getting picked up by the ocean swell and carried along,” he says. “Surfing’s got many dimensions these days.” Claw says crowds haven’t killed surfing, and that what he calls “self-regulation” is largely working to keep different sorts of surfers away from each other’s throats. “There is a problem of over-crowding at premium breaks,” he says. “I like the surfers to self-regulate by way of age, ability and craft. For the most part, seek out a break that suits their age, ability and the type of board they ride. And that’s happening. My performance these days is just feeling the energy of the wave and the speed and gliding along, whereas other people have got something different in mind. “(Some reefs) around Point Impossible (near Torquay) are just about all longboards because the waves are suitable for longboards. Shortboarders would hardly ever go there but if for whatever reason they went there, on a premium day they can outsurf the longboarders and dominate, but they don’t. At a lot of the longboarder

OVER 50 YEARS HE’S SEEN ALL THE GREATS. THE BEST? MAYBE KELLY SLATER. breaks, you don’t have shortboarders coming in and dominating so why would I go and get in the way at their break?” This, I tell him, is a very selfless approach. As much as we love the concept of soul surfing and getting in touch with the elements, surfing is largely about getting as many waves as your skill and competitiveness will allow. “Once you get to my age you’re getting in the way. I think it’s their turn. They deserve it. It’s crowded and intense enough as it is. I don’t want to go and take their wave. There are well-behaved young people. They will sort of guide me into a wave. To me that’s a bit embarrassing. They’ll push me into one and I’ll think ‘I’ve just burnt up a wave that maybe somebody else should have been riding.” Does Claw reflect on the journey? “We had this great fortune and you hear other people talk about it,” he says. “Mainly it’s with great pleasure to do something that you’re passionate about. It’s been a long haul of organic growth. Rip Curl is 40-odd years old. It’s a great ride. There are downsides. That is the responsibility. I don’t know if we ever intended things to get quite as big and quite as complex. You are bound to keep going on.” Claw and Brian Singer have for nine years been “semi-retired”. “We’re not in the regular reporting structure and not day-to-day. We can fluently move in and out as it suits us or as it suits the current executives and managers. There has been a certain level of involvement – I wouldn’t call it responsibility or accountability – but (involvement) we’ve maintained throughout.” He is proud that Rip Curl is still privately owned. “We’re obviously not as big as some of the others. (The reason) to float a company is to get more financial horsepower to bring in more funds. We haven’t seen the need to do that. We don’t need to be a mega-corporation but we do need to be competitive. We’re very competitive and we need to compete (on a daily basis) with people that are public companies and do have more financial horsepower.” In the early days was he confident he had the business acumen to handle Rip Curl? “I think there’s a yes and no answer there. We were learning hand-to-mouth. We probably touched all the steps of development. We didn’t miss any. A couple of times we might have got a bit cocky or didn’t realise we’d jumped over a couple of steps or missed a building block. We found if you were climbing a ladder you’d slide back down to the rung that you’d missed and you went ‘That rung is there’. It was a learning experience.” Did he ever imagine he’d make such an impact? “I don’t think we ever truly imagined (that). I guess ourselves (Brian Singer) and some of our friends are visionaries to some degree.” But mainly it’s about surfing. “You get so much pleasure from the activity of surfing, interacting with nature, riding nature’s energy, the things you encounter out in the ocean.” He’s a business mogul, but it’s a surfer’s answer. \

» Exhibition of limited-edition photographs by Barrie Sutherland at WaterMarks Photo Gallery, Torquay. » The 50th anniversary of the Bells Beach Easter Rally and the Rip Curl Pro will be celebrated April 19-30 in Torquay. april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 5


and get out. I-KE-SU – “really floats my boat” 31c Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda, P: 9078 8152. Daily, lunch & dinner. From 12 - 11pm. After opening it’s doors six months ago, Japanese sushi bar I-KE-SU has been putting smiles on faces with its innovative twist on an old theme. Instead of the ubiquitous sushi train, little boats float by on an endless flowing stream of water. And on the deck of each boat is a plate with their tempting, tasty cargo. Families and couples, business suits, travellers and even some of the ‘big name’ neighbouring chefs, rub shoulders around the spotless communal island bar. All are made welcome by genial host Diana Nguyen, who will happily point out the day’s special dishes created by chef husband Hai. You can help yourself from the passing boats or order from the extensive menu. A diverse mix of traditional dishes and new exciting creations are on offer.

Everything is very fresh, so the passing plates don’t last long on the flotilla of sushi boats. And if you’re wondering why you can’t get a seat between 12 and 2 pm, check out the lunchtime special. All plates are priced at $4.20 and a complimentary miso soup and green tea come with your first dish. But do try some I-KE-SU (Japanese for ‘waterfall’) specials. Trained by a Japanese sushi master in Germany, chef Hai takes great pride in his signature dishes and special sauces. The I-KE-SU Ebi Tempura perhaps: two generous prawns in a crunchy flaky coating with a drizzle of special sauce. Or even better the I-KE-SU Rolls - crispy salmon skin and eel rolled in rice and topped with a slice of salmon and a sprinkle of sesame seed. And then there’s witty local favourite - Spicy Prawn Pizza with it’s base of compressed fried sushi rice.

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Diana is looking forward to serving warm saki and cold Japanese beers when her liquor licence is approved. But in the meantime there are plenty of non-alcoholic ways to whet your whistle. Bravely nestled between Fitzroy Street icons, La Porchetta and Di Stasio, I-KE-SU seats 24 inside and there is pavement seating for 12. Lunchtimes, evenings and weekends can be busy, so booking is recommended. Enjoy! By Lulu Leeming, Photography Rex Lightfoot. Park it. Extensive parking can be found behind the Prince, Jackson Street, The George and Metropol.

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LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS LOST of this new South Yarra eatery THE NAME  works on many levels. There are dining spaces to hide in, you’ll go around in circles

trying to get a parking space, and the menu and wine choices are enough to vacillate over. But it’s tucked behind Chapel Street and very easy to find. Lost, on the ground floor of the new Society apartment development, is owned by Barossa Valley wine brothers Justin and Dylan Fairweather and opened about four months ago. Manager Paul Warden says its ambitions are to become an accessible, informal all-day dining venue with high appeal to locals. It’s a mixed package, offering coffee and morning pastries midweek, cooked breakfasts over weekends, late-night cocktails, all-day pizza (plus pizza delivery), a small chef’s table, a comprehensive if slightly aspirational wine list and an a la carte menu. On a sunny Friday afternoon, things were pretty quiet and the service was occasionally absent, but otherwise pleasant. The menu, headed up by 23-year-old chef Nathan Scarfo (Il Bacaro, SOS, Italy 1, The Terrace), is modern European, with Italian leanings influenced by his Calabrian background. There’s an entrée list suited to sharing and snacking, which includes oysters, antipasto, a selection of

house-cured meats and a lively herb-crusted soft-shell crab dish, with parmesan, pancetta and egg that’s a twist on a Caesar salad. “It was originally on the menu as a salad, but people were becoming confused, so I’ve tweaked it into something more creative,” says Scarfo. The pizza list includes choices such as Siciliana with white anchovies, capers, olives, cherry tomatoes, ricotta and lemon zest or The Lost with artichoke puree, provolone and crumbled Italian sausage. The Moroccan lamb pizza features a generous baba ganoush base, sweet potato, capsicum and thinly sliced, almost-rare meat, spiced with harissa paste and studded with goat’s curd. The Lost burger is a hearty late-in-the-day staple in a soft sourdough roll. Caramelised onions, house-made tomato relish, a generous serve of salad and a $16 price tag will make it a winner. Mains are where Scarfo gets a little more serious. His list includes baked baby snapper with tarragon, garlic, capers and kipfler potatoes and twice-cooked pork belly with braised red cabbage and a sour-cherry sauce. The spiced chicken with soft white polenta and pepperonata has replaced the version we tried, which had slices of roast pumpkin in place of the polenta. I think the new version will work better, as the strength of




the dish was the intense oily pepperonata, flavoured by white peppercorns, garlic and red onions and simmered for four hours. The polenta should soak up those juices brilliantly and complement the carefully spiced chicken breast coated with paprika, Mexican bird’s-eye chilli and orange and lemon zest. “I use the zest to mellow out the heat of the chillies and dress it with sherry vinegar,” says Scarfo. Desserts stick to the Italian theme with panacotta and poached pear, blood orange tart and an interestingsounding (but untried) peanut butter parfait with caramelised banana puree and popcorn brittle. To me, that sounds like a post-marathon recovery treat (or a hangover cure). \

verdict Fantastic new space away from

the Chapel Street hubbub but close enough to be fashionable. Bar snacks, cocktails, late-night pizza and weekend breakfasts will have broad appeal and draw in crowds. The scope of the menu is ambitious but, so far, appears to be in good hands.

eat this Lost 30 Bray Street, South Yarra Phone \ 9915 8100 Head chef \ Nathan Scarfo Prices \ Entrees $16-$18; mains $25-$35; pizzas $17-$20 Open \ Daily 8.30am-late

This hip, spacious new eatery tucked away from the South Yarra throng works on many levels. Broad, open windows, lined with a long bar and high stools that are suited to coffees, quick bites and lazy afternoon drinks. The semi-industrial look combines padded booths and designer chairs, brought together by touches of soft green, lemon and lavender. There’s clever use of terracotta piping to store wine bottles and quirky glass preserving jars and cheese graters that act as light shades. Segregated spaces and the open plan keep noise down, while the open kitchen and bar area include a sexy little chef’s table. A whirring automatic dough machine, the chef’s pride and joy, designates the takeaway pizza area off to one side. \ april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 7





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DECANTER\ BEN THOMAS MEETS THE HuNTERS in the past decade as our tastes for big reds and crisp sauvignon blanc rose to a peak. There’s been a distinct trend in the past couple of years away from the big reds and towards far more elegant styles of shiraz and interesting dry white wines other than sav blancs. The Hunter can deliver both of these in spades and it’s now back in vogue. And in a big way. A couple of hours’ drive north of Sydney, the Hunter is famous for its long-lived, elegant shiraz and lively semillon, and just can’t produce the big, dense wines that wine drinkers craved for so long. The soils and climate of the Hunter Valley are able to produce grapes with good flavours and low sugar levels that deliver wines of elegance with a natural acidity that allows them to age for years. While the climate is hot, the Barossa it ain’t, that’s for sure. All the old stalwarts, such as Lindeman’s, Tulloch and Tyrrell’s, are still producing benchmark Hunter wines that are as good as they’ve ever been. But there is a new generation of six young (and in a couple of cases youngish) winemakers who get together at various festivals and events under the moniker New Generation Hunter Valley. A couple of years ago, good friends David Hook, Andrew Thomas, Rhys Eather, Nick Paterson, Mike De Iuliis and Andrew Margan got together at the Sydney Good Food and Wine Show with a plan to showcase the wines they were producing, and the concept has grown from there.

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Andrew Thomas, of Thomas Wines, gives us the skinny on the two signature wines of the hunter: semillon and shiraz. “As a wine that’s generally unwooded, semillon is bottled early and displays fresh and vibrant varietal purity with citrus and lemongrass characters. With high levels of natural acidity, it has the ability to age gracefully in the bottle. rich, complex buttered-toast characters emerge after five or six years but with the same freshness and length through the palate.” hunter shiraz is medium-bodied and with a savoury structure and texture. “it’s all about structure and weight with the ability to age gracefully,” Thomas says. Please note: As far as i’m aware, Andrew Thomas and your correspondent are not related, although he did recently refer to me as “cousin Ben”.

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There’s more to the New Generation wines than traditional Hunter shiraz and semillon. A few of these guys are also experimenting with other grapes, such as the Italian pinot grigio and barbera, and I’ve tried some pretty smart chardonnays in recent weeks, too. With the old and new guards on top of their game at the moment, it’s an exciting time for the Hunter Valley – and for consumers. Hunter Valley semillon is a real alternative to crisp sauvignon blanc at about the same price point. The wines may not all be cheap, but there is some terrific value coming out of the Hunter, and that’s


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certainly true of the dozen wines produced by the New Generation Hunter Valley I tried recently. The New Generation guys are taking their wines on the road next month and will be in town on May 5 for what promises to be a fun tasting. Tickets are just $25. \


taste this Thomas Wines Motel Block Shiraz 2009

Margan Limited Release Barbera 2009

Mistletoe Reserve Chardonnay 2009

Meerea Park The Aunts Shiraz 2009

Andrew Thomas specialises in shiraz and semillon, and this wine comes from a vineyard planted in 1967. it smells like cherry, raspberry, white pepper, cardamom and toasty oak. This complexity carries on to the palate with a core of concentrated raspberry, blackberry and cherry flavours along with some meaty, nutty notes. its structure is a delight, with fine, ripe tannins and bright acidity keeping things light before the long, sweet red fruit flavours on the finish. it will cellar well but is a delight to drink now. Winemaker: Andrew Thomas

Barbera has the ability to retain high acid in warmer climates, making it a good fit for the hunter Valley. This displays aromas of plum, raspberry, violets, spice, vanillin and leather. slightly sour flavours of morello cherry, plum, raspberry and spice are really attractive and there’s a good acid backbone with some gutsy tannins. Capped off with a spicy raspberry finish, this is lovely stuff. A great wine to drink with big, rich winter meals. Winemaker: Andrew Margan

This single-vineyard wine has picked up a couple of big awards at wine shows recently. i can see why: it stands out from the pack, and for all the right reasons. it has complex, alluring aromas of cantaloupe, white peach, lemon zest, burnt match, cashews and fig that move on to intense grapefruit, peach and flint flavours in the mouth. The balance between acid and fruit is terrific and the long mineral and peach finish a delight. i’d like to have another look at this in a few years. Winemaker: Nick Paterson

This is named after three pioneering women who established the Meerea homestead in the 1830s. The vines that produced this wine were planted in 1968 and this was aged in American and french oak. There’s quite a bit going on here, with aromas of plum, violet, dark cherry, leather, tobacco, spice and vanilla from the oak. fine grippy tannins and flavours including blackberry, cherry and a nice cranberry sourness drive on through the finish. Winemaker: rhys Eather

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(hunter Valley) $45; 14.5% ★★★★ ½

(hunter Valley) $30; 14% ★★★★

(hunter Valley) $40; 13.5% ★★★★ ½

(hunter Valley) $30; 13.5% ★★★★

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De Iuliis Semillon 2010 (hunter Valley) $18; 10.5% ★★★★ it’s pronounced “de uli-iss” in case you’re wondering. But there’s no wondering about the quality of this wine. A lifted bouquet of lemon, tropical fruits, lemongrass and grassy notes leaps up before a hit of pure fruit flavours, including lemon, lime and peach, fill the mouth and carry on long after you’ve taken a sip. it’s well structured – a wine of real line and length – with bright, chalky acid supporting the fine flavours. This is really easy to drink and the low alcohol makes justifying an extra glass really easy. Food match \ scallops with polenta april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 9

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But are we there yet? Are we officially grown-ups if we still throw our clothes on the floor, or struggle to find the fuse box when the power goes off? mentally. Delicate topic, I know, but I’ve been to a few The thing is, I can mow the lawns but only if he turns funerals lately, and it does happen. on the mower first. Putting the bins out I can do, but My friend said yes, she did worry about that, it’s so hard to get them down the driveway without and how the kids would cope without their scratching the cars that I’m happy and relieved So it’s dad. But more than anything, she couldn’t to let him do it. Turning on the gas barbecue is official, I’ve imagine how she’d ever manage to work a bit scary, so better if he does that, and I gave out how to use the DVD or turn on the up cleaning the bathroom when I was pregnant become my computer without him. She’s not even sure and breastfeeding (bathroom cleaning products mother what her password is. are bad for the baby, they say). There are always things you let the other And I’m not a master chef but I do a pretty good one do, and then after a while, unofficially and job of pulling something together for dinner each eventually officially, it becomes their job. At our place night, which means these days he never cooks much at I’m the mopper and the shopper, and the other one is the all except french toast and barbecues. maker of beds and the payer of bills. Only one person When I first met him he was actually quite good can handle the bills, I hear, apparently it’s soooo hard to at cooking, but now everything tastes just a little bit manage. But if anything did happen, I’d be a bit stuck. too peppery. He cooked a roast the other night when A friend’s husband recently went away for a fortnight I was out and three days later I found cold potatoes, and she was surprised and exhausted by all the little dried up like apricots, still on their baking tray in the things he did at the end of the night when she’d gone to oven. Thankfully, he’d remembered to turn the oven bed. It took her an extra half hour every night, turning off this time. on the dishwasher, locking the doors, putting the dog So it’s official, I’ve become my mother, and he’s now out, closing the rabbit cage and checking the kids still just like his dad. Although unlike his father, he does had their doonas on. She was never happier to see him hang out the washing, and I don’t have episodic Barbra come home. Streisand perms. But everything else is pretty much the One of the saddest things I ever had to do was teach same (although, when I think of it, dad used to bring my mum how to use a key card after dad died. She never mum a coffee in bed every morning – so if I’m serious had her own bank account or paid the bills, and for about taking on dated gender-specific roles, I should years she was petrified someone was going to rob her at insist on that happy little ritual). \ gunpoint at the ATM. Ten years later, despite vowing I would never let the same thing happen to me, I’ve found » we welcome your feedback @ myself unable to fill out a business activity statement or change a light globe, especially an IKEA one.

