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It's as if they've been on the same trail as the Blues Brothers, Jake & Elwood who helped the local orphanage in that 1980 classic movie, only this time it's locals following their own adventure to put on the Port Noarlunga Blues Festival. Not the same havoc, thank goodness, but the journey from a simple idea of getting bands together to make everyone take notice for a … [Read more...] about Simply mind ‘goggling’
When Chloe Steuart was just 10 years old her mum and dad took her to the Richmond Primary School where she held her first stall, 25km north east of Hobart. A special place because it was built by convicts two years before South Australia was proclaimed in 1836, and remains the oldest continuously used public education facility in Australia. Not surprisingly Chloe became … [Read more...] about Master of her own fete
We imagined Caroline Scicluna saying to her husband David in their North Blinman Hotel: “Any washing dear?” To which he replied: “Yes dear.” Perhaps not exactly in those words, but there were 22 bags this day and he drove 36km to Parachilna in the Flinders Ranges to put them on a coach that had left Port Elliot 5.15 that morning, heading back via Copley 7am next day. All … [Read more...] about Being an Australian
There are almost 3000 registered opportunity shops – or op shops as we lovingly refer them by – across Australia, each with predominantly sweet ladies selling used things once cherished by others. They've been non-judgemental and welcoming with a smile ever since the Salvation Army opened the first recycling shop in 1880 as a means of helping men straight out of prison. … [Read more...] about A shop that cares with every opportunity