Category Archives: People

Gold Fever!

Tinonee residents, Chris and Graham Gibbons are keen travelers on a mission.  Here Chris tells of gold detecting at Forsayth in outback Queensland.     We have just returned from two months at Forsayth in Queensland, where we have been

Article in The Australian June 12, 2017

Prince of Misrule

The internet is alive with stories about Prince Philip, including some dubious facts.  Such as, that he has written 14 books, to which we can return later. When it was announced, very recently, that he was standing down, he famously

A Passion for Painting

Wingham businesswoman, Donna Carrier, runs a cafe and small art studio using Chalk Paint created by Annie Sloan to transform furniture.  Here Donna shares her trip to England to study with Annie Sloan in Oxford. Chalk Paint™ is a decorative

Searching for the Perfect Life

  There are some people who have lived in a village like Tinonee all their lives. Then there are newer residents. like Cheree Finnerty, who discover this gem of a village and take a punt on moving and starting a

OUR HOUSE . . . Rachel and Noel Piercy.

  Acting Director of the Manning Regional Art Gallery, Rachel Piercy, and her husband Noel, have built an eco friendly home in Tinonee and haven’t had a power bill since! Q) What made you decide to build a Strawbale house?

Whirlwind Donna owes it all to sheer hard work

She’s probably one of the most familiar faces in Wingham. A self-confessed foodie, a business identity, deeply devoted to promoting our local produce, and a dogged, dedicated, worker whose achievements, plans and dreams make you want to sit down, have a coffee

Still a Wingham Gal at Heart

One of Australia’s most esteemed film producers, Sue Milliken, has published a wonderful book of Aussie movie-dom anecdotes in collaboration with Australia’s acclaimed director, Bruce Beresford. One wonders if little Sue, growing up in Wingham with her brother, (noted journalist Robert Milliken) where their parents ran the Wingham Hotel (another heritage landmark lamentably now

More Than a Business

Belinda Messer had always wanted to run her own business but, sadly, it wasn’t til her mother died and left her a little bit of money, that she was able to create a place ‘that my mother would have loved’. ‘I thought

One Never Knows . . .

Survivor speaks out. One never knows what can happen, or has happened, behind closed doors in a quiet street in a nice little town. His voice on the phone was quietly firm and confident. ‘I have a story to tell.

Stan Talks and Many Listen

Journalist/TV presenter Stan Grant is carving a new position for himself in the psyche of the Australian public. He is now standing up and claiming his identity, his culture and his future. His recent passionate speech about racism, his embracing

Straight Down the Middle

  When you live in a small community you recognise the locals even if you don’t know them. A nod, a smile, a greeting in the street might be all you exchange. In the Wingham supermarket, must customers would know