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Council of Adult Education library in Flinders Lane in 2004, their snappy refurbishment of the laneway building on the corner of Degraves Street was a welcome addition to the city’s coffee culture. Journal Canteen was added just over three years ago and now has Carlo Havelberg (ex-Da Noi) cooking in the airy space above the café, curing his own meats and cooking homestyle meals for grateful, hungry students. Vakalis took over the business last year. He’s kept the coffee focus traditional and retained the imported Italian coffee brand Romcaffe. “We’re purists here,” he says. “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel.” A Journal brew, delivered as a ristretto from the café’s manual-lever espresso machine, will be dark, viscous and moody – a classic Italian espresso, with an edgy nip.

the best part of four years. First part-time while completing a multimedia degree and full-time for the past 18 months, although he also designs his own clothing line. Consistency is the key to this serious young man’s professional life, and he has used automated espresso machines at Journal and at Starbucks, his first barista posting. He enjoys the daily challenge of operating the manual machine. “It requires you to pay attention – no matter how busy you are getting – to how long the coffee is pouring.” The key is patience and a calm approach, he says. “I will prioritise orders, rather than just serving a group all at once. That way people get their coffee at the perfect temperature rather than just in chronological order.” \



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Journal Café speaks volumes about this city. It’s old-Melbourne, student-Melbourne, tourist and business-Melbourne, too. Loners on laptops sit perched at stools on the bar, while suited pairings discuss business over low corner tables and elderly couples find a quiet nook. Large timber communal tables under orange-glowing bookcases accommodate newspaper and magazine readers on low-slung black-and-chrome stools. There’s a takeaway window in the library corridor, the excellent canteen upstairs and the classic antique-look espresso machine at the main counter. Staff are efficient, polite and helpful but also astute at knowing when to be absent. \

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ROAD to RECOVERY It was 15 years ago this week that the horrific actions of one man devastated the community of Port Arthur. Thankfully, the resilience of the human spirit can triumph over tragedy, as CARRIE HUTCHINSON discovers.


ast stretches of lush green lawn dotted with stands of eucalyptus stretch to a calm bay. Preserved sandstone buildings offer an insight into the past. These days, it’s a peaceful and beautiful setting, but Port Arthur has a troubled and troubling past. During the 1830s it became one of the most brutal prisons in Australia, housing some of our most violent criminals. The prison was abandoned in 1877 and eventually became a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation-listed tourist attraction, attracting a quarter of a million visitors each year. But the site’s image – as a glimpse into Tasmania’s convict history, and a peaceful spot to take a family for a picnic – was shattered on April 28, 1996, when a lone gunman went on a murderous rampage. Armed with two semi-automatic firearms, Martin Bryant killed 35 people and injured 21 others, the majority at the Port Arthur Historic Site. Images were beamed around the world, a nation mourned and a small, tight-knit community was shattered. That was 15 years ago, but the photo the media used of Bryant after the event – head tilted to one side, blond hair shaggy, face expressionless – still has the ability to send chills down the spine of anyone who remembers that tragic afternoon. These days, Bryant is housed at Risdon Prison, sentenced to 35 consecutive life sentences. At Port Arthur, the Broad Arrow Café, where he calmly ate a meal before beginning his shooting spree, was demolished and a memorial garden erected. Memories aren’t as easily erased. We’ve seen how our communities unite and recover after natural tragedies such as fire and floods. But the question many people ask is whether a town can ever recover from a tragedy of such immense proportions as this. “It gets tucked to the back of your mind,” says Neil Noye, 79, who was mayor of the Tasman Peninsula at the time, and still lives just outside Nubeena, the “capital” of the area. “Fifteen years is a long time. Those who were affected directly will probably never get over it, but I think the rest of the community has moved on.” That day Noye was working on the farm that’s been 12 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

in his family since 1890 when he noticed a police car go by, then an ambulance. As the co-ordinator of the local branch of the SES, he went up to the house to make a few calls, thinking there must have been an accident. That was when he was told the awful news. “We were a very small community, very small,” he says. “There were only 2000 people in our municipality and I knew the chap who did the shooting, so it really hit home.” Not only were people’s feelings of safety rocked, the tourism-based economy was decimated. “It took four or five years for things to settle down,” says Noye. “I thought it would only take a couple. There are still people now who won’t come to Port Arthur. I’ve had people say to me, ‘No, I don’t want to go there’.” Many faces associated with the tragedy became familiar over time, and none more so than that of Walter Mikac, whose wife Nanette and two daughters, six-year-old Alannah and three-year-old Madeline, were killed. Almost immediately, he became the spokeman

Not forgotten: The memorial cross at Port Arthur, at the rear of the memorial garden. (© NEWSPIX \ MIKE KEATING)

for tougher gun control. “As you all know, three months ago to this day I lost the entire reason for my existence,” he told a rally in Sydney on July 28, 1996. With more than 60 per cent of Australians agreeing with Mikac, the newly elected prime minister, John Howard, led the federal and state governments across the country to ban automatic and semi-automatic weapons and tighten licensing and ownership laws. More than $300 million was spent buying back 640,000 newly banned weapons in the 12 months from October 1996. Mikac went on to form The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, based in Melbourne. “The foundation started because of a terribly tragic event,” says chief executive Judith Slocombe. “And because Alannah and Madeline died in such terrible circumstances, we look to the future to see how we can care for children who’ve experienced violence and prevent violence in the lives of children.” In her dealings with Mikac and other people who were at Port Arthur, Slocombe believes their


The Alannah and Madeline Foundation Touched by the suffering of Walter Mikac, Dr Phil West was inspired to help found The Alannah and Madeline Foundation alongside Mikac and a small group of volunteers, include Gaye and John Fidler, who were injured at Port Arthur. Since its launch on April 30, 1997, the Melbourne-based organisation has supported children who have been exposed to trauma and violence through several programs. One of its more recent initiatives is Better Buddies, a scheme to prevent bullying in primary schools.


KEITH MOULTON SAYS HE HAS FORGIVEN THE MAN WHO TORE HIS FAMILY APART that I never saw one injury on the three of them. I should have. I knew Nanette was injured because there was blood all down the road, but as far as a gunshot wound, no. I think it was God protecting me, so that I never have to look back and see them damaged. And I’m grateful for that.”


involvement has given them a sense of hope for the future. “It’s almost impossible to make sense out of such a dreadful tragedy, and I think this is some way they can help make sense,” she says. “You can’t wind back the clock but you can look to the future and help protect as many children as you can.” Keith Moulton was Nanette’s father and grandfather to Alannah and Madeline. After hearing there was something terribly wrong happening at Port Arthur, and spending much of the day trying to find out where Nanette and the two girls were, he was told that they had been killed. “The chap that told me at the roadblock was very upset,” he says. “That was the start of the Port Arthur massacre for me.” The next morning he travelled back to the site (the crime scene was so vast that bodies had to be left where they were overnight until the investigation could be completed the next day), where he said his goodbyes. “I knelt down with them and rubbed their hands and their faces, and to this day I’ll state quite emphatically

hile there’s a great deal of anger still directed towards Bryant, Moulton says he has come to a certain peace with what had happened and has forgiven the man who tore his family apart. “If you’re hurt and you keep going over and over that in your mind and your heart, you end up with battery acid for stomach juice,” he explains. “It’ll wear you out, it’ll burn you out and you’ll be miserable. I’ve met other people who’ve forgiven him for the same reason.” Eighteen months after the massacre, Moulton was asked to become the minister at the Church of Christ in Nubeena and over the following five years helped lead the community through its darkest days. “I was able to help a lot of people quietly. I sat by their side and we cried together because we’d all been through it. The help that came from the community was astronomical. You band together and support each other. To walk down the street and collect your mail might take an hour because you end up getting 44 hugs along the way and a few tears down the back of the neck, but it made you stronger.” Like Moulton, many of the survivors, while reluctant to speak of what happened on that day, have used what many might call their second chance to have a positive influence in the community. Coralee Lever, whose husband Dennis was killed in the café, now works with the Australian Bravery Association. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” she says. “I can help other people, and that’s what warms the heart. It can make you feel good when you can help others. This is what I want to get across, and to say there is a life there, but maybe different to what you planned. But there is a life, and it’s what you make it.” Peter Crosswell, who protected two female friends by lying on top of them although all three were wounded,

worked with Camp Quality for 18 years before and after Port Arthur, and is now with Lifeline. When asked if a day goes by that he doesn’t think about what happened in the café, he says: “The short answer to that is ‘no’. The thing about Port Arthur is that there is no logic to it, and that’s where it differs from a natural disaster or a car prang and those sorts of events. “To move through something like that you’ve got to get something positive out of it. Immediately after, I had post-traumatic stress disorder, my marriage became very shaky and later broke down completely, and that’s because the event had changed me as a person. “The only way I could move forward was to find a positive out of it all. The positive I used was that I felt it gave me a better understanding of what a family goes through when they lose a child to cancer. That’s the tool that I still use. Somewhere along the line I came to the decision that the whole event, the reason for it, was to make a better person of me.” In the years immediately after the massacre, Neil Noye saw a lot of people move away. “Time has passed and people have started to forget about it,” he says. “We’re a tourist destination and in the past 15 years we’ve had a huge turnover of people coming and going. Fifty per cent of the people who live in the community now would know very little about what happened.” Moulton agrees: “Some of the older people will never get over it – now it’s in their make-up. But the climate is changing because of the new people who’ve arrived. They know what happened but they’ve got no more than a passing concern about it at all.” On Thursday, April 28, a small group of the historic site’s staff members and survivors will assemble at the memorial garden at 1.30pm for a private service. “This year, like the last four years, we will lay a wreath and observe a minute’s silence,” says Stephen Large, chief executive officer of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority. “PAHSMA made a decision after the 10th anniversary that it would be the last formal commemoration service,” Large says. Staff at The Alannah and Madeline Foundation will also stop to think about those two little girls who this year should be turning 21 and 18. “We do take a moment to reflect,” says Judith Slocombe, “but, really, we’re about the future, and that’s where we look. There’s nothing we can do about the past – we need to reflect on it and learn from it, but then we need to move forward and make a better future.” \ april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 13


SENDING MESSAGES The humble T-shirt is making bold statements, writes JANE ROCCA.


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in fact got to do what made their heart race.” After quitting an extensive career in marketing and communications, Lyssiotis decided his knowledge would be put to better use running his own business. “I was dissatisfied with the Australian corporate environment,” he says. “It was a great learning experience, but everything that came along with it was not for me. I had always wanted to start my own company but I felt I needed to go out there and get some kind of corporate experience first. “It’s frustrating when you’re in a role that you don’t want to be in, and you feel you have all these skills and talents that you want to use but there is no outlet to use them. The dissatisfaction combined with my own need to express myself creatively and professionally propelled me to take that big leap … Sometimes the negativity of a situation you’re in combined with your own positive nature propels you to take the step.” His love of fashion (think Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel and Christian Dior), combined with a balanced approach to life (he fits in exercise and practises yoga), allows Lyssiotis to keep inspired when it comes to creating his own fashion. “Beyond fashion designers it’s often artists in other mediums that have a huge influence on my life and work,” he says. And with Fontaine, it’s easy to see how. \





or Simon Lyssiotis, a lot can be said for going out on a whim. The Melbourne designer who quit his day job in the corporate marketing world to fill his hours with a new love – that of running his own fashion label – is clearly the kind of guy who wears his heart on his sleeve or, in his case, his T-shirt. “My favourite item of clothing has to be the T-shirt. What better way to combine my love of art and fashion than by creating my own label?” says Lyssiotis, who grew up in Burwood and launched Fontaine last year. “From a career point of view, I have always wanted to create something that is going to benefit me and make me happy. I don’t mind hard work as long as I’m doing it in the name of something I love,” he says. This feel-good approach is instantly noticeable in his debut collection for winter 2011. Fontaine turns up the heat on men’s wear, bringing with it a fresh eye to the concept of the T-shirt. Big on screenprints, its T-shirts are casual, can be dressed up or down and don’t fall into the fad category of disposable fashion. Let’s face it, men like their fashion to last a few seasons, and Fontaine has clearly kept this in mind. For the young label, it’s about celebrating visual art, hence the abundant use of graphic images, and it’s designed around the theme Immunity to Heat. “The artwork is varied and allows the consumer to be intrigued and challenged by it,” says Lyssiotis. The latest collection came to life after his resignation from a previous job. “I got to thinking about the uncompromising pursuit of love, happiness, and entitlement,” he explains. The strong use of graphic art to spread its message fuses everything from the sensual and personal to the bold. But it’s the imagery of birds, which appears on some of his T-shirts, that is the most personal for Lyssiotis. Perhaps it represents flight, a seasonal change and a new path (which he has clearly done in the past 12 months himself), while the aviator T-shirt also points to a change in direction. The image of Tom Cruise in Top Gun is featured on the aviator T-shirt, of which Lyssiotis says: “It was inspired by the hopes and dreams of many boys I knew growing up. Many of them wanted to be aviators or jet pilots. In actual fact, a few did. Therefore this piece is dedicated to them. The boys that wanted a career that posed many challenges and

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again is: what makes a foolproof make-up kit? The answer is tricky as there is no one kit that ticks all the boxes. What I can share with you are the essentials, the foundation of a good kit that you can add to over time. There is conflicting information regarding how long you can store your make-up. You should not hold on to something just because the company has cancelled the colour or you cannot find it in Australia any more. Look at it this way – would you hang on to a chocolate bar past its use-by date? Here is a guide of how long to use your make-up before tossing them out. You can extend your products’ life by using brushes instead of fingers. Keep in mind that the shelf life of natural cosmetics is much shorter. So let’s pull out our make-up stash and rug up – instead of nesting for the cooler months, we are detoxing the make-up kit.

set a date and then bReak it Various formulations of foundation \ one year loose powder \ two years compact powder \ one year blush and bronzer \ 18 months cream blush \ 12-18 months Powder eyeshadow \ two years cream eyeshadow \ 12-18 months eyeliner \ one year liquid eyeliner \ four months mascara \ three months lipstick \ 12-18 months lip liner \ 12-18 months lip gloss \ one year nail colour \ one year

Your foundation make-up kit should include the goodies below, but remember with a little more experience and a bit of extra cash, you can customise it by adding to these building blocks.

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Natural cosmetics have a much shorter shelf life Foundation and/or concealer The idea of complexion products is to even out your skin tone. Get a light foundation that goes the distance. Lust: Lancôme Teint Miracle ($55). Must: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Brush ($34.95). Niche: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation ($59) – very broad colour range. Sometimes a concealer is all you need. Lust: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($65) – still the best Must: Australis Concealer ($9.95). Compact powder Do not go past M.A.C. Cosmetics Blot Powder ($36); it takes away shine without leaving your skin cakey – it is freshness in a compact. Truly an industry secret. Lipstick I have always been a fan of lipsticks as they are so versatile, they can be worn intensely, as a stain, on your cheeks and mixed up for fun. Lust: Bobbi Brown Lipstick Sandwash Tulle ($44) – the go-to nude that is just sublime. Must: Maybelline Color Sensational Totally Toffee ($16.95) – perfect nude for darker or tanned skin. Niche: Benefit Lipstick Fame Game ($34) – not as pink as the tube suggests. Just a perfect nude.

Blusher The perfect blush is not pink, brown or peach; it is actually a perfect marriage of peach and pink with a tiny hint of nude. Powder blushers are always better to handle than cream: apply it with a large powder brush sweeping the colour in the cheek and towards the hairline. Lust: Nars Blush in Orgasm ($62). Must: Bourjois Blush in Brun Cuivre ($20). Niche: Shu Uemura Glow on in P47 ($58). Mascara It is hard to find a simple mascara – with all the plumping, lengthening and curling, you can get lost. I may be not too keen on the packaging but Maybelline New York’s Great Lash Mascara ($15.95) is not only value for money but it has been going since 1971. Eyeshadows Start with four colours that you can build on, avoid matt browns and blacks as they can be ageing. Look for colours that are silky in texture and have just a hint of lustre or shimmer. Lust: Clinique Color Surge Quad in Teddy Bear ($66). Must: Sax Cosmetics Eye Delight Palette ($14.95). Niche: JK Jemma Kidd Catwalk Kit ($39.95).

Eyeliners There is much of a muchness between pencil eyeliner brands, although each brand will claim it is superior. Look for soft, easy-to-glide formulas: try in either navy or dark olive-green instead of black or brown. Lip liners Matching your lipstick to your lip liner is so 1990s. The best lip liners are ones that match your lip colour, not your lipstick. Try the Smashbox range of nude lip liners at $24.95 each. There is a nude to suit any skin tone. Brush sets There are way too many brushes out there and it can get confusing. EcoTools brushes are environmentally friendly and sustainably produced. The superb five-piece bamboo set is all you need and will give the luxury brands a run for their money at $25.95. It is also handy to keep some breath mints, safety pins, cotton buds and Hollywood tape for unexpected emergencies. Wash your brushes once a week and your make-up bag at least once a month. With what I’ve shared, you can now go out in the big bad world and show them who is boss. Happy detoxing. \

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R e v ie w \ was perplexed. LesLie CannoLd Among all the documents, internet sites and books she read about the



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2011 Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies, and in 2005 she was listed as one of Australia’s top 20 public intellectuals. Taking time off to life of Jesus, there was no mention of his sisters. Even the explore fiction and write a novel about one of Jesus’ sisters New Testament gospels proved unhelpful. was a bold move, but one that she has relished. The Melbourne-based academic, writer and ethicist “I wrote the first draft of my story, then left it for three was curious that “here was a famous person whose four months. When I went back to read it, I threw up a little in brothers were carefully noted and written down, yet there my own mouth. It was very disheartening and I realised I wasn’t even an acknowledgement of whether Jesus did needed help.’’ or did not have sisters. It was another example of women With a bit of help from an RMIT short course, being left out of history, and that interested me.’’ Cannold embarked on an autodidact’s journey »w w The catalyst for Cannold’s investigation, which w. into fiction writing. The result is The Book of started about seven years ago, was an ABC Rachael, one of the gems on Text Publishing’s TV documentary on the life of Jesus – or 2011 fiction list. Cannold sets her story in Joshua, as he was known. At one point the 30AD Nazareth. Her heroine is Rachael, speCiaL series’ narrator told viewers that although daughter of Yosef and Miriame, and sister » Corrie perkin’s historians knew Jesus had four brothers, no of Joshua. Rachael is smart, independent selections of one was sure whether he had any sisters. “I and passionate about the values she holds the week remember sitting on the couch and feeling so dear. She is also acutely aware of the lack galled,’’ Cannold recalls. “We know Jesus’ every of opportunities for women, and throughout speech, every fart, every whisper yet nobody ever the book she challenges her community, the bothered to record whether he had sisters, or what were authorities, and her family for the right to be herself. their names. Rachael falls in love with her brother’s close friend, “It was then I thought, ‘I know, I’ll write the story of the charismatic warrior Judah of Iscariot. Not long after, the sisters. I want to tell their story, I will reclaim them’.” Joshua discovers his gift for speaking to the masses and Cannold intended to write a non-fiction work about preaching love, justice, forgiveness and belief. His actions Jesus’ sisters. Alas, there was no information and no displease the Roman forces and the scene is set for a evidence for her inquiry. “I very arrogantly thought ‘oh, tragic outcome for the story’s three main characters. that’s all right, if I can’t use the tools of non-fiction, I’ll Cannold’s book raises some important issues, and local just pick up the tools of fiction and tell a story,’’ she says. book clubs in particular will find this a worthy addition “I naively thought it would just be a matter of crossing to their reading lists. We strongly recommend it for its another discipline boundary.’’ vision, and for Cannold’s ability to weave a new story A mother of two, Cannold, who was born in the US, is around a very old one. \ Corrie perkin well known to Melbourne audiences through her opinion column in The Age. Last month she was named the

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There’s little obvious appeal for Australian audiences in this doco about Canadian scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki. There are few shocking statistics or portents of climate catastrophe and we hold little in the way of cultural connection with the man himself. Still, there is one very good reason to see this film and, fittingly, it’s David Suzuki. An avuncular, endearing and frequently emotional presence, Suzuki is an irresistible guide through his 75 years. Having lost his grandparents to Hiroshima, been interred in a Canadian prison camp, and found himself caught up in civil rights and environmental struggles, Suzuki is able to take us on a very personal journey through modern history. Indeed, he reveals his deep and abiding connection with nature stems primarily from the discrimination he suffered as a Japanese Canadian who only spoke English. When no one else will talk to you, it seems only natural to go make friends at the swamp. Suzuki’s honest, heartfelt reflection on the world and his place in it – as distraught at the devastation at Hiroshima as he is the extinction of bluefin tuna – makes his story an absorbing one, even if you’ve never sponsored a panda or tied yourself to a tree. This is an affecting, intimate portrait of a remarkable human being. \

