Space Weather Scientist

This is Space Weather Scientist Dr Alan Brockman in front of his purpose-built Deep Southern Skies Observatory in the Byron hinterland. I met Alan through local soccer club Eureka FC and wrote an article about ...

Cow-wrangling Cowboys

There we were having a swim in the pool on a warm spring day when two men on horseback trailed by two cattle dogs dogs saunter over the hill. They were looking for a small herd of cattle that had wandered off t...

Jatana Interiors

Based in Federal and distributed around the world, Jatana Interiors sources exquisite reproduction and antique tiles from all corners of the globe. We have the White Fleur reproduction tiles in our kitchen and ...

Japanese Doma Cafe

Takayuki, Takashi, Aki and Shine are the talented team behind Doma Cafe in Federal. Since opening in September 2012, it has become a magnet for locals, day-trippers, and people travelling through the hinterland...

Federal Park Party

Each year the hinterland village I'm honoured to call home hosts the Federal Park Party. Surrounding communities including Goonengerry, Rosebank and Coorabell join in to create a vibrant, eclectic gathering tha...

Tractor Safety

That's me pretending to drive Mahindra, our Indian made, mechanical work horse. James takes her out most days to slash, move rocks, and carve new trails on to our property. I had no idea, having mainly lived in...

The Corner Dance Lab

Dance Integrated Australia's Philip Channells is an acclaimed performer and choreographer who works with people of all ages, with and without disability. Philip recently set up The Corner Dance Lab at Jasper Co...