The long-awaited second album from these Seattle-based ragamuffins isn’t a great leap on from the last one, but who would want that? The pastoral beauty of their early work is intact, with the folky tunes given a more ambitious arrangement. There’s a hymnal quality throughout, Robin Pecknold’s layered vocals echoing around some pagan temple while young maidens circle a maypole. If The Wicker Man is ever remade as an indie romcom, at least the soundtrack will be top notch. Despite its miserablist title, this is a far summerier record than its predecessor. Gone are the pristine, icy songscapes and in their place the green shoots and long afternoons of better weather. Even the title track resounds with optimism, rattling along with gusto as Pecknold declares “I’ll get back to you some day soon”. Overall, the album recalls the happy simplicity of ’60s pop folk, somewhere between the delicate harmonies of Simon and Garfunkel and the Byrds’ jangly wall of sound. Still, as lush as the instrumentation is, the album is most moving when at its simplest. On stripped-back track The Shrine/An Argument, as Pecknold’s solitary voice reaches for places it hasn’t yet touched, we’re deep in goosebump country. Timeless, touching and given to transporting a listener to wondrous places, this is beautiful stuff. \

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East Timor’s first lady is working hard for her country, writes ELLEN WHINNETT.


irsty Sword Gusmao is composed, sipping Timor coffee as phones ring, emails ping, and people come and go outside her door. It’s just turned 9am on a humid summer’s day in Dili, the crowded, noisy capital of her adopted country, East Timor. The Victorian-born Sword Gusmao has organised breakfast for her family, sat for a photo shoot, packed her husband, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, off to work and driven her three sons to school through Dili’s chaotic traffic. She’s made sure her two employees are organised for the day and is now sitting in her office in the family’s secure residential compound, answering my questions in English and fielding calls on her mobile phone in perfect Portuguese. Outside, UN police guard the heavily fortified compound, a legacy of the rebel attacks in 2008 that saw the Prime Minister narrowly escape injury but President José Ramos-Horta critically wounded. Sword Gusmao responded to the attacks by demanding less security for herself, not more. She now drives her children to school herself, and rides her bicycle alone twice a week along Dili’s foreshore. “It is very much linked to the fact that a few months after the assassination attempts in 2008 I decided that I didn’t want to have to put up with having personal security any longer, after seven years of doing so. Being trailed constantly by police, both Timorese and UN,” she said. “There was a bit of concern at the time about that. But I just really felt that I didn’t want my kids to have to be clambering over automatic weapons to get into the car to go to school. And I just wanted to reclaim my life and my privacy and a sense of normality about my life. I drive my kids to school, like every other mum.” The 45-year-old tries to keep things as normal as she can for sons Alexandre, 10, Kay Olok, 8, and Daniel, 6. They go snorkelling on the beaches around Dili, and visit Australia at least once a year for a summer holiday with Sword Gusmao’s mother Rosalie, who lives in Rosebud. In Victoria, the boys run amok on the beach and play with their cousins and their mother sneaks off to the movies, anonymous for a precious short time. But in reality, it’s not easy being the first lady of one of the poorest countries in south-east Asia, born fewer than 10 years ago out of 500 years of occupation and 25 years of oppression by the Indonesian government. “Obviously when you start the nation-building process from scratch less than 10 years ago there’s lots that still needs to be done and lots of frustration that we haven’t achieved more in a shorter space of time,” she said. “It’s hard to take a step back and say, ‘oh, we have done a lot of good things’. “And probably the major achievements would be in terms of building the basic institutions of state and nation (the judiciary, police and army, education system, health system – with shortcomings still) but they’re all basically operating and rolling out services. “It really was from scratch, from the ground up, ground zero.” The Kirsty Sword Gusmao story is a remarkable one. She was born in Melbourne, raised in Melbourne and Bendigo and graduated from the University of Melbourne with an honours degrees in arts. She also spoke fluent Italian and Indonesian. That led to a role as a member of the resistance working to free East Timor, known locally as Timor-Leste, from Indonesian rule, and that in turn led to a love affair with jailed resistance leader Xanana Gusmao, after romance bloomed through their letters. They married in 2000 after Gusmao was freed from 18 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011


BY EXAMPLE an Indonesian jail and set about the task of rebuilding a country shattered by violence after the referendum vote for independence. Sword Gusmao has devoted her life to raising her sons and improving the lives of women and children in East Timor, a beautiful, hardy country that suffers from poverty, a lack of educational opportunity and a history of political instability and violence. She works at a pace that would flatten many others, and faces an endless struggle for resources. And with her 64-year-old husband coming under intense pressure to stand for election again in 2012, there’s little chance their respective workloads will ease any time soon, despite Gusmao’s oft-repeated wish to retire to become a pumpkin farmer. “I know already there’s a lot of pressure mounting on him to consider running again,” she said. “To be

honest, I haven’t even asked him because I think it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion, really, partly as an extension of … a general recognition of the fact that, despite incredible problems and shortcomings, his party’s doing a pretty good job, and it would be a shame to cut that short.” Sword Gusmao is more concerned that the 2012 election could see political unrest or violence, which would mar the several years of peace the country has enjoyed. “The problems previously were political, and I think it’s a question of appealing to the leaders of the country to never allow that situation to arise again,” she said. “The consequences are too dire and far reaching.” Day to day, Sword Gusmao spends her time working on two main projects – the Alola Foundation, which empowers and supports women, and a

contributes to its booming population. The capital had about 120,000 residents when the Indonesians left in 1999 – now, according to Sword Gusmao, it’s somewhere in excess of 200,000. “More than it can cope with,” she acknowledged. She remains concerned about the high number of children in East Timor’s remote and rural areas who received no schooling at all. “It’s hard for kids to get to school. They have to walk kilometres under the hot sun to get there. Economic reasons are a big (problem). Parents may appreciate the importance of education, but if they’ve got six kids and they have to provide shoes so those kids can walk all those kilometres to get to school, provide the uniform and all the other costs associated with keeping kids at school, that can be really prohibitive for a lot of families. “There’s also the quality of the education. Some are being taught in very inadequate circumstances,” she said. “The school may not have a roof, or it may have a leaking roof, or they may not have a blackboard or enough chairs for all those students. The teacher may not turn up, and if the teacher turns up, they may not have any training and the instruction they are providing may not be up to scratch.” For the past two years, Sword Gusmao has worked to convince East Timor’s politicians to allow children to be taught in their own language. “There’s been a very strong emphasis on teachers using Portuguese as the language of instruction,” she said. “Portuguese and Tetum are the two official languages of the country but Tetum, being the lingua franca, the national language, doesn’t enjoy the same status as Portuguese so it’s kind of being relegated to poor second cousin of Portuguese, really. “And this has really damaged the quality of teaching, because the teachers themselves have a very poor command of Portuguese and they’re being asked to teach in it and, number two, the kids cannot understand what the teachers are trying to teach them. This is a fundamental problem in a lot of developing countries. “What we are doing at the moment is we are obliging kids, from the first day they start primary school, to understand new content, a whole new foreign learning environment – they’ve probably never seen a book in their lives when they enter school – and they’re doing all of that in a foreign language,” she said. “We’re really hoping this year to get the government to approve this (mother-tongue) policy. We’ve sacrificed one generation probably already to the current policies, we have to make sure we don’t do it to another.”


UNESCO-backed campaign to have children taught in their native or mother tongue – no easy task in a country with 16 recognised languages and almost as many more dialects. To many Australians, East Timor is the place they see on the TV news, beset by violence, refugees fleeing to the hills, dislodged by political violence. But progress is being made. East Timor had one of the fastest-growing economies in the region last year, more than 10 per cent; child and mother mortality rates are falling. The Dili branch of the ANZ Bank has reported large numbers of people opening new accounts in the past five years as residents enjoy unprecedented prosperity. A census in 2010 showed the population had risen to almost 1.1 million. The beaches are being cleaned of rubbish, and Dili’s streets are jammed with traffic as a growing middle class

Dedicated: East Timor’s Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao, his wife, Melbourne-born Kirsty Sword Gusmao, and their children Alexandre, Kay Olok and Daniel at home in Dili. (MATTHEW NEWTON)

n the Gusmao home, Alexandre, Kay Olok and Daniel speak English as their first language, although their parents speak Portuguese to each other, and everyone speaks Tetum. Sword Gusmao chats to her 5000 Facebook friends mainly in Tetum. “The boys speak English to Xanana,’’ Sword Gusmao said. “The idea was they were going to grow up bilingual – English and Portuguese. But Xanana was, number one, hardly ever present, so they just weren’t hearing Portuguese and, number two, he didn’t stick to the rules, which was to speak to them exclusively in Portuguese, because they would protest strenuously when he tried to speak in Portuguese to them because they couldn’t understand. “And rather than persisting, he would just switch to English. They now speak Tetum and English. Their Tetum’s not fantastic but it’s a darn sight better than their Portuguese. I said to Xanana that this year our New Year’s resolution is you are going to speak Portuguese at least some of the time with the boys.” Sword Gusmao admits time to herself is a rarity, and that she manages to read books for fun only when she’s in Australia visiting her mother. She said her twice-weekly bike ride, where she puts in her earphones, turns the music up loud and rides hard

along the waterfront for 50 minutes, is one of the few breaks she gets. “I don’t even hear people calling out to me, I just go into my own little space and my own little world,” she said. “And, of course, it’s good for the body as well as the brain. “We don’t have a situation where we have meals together, it’s just impossible. The boys get up at different times, so breakfasts are staggered and I don’t usually even sit down for mine, I get up and grab a bite as I fly past between one thing and another, packing up my computer ready to bring over here,” she said. “Is it glamorous? Not at all. But it’s what you make it. I could be a lady of leisure and spend my days in beauty parlours, but I’d consider that to be a huge waste of my time. You know you have this unique opportunity to be able to bring about some change, so why waste it?” When she’s in Australia, Sword Gusmao takes a break from the responsibilities that weigh heavily on her as first lady. “One thing I love when I hit Australia is the ability to just go to a public place, go shopping, and not be recognised, not having everyone coming and greeting me and passing on messages to Xanana,” she said. “Occasionally I’ll be recognised in Australia but on the whole, it’s a place where I can disappear, and I like that.” Ten years ago, Sword Gusmao’s attention was focused on her Alola Foundation, which improves women’s lives through advocacy, schooling, health support and providing economic opportunity.


Now it employs more than 100 people – all but one of them Timorese – and has representatives in every district of East Timor and in Australia. Sword Gusmao has been able to take a step back from the day-to-day work of Alola and concentrate on raising funds for it. “Alola has gone from strength to strength over the years, in fact this year we celebrate 10 years since the establishment of the organisation,” she said. Other matters occupying Sword Gusmao’s thoughts have been Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s controversial claim that an offshore asylum-seeker processing centre could be established in East Timor. “I have to stress this is my personal view,” she said. “My feeling at the time was that it wasn’t really appropriate to be foisting this problem on Timor-Leste when it’s grappling with so many other bread-and-butter issues. And that really it could potentially put East Timor in a very tricky situation politically, given the relationship with Indonesia.” Sword Gusmao likened the proposal to the World War II decision to land an Australian commando force in previously neutral East Timor – a move that triggered bloody retaliation by the Japanese. “The thought that came into my mind when I first read about it was, here we are again. “In the Second World War, we (Australia) sacrificed East Timor to our national interest of defending our nation from the foreign hordes, and here we are wanting to do it again. That was my first reaction, that recollection of the Second World War situation, Timor being the buffer state. “I think in practical terms it just wouldn’t have been feasible to. It was very strange.” \

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THE GREAT INSPIRER CHERYL CRITCHLEY speaks to a modest teacher who is encouraging students to reach their potential.


andra Jane has achieved great things in 25 years of teaching art and photography. She has published four successful textbooks, presented to art teachers at the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne University and inspired many students into artistic careers, including a current colleague. Now head of art at Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak, Jane typifies the creed of the Loreto order, founded by Mary Ward 400 years ago to educate “the leaders of tomorrow” at a time when few women finished school. “Women in time will come to do much,” Ward said prophetically. Jane personifies Ward’s action, integrity, intelligence and will to succeed. In her case, the determination was partly borne of an unhappy time at school. Dressed comfortably but immaculately, Jane looks every bit the confident and accomplished teacher she is. Completely at ease in Loreto Toorak’s historic grounds, she truly belongs in this beautiful, academic place. But it wasn’t all plain sailing. At school, teachers did not encourage Jane to believe in herself or her potential. “I didn’t have a very positive experience,” she says in Loreto’s divine light-filled 19th-century conservatory. “I never felt that anyone encouraged me.” 20 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

Perhaps this has made her an even better teacher. Now in her 18th year at the high-achieving Catholic girls’ school, Jane takes nothing for granted and sees potential in every student. She feels that her own school experience “has made me the teacher that I am”. Those who failed to look beneath the surface missed Jane’s creativity, originality, compassion and ability to nurture. All it took was for someone to really believe in her. Ironically, that person turned out to be another teacher, who helped set her on the path to a long and satisfying career. Jane grew up in Melbourne with four sisters and a brother. She attended MLC and St Catherine’s School before moving to Queensland with her mother and siblings after her parents separated. She finished school at St Hilda’s on the Gold Coast. The Jane family is well known in the motor industry but has humble beginnings. Her father, Bill, and uncle, Bob, are self-made businessmen who left school at a young age to start a seat-cover business. It evolved into Bob Jane T-Marts. Their can-do attitude has rubbed off on most of the family, including Sandra. Bill was involved in the business from its early days when he and Bob, who is eight years older, used to fix

and sell car-seat covers in Brunswick. Bill also used to drive competitively, although Jane is too young to remember if he won many races. “Their father left them at a very young age, so they started their own business together,” she says. “And it gradually went from that to having a car business and having a tyre business and they both were involved in motor racing.” Jane’s brother, Kim, continues the family tradition as a racing-car driver and has competed in the Bathurst 12-hour race. However, Sandra Jane was the first in the family to gain a university degree. Her mother, Joan, also left school early, like most women of her generation. Bill and Joan married young and had six children, putting Joan’s career aspirations on hold. When the children grew up, Joan studied psychology at university and still practises, specialising in post-traumatic stress. Jane had an eye for art and photography from a young age, perhaps inspired by her mother. “When I was little she used to paint,” Jane says. “She used to have a studio in the house and do painting classes. I remember her coming home with different landscapes and still-life oil paintings. They were good. I believe in my retirement I’ll become an artist.”

So rewarding: Loreto Mandeville Hall’s head of art, Sandra Jane, feels privileged. (SHannon MorriS)

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When she received a camera at about five, Jane immediately showed potential. “We had a property up at Yarrawonga on the Murray River and I remember taking photos of my sister,” she says. “And I remember … people commenting that they were particularly interesting in terms of composition. I probably didn’t really understand it at the time.” She also loved drawing, painting and making films, which provided a lifeline at school. “The more art I could do, the better,” she says. “It was certainly where I wanted to spend all of my time.” Jane finished school hoping to study art at university. But first she travelled Australia for a year and then returned to a job on the Gold Coast in a photographic laboratory, developing holiday snaps from Sea World and Movie World. Much to her delight, Jane was accepted into Queensland College of Art, where she majored in fine art, painting and ceramics. It was there she met Margaret Shields, a communications teacher who changed her life. Shields was compassionate, had faith in Jane’s talent and encouraged her, changing the way she thought about herself. The message still resonates, and Jane uses the same approach with her students. “She really changed things around for me,” Jane says. “She made me believe that I could achieve great things in my life.” Jane now uses the same approach with her students, constantly encouraging, nurturing and allowing them to explore their strengths and interests. At university a friend mentioned they could become teachers if they studied for an extra year, arousing Jane’s curiosity. “And I thought, ‘You’re kidding, me a teacher?’ I wanted to do it.” Inspired, Jane moved to Melbourne and completed her dip ed at Mercy Teachers’ College, now part of the Australian Catholic University. When she started her first “real” teaching job at St Bernard’s College, an Essendon Catholic boys’ school, she was excited but apprehensive. However, she seized the moment and had a ball teaching boys art and photography. Within a few years Jane gained enough confidence to apply for, and win, a promotion to head of arts. While at St Bernard’s she wrote the first of four successful photography and art textbooks. The first, Photography; Production and Appreciation, was published in 1996. It was followed by Art is … Making, Creating and Appreciating and Art is … Making, Creating and Appreciating 2 in 1998 and 1999, which focused on the early and middle secondary years. Photography; Production and Appreciation was also updated in 2009 to include digital photography. “The main reason I wanted to write a photography book was because I needed it in my class; there was nothing for teachers to use as an additional resource,” Jane says. “At St Bernard’s we only had a very small darkroom, so if I had 20 students in the class I was not able to teach half the class while I was in the darkroom with the other.” After seven years at St Bernard’s, Jane secured a job as head of art at Loreto Toorak. After almost 18 years, she still “can’t imagine ever finding a more beautiful place to work”. Jane engages students by making topics relevant, finding everyone’s strengths and securing inspiring high-profile speakers such as artist Patricia Piccinini, photographer Samantha Everton and painter Roger Byrt. “Everybody has potential,” she insists. “I’ll do whatever I can to make sure that I find some avenue of inspiration for every single student. Some people think they can’t draw but it doesn’t mean that they can’t create a ceramic sculpture or an amazing photographic image. If you show them how to achieve success and you show them that you believe they can achieve success, then ultimately they will.” As someone who did not overly enjoy school, Jane is always quick to encourage her students. “I often say that just because you find something difficult it doesn’t mean you’re not going to achieve great things in your life,” she says. “They say, ‘Oh yeah, but you’ve written books’. I say, ‘Well, you know that is true, but initially I had a lot of self-doubt’.”

fluid motion: Submerged, by Loreto student alex Saundry using a digital SLr camera in an underwater housing.

“if you Show them that you believe they can achieve SucceSS, then … they will.” Thanks partly to Jane and the art department team, Loreto is consistently represented in the annual Top Arts VCE exhibition of outstanding student work. Last year five students made it, which is testament to the inspirational teaching of Jane and her colleagues. “We also had two students in 2010 achieve outstanding academic success, receiving a Premier’s Award in VCE art and studio art, placing them in the top five students in these studies in the state,” Jane says. Loreto holds its own annual senior school art exhibition, and students consistently do well in the overall VCE rankings. In 2010 more than half achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank above 90, an outstanding result for a non-selective school.


ormer students can’t speak highly enough of Jane. Noted still-life and portrait photographer Lizette Bell, now training to teach tertiary students, says Jane inspired her to become a photographer. Bell achieved perfect Victorian Certificate of Education scores for art and photography. “Sandra Jane first encouraged me to pick up a camera in year 9 art class,” Bell says. “I fell in love with it instantly. With Sandra’s encouragement and dedication to exploring the photographic medium I discovered my creative outlet, which quickly became my life focus and is still one evolving some 15 years later.” Amelia Mulkearns, who finished year 12 last year, studied studio art and has two photos in this year’s Top Arts exhibition. Rather than talk her out of an ambitious project to photograph homeless people, Jane helped by organising contacts with charity organisations. She also spent endless extra hours marking and helping students with their practical and written work. Jane insists her outstanding results are a team effort. Her art colleagues include Nicole Harbison, Sue Burke, Marika Borlase, a former Loreto student, Josie Fagan, art technician Ginevra Saunders and the recently retired Lynne Beck, with whom Jane worked for 16 years. “We all get along so well and we really complement each other with our expertise,” Jane says. All go above and beyond the call of duty. Teaching art is intensive and there is no substitute for one-on-one supervision. Jane and her colleagues are often at the school during the holidays helping students. They also

conduct late stays one night a week in the lead-up to their practical assessment. Has she ever said no? “I might say … ‘We can’t do it today, can we do it tomorrow?’. I love them. I’ll do whatever I can to help them in any way. They get excited about their work and I get excited by their work.” If all that extra work isn’t enough, Jane has also spent many years working on panels writing courses, resource material and exams for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, and helping with VCE art and studio art assessment. She is highly regarded in the art education sector. Somehow, she manages to balance it with home and family. Jane’s husband, Simon Purssey, is client services manager for 13CABS. They met in Queensland when she was visiting her mother. Purssey is extremely supportive of his wife’s career. They have two children – William, 11, who loves sport and Samantha, 10, who is already planning an artistic career. “I think she’s more creative than me,” Jane says. “She wants to do fashion design classes. She wants to draw, paint. She’s very clever. My son is also clever but is more interested in maths, science and sport.” Both show signs of the trademark Jane determination. Jane’s eldest sister, Tracey, runs an event-management company and the next, Kathy, is a mortgage broker. Sandra comes next, then Kim, the racing-car driver, Susan, who ran a modelling agency in Toronto but, sadly, died of cancer in 2005, and Amanda, who is just about to release her first feature film. Amanda also attended university, encouraged by Sandra. She wrote, directed and co-produced The Wedding Party, which features Steve Bisley, Isabel Lucas, Josh Lawson, Rhonda Burchmore, Nadine Garner and Kestie Morassi. The romantic comedy opened last year’s Melbourne Film Festival and this year’s Australian Film Festival. Initially their old-school father couldn’t understand why his daughters wanted careers. However, he still encouraged them, which helped inspire them to even greater heights. “My father often encourages me by highlighting the importance of the work that I do and how proud he is of the positive influence I am having on the lives of my students,” Jane says. As Jane points out, despite working through many school holidays she hasn’t missed out on much. Next year she will travel to Italy on the school’s first art and history tour. They will hit Rome, Florence and Venice, exploring icons such as the Sistine Chapel. “The girls are actually going to do some practical work as well,” Jane says. “They’re going to be painting masks in Venice and participate in a ‘plein air’ watercolour workshop with a local art teacher in Florence.” Scanning Loreto Toorak’s school grounds and manicured lawns, Jane’s continued enthusiasm is not surprising. The school’s centrepiece is Mandeville Hall, one of Melbourne’s most lavish 19th-century mansions. Built in the late 1860s, it became a boarding house in the early 20th century and the Loreto Sisters acquired it in 1924, adding the beautiful Chapel of Christ the King. Most of the mansion’s rooms have been converted into classrooms that are used daily, but some, such as the ornate drawing room with its intricate gold leaf on the roof and walls, retain their colonial feel and the character of the beautiful 19th-century home it once was. Jane loves the old building, but has the best of both worlds with her nearby modern-art facility named after Mother Gonzaga Barry, who ran the first of Australia’s seven Loreto schools in Ballarat. “My photography classroom is state of the art with a darkroom on one side and a studio with studio lights attached to the back of the room. Another room which has … a digital imaging studio also runs off the main room,” Jane says. “I feel privileged every day when I come to work,” she says. “I just love it. I’ve got a lot of friends who earn a lot more money than me … but I don’t think any of them love their job as much as I love mine”. \

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SucceSS StorieS\ loreto mandeville hall old girlS

Alice McNamara

Clare O’Neil

Jane Nathan

Lizette Bell

Attended \ Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, class of 2003 CV \ World-class rower, Empire State Building climb champion, commerce/science graduate, first-year medical student

Attended \ Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, class of 1998 CV \ Melbourne’s youngest female mayor

Attended \ Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, class of 1967 CV \ Teacher, facilitator, community leader

Attended \ Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, class of 1998 CV \ Photographer

O’Neil, a Loreto Toorak school councillor, joined the Australian Labor Party at just 17 and in 2004 became Australia’s youngest female mayor when elected mayor of Greater Dandenong. She was 23. Then-shadow treasurer Simon Crean described her as “a young and vibrant person with a passion for promoting young people”. After studying law at Monash University, O’Neil won a postgraduate Fulbright Scholarship in 2006 to study for a master of public policy degree at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, looking at government innovation and poverty alleviation. \

Nathan was school sports captain twice and has served as president of Loreto Toorak’s Past Pupils’ Association. She studied at Melbourne University, becoming a PE and history teacher. She also did a cadetship at Myer, ran her own business and served as mayor of Hawthorn. A mother of five, Nathan was a commissioner at Brimbank, a director for local government liaison at a law firm and a Small Business Commission mediator. She was the first female committee member of the Melbourne Cricket Club. Last year she was the first ambassador for the Victorian CEO Sleepout for St Vincent de Paul. \

While still at school, Bell studied part-time at Photography Studies College (PSC). In year 12 she earned the perfect VCE score for art and photography. Bell then completed a bachelor of photography at RMIT and started shooting primarily for advertising clients. She shoots for magazines and advertisers. Now training at PSC to teach photography to tertiary students, Bell credits Loreto Toorak art and photography teacher Sandra Jane with inspiring her. “It was Sandra’s nurturing nature as a teacher and her ability to support and empower me that helped me choose to follow my passion for photography.” \

A Loreto Toorak rowing captain, school councillor and school vice-captain, McNamara made her name as a rower before winning the Empire State Building climb women’s section in February. She won the New York trip for being the fastest woman up Eureka Tower last year. McNamara, 25, also has two world rowing championship gold medals in the lightweight quad scull and was a reserve for Australia’s Beijing Olympics rowing team. She is an Essendon fan and loves reading anatomy atlases. \

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3123 Hawthorn East Address \ Neave Street, Hawthorn East Developer \ Canny Building design \ Canny Builder \ Canny


Pricing guide House Price on application

Standard features Corian benchtop with glass splashback to kitchen Stone benchtop with stone upstand and mirror splashbacks in bathrooms l Marble benchtop with marble upstand and mirror splashback in main en suite l Imported light fittings l Colourback glass wall to powder room l American oak flooring l l

Facilities Pool Pool house l Custom-built wine cellar with tasting bench l Garage l Home theatre l l

Sleak design: Clean, modern lines (above) are used throughout the house. Point of difference: Neave Street’s unique pool house (below) provides a seamless curved entertainment area.

Damian Canny asked his latest clients When what they wanted from their new home, they put liveability at the top of their list. With

blinds and curtains. A veneer-wrapped central box with flush-finish pivot doors conceals the pantry and powder room. A full basement accommodates the garage, a three teenage sons they wanted a fantastic outdoor home theatre and a wine cellar. entertaining area and open living spaces to suit the Canny has used large expanses of operable needs of their family. glass walls to merge interior and exterior living Canny and his Melbourne-based spaces and the outside kitchen makes poolside family-owned independent building catering a pleasure. A company, established in 1994, prides itself The Neave Street site has a significant fall contemporary from front to back, which required a 1.8-metre on delivering a full service from concept home with to completion on budget. Its design and retaining wall along the boundary to enable a construction team handles everything from heritage style level rear garden for the pool. permits and planning issues to the smallest A heritage wall along the rear of the site was finishing details. retained to respect the original use of the land In Neave Street, Hawthorn East, it has built a as a dairy. The wall was bagged and painted a dark contemporary house offset by heritage-style fencing colour to blend it with the rest of the landscaping. Glass and green landscaping to fit within the existing pool fencing conforms to safety requirements without heritage streetscape. spoiling the sense of spacious landscaping. Clean, modern lines are used throughout the house The singular pool house gives this unique house a and the interior uses a mix of formal, dark timber clever point of difference. A concrete-look render finish and marble with contemporary white Corian and over a rolled-steel structure with frameless glass walls custom-built, two-pak cabinetry to blend period creates a seamless curved entertaining structure that with modern. seems to hover over the pool. At night, the white-tiled The design incorporates a mixture of formal, cosy pool is lit by LED lights that can change colour as rooms and open, bright, free-flowing living. Solid, you wish. \ MARY RIEKERT 180 millimetre-wide, American oak timber flooring is complemented by plantation shutters, concealed roller


Just nine kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, Hawthorn East is in the heart of the private-school belt and the suburb is well served with a selection of government primary and secondary schools including Hawthorn Secondary College, Bialik College, Methodist Ladies’ College, Scotch College, Genazzano FCJ College, Camberwell Grammar School and Camberwell Girls Grammar School, which can all be reached on foot or by tram, as can Camberwell and Tooronga stations. The Monash Freeway can be accessed within minutes via Burke Road. The Gardiners Creek Trail – a shared-use cycling/walking track – connects to the main Yarra Trail that runs into the CBD.

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3943 SALT Address \ 70 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento Developer \ Sandy Constantine Building, interior and landscape design \ The Ellis Group Architects (working drawings prepared by DOMVS Design) and Mango Design Concepts Sales \ Hocking Stuart 5988 9095 Display suite \ 106 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento Open \ Friday to Sunday 11am-2pm


Pricing guide Apartments Two-bedroom (75m² - 126m²) Three-bedroom (112m² - 155m²)

From $595,000 $1.1 million - $1.55 million

Standard features Spacious balconies l Secure covered car parks l Storage cages l Lift access l Stone kitchen benchtops l Choice of three interior colour schemes l Quality wool carpets l Polished porcelain tiles l European stainless steel kitchen appliances l

Eco Green Rating Rainwater tanks 5-star energy rating l Energy-efficient lighting l l

Facilities l l

Ground-floor shops, cafés Easy walking distance to the Sorrento bay beach and pier


A popular weekend and holiday destination, Sorrento is on the Mornington Peninsula, about a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. This bayside town is near the site of Victoria’s first European settlement and has several historic buildings made from the local limestone. A range of boutique shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants cater to the many visitors who enjoy the seaside atmosphere, swim at the calm bay beaches and surf at the back beach. Tour operators offer swimming with the seals and the dolphins in Port Phillip Bay, charter fishing trips, adventure sailing and scuba diving. Sorrento is also the ideal base from which to explore more than 50 Mornington Peninsula wineries and the many excellent winery restaurants. For those looking

Take me back to the beach Main: SALT is designed with warm neutral hues and clean lines. Below: Sorrento is about a 90-minute drive to Melbourne.

in the heart of Sorrento, SALT Situated offers a chance to buy in this coveted Mornington Peninsula location.

With 16 apartments and eight retail spaces, including space allocated for a restaurant, this boutique development by Sandy Constantine, principal of Melbourne chartered accountants Bryant & Bryant, has been designed by the Ellis Group. According to Constantine, the project will have four retail shops fronting Ocean Beach A popular Road and four in a light-filled arcade. weekend The restaurant space would lend itself to and holiday an upstairs/downstairs establishment, he destination said, although nothing has been finalised at this stage. and stone benchtops. There are polished Spread over four floors, these two- and porcelain tiles throughout the wet areas. three-bedroom apartments and penthouses have Purchasers have a choice of three interior colour been designed with warm neutral hues and clean lines. schemes designed by Mango Design Concepts. Large living spaces open onto generous balconies, At the time of print, Hocking Stuart had already and the architects have merged indoor and outdoor sold three apartments off the plan. A start date for the living with generous windows that make the most of the project will be determined by sales. \ MARY RIEKERT natural light and ventilation. The kitchens have European stainless steel appliances

for fresh produce there is a range of farm-gate stalls, pick-your-own berry farms, organic vegetable producers and olive groves from Red Hill through to Flinders. The peninsula also has some great markets, including the renowned Red Hill Market, the Montalto famers’ market and the Balnarring, Sorrento and Mornington markets. Sorrento is also ideally situated for golfers with courses designed by some of the sport’s great names – the peninsula has eight of the country’s top 50 golf courses. There are also many bushland hiking tracks, bayside boardwalks and excellent cycling trails. A year-round passenger and car ferry connects Sorrento with Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, across the bay, giving easy access to Victoria’s west coast and the Great Ocean Road. april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 27

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Melbourne’s grand old cinematic lady turns 75 this month. MYKE BARTLETT discovers she still needs more loving.

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or a while, it looked like the Astor Theatre wouldn’t be around for its 75th anniversary this month. Dwindling ticket sales and soaring maintenance costs led to the historic building being put on the market, with many fearing a buyer would be more interested in erecting apartments than preserving cinematic history. Thankfully, its new owner – St Michael’s Grammar School – has kept the cinema doors open, but these remain hard times for the St Kilda icon. Two years ago, I was responsible for putting together a radio feature on the Astor’s fortunes following its rescue. Speaking to the staff, I was touched by their genuine love and passion for this creaky institution. One of the ushers had worked the door for 20 years, inspired by a childhood viewing of Gone With The Wind. At the time, he was responsible for all things promotional, but was finding the work an uphill battle. “Everyone loves the Astor,” he confided, “but few people actually come.” As evidence, he indicated the cinema’s Facebook group, which then had a few hundred fans. Each week, he used the group to offer free passes. He was still waiting for somebody to claim one. The punters I spoke to all had the same, slightly guilty expression. Yes, they loved the Astor. Yes, they probably should come more. I couldn’t be too hard on them, as I shared their guilt. Never mind journalistic objectivity, I’d fallen in love with the Astor shortly after moving to Melbourne six years earlier. What wasn’t to love about the cheap, choice doubles? The fading grandeur of the architecture? The reasonably priced choc-tops? Yes, I had been outraged when closure seemed probable. Yes, like most other Melburnians, I had a calendar on the wall of my toilet,

with certain films circled in felt-tip. And, yes, like most other Melburnians, I hardly ever made it to any of them. These days, Astor treasurer Tara Judah is responsible for promoting the theatre via Facebook and beyond. She admits home theatre systems have put a dent in ticket sales, as has the inexorable urban sprawl. “I think the changing face of St Kilda is part of the problem,” Judah says. “A lot of people who used to be locals find they’re living on the north side. It’s not the greatest distance in the world, but it does stop people.” Cross-town traffic isn’t the only threat to the Astor’s fortunes. Major film studios are proving increasingly reluctant to allow screenings after their first run, hoping to capitalise on DVD and Blu-ray sales. Recently, despite pleas from the Astor management, the last Australian prints of film classics Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Psycho and the Back to the Future trilogy were destroyed by the distributors that owned them. As a result, none are likely to ever again grace local screens. “It’s a really big problem,” Judah says. “We would have loved to preserve these films for future generations to see – whether at the Astor or at other places – but too often, that’s not what the studios want to do.” The Astor has long attempted to preserve celluloid history. When former owner and long-time manager George Florence bought the abandoned building in the early 1980s, he set up Chapel Distribution as the theatre’s “library” – a company dedicated to tracking down and preserving film prints that, as Judah puts it, “would never see the light of day again”. “Locating new prints is an enormous job, involving constantly ringing around, speaking to anyone who might have them,” Judah says. “Sometimes they come from private collectors who have obscure and exciting titles and are happy to lend

“... watching a film at home really isn’t the same experience ...”

them to us. Sometimes collectors will actually hand over their prints to our library, because they can’t preserve them as well as we can.” I was keen to talk to Florence about his passion for cinema history, but was told he was too busy preparing for the anniversary. I shouldn’t have been surprised, as the man has a long-held reputation for overwork. When the theatre reopened in 1984, Florence reportedly held down four jobs to keep the place open, and put his mother and sister to work at the box office and candy bar. Luckily, Judah shares her boss’ cinematic passion. As well as promotional duties, she’s kept busy arranging each new calendar and has been known to do the odd stint in the box office. She also takes requests from patrons for titles they’d like to see, but often has to be the bearer of bad news. The fact is, even when the Astor does manage to find a print, there’s no guarantee the studio will let them show it. “In some cases, we have prints but the rights are expired, so the films will sit there until we can negotiate to show them again,” Judah says. “If we can’t negotiate, they will just sit there forever. For example, we have the first three Star Wars films, but can’t show them, because George Lucas has a block on them being shown anywhere.” Still, the Astor has had some recent triumphs. To celebrate its anniversary, this month it will screen the

brand new prints for David Lynch classic Eraserhead, ’70s nostalgia piece American Graffiti and road-movie classic Two Lane Blacktop. The result of extended negotiations with Universal Studios, these last two will have a week-long season at the end of April, before taking up residence in Chapel Distribution’s library. The best prints in the world aren’t much use if nobody comes to see them. If the Astor is to reach its next significant birthday, it’s going to need to get far more bums on its (authentically uncomfortable) seats. When I complain about the increased number of blank spaces on the calendar, Judah admits that, while the cinema has long been shut on Tuesday evenings, the doors may soon stay closed for Wednesdays too. Again, I’m outraged. Given modern audiences seem happier watching films in the comfort of their own homes, does the Astor have anything to offer them, except nostalgia and novelty? Yes, Judah says. For her, there’s no comparison between the silver screen and a widescreen TV. “I think what people forget is watching a film at home really isn’t the same experience as watching a film in the cinema. The reason people will always come to the Astor is that it’s more of an event than it is just watching a movie. It feels like a proper night out.” For fans, going to the Astor remains a profoundly immersive experience, where the disappointments of modern reality disappear as the lights go down. Even if the film is rubbish, you’ve still spent an hour and a half tucked away somewhere far more romantic and glamorous than your sofa is ever likely to take you. She may be 75, but this old lady is as charming as ever. \


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very once in a while a property comes onto the market that is both a beautiful family home and one with a rich history. Corona, at No. 1 Molesworth Street, Kew, is one. Its history has been well documented, but – rather like an English stately home – it shows how a house can be restored for a modern family without losing its soul. Built in 1896, Corona narrowly avoided subdivision in 1997 and today sits on its original allotment of 2601 square metres with magnificent landscaped grounds in keeping with the Victorian era. A swimming pool and tennis court and billiards/games room reveal that it is home to a sporty, active family who love to entertain. At the rear, the upstairs billiards/ games room opens to its own verandah, which looks past the trees to Hawthorn and the city skyline. Corona is truly majestic with a grand street presence, yet there is no hint of preciousness about the place. The painted rendered facade has fine rules to make it look like stone, and a black-and-white-tiled verandah is set beneath a slate roofline. From the front, the house appears to on one level, but because of the fall of the land, a second storey is part of the property. At the heart of the house is the magnificent octagonal hall lit from above. A sitting room overlooks the front verandah and garden, and a formal dining room rivals any found in the grandest of homes. There is a tiled






ABERCROMBYS, 9864 5300 1 Molesworth Street, Kew Price: $8 million + Auction: May 26 at 2pm Fast facts: Historic Victorian house, large landholding, high ceilings, grand interiors including octagonal central hall, large formal rooms, marble fireplaces, original pine timber floorboards skirtings and architraves, study, stone and timber kitchen, marble-tiled floors, en suite, walk-in wardrobe, conservatory, billiards/games room, self-contained apartment, swimming pool, mod grass tennis court, city skyline views, premier Kew street, close to Kew Junction, schools and transport.



This classic Victorian has a rich history, writes MARIA HARRIS. conservatory, study, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a theatre room, kitchen and black and white marble tiled family room. The interiors are painted in predominantly muted colours ranging from taupes and olive though to grey tones. The exception is the grand dining room with its lavish red wallpaper and red dado and marble fireplace. Three magnificent arches in the entry hall have been treated with a painted marble finish. The owners, who have lived at Corona for the past 11 years, repainted the entire house in a colour palette to enhance its Victorian interiors. They also added luxurious new curtains and restored the conservatory. Corona was designed by Lloyd Tayler of Tayler and Fitts. Tayler, one of Melbourne’s best-known 19th-century architects, had earlier designed the Australian Club in the city and the South Australian Parliament House. The “top-lit” octagonal hall was one of Tayler’s signature features. The builder, A.J. Furneaux completed Corona in five to six months, for a cost of about £1500. The architects were forward looking and wanted to design a building of red brick and stone that would have been very up to date in a Queen Anne/Edwardian kind of way. But their client, Thomas Hunter, was old-fashioned. He did not want to follow modern trends and was determined to hide the simple red brickwork with grey render, which was popular in the 1880s. But his logic did not apply inside the house. Hunter insisted that the kauri and California redwood be

“A GRAND RESIDENCE FOR THE MOST DISCERNING FAMILY IN A MAGNIFICENT STREET.” JOCK LANGLEY – AGENT worked to show the grain and colour of the wood and not smothered in the popular 1880s treatment of wood graining that aimed to disguise the wood’s natural character through fancy painted finishes. The two-tone timbers – the warm yellow of the kauri and the rich dark patina of the California redwood – are still evident in the skirting boards and architraves. Most of the original fireplaces are intact. All the fireplaces are marble. Some have iron inserts and other have art nouveau patterned tiles. Local historians consider the dining room’s marble fireplace with its unusual marble ball pattern important. Like many mansions in Kew, Corona was divided up into flats in the 1950s. The original octagonal hall designed by Tayler and Fitts was removed. Subsequent owners restored the hall, using the lantern from Mynda, at 5 Molesworth Street – another house designed by Lloyd Tayler in 1884 – as a model. The present owners reinstated the garden, keeping the traditional circular driveway and lawn with a single garden bed. Side beds are bordered by low, clipped box hedges with other box plants trimmed into formal shapes. A new garden at the side of the house is formal but suits such a grand house. A sympathetically designed self-contained apartment near the swimming pool provides the option of accommodation for visiting relatives or older student children. \

Kew is one of Melbourne’ s most affluent suburbs and many of the streets in the area known as Studley Park are named after prominent members of the legal profession. Molesworth Street is just one. It was named for Sir Robert Molesworth, a barrister and later chief judge of the Court of Mines before being appointed acting chief justice in 1885. He and his wife were the protagonists in a sensational matrimonial case that attracted much public attention. The trial involved allegations of adultery, cruelty and the birth of an illegitimate child. After the case and several appeals were over, Molesworth asked never to sit on a matrimonial case again. He is buried in the Kew Cemetery. The Molesworth matter was heard by Chief Justice Stawell, who also has a street called after him in Kew. Stawell bought a large property on the Yarra in Kew and the mansion D’Estaville, the home of the Stawell family for many years, was completed in 1859. Stawell campaigned to be a member of the Legislative Assembly in the newly formed state of Victoria, and when a stage collapsed while he was making a speech, he carried on astride a window ledge. This became known as his “leg out the window” oration. Barry Street is named for Justice Redmond Barry, who sentenced Ned Kelly to hang. Both Barry and Redmond streets, also named after Redmond Barry, intersect with Molesworth Street. Sir William A’Beckett, the first chief justice of Victoria from 1852-57 gave his name to A’Beckett Street, and Fellows Street gets its name from Thomas Howard Fellows, who was appointed the fifth judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1872.

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Lock-and-leave apartments are popular with people who want to travel and know that their property is secure. But when the residents are home, the position of this apartment block, on the corner of Wallace Avenue and Toorak Road, means a plethora of village eateries and shops are only metres away. Apartment one in this seven-year-old block has views over leafy hedge aspects and is in a quiet position. The main foyer of the building is very New York, with wooden letterboxes, tiled floors and hidden security cameras. This apartment is in pristine condition with a bright open-plan living and family room with European windows that open at the top just to allow a fresh breeze to enter.







JELLIS CRAIG, 9490 2900 16 Clifton Street Price: $850,000 – $950,000 Auction: May 7 at 11am 32 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

Set in a hilly part of Balwyn North, with Belmore Road shops only a short walk away, this 1950s family house has plenty of room for a large family. Updated about 20 years ago to include a second floor and a large rear deck with a gas-heated spa, much of the house has lacquered slate floors. The formal living room has an original fireplace and adjoins the dining room, which has deck and garden views. The main bedroom at the front has a bay window. A small bedroom or study is next to the large family bathroom. A long breakfast bar in the kitchen overlooks the family room, which has outdoor access. The large backyard has a shed and a cubby house. Upstairs are two good-sized bedrooms with built-in cupboards and a shared a bathroom. The house also has lots of storage, a European laundry, gas ducted heating and air-conditioners. It is close to Greythorn Primary School, Greythorn Park and the Eastern Freeway. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN



Through french doors is a separate dining room that could also be a study. The kitchen has parquetry floors, Miele appliances and a meals area that opens to a balcony. The main bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe leading to a luxury en suite with a bath and double vanity and another balcony. The second bedroom has built-in wardrobes and is opposite another luxury bathroom and laundry with ample storage. There are two secure car spaces with a lock-up storage room. You can give away your gym membership and probably the car, as some of the fantastic facilities available on site are a pool, spa, gym and a steam room. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN





FLETCHERS, 9836 2222 4 Moorhouse Street Price: $2 million – $2.2 million Auction: May 7 at 2pm




RT EDGAR, 9826 1000 107/1 Wallace Avenue Price: $1.8 million + Expressions of Interest: Closing May 5 at 3pm

History abounds at this red-brick Edwardian house in the heart of the Prospect Hill precinct. Substantial in size and potential, this house, with its heritage overlay, could be a labour of love for those keen on renovating. Built in 1897, it has great bones and rests on solid bluestone foundations. The tessellated-tiled return verandah, leadlight entry and windows, open fireplaces, decorative cornices and ceiling roses are period features that retain character. High ceilings and large rooms provide scope for a flexible floor plan. An enormous family room overlooks the front garden, as does the huge main bedroom. The central bathroom has been updated, as has the kitchen, which is at the back of the house and overlooks the large back garden. A timber staircase leads to two upstairs rooms. Camberwell Junction, Maling Road and East Camberwell train station and top schools are all within walking distance. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN



HAWTHORN EAST Houses on the hill always create a lot of interest, in part because they are often grander than the surrounding homes, and also their elevation gives them views over the neighbourhood. Mandalay, in Hawthorn East, is one of these houses. The impressive red-brick 10-room house was built about 1951 but owes much to the art-deco period. Its large, curved bay windows in the front formal room and the impressive upper-level balcony mirror the curved shape of the front of the house. Other curved windows around bedrooms and the study also highlight the workmanship that went into the house. At the back, the kitchen/informal meals and living room have been modernised with stone benches and glass splashbacks and lots of new windows to allow light to filter inside. Hardwood floors, original glass-and-timber internal doors and wrought-iron trimmings add to the deco look. Views from the front upstairs rooms almost put you within touching distance of the trees and add to the property’s romantic atmosphere. Yet for all its period flavour, it is a quintessential family home and one that is brilliantly positioned close to all the facilities this part of Hawthorn has to offer – Anderson Park, with its ovals and tennis courts, is two minutes walk away; the Burke Road tram is at the end of the street; and the new Tooronga Shopping Centre is also close. \ MARIA HARRIS





RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 4




1/234 Domain Road, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 28 at 11am .................................................................





HOCKING STUART, 9944 3888 38 Leura Grove Price: $2.2 million – $2.3 million Auction: May 7 at 3.30pm

Jellis Craig Balwyn 9831 2800 5



1 Parkside Avenue, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $2.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 14 at noon .................................................................



Marshall White 9822 9999 5



1706 Malvern Road, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 30 at 10.30am .................................................................

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Langham is a highly sought-after, groundfloor, 1930s corner apartment beautifully renovated throughout and situated in the prime Domain precinct close to the Royal Botanic Gardens, shops and restaurants. Let's eat lunch @ Insieme, 299 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Cristal, Level 1, 402 Chapel Street Let's drink coffee @ Botanical,169 Domain Road

Outstanding 1930s house offering consummate luxury with total privacy and security amid luxuriant John Patrick gardens. A stunning transformation by Nicholas Gioia highlights the finest imported finishes and unforgettable style. Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Mabrown, 190 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ All About Coffee, 335 Whitehorse Road

Commanding an elevated presence in the coveted Dorrington Estate, the wonderful family appeal of this gracious c1928 solidbrick residence is further enhanced by its close proximity to good schools, trains, trams, village shopping, parks, bike path. Let's eat lunch @ Our Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Sugo, 105 Wattletree Road Let's drink coffee @ Third Earth, 1461 Malvern Road april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 33







Full of elegant charm, this welcoming residence is ideal for a family. It is close to High Street, Malvern Central, Hawksburn Village and Glenferrie Road as well as many fine schools. With four spacious entertainment areas plus a large backyard with outdoor dining, pool and a built-in barbecue, the house is excellent for all types of entertaining. A stylish bar overlooks the main dining area. The generous kitchen has glistening black marble benchtops, while floor-to-ceiling windows in the main living area provide views over the enormous backyard. A sauna is outside, to the left of the pool. The three bedrooms upstairs all have built-in wardrobes; the large main bedroom, which faces the street, gets plenty of natural light and has views of the street. Featuring a two-car carport, study, two bathrooms and flourishing gardens, this handsome residence will comfortably accommodate a large family and is in one of Melbourne’s best suburbs. \ TOM HYWOOD


Price: $2.5 million + Auction: May 15 at noon

Jellis Craig Hawthorn 9810 5000 3




Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561 5



80 Williams Road, Prahran ................................................................. Price: $2.3 million - $2.5 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 14 at 12.30pm .................................................................

119 Mountain View Road, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $2.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 30 at 11am .................................................................

Without doubt one of the inner-city area's most impressive and illustrious houses, this distinctive Victorian balances the elegance of its era with the contemporary comfort we expect.

This prestigious new residence in the Balwyn High School zone is incredibly spacious. It offers five bedrooms and bathrooms, multiple living areas and an outdoor pavilion set in landscaped gardens. Let's eat lunch @ The Village Cafe, 2/74 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Domenic's, 335 Balwyn Road Let's drink coffee @ Moka Pot Cafe, 315 Doncaster Road


112 Kooyong Road





KAY & BURTON, 9820 1111


Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000





Hocking Stuart Hawthorn 9944 3888 3


Let's eat lunch @ Spoonful, 543 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Jacques Reymond, 78 Williams Road Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Latte, 521 Malvern Road



RT Edgar Yarra Valley 9727 5300 4





Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 4



56 St Helens Road, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 7 at 11.30am .................................................................

26 Hastings Road, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $820,000 - $890,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 14 at 11am .................................................................

59 Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road, Healesville ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 21 at 1pm .................................................................

16 Glen Iris Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $2.4 million ................................................................. For sale .................................................................

Lovely romantic character is balanced by quality contemporary comfort in this beautiful Victorian (c1892) showcasing elegant, flexible space and enjoying easy proximity to prestige schools, tram, shops, Rivoli and Anderson Park. Let's eat lunch @ Replete Providore, 302 Barkers Road Let's eat dinner @ Orsini, 205 Camberwell Road Let's drink coffee @ Oliv, 328 Auburn Road

This residence features modern additions such as light-toned décor, stylish bathroom accessories and a beautiful white and stainless steel kitchen. The polished floorboards in the dining room flow out to the rear outdoor living area. Let's eat lunch @ Organic Matters, 403 Riversdale Road Let's eat dinner @ Deco Restaurant, 211 Camberwell Road Let's drink coffee @ Luscious Affairs, 494 Tooronga Road

This sensational Yarra Valley property is set on almost eight hectares. Wind through mature eucalyptus, past the gorgeous lake to the four-bedroom residence designed by renowned architect Alistair Knox. Let's eat lunch @ Innocent Bystander, 336 Maroondah Hwy Let's eat dinner @ Bella Vedere, 874 Maroondah Hwy Let's drink coffee @ Beechworth Bakery, Maroondah Hwy

Benchmark luxury levels in a coveted, convenient location. The downstairs study and marble bathroom create outstanding flexibility that enhances four upstairs bedrooms, the main with balcony, designer en suite and walk-in wardrobes. Let's eat lunch @ De Medici Cafe, 1197 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Nataraj, 213 Camberwell Road Let's drink coffee @ Juventi, 533 Camberwell Road

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9832 0500 33 Beaconsfield Road Price: $1 million + Auction: May 7 at 3pm

Every room of this classic residence built in 1967 has a lush vista, or garden access. The highlight of the garden is a fence that has been built around a huge 100-yearold peppercorn tree. The surrounding landscaped gardens are filled with hardy plants, a path and a pond with a water feature. Upon entry, you are greeted by slate floors and high vaulted ceilings. The open-plan hub of the house includes a living room with timber built-in shelves that act as a wall divider. On the other side of this clever feature is the timber kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The whole area has garden views and opens to a courtyard. Off the kitchen is a study, which opens to an outdoor European laundry and the dual-access garage, which is being used acting as a recording studio. The other side of the house was built with rest in mind, starting with two modern side-by-side bathrooms. The main bedroom opens to the front garden and two other bedrooms open to the courtyard. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

Marshall White 9822 9999 3





Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 2



9 Fuller Avenue, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 14 at 10.30am .................................................................

30/2 Exhibition Street, Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $850,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 30 at 11am .................................................................

A coveted tree-lined boulevard adds to the impact this charismatic three-bedroom, two-bathroom Californian bungalow makes close to Gardiner's Creek parkland and Glen Iris Primary School.

Set over two levels in the iconic Herald Sun building, this loft-like residence offers light-filled, modern accommodation with individual en suites, laundry and secure basement parking.

Let's eat lunch @ E´Latte Café, 204 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Preserve Kitchen, 32 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Para´s Café, 186 High Street

Let's eat lunch @ The Press Club, 72 Flinders Street Let's eat dinner @ Movida, 1 Hosier Lane Let's drink coffee @ Brunetti, 207 Collins Street



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W H E R E T O L I V E \ B Y T H E B AY


Tandragee is something of a landmark in Brighton. While driving down Wilson Street towards Halifax Street, all you can see in your line of vision is this mansion reminiscent of those in southern states of the US. Behind a high fence are truly magical botanical gardens, laden with huge magnolia trees and a long, winding driveway. Period features such as leadlighting, traditional lighting and creamy walls inside and out lend softness to an imposing residence. A front verandah leads into a wide entry foyer where a grand formal living room and a dining room are on either side. The open-plan kitchen has black



granite benchtops, a freestanding Ilve cooktop and a walkin pantry. It adjoins the living room, which has a fireplace. Here, french doors open to the back verandah, where there is a kitchenette, leading to a pool and a tennis court. A renovated cabana is a great getaway and has potential for extra accommodation. Back inside, stairs lead to a landing and the main bedroom, which has a built-in wardrobe, a huge en suite with storage and access to the front balcony. The second bedroom also opens to the front balcony and, together with the third bedroom, shares a modern bathroom with a spa bath. The fourth bedroom is down a small hall and has its own English-style bathroom with a linen press. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN




RT EDGAR, 9826 1000 70 Halifax Street Price: $6.5 million + Expressions of Interest: Closing May 27



Marshall White 9822 9999 5




Jellis Craig Hawthorn 9810 5000 3



1 Highfield Grove, Kew ................................................................. Price: $2.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 14 at 10.30am .................................................................

55 Mount Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 14 at 10am .................................................................

Ayr, c1905, is a superbly renovated Federation residence combining classic period refinement with elegant modern function just minutes from premier schools, Yarra River parkland and Kew Junction. Let's eat lunch @ Fred Young of Kew, 204 High Street Let's eat dinner @ D'Estivo, 330 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Carpark CafĂŠ, 4/26 Princess Street

As exclusive as its Sackville Ward setting, this impressive house highlights a perfectly private living and entertainment environment with generous space inside and out. Styled with an eye for contemporary dĂŠcor. Let's eat lunch @ La Q, 223 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Svago, 285 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Cocoa Patisserie, 169 High Street

16 Sir William Street, Kew TWO HOMES IN ONE

Perched above Yarra Bend in coveted Studley Park, on the corner of Holroyd Street, this residence was designed and built in 1995 by the current owners to include self-contained accommodation for grandmother. Overall, this spacious single storey home comprises 5 bedrooms (main with walk in robe and ensuite), 3 bathrooms, study and double garage. All 3 living areas feature, as a design element, internal gable ceilings. This truly versatile home in its elevated position takes advantage of a northern aspect providing ample natural light and views across the Yarra River Valley and beyond to the Macedon Ranges. Located within walking distance to Kew Junction, easy access is provided to shops, schools, bus and tram services.

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FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT: Kevin Sheehan 0411 592 929 5 Wellington Street, Kew

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112 Kooyong rd Kay & Burton 39 Hampden rd Kay & Burton 49 New st Kay & Burton 30 sutherland rd Bennison Mackinnon 47-49 Huntingtower rd Jellis Craig

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39 39 58

Jellis Craig 102

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Noel Jones 38 Hocking Stuart 45 Fletchers 71 Fletchers 74 Fletchers 75 Jellis Craig 100 Jellis Craig 101

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box hill 34 Acacia st

Noel Jones


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burwood 11 donald rd

Noel Jones


CAmberwell 9 Beech st 2/2 George st 2/18 Hazel st

CAnterburY 11 Monomeath Ave 4a Marlowe st

Knight Frank Jellis Craig

61 91

78 Bealiba rd

Gary Peer


Clifton sPrings 8 High ridge dve

RT Edgar 103


Ashwood 65 Ashwood dve

Real Plus 68 Fletchers 70 Fletchers 79 Fletchers 79 Jellis Craig 89 Jellis Craig 90 Jellis Craig 102

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Ashburton 14-16 st Georges Cres 32 Lexia st 10 Oliver st

59 seymour Gve 4 Moorhouse st 22 Nevis st 4/576 riversdale rd 26 Alma rd 4 sefton Plc 12 regent st

Marshall White Marshall White Gary Peer

55 56 60

403/5 Caravel Ln 38 south Wharf dve

Caine 68 RT Edgar 105

35 Harrisons rd

Paton 111

drYsdAle 600-650 Andersons rd

RT Edgar 109

Marshall White 51 Sutherland Farrelly 103

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49 54 55 76 84 92 93

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Marshall White 56 Jellis Craig 94 Jellis Craig 101 RT Edgar 104

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kew 16 sir William st Kevin Sheehan 1/81 derby st Christopher Russell 2/60 Princess st McLaren 11 Belford rd Hocking Stuart 1 Highfield Gve Marshall White 1 Molesworth st Abercromby’s 57 eglinton st Fletchers 10/40 edgevale rd Fletchers 3/184 Brougham st Fletchers 9 Clevedon Crt Jellis Craig 1/1 College Pde Jellis Craig 55 Mount st Jellis Craig

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RT Edgar 106 RT Edgar 106

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40 53 53 54

RT Edgar 107


Kay & Burton


Hocking Stuart Marshall White Bennison Mackinnon

45 58 83

Kay & Burton


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Hocking Stuart


114 Orton st

2 Bowen st 5 Irene Plc 80 Williams rd

Paton 111

RT Edgar 103

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44 72 73 77

Marshall White


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25 Pinchoff Ln

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RT Edgar 108

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39 57 99

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BALWYN 2/67 Talbot Avenue

Single Level Style At Its Absolute Best Clearly amongst the finest single level units to be found, this light-filled modern residence enjoys immediate proximity to Whitehorse Road yet remains beautifully calm and quiet. One of only two, north westerly rear aspects deliver lots of natural light to large living and dining areas, each overlooking a landscaped courtyard. Granite benches and stainless steel appliances reflect kitchen quality. Main bedroom with walk-in robes and ensuite is zoned distinctly from two further bedrooms, sky-lit second bathroom and separate laundry. Air-conditioning, ducted heating, double garage and intercom. Ideal in every way!


Sat 30th April at 1pm


$900,000 - $990,000


Thur 2-2.30pm & Sat from 12.30pm

CONTACT Mary George 0407 861 400 OFFICE

Mark Rathgeber 0419 334 334 9830 1644 - Balwyn 289 Whitehorse Road

BALWYN NORTH 379 Balwyn Road

The "Whitehouse" Commanding the corner, this classic & elegantly designed American Colonial residence offers spaces & places for the whole extended family. With its main entry to Millicent Avenue, the extensive floor plan provides, formal living (OFP), formal dining, central well equipped kitchen/meals, adjacent informal living opening to north facing paved courtyard, main BR with stunning colonial bay window, two way bathroom, sep shower, sep WC, 2 additional BRs plus study (4th BR), large laundry, rumpus room with built in bar, sep rec room (5th BR) with adjacent 2nd bathrm. Dctd htng, split system A/C. Feats: dble garage with internal


Sat 7th May at 11am


$1,150,000 - $1,250,000


Thur 12.15-12.45pm & Sat 12-12.45pm

CONTACT John Bradbury 0413 772 778 OFFICE

Michael Nolan 0418 546 118 9830 1644 - Balwyn 289 Whitehorse Road

access, excellent storage, beautiful garden setting & outdoor living. Superb corner allotment of approximately 775 sqm. 38 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

BALWYN 9830 1644 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 GLEN IRIS 9885 3333 KEW 9817 4535

SURREY HILLS 4 Felix Street

Make The Development Decision! An intimate, sought after street rarely offers an opportunity of such significant scope and scale! Land size totaling some 1263sqm provides exceptional re-development dimensions, STCA, close to Surrey Hills station and South Surrey Park. Currently occupied by a classically comfortable three bedroom plus study home that features original polished floors, north-facing kitchen/meals and spacious separate lounge, the option to receive rental income while plans are completed enhances this major opportunity. Wide street frontage and additional side lane access complements prospects for a multi-townhouse project in an exceptional setting.


Sat 14th May at 12pm


Price On Application


Thur & Sat 11.30am-12 noon


25.91m x 48.77m (1263sqm) approx.

CONTACT Rowan Walters 0433 103 102 OFFICE

Geoff Hall 0419 006 488 9809 2000 - Camberwell 883 Toorak Road

ASHBURTON 32 Lexia Street

ASHBURTON 14-16 St Georges Crescent

A True Lifestyle Gem

Take A Big Bite Of Ashburton

´The Loaning´ c1929 is an exquisite example of flawless style combining contemporary living and classic elegance. This renovated & extended four bed, two bath Californian Bungalow features refined formal living & dining room with French doors to paved outdoor entertaining. Separate family living/ dining enjoys access to the charming garden.


Sat 14th May at 1pm $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 Sat & Sun 11-11.30am Tony Doh 0419 316 676 Karl Fitch 0418 371 343 9885 3333 - Glen Iris 1509 High St (Cnr Malvern Road)

A significant slice of prime land on 3 titles, to be offered as a single entity. This allotment (of some 2,418sqm) provides unprecedented re-development options in a prime residential location on the cusp of Glen Iris & Malvern East. Includes church, Manse (3 bdrm) and rear right-of-way providing excellent access to Solway Street.


Sat 7th May at 2pm by appointment Karl Fitch 0418 371 343 9885 3333 - Glen Iris 1509 High St (Cnr Malvern Road)

BALWYN 9830 1644 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 GLEN IRIS 9885 3333 KEW 9817 4535 april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 39

BOX HILL 34 Acacia Street

BURWOOD 11 Donald Road


Complete the Dream

The attention to detail is obvious in this beautifully renovated Californian Bungalow, from the front verandah through to the panelled ent hall, elegant frml sittingrm & diningrm (OFP), master bdrm (ENS & WIR), large o/plan kitchen, huge familyrm leading to sheltered decking, 3 additional bdrms (2 with BIR’s), family bath, lndry & 2 car tandem garaging.


Sat 7th May at 11am Thurs 12-12.45pm & Sat 1-1.45pm Graham Broadhurst 0413 943 650 Ted Shackleton 0412 341 122 9899 6466 - Box Hill 532 Station Street

This traditional clinker brick home offers designer kitchen, GDH, instant gas hot water; it´s been rewired and is ready to extend (STCA). It comprises a large main bedroom, 2nd bedroom & open study/ play area opening to the large North facing backyard. Separate lounge & formal dining. Features include dbl brick walls, polished floor boards. Allotment (approx.


Sat 7th May at 2pm $760,000 - $820,000 Thur 5.30-6pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Terry Anson 0400 983 879 Troy Sheehan 0417 243 900 9877 1855 - Blackburn 67-69 Railway Road

664m²). Fabulous location close to all amenities.

MALVERN EAST 1 Sutherland Street

Unrivalled Modern Refinement Abundant light and a gleaming granite kitchen enhance the designer living/dining dimensions of this exceptional three bedroom, two bathroom residence with dedicated home cinema, two balconies and carpeted garage. Every luxury included. Transport and Chadstone reached with ease. 40 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011


Sat 14th May at 2pm Thu 2-2.30pm & Sat 1.30-2pm Karl Fitch 0418 371 343 Samantha Ignalaga 0430 122 201 9885 3333 - Glen Iris 1509 High St (Cnr Malvern Road)

BALWYN 9830 1644 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 GLEN IRIS 9885 3333 KEW 9817 4535


1/81 Derby Street

Apartment With Own Courtyard Highly sought after but rarely available is this lovely solid brick ground floor apartment, one of only four, in a beautiful part of Kew. Relax and enjoy the fabulous private courtyard with views from the privacy of your apartment/balcony across to Eglinton Reserve. Comprises: Lounge, two bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, generous kitchen, separate laundry, intercom security entrance and lock up garage with a second gated off street parking space. Superbly located close to city bound tram, schools and shops. A great opportunity for first home buyers and astute investors. Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 7th May at 12.30pm $500,000 plus Thursday 5.30pm - 6.00pm & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Choon Chieh 0412 128 886, Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123


KEW EAST 8/18 Strathalbyn Street Offering a few added extras above & beyond the average villa unit, this property offers great scope for improvement. Comprising lounge, private courtyard, two bedrooms, BIRs, bathroom, kitchen & a laundry with access to the service courtyard. Also features ducted a/c, huge double garage & located 100 m to Kew East shops, city tram & bus.

278 High Street, Kew

KEW 2/60 Princess Street


This Saturday at 11 am


Thursday 12-12:30 pm & Saturday 10:30-11 am


Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

Ground floor apartment in comfortable order with great scope for future improvements. Comprising two bedrooms, BIRs, bathroom with laundry facilities, lounge to a private balcony & separate functional kitchen with meals area. Also features security undercover parking & entrance. Easy walk to Kew Junction, city tram, bus & leading schools.

9854 8888


Saturday 7th May at 11 am


Thursday 1-1:30 pm


Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

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Hawthorn East 26 Hastings Road Modern style Victorian in prime location Original Victorian features still feature strongly in this block-fronted home and now modern additions have made it a complete family home. Light-toned dĂŠcor illuminates the three bedrooms and latest style accessories grace the bathroom. The kitchen is now a dream in beautiful white and stainless steel while the polished floorboards in the dining room flow out to the rear where the outdoor living area. Enjoy the convenience of living in this tightly held area with Riversdale Road trams at the end of the street, Camberwell Junction around the corner and The Rivoli Cinema within walking distance! 42 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011


Wed, Thurs & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 14th May - 11.00am > EPR $820,000 - $890,000 59 G1 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 9944 3888 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Paul Walker 0418 323 122

Hawthorn East 38 Leura Grove “MANDALAY� Circa 1951 A stylish and substantial family residence thoughtfully extended and tastefully upgraded to provide versatile 10 roomed accommodation in a flexible floorplan facilitating use in either 4 or 5 bedroom configuration. Entrance foyer, formal sitting room with spectacular bay window, separate dining room, well appointed kitchen, informal meals area, large family room with OFP and conservatory windows to garden, separate music or games room (could be 5th bedroom), main bedroom with french windows to balcony sundeck, 3 further bedrooms, study, 2 modern bathrooms, powder room, modern laundry/utility room, lock up garage with direct internal access.


Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30pm Sat 7th May - 3.30pm > EPR $2,200,000 - $2,300,000 59 G2 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 9944 3888 Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 Paula Edgcumbe 0418 507 029 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399

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Mont Albert 29 Windsor Crescent Carefree living on spectacular Windsor Crescent. In a highly sought-after crescent, known for its majestic trees, this stylish town residence offers quality, low-maintenance living. Immaculately presented, this 3 bedroom and study home boasts a formal lounge with open fireplace and bay window. The well appointed granite and Blanco kitchen/meals leads to a covered deck, capturing the sun-soaked northerly aspect. Features a paved courtyard, bedrooms with robes, master with ensuite and walk-in robe, bathroom, powder room, double garage with internal access, security, ducted heating and split system air conditioners. Stroll to local village shops, train and schools, and fall in love with the exceptional lifestyle of this perfectly located home.




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2 Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 7th May - 11.00am $870,000 - $950,000 46 / K11 Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Danielle Henry 0409 808 955 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276

The ideal lifestyle investment by the beach. Being so close to shops, schools, golf courses, transport and, of course, the beach it’s no wonder that this prestigious and desirable suburb is attracting so many astute buyers. Consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 car spaces, beautiful landscaped surrounds and private north facing yard. This property features stone bench tops, Miele appliances and a stunning fireplace with stone surround and built-in shelves. Take the opportunity to customise your interior with limed oak timber floors or bluestone tile finish. For investors there is a strong level of rental demand for this type of modern residence by tenants seeking low-maintenance living in this beautiful Bayside suburb. This demand equates to strong rental dollars whilst the long term growth rate highlights consistent price growth in the beach side suburb of Sandringham. A detailed investment pack for this property is now available. All residences are priced between $1,150,000 and $1,295,000. Don’t miss this unique opportunity and take advantage of significant off-the-plan stamp duty savings. Call now.

On-site inspection this Saturday from 10am to 10.30am at 3-5 Heath Street, Sandringham Call: Stephen Tickell - 0418 177 565 Lachlan Hosking - 0414 999 689 Marcus Tanti - 0411 384 801 View at: Heath Street, Sandringham

Balwyn North 40a Severn Street

Prahran East 2 Bowen Street

Tightly held and rarely found. Freshly painted, this attractive unit boasts an excellent position at the front of only 2. Moments from boutique shops, premium schools and parks, the home features 2 bedrooms with robes, separate lounge and dining overlooking the private garden, polished boards, bathroom, ducted cooling, gas heater and single auto garage.

The beauty of Bowen Street, the freedom of dual street frontages, the advantage of secure off-street parking - this charismatic block-fronted 2-bedroom timber Victorian residence with a deep courtyard and separate living and dining combines an inviting contemporary atmosphere with the perfect inner-city lifestyle near Lumley Park & the latte lifestyle on High Street.





1 Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 14th May - 11.00am > EPR $500,000 - $550,000 46 / B4 Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Toby Parker 0413 581 104



1 Thurs 12.45 - 1.15pm & Sat from 10.30am Sat 30th April - 11.00am > EPR $800,000 - $860,000 58 / G7 Armadale 835 High Street 3143 9509 0411 Mark Robertson 0416 042 204 Andrew James 0411 420 788

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TooRAk 26 Woodside Crescent Brilliantly refurbished Wayne Gillespie designed residence is enviably situated in a coveted cul-de-sac between Hawksburn and Toorak Villages. Generous formal living and dining rooms and inviting living/dining with gourmet European kitchen, all open to stunning landscaped garden while main bedroom with marble en-suite/BIR, three further bedrooms and bathroom open to wide balcony. Features floor-heating, heating/cooling, alarm, powder-room, laundry, irrigation, double-garage. Auction

Saturday 21st May at 2.30pm


Saturday 12.15-12.45pm


Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Justin Long 0418 537 973


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 46 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

BALWyn 21 Kerry Parade Lines of Iceberg Roses frame this classically-styled twostorey family residence featuring a superbly presented interior with exceptional zoned formal/informal living/ entertaining areas plus study, retreat, four bedrooms (main/ WIR/ensuite), family bathroom, powder room, laundry, impressive granite/Blanco kitchen and north-facing covered terrace, private garden and gas/solar-heated in-ground pool. Also includes alarm, ducted/heating/cooling/vacuum, R/C air-conditioner, remote/double garage+workshop (I/A). Auction

Saturday 14th May at 1.30pm


Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11-11.30am


Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 47

KEW 1 Highfield Grove AYR c.1905. A superbly renovated Federation residence combining classic period refinement with elegant modern function just minutes from premier schools, Yarra parkland, Kew Junction. Exquisitely finished spacious proportions feature leadlight detailing, magnificent box bay windows, OFPs, ornate ceilings and private alfresco entertaining amidst easily managed landscaped surrounds. Formal sitting and dining, study, open plan living/ dining, granite kitchen. 4 Bedrooms, Main WIR/ ensuite. Remote double garage. Auction

Saturday 14th May at 10.30am


Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon


Mark Dayman 0409 342 462 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 48 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

gLEn IRIS 35 Dorrington Avenue Captivating Dorrington Estate Victorian inspired residence intelligently combines timeless elegance with contemporary family luxury. Beautiful proportions distinguish sitting room (gas-log fire), formal dining, open plan living/dining (OFP) with fabulous Miele kitchen opening to stunning north/west garden. Downstairs main bedroom with en-suite/bathroom/ WIR is accompanied by four further bedrooms, bathroom and powder-room. Features ducted-heating, cooling, alarm, ducted-vacuum, irrigation, water tanks, double-garage plus additional OSP. Land: 1,168sqm/12,568sqft (approx). Expressions of Interest Close Wednesday 18th May at 5pm Inspect

By Appointment Wednesday & Saturday 1-1.30pm


Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Heather Elder 0413 273 079


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HAWTHORn eAST 2a Cambridge Street A Victorian-style residence further complemented by a cutting edge design of exceptional styling/quality brilliantly located in one of Hawthorn’s most desirable streets. With an abundance of natural light the home features generously proportioned formal living/dining, superbly appointed kitchen, stylish meals and family room opening through full-height French doors to a leafy courtyard garden. Three bedrooms (BIRs/main/ensuite), pristine bathroom & powder room. Includes intercom/alarm, dual ducted heating/cooling, remote/garage & additional off-street parking.


Saturday 30th April at 11.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am


Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399 James Tostevin 0417 003 333


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 50 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

ELWOOD 14a Joyce Street Enjoy this exceptional, architecturally designed, contemporary residence amidst the leafy exclusivity of Elwood’s premier cul-de-sac. Floor-to-ceiling windows enhance the indoor/ outdoor impact of a magnificent landscaped central courtyard overlooked by light-filled living/dining areas & superb openplan kitchen with fully integrated Liebherr fridge & freezer, Ilve double oven & scullery with separate laundry & rear courtyard. Downstairs bedroom & bathroom add floorplan flexibility to second level master bedroom with luxurious ensuite, kitchenette, ethird bedroom & bathroom & additional living area/fourth bedroom. C-BUS, Bose Surround Sound & zoned heating/cooling lead a comprehensive luxury list. Land: 276sqm approx.


Saturday 14th May at 10.30am


Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am


Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Damian O’Sullivan 0418 566 916


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MOunt eLIzA 2 Denistoun Avenue Impressive Hamptons-style residence amidst stunning tennis court and pool surrounds matches timeless elegance with contemporary family functionality through generous living room (OFP), sitting room (OFP), dining, contemporary Ilve/Corian kitchen opening to gas-heated pool/spa, main bedroom (ensuite/WIR), three further bedrooms, two stylish bathrooms, study and two-storey cottage comprising bedroom, kitchenette, ensuite and recreation/entertainment room. Features cellar, heating/cooling, hi-tech cabling, alarm, security intercom, water tanks, irrigation, auto-gates. Land: 2,736sqm/29,442sqft (approx). Auction

Sunday 15th May at 12noon


Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 12-1pm


James Redfern 0412 360 667 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Alisha Hobart 0421 274 959


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 52 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

MAlvErn EAST 48 Emo road Classic freestanding block-fronted Edwardian residence delivers an enviable blend of period appeal and contemporary comfort with potential to extend into a deep north-east garden (STCA). High ceilings define the Balticpine hallway, three bedrooms, large bright bathroom, Euro-laundry, well equipped kitchen with new Smeg oven and living/dining room (OFP) opening to gorgeous garden. Features ducted heating/cooling, garden shed. Auction

Saturday 7th May at 10.30am


Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm


John Manton 0411 444 930 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

MAlvErn EAST 4 Hyslop Parade Perfectly positioned to Chadstone Shopping Centre, multiple transport and schooling options, Monash Freeway and local parklands within walking distance, this carefully maintained 8 room 3 bedroom 1950’s brick home is offered in comfortably liveable condition with unlimited potential for renovation and or extension (Subject to council approval) as desired. Alternatively, the 585sqm corner site with two street frontages is ideally suited to several re-development options (STCA). land: 585sqm (6,297sqft) approx


Saturday 30th April at 11.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am


ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug Mclauchlan 0418 377 718 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913


266 Auburn road Hawthorn 9822 9999 april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 53

MALveRn eAST 6 Wilmot Street The sense of excitement generated by this attractive four bedroom, two bathroom 1920s residence is increased with every step from stylish interior spaces to stunning rear garden and proximity to Ardrie Park. A family home of outstanding lifestyle appeal featuring superb appointments throughout and generously-proportioned layout flowing to huge deck and tiled pool in a large, low-maintenance garden setting. Land 710sqm (approx). Auction

Saturday 14th May at 11.30am


Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm


Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 John Morrisby 0411 875 476 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

GLen IRIS 9 Fuller Avenue A coveted tree-lined boulevard adds to the impact this charismatic 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom Californian Bungalow with garage makes close to Gardiner’s Creek parkland and Glen Iris Primary School. Combining heritage beauty with modern aesthetics, a beautiful timber panelled entrance hall introduces three living areas, all with fireplaces, offering formal and family spaces through to a lush garden with decked alfresco dining. Auction

Saturday 14th May at 10.30am


Thursday 5-5.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am


Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 54 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

GLEN IRIS 1706 Malvern Road The wonderful family appeal of this gracious c1928 Dorrington Estate residence is further enhanced by close proximity to good schools, transport, parks and shops. Polished boards are highlighted through elegant sitting room, living room, contemporary European kitchen and light-filled dining opening to northwest garden. Three spacious bedrooms, study/4th bedroom and a bungalow/5th bedroom are complemented by two bathrooms. Features ducted-heating, air-conditioning, laundry and ample OSP. Land: 708sqm/7620sqft (approx).


Saturday 30th April at 10.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 10am


Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

CAMBERWELL 9 Beech Street The enticing family appeal and flexibility of this attractive timber period residence is enhanced by a fully selfcontained apartment. Baltic-pine flows through generous living room (OFP), three spacious bedrooms (2OFP), bathroom, new fully-equipped modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and light-filled living/dining opening to deep sunny garden. Generous one-bedroom apartment includes living/dining, contemporary kitchen, stylish bathroom and WIR. Features ducted-heating, RC/ air-conditioner throughout, laundry, 2xOSP.


Saturday 14th May at 10.30am


Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm


Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 55

CAMBeRwell 2/2 George Street Sophisticated designer style is beautifully expressed throughout this exceptional 2-storey 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom townhouse near Hartwell Village and train station. Combining quality, craftsmanship and comfort, northern living and dining rooms link to a huge courtyard and deck via cafĂŠ doors for the desirable alfresco lifestyle. An epicurean stone kitchen, ducted heating, polished floorboards, a double remote garage and an alarm reflect the fantastic fit-out. Auction

Saturday 14th May at 2pm


Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm


Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HAwTHoRN 24 Corsewall Close Immaculately presented two-storey brick maisonette situated in a convenient/quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac offering the space, warmth and character of the 1930s. Interior comprising hallway, bedroom (ensuite), sitting (gas fire), separate dining, powder room plus modern/bright kitchen (euro appliances), laundry and leafy courtyard. Upstairs bathroom, two bedrooms (BIRs, main/R/C airconditioner), study with northern balcony. Features include new carpets, renovated bathrooms, ducted/heating, excellent storage, wisteria-clad carport. Auction

Saturday 7th May at 10.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1-1.30pm


Duane wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 56 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

HAwTHORn EAST 39 St Helens Road This smartly renovated semi-detached period brick home enhanced by a north-facing rear aspect provides a brilliant alternative to a townhouse appealing to young professionals, small families or retirees scaling down. The interior comprises shiny timber floors, hallway, 2bedrooms (BIRs), living room, stylish bathroom (Euro laundry) and classic black/white kitchen plus separate dining both with full-height windows, large deck plus external bungalow/ retreat. Includes ducted heating, Blanco appliances, R/C airconditioner, OSP.. Land: 440sqm (approx). Auction

Saturday 14th May at 11.30am


Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11-11.30am


Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

SURREy HILLS 7 warwick Avenue An ideal Surrey Hills cul-de-sac sets the scene for this property of architectural significance designed by walter Burley Griffin c1924 featuring recently refurbished interior comprising kitchen, living, study, separate dining, two bedrooms and bathroom. A rear studio features limedwood interior, living room, kitchenette, bathroom, laundry, sauna and air-conditioned mezzanine bedroom. Potential for further development if desired subject to Heritage Victoria. Land: 858sqm approx. Auction

Saturday 14th May at 10.30am (Unless Sold Prior)


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3-3.30pm


Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 57

ASHBuRTOn 10 Oliver Street Immaculately maintained proportions just a short walk from Gardiners Creek parkland and zone 1 transport provide current day comfort pending your stylish renovation/ extension or redevelopment (STCA) of this 1950’s family home. Spacious sitting, dining and sunroom, generous original kitchen/ meals, 2 bedrooms, the main with BIRs. Shed/ storage, lock up garage, multiple OSP. Minutes to leading schools, Ashburton Village, Monash Freeway. Land: 602sqm/6478sqft (approx). Auction

Saturday 14th May at 12.30pm


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm


Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

PRAHRAn 5 Irene Place Defined by sublime style and a sensational location near Hawksburn Village, this double-fronted timber Victorian residence delivers instant appeal through generously proportioned living and dining rooms with contemporary Smeg kitchen opening to landscaped north-facing garden. Baltic pine flows through arched hallway to main bedroom (en-suite and BIR), two further gorgeous bedrooms (BIRs) and family bathroom. Features secure OSP, auto-gates, video-security, alarm, ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, laundry, audio-wiring, irrigation, ROW. Auction

Saturday 30th April at 11.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am


John Manton 0411 444 930 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349


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ABBoTSFoRd 4/121-123 Yarra Street Stylish and exceptionally spacious town residence, one of only six converted from a former slipper factory is brilliantly situated moments from Abbotsford Convent and the Yarra River. Generous living and dining room with fully equipped modern kitchen extends out to a leafy decked terrace. Two bright bedrooms (BIRs) and mezzanine study/ third bedroom (BIR) share a new stylish bathroom with freestanding bath. Features ducted heating, 2 x airconditioners, security intercom, laundry, basement carpark, auto gates.


Saturday 14th May at 10am


Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am


Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

WEST MELBoURnE 12 Prout Lane Secure entry down cobbled Prout Lane leads to a serendipitous city-fringe sanctuary: a stunning 3 bedroom warehouse conversion quality fitted and flexible for contemporary lifestyle excellence. Settle straight in to this spacious, light-filled domain oriented to the north with several alfresco areas, covered parking and proximity to the CBd, Melbourne Uni, hospitals and Errol Street. This stylish warehouse residence incorporates alarm, study & versatile lounge/reception area. Enter from Chetwynd Street.


Saturday 7th May at 11.30am


Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon


oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741


Collins Simms Leonard Siragusa 0407 875 048


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CAULFIELD SOUTH 78 bealiba road


TITLE MEASUREMENTS: 13.8m x 42.6m = 588m2 (45’ x 140’ = 6,300sqft) approx

MAKEOVER OR START OVER ON A NTH-FACING BLOCK Let your creative juices flow as you contemplate the possibilities for this Californian. The classic layout with sleeping accommodation at the front & lounge, family/meals & deep north-facing garden at the rear offers exciting options to renew or start anew (STCA).




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Canterbury This impressive residence boasts the level of luxury that this prestigious address demands. Sited on 1812sqm* and set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, the ground floor features: Casual dining and family room, formal sitting room (OFP) plus separate formal dining, marble kitchen with stainless steel Miele appliances and WIP, master bedroom with dressing room and private ensuite, study, powder room and storage area. Upstairs: 4 bedrooms with private terraces, WIRs and each serviced by ensuite bathrooms, billiards room/home theatre and walk-in storage. Also features horizon pool, spa, flood-lit tennis court, self-contained pavilion, double garage, workshop and separate laundry, CCTV cameras and alarm system.

Expressions Of Interest closing 5th JUNE at 5pm

Gerry Wang 0402 414 065

03 9602 5722 Level 31, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne


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Rollo Moore 0418 336 152 Prue McLaughlin 0417 389 006 Tom Barr Smith 0438 368 020 47A Cook Street, Flinders

FLINDERS 46 Mitford Road A Natural Selection A secluded hideaway in one of the most desirable areas of Flinders, 15 ac (approx) with bushland views & beautiful garden teeming with birdlife. The cedar home is casual & inviting with a glimpse of Western Port, 3 bedrooms + study & studio. Also features underground stainless steel s/pool, large shed, orchard & chook run. Auction Sunday 15th May 2pm View By Appointment 68 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011




Enjoy this peaceful elevated sanctuary with panoramic ocean views & superb entertaining deck to take in all the wave action. An easy stroll to the Village, golf course & beach, the sprawling 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom timber home on 1210sqm of low maintenance native gardens features a studio/workshop & double carport. Auction Saturday 7th May 2pm View By Appointment


403/5 Caravel Lane

FLINDERS 19 Glen Road Surf’s Up!

Prue McLaughlin 0417 389 006 Rollo Moore 0418 336 152 47A Cook Street, Flinders

Flinders. 5989 1000

Light and bright 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is perfectly positioned on Level 4 in the highly regarded Boyd building. Superb modern kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances, large bench top and ample storage space. Floor to ceiling windows compliment the generous sun-filled living/dining area.


Sat 7th May at 12.00pm

CONTACT Paul Caine 0407 393 588 VIEW

Sat 10.00-10.30am


370 Albert St East Melbourne

(03) 8413 8000

Kew 1 Molesworth Street CORONA c 1896 "Corona", a Kew icon. A grand exterior compliments this wonderful family home. Magnificent period interiors include an arched reception foyer with domed ceiling. Elegant formal sitting room adjoins a majestic dining room. A large study completes the generous accommodation. Well-equipped marble kitchen and informal living/ dining zones extend via French doors to a return veranda which overlooks manicured grounds. Five magnificent bedrooms accommodate in style, main with dressing room and ensuite. A home theatre, upstairs billiards room with bar both open to a veranda boasting excellent city views. Landscaped gardens encase a championship tennis court with pavilion, solar heated swimming pool and spa. At the bottom of the garden a fully self-contained apartment above the double garage adds further flexibility. A long list of appointments make "Corona" the ideal family home. Land approx. 28,000 square feet. Private Auction: Thursday 26th May at 2.00pm View: Thursday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm strictly by appointment Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992




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apartments st kilda.....…Be enticed 1 Bedroom + study + car space from $399,000 2 Bedroom + car space from $499,000 · Large living areas and balconies · Majority 2 bedroom + 2 bathrooms w/study (100 sqm) · Upgrade packages available · Panoramic views from upper levels

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Sat / Sun 2-3pm, Wed 12-1pm Tahn Miller 0432 299 123 Anita Hajdinjak 0422 868 586 Damon Krongold 0418 850 757

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Most elegant 4 bedroom residence designed to the highest standard with the latest in security and technology, superbly sited with lush low maintenance outdoor North facing living areas and swimming pool. Comprising: Stunning entrance flowing to formal sitting room with bar, vast North facing kitchen/living area opening poolside, fitted study, 4 large bedroom suites each with private bathrooms. Other features include double garage (potential for third car) and all in this prime location only minutes to Toorak Village.

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2 Saturday 21 May at 12.00 Sat & Sun 12.00-12.45 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 428 Toorak Rd, Toorak 9826 0000 Greg Herman 0411 473 307

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1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

13 Rowen Street - GLEN IRIS This elevated home is surrounded by enchanting gardens & boasts a sought-after family situation opposite Liston St Reserve. Charming interiors include Formal Sitting/Dining, Kitchen, open-plan Living/Dining & 3 Bdrms (main ensuite/WIRs). Garage & security system. Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

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Saturday 14th May at 12noon Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm 15.2m x 40.8m (50´ x 134´) approx. Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 9809 8999

47-49 Huntingtower Road - ARMADALE Astounding opportunity to enjoy an expansive allotment of some 1119sqm in Armadale represents a significant real estate event. Established gardens and a solar heated pool surround this classically comfortable 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Federation era home´s refined formal entertaining areas, light-filled Kitchen/Meals opening to the pool and sunny children´s Lounge. Hydronic heating. Automatic gates to garage. Abundant scope to fully renovate / extend or re-model when ready, alternatively, pursue re-development options, STCA, in this highly sought after leafy locale.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm, 5.30-6pm & Saturday 2-2.45pm 26.2m x 42.7m (86’ x 140’) approx. Kevin O’Brien 0447 008 000 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 9832 0500

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1 Parkside Avenue - BALWYN Outstanding Spanish Mission home in the Reid Estate overlooking Deepdene Park offering consummate family luxury amidst private John Patrick gardens. A stunning Nicholas Gioia transformation highlights fine imported finishes through a home of unforgettable style presenting a mecca for entertaining with superb self-cleaning pool and Akira Takizawa Japanese Teahouse/garden oasis. 5 Bedrooms (main/WIRs/ensuite), 4 bathrooms, exquisite formal rooms, Rumpus, Vestibule, lavish Kitchen/OP Informal Living areas, Video Intercom/ security, auto-gates/4 car OSP.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 12noon Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm 19.5m x 57.3m (64 ’ x 188’) approx. Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 9831 2800

289 Union Road - BALWYN A stunning new standard in luxury executive family living is now here with this outstanding quality residence from Comdain Homes. This award winning home (MBA 2010 Best Display Home >$500,000) is set in a wonderful Scott Wynd landscaped garden (Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner) and conveniently positioned near trams, shops, parkland and schools. Boasts spectacular travertine wall entry, 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 ensuites), Study, Lounge/ Home Cinema, Livingroom, Family area, premium Smeg Kitchen with Butler´s pantry, C-BUS, sunny alfresco area and DLUG.

Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 11.45am-12.15pm Land 739 sq. metres (7,955 sq. ft) approx. Contact Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 Richard James 0408 751 189 Office 9831 2800 Visit

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19 Weir Street - BALWYN Proudly positioned in the heart of Balwyn on 1,110sqm approx of land, this pretty Edwardian presents an inviting family environment with additional scope for further renovation, extension, multi dwelling development or luxurious new home site, STCA. Beautiful family spaces include Formal Sitting/4th Bed with OFP, open-plan Family/Dining & marble Kitchen. 3 Bedrooms plus Study, include huge upstairs Children´s Bedroom/combined Rumpus with balcony. Features 2 Bathrooms, heating/cooling, entertaining terrace, deep garden & solar heated swimming pool. Close to train, tram, Whitehorse Rd shopping precinct, parkland & schools.

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Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.45am Damien Davis 0409 961 264 Talia Tomaino 0409 138 474 9832 0500

26 Alma Road - CAMBERWELL Indulge in an executive family lifestyle par excellence with this luxurious new French Provincialstyle residence from the renowned Glenwood Homes. A highly-sought after position near vibrant Camberwell Junction, parks, transport and quality schools complements this magnificent domain finished in marble and American Oak. Boasts 5 deluxe Bedrooms (main with make-up room), 4 bathrooms (3 ensuites), Study, Media Room, formal Sitting (Jetmaster) and Dining area, Familyroom to north-facing entertainers´ garden and tiled pool, Miele Kitchen with butler´s pantry, auto DLUG.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 7th May at 12noon Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.30am-12noon Irreg 640 sq. metres (6,889 sq. ft) approx. Nick Elmore 0438 599 938 Tom Aylward 0408 548 551 9810 5000

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4 Sefton Place - CAMBERWELL Faithfully reflecting the grace and grandeur of a prestigious heritage precinct, this impressive residence (2008) delivers a luxury, low-maintenance family lifestyle in a fine position by Broadway. Overlooking Boroondara park & tennis club on a short walk to private schools, Burke Road shops and trains. Boasts 4 double Bedrooms (2 with ensuites - main spa bath), superb formal Sitting and Dining areas (Jetmaster HeatnGlo), vast Family Living and Dining, gourmet Kitchen, powder/bathrooms, balcony, vacuum, heating, cooling, alarm, auto carport.

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Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 1pm Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 9810 5000

4A Marlowe Street - CANTERBURY A highly sought-after opportunity in the heart of prestigious Canterbury, this outstanding new architect-designed residence is freestanding on a compact allotment affording an exceptional low-maintenance, luxury lifestyle with no body corporate. Stroll to Canterbury Gardens and Maling Road from this easily-managed designer domain boasting 3 double Bedrooms (BIRs, main WIR and ensuite), stunning north-oriented Living and Dining area, Miele Kitchen, Rogerseller tapware, stylish bathroom, powder room, entertainers´ courtyard garden, double carport.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm 12.5m x 26.8m (41’ x 87’) approx. Tom Aylward 0408 548 551 Nick Elmore 0438 599 938 9810 5000

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54 Iris Road - GLEN IRIS Set in a highly coveted tree-lined street, this instantly inviting double storey residence offers beautifully presented interiors, grand proportions and an excellent family environment. Refined spaces include elegant Formal Sitting and Dining domain, CaesarStone Kitchen, open plan Dining and Casual Family Living with open fire. 4 Bedrooms include 2 generous mains, one upstairs, one downstairs. Spa ensuite, 2 further Bathrooms. Upstairs Retreat/Study adds further family flexibility. Garden of impressive dimensions boasts 2 decks, ideal for entertaining.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 7th May at 11am Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1-1.45pm 45.7m x 18.3m (149’ x 60’) approx. Damien Davis 0409 961 264 Talia Tomaino 0409 138 474 9832 0500

28 Ranfurlie Crescent - GLEN IRIS In an impressive position gracing the high side of a notable leafy crescent in the ´Dorrington Estate´, this substantial 1930´s abode combines a blue-chip location accessing some of the finest schools in Melbourne with spectacular potential to improve/start afresh on sizeable land (STCA). The handsome, long-held 4 Bedroom/2 bathroom home showcases huge rooms, proficient updates and inviting pool/spa setting. With Sunroom Entry, Vestibule, formal Living, Dining, OP Kitchen/Living. Close to transport, shops, choice schools and recreational parklands.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 2pm Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm Irreg 981 sq. metres (10,559 sq. ft) approx. Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Zali Booker 0422 576 049 9810 5000

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3 Belgrave Street - HAWTHORN A charming 1940´s facade belies the astonishing space and contemporary luxury of this unique home positioned near tram, Auburn and Glenferrie shops. Architect transformed with environmental sensitivity and State-of-the-Art detail, this builders own home offers ample accommodation and stylish entertaining with café-style doors to night-lit north deck and private garden. 3 double Bedrooms (WIRs, main/ensuite), Sitting/Study, 2nd bathroom, Miele/ Stone Kitchen (servery to deck), upper Retreat (balcony), expansive OP areas, Cat 5e wiring, heat/cool/security, OSP.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am 8.65m x 39.93m (28.3´ x 90´) approx. Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 9810 5000

56 St Helens Road - HAWTHORN EAST Lovely romantic character is perfectly balanced by quality contemporary comfort in this Victorian home (c1892) enjoying proximity to prestige schools, transport, Camberwell/ Tooronga shops and Anderson Park. Elegant, generous rooms offer flexibility with 4 Bedrooms (main/ensuite, French doors to court-garden), formal fireside Living, large Dining, sun-lit OP zone (Euro/Stone Kitchen) opening to entertainment terrace and spacious garden with room to extend up/out if required (STCA). Includes: 2 fully-tiled bathrooms, 3 OFPs, heating, security, carport, OSP.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 7th May at 11.30am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 12-12.30pm 15.24m x 45.72m (50’ x 150’) approx. Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 9810 5000

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9 Clevedon Court - KEW An exceptional cul-de-sac amidst Melbourne´s finest schools is the eminent setting for this immaculate 2 storey townhouse offering an executive easy-care lifestyle of consummate taste and space. With Reception, elegant formal Living/Dining (gas fire), outstanding Kitchen (Euro appliances, soft-close cabinetry) and sun-filled OP zone overlooking stylishly decked and water-featured court-garden. With upper city views, Teen Retreat, 4 double Bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIRs/ensuite), spa-bathroom, powder room, heating/cooling, cellar, attic-storage, double remote garage.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 1pm Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm Irreg 400 sq. metres (4,306 sq. ft) approx. Peter Batrouney 0419 005 236 Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 9810 5000

1/1 College Parade - KEW An immaculate air of contemporary elegance infuses "Boston", a superior townhouse gracing a blue-chip location between Xavier and MLC only metres to Glenferrie Rd. Rewarding fastidious tastes, this exceptional home features lovely formal and spacious relaxed zones both open to sunny terraces; a soothing sanctuary for stylish entertaining amidst giant-urn water-feature. With 3 double Bedrooms (BIRs, main/dressingroom/ensuite/terrace), Bosch/granite Kitchen/OP Living (gas fire), bathroom, powder room, surround sound, heating/cooling/security, double remote garage.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 11am Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm 9.2m x 39.2m (98’ x 197’) approx. Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Michael Wood 0425 280 191 9810 5000

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55 Mount Street - KEW As exclusive as its Sackville Ward setting, this impressive residence highlights a perfectly private environment with generous space both inside and out. Wonderfully easy-care and styled with an elegant contemporary décor, this lovely home´s epicenter is a lushly surrounded and expansively paved north courtyard as scenic focal point for refined and relaxed zones. With 3 huge Bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIRs/ensuite), Bosch/Stone Kitchen, upper Retreat, bathroom, powder room, security, double remote garage and prime position amidst prestige schools.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 10am Wednesday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 2-2.30pm 16.8m x 18.6m (55´ x 61´) approx. Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 9810 5000

15 Verdun Street - SURREY HILLS This elevated, family friendly Californian enjoys a privileged position merely moments from South Surrey Park, excellent shops and cafes and tram travel to the city. Generous Living/ Dining areas and light-filled Family-room/Meals accompanied by a well-designed open-plan Kitchen. 4 Bedrooms served by ensuite and central bathrooms provide appealing accommodation. Ducted heating, reverse cycle cooling. French doors introduce a delightful north easterly rear garden featuring versatile work-shop, while in front tandem car parking ensures complete convenience.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 11am Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm 15.2m x 45.7m (50’ x 150’) approx. Sue Wooldridge 0413 476 674 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 9810 5000

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30 Burroughs Road - BALWYN One of the year´s best Balwyn openings delivers a landmark opportunity for astute buyers to realize their vision on the corner of Caravan Street with this superb 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom residence sited perfectly on a 854 sq. metre allotment (approx.) within the Balwyn High School zone. For excellent family living now, a new residence or stunning development (STCA) near Beckett Park, schools, shops and transport. Includes Livingroom with OFP, Diningroom, Study area, family Meals, Kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, 2 bathrooms and auto carport.

16 Clifton Street - BALWYN NORTH Attractive 1950s Cape Cod style home close to quality schools, parkland & tram. Updated accommodation includes 4 BRs (3 plus study), 2 bathrooms, sunny L-shaped lounge/dining, family room & casual meals adjoining bountiful kitchen with café style breakfast bench overlooking rear timber deck with hot tub & lush gardens beyond. Features hideaway laundry, excellent storage, gas ducted heating, s/system cooling, carport & garage. Potential for redevelopment (STCA) close to Balwyn & Doncaster shopping hubs, easy freeway access.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 14th May at 1pm Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm 19.2m x 44.59m (63’ x 146’) approx. William Chen 0438 383 336 Richard James 0408 751 189 9831 2800

Saturday 7th May at 11.00am Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am 827 sqm (8,901 sq ft) approx Nick Smith 0425 755 238 Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 9490 2900

38 Walnut Road - BALWYN NORTH Enchanting established gardens enhance the immediate appeal of this refined Georgian inspired residence, providing an exceptional family environment with swimming pool & outstanding entertaining possibilities. Offering a flexible floor plan perfect for the modern family, inviting interiors incl elegant Formal Sitting & Dining domain with open fire & sunny Family room served by a gourmet granite Kitchen. Study & 5 double BRs incl main with ens/ WIRs. Downstairs an expansive Games Room & 3rd bathroom add further family appeal.

3/20 Findon Street - HAWTHORN Delivering privacy and security, this stunning contemporary townhouse merges the low maintenance convenience of luxury with an outstanding location on verge of CBD near trams, restaurants and great shopping. Located at the rear of a select group (1 of only 3), this exceptional home features stylish open plan Living bifolding to secluded north terrace, 3 double Bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIRs/ensuite) all to terraces, chic Euro/Stone Kitchen, bathroom, powder room, Bamboo floors, heating/cooling/video security, double remote garage.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 7th May at 1pm Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am 18.6m x 39.6m (61´ x 130´) approx. Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 Danielle OCallaghan 0418 376 903 9831 2800

Saturday 14th May at 11am Thursday & Saturday 3-3.30pm Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 9810 5000

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33 Beaconsfield Road - HAWTHORN EAST Nestled behind a 100 year old Peppercorn tree, the single level surroundings, beautiful garden & sought after position create an outstanding context for low maintenance living or discerning downsize just minutes from shops, transport & many leading schools. This architect designed home offers a spacious, open plan lifestyle enhanced by vaulted ceilings & a secluded alfresco courtyard. 3 Bedrooms (BIRs) Main (WIR & semi ensuite), zoned Living & Dining domain with smart modern Kitchen, Study. 2 designer Bathrooms, carport, flexible studio/workshop & OSP.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 7th May at 3pm Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 2-2.45pm 19.8m x 22.6m (65’ x 74’) approx. Damien Davis 0409 961 264 Talia Tomaino 0409 138 474 9832 0500

65 Ashwood Drive - ASHWOOD

12 Regent Street - CAMBERWELL

Fully renovated up to 4 Bedroom family home abutting parkland features 3 separate Living domains, stone Kitchen with Falcon cooker, Main Bedroom WIR/luxurious ensuite, Teen Retreat. Multiple alfresco entertaining, central bathroom/laundry, carport, OSP x 2.

In the same hands for over 70 years, this charming 3 Bedroom Edwardian´s proximity to PLC and Wattle Park enhances scope to pursue extensive renovation plans or new home site possibilities, STCA, on some 945sqm.

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Saturday 7th May at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm 17.1m x 43.6m (56’ x 143’) approx. Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 9809 8999

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Saturday 7th May at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm 18.2m x 51.8m (60’ x 170’) approx. Jason Lee 0419 441 697 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 9832 0500

MIDDLE PARK 117 Erskine Street

BELLARINE 8 High Ridge Drive, Clifton Springs

This charming single fronted Victorian, although unrenovated is immediately liveable now and offers enormous potential to extend or renovate (STCA) and capitalize on its amazing location. Consisting of 2 bedrooms with BIRs and OFPs, lounge and separate meals area and rear access OSP for 2 cars, if desired.

Rare Land directly opposite the sea. 3862 square mtrs (approx) North facing elevated corner allotment with uninterrupted panoramic sea views towards the You Yangs and beyond, opposite parkland. Existing one bedroom cottage, separate living and kitchen, bedroom and en-suite, front decking, ideal weekender. Close to walking track along the shores of the coastline.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 7th May at 1.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Stan Rozjimaline 0423 067 660 Nick Yannopoulos 0411 097 197 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222

Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 9th May at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Call Ian Friend 0414 581 811 Office 4/68 The Terrace, Ocean Grove 5255 4099

Auction Saturday 7 May at 1.00pm Elwood’s Premier Address 18 Normandy Road, Elwood

Substantial period home on 1,073sqm allotment in Elwood’s premier bayside locale. Metres to Elwood Foreshore, this 2 storey, 5 bedroom beauty boasts feature wood panelling, leadlight windows, ornate fireplaces, grand lounge and decorative ceilings. Formal and informal living areas, master bedroom with ensuite and WIR, 4 additional bedrooms each with BIRs. Generous allotment with established garden, double garage and workshop. 200 metres to Ormond Road Shopping Precinct. INSPECT: Wednesday 27 April 2011 at 5-5.30pm Saturday 30 April 2011 at 12-12.30pm Grant Sutherland 0418 390 185 Michael Major 0412 471 775

43 Agnes St East Melbourne

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HAWTHORN 15A Hawthorn Glen Atop Scotch Hill, this elevated beautifully constructed 5 bedroom family residence with excellent flexible floorplan opens to a North-West facing private garden, land 600m2 approx. Situated minutes walk to Scotch College, Yarra River walk and Glenferrie Rd shops and restaurants. Comprising: Entry foyer, formal lounge, separate dining, kitchen, huge family room, meals area, 5th bedroom with ensuite and study. Upstairs: Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, 3 further bedrooms, main bathroom. Other features include 5 car garaging with internal access, workshop, store room, cellar and heat/cool. 104 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 30th April at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00 - 12.45pm & Saturday from 11.30am Simon Hicks 0413 713 000 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

DOCKLANDS 38 South Wharf Drive ‘Exceptional’ can only describe the poise, the position and the prestige of this spectacular 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom waterfront freehold residence. Designed over several levels to maximise the water views, this impressive showpiece provides a first class marble Miele kitchen, 4 entertaining zones (gas fire, theatre), sumptuous main bedroom (gas fire, WIR, balcony and spa ensuite), north facing BBQ terrace, cellar, lift, home automation, security, boat mooring, basement parking for 3 cars and boat storage. Walk to DFO, trams and CBD.

Expressions of Interest Closing Wednesday 18th May at 6.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 1.00 - 1.3opm & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Stan Rozjimaline 0423 067 660 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 105

MALVERN 40 Somers Avenue Rebuild, Redevelop or Renovate. Outstanding and rare elevated allotment of 787m2 approximately situated in the highly sought after Stonnington Estate. Close to some of Melbourne’s leading schools, parklands, Kooyong Village, Glenferrie Road and High Street shops and transport. Offering a broad 17 metre frontage providing the perfect opportunity to build a new home or to develop the site STCA.

Executor’s Auction Sat 21st May at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wed & Sat 12.00 - 12.45pm & Thur 5.00 - 5.30pm Call Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

MALVERN 15 Thanet Street This stunning, freestanding, Victorian home has been beautifully renovated throughout, creating the space for a contemporary modern lifestyle. The arched hallway leads to 3 generous bedrooms all with large built in robes, modern bathroom, separate powder room with laundry facilities, streamlined marble entertainers bench with European appliances, living and dining room with open fire place, all opening out to private decking with built in bluestone BBQ area, tranquil Japanese garden with water feature and pond, all designed by Paul Flemming. 106 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 21st May at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 5.30 - 6.00pm & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Sarah Case 0439 431 020 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000


MELBOURNE 412/250 St Kilda Road The Melburnian. Landmark and award winning building situated opposite the Botanic Gardens and minutes walk to CBD and Arts precinct offers an excellent lifestyle opportunity and brilliant views. Comprising: Entrance foyer, 2 large bedrooms (main with large ensuite), 2nd bathroom, gourmet chef’s kitchen with casual meals area, combined lounge and dining all overlooking large outdoor terrace with fantastic views over the gardens. Other features include intercom security, laundry, 2 car parks, concierge, pool and gymnasium. A truly brilliant investment.

Auction Saturday 30th April at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Call Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

TOORAK 107/1 Wallace Avenue This award winning landmark building across the road from the restaurants and shops of the Toorak Village offers the astute purchaser the opportunity to buy this brilliant large apartment. Features: Entrance foyer, combined formal lounge and dining room, gourmet kitchen overlooking informal meals opening to North facing terrace, 2 bedrooms, main with ensuite, study/3rd bedroom and 2nd bathroom. Laundry intercom security, heating, cooling, basement parking for 2 cars, lock-up storage room and pool, gym with steam room.

Expressions of Interest Closing Thursday 5th May at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Call Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 107

SOUTH MELBOURNE 350 Moray Street Enter this charming double-fronted Victorian and you’re immediately drawn to the serenity of a manicured central courtyard, creating a rare oasis away from the inner city bustle. Nestled between Albert Park Lake and the City, this elegantly proportioned and beautifully presented home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, master with ensuite and built in-robes. The large open plan living and dining has high ceilings and bi-fold doors that open to allow seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining. This South Melbourne original is an ideal family home, a stone’s throw from Albert Park and a walk to Kerferd Road Beach.

NAGAMBIE “Box Grove” Lobbs Lane

On the Goulburn River at the entrance to Lake Nagambie, 1.5 hrs from Melbourne, ‘Box Grove’ comprises 380 freehold acres and approx 100 acres of leasehold river frontage. An original tastefully renovated Victorian homestead in mature grounds. Further improvements include 19th century stables plus recently added dual level stable complex with apartment above. Additional equine improvements include approx 100 acres of horse paddocks. Further productivity includes Lucerne hay, crops and cattle grazing. The property is encircled by over 3km of river frontage. Properties of this calibre are once in a lifetime opportunities. 108 The weekly review \ april 27, 2011

Auction Saturday 7th May at 11.30am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Call Nick Yannopoulos 0411 097 197 Simon Jones 0418 531 243 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222

Expressions of Interest Closing Wednesday 11th May at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Call Andrew Houghton 0409 438 526 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Conj. Elders - Shane McIntyre 0428 937 622

BELLARINE PENINSULA 600 - 650 Andersons Rd, Drysdale Two Residences – Air Strip – Award winning Restaurant – Lifestyle & Secure Income ‘Murradoc Farm’ 67ha – 167 acres. Exceptional rural lifestyle holding on the Bellarine Peninsula. Two residences. Port Phillip Bay Views. Award winning, securely leased 100 seat Licensed Restaurant. 900m airstrip and hangar. Olive grove. 3 irrigation dams and 640,000 litres of fresh water. Extensive shedding. Suit polo, breeding, training and agistment. 20 minutes to Geelong, 1.5 hours to Melbourne, 15 minutes to Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. Available WIWO.

Expressions of Interest Closing Friday 20th May at 4.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Call Peter Lindeman 0418 525 609 Ian Friend 0414 581 811 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Office 1/50 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads 5254 1688

HEALESVILLE 59 Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road Sensational Yarra Valley Property 19.5 Ac ~ 7.7 Ha. Wind through acres of magnificent mature eucalypts, past the gorgeous lake to the outstanding residence by renowned architect Alistair Knox. A home of grand proportions, vast central living/dining area, soaring cathedral ceilings and full height windows which allow the indoors to seamlessly blend with the surrounds. 4 BRs inc. enormous master suite, 3 bathrms, fully equipped kitchen, oversize billiard room and library. Complemented by barn/studio set within glorious private grounds just 2 minutes drive into Healesville and only 1 hour to Melb. An enchanting property.

Auction Saturday 21st May at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Saturday 1.00 - 2.00pm or By Appointment Call Mark Sutherland 0407 103 811 Andrew Houghton 0409 438 526 Office 1 - 3 Exeter Road, Croydon 9727 5300 april 27, 2011 \ The weekly review 109


“WILDWOOD VINEYARDS” Oaklands Junction




KAY & BURTON, 5989 1000 59 Mitford Road Price: $7 million + Auction: May 7 at noon

On 21 hectares (approx), this property has views over rolling hills to Western Port and Phillip Island. Set behind electronic gates and with a hedge-lined driveway, this residence blends elegance and contemporary style. It has a terrace, a large in-ground pool, four living areas, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a separate studio cottage. A large barn has its own farm-gate entrance and two stables. The property is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac only minutes from Flinders township and Red Hill. With high ceilings and darkstained polished floorboards, a grand entry offers a view of the bay over the pool. The deck has a formal lounge and gas-log open fireplace off to one side, and a kitchen with black marble benchtops and a butler’s pantry off to the other. A casual family room and billiards room, wine cellar and private den and study complete the property. \




‘‘Diversified income producing investment” Expression of Interest: closing Friday 3rd June 2011 at 5pm, Elders 160 Queen Street Melbourne Land Area: 40.5 ha, 100 acres • Original 7 bedroom weatherboard homestead with Mt Gambier limestone extension • Mod grass tennis court • Town water/50 ML dam • 32 acres of premium wine grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Viognier, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon • Fertile black and terra rossa soils

Nick Myer 0427 610 278, Shane McIntyre 0428 937 622 Elders Melbourne | Web Id 452160

Woodend Mount Macedon

25 Pinchoff Lane (Cnr Mount Macedon Road) 2

• Charming 2 storey mountain chalet style weatherboard residence • 3 bedrooms, office/rumpus room or 4th bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms • Spectacular sweeping lawn, gracious 100 y.o. exotic trees and magnificent spring daffodil field featuring approximately 50,000 bulbs • Premier position adjacent to some of Mount Macedon's best homes and gardens Auction Saturday 21 May at 1pm Reserve Price $1,325,000

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Expression of Interest

13,15 & 17 Washington Lane

71 Lot Englobo Subdivision

"Camelot Cottage" On 8216m (Over 2 Acres)

• Beautifully presented Cellar door/café • State of the art winery • Established clientele/consistent income • Outstanding farm improvements • Magnificent views overlooking the Melbourne CBD • 10 mins to Melbourne airport/ 30 mins to Melbourne CBD



View This Sat 2-2.30pm Contact John Keating 0419 880 444

83 High Street, Woodend

(03) 5427 2999

An exceptional residential development opportunity with minimum lot sizes of 600m² Macedon Ranges Shire Planning Permit No 2100111 issued 19 August 2010 and Plan of Subdivision lodged for certification All services available Includes 3 existing dwellings in subdivision Beautiful picturesque and undulating setting with panoramic views to Mount Macedon. Mortgagee Auction Thursday 26 May at 2pm Land Size Total area 6.06 Ha (15 Acres)

Contact John Keating 0419 880 444 4 page colour brochure available

83 High Street, Woodend

(03) 5427 2999


DROMaNa KaRINa vINEyaRD – ESTablISHED IN 1984 20 aCRES - 7 aCRES Of vINEyaRD The ultimate mix of lifestyle and business can be yours in one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most picturesque locations. Boasting a reputation for fine wines made free of chemicals, Karina ranks amongst the Peninsula’s premier boutique vineyards. ExPRESSIONS Of INTEREST ClOSING 2nd May - 4 PM 35 Harrisons Road Howard Cleine 0419 559 042 - Malcolm Gunn 0418 759 642


2.5 aCRES

ExCluSIvE POSITION – ClaSSIC COuNTRy lIfESTylE Experience all the romance & tranquility of Merricks North’s beautiful wine district with this secret hideaway in exclusive Craig Avon Lane. A Graeme Gunn designed 3 BR pavilion style residence with established park like gardens. auCTION SaTuRDay 7TH May aT 1 PM 6 Craig Avon Lane Melway 161 J11 Malcolm Gunn 0418 759 642 - Howard Cleine 0419 559 042

Cook St, Flinders

5931 4333

Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring

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