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‘Blockbuster Betty’ shared passion for art
‘Blockbuster Betty’ shared passion for art

OBITUARY | Betty Churcher, one of Australia’s most accomplished and ground-breaking arts administrators, has died aged 84 after a brief illness.

Churcher, who died peacefully on Monday night surrounded by her four sons, was the first woman to be appointed director of the National Gallery of Au Full Story »

My backyard: Barossa Valley
My backyard: Barossa Valley

SOUTH AUSTRALIA | You can’t beat a sunrise in Seppeltsfield, says Barossa chef Lachlan Colwill.

Colwill was born in the Barossa Valley and, after a career working in top restaurants in Australia and overseas, he returned several years ago to take up the position of head chef at Hentley Farm winery Full Story »

Connie Rotolo’s Easter fish recipe
Connie Rotolo’s Easter fish recipe

RECIPE | Italians have a special relationship with baccalà – the salt-dried cod from the northern reaches of Europe is a favourite for the festive seasons and it’s always found in stalls at local markets.

Originally caught and dried by the Vikings, it first arrived in southern Italy wi Full Story »

What are Brandis’s arts priorities?
What are Brandis’s arts priorities?

OPINION | Australian governments at all three levels have always had complex relationships with the arts and how they relate to Australian culture.

In 1819, for example, Governor Macquarie appointed the colony of New South Wales’ first “poet laureate”, Michael Massey Robinson.

According to th Full Story »

Malt Fiction beer launch
Malt Fiction beer launch

New local brew Malt Fiction 13 was launched recently at a cocktail party held at Hindley Street’s Laneway the Third.

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New faces in Ashes squad
New faces in Ashes squad

CRICKET | Pakistani-born legspinner Fawad Ahmed and batsman Adam Voges have been summoned into Australia’s squad for Test tours of the West Indies and England.

NSW wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has been named as Brad Haddin’s back-up while batsman Shaun Marsh gets another crack at Test crick Full Story »

2015 Miles Franklin longlist announced
2015 Miles Franklin longlist announced

BOOKS | The complexity of families is a common theme among the 10 novels longlisted for the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award, says judging panel spokesman Richard Neville.

Announced this morning, the list includes four writers who were guests at this month’s Adelaide Writers’ Week: rapper and Full Story »

Treasury to boost Wolf Blass, sell Ryecroft
Treasury to boost Wolf Blass, sell Ryecroft

Companies | Treasury Wine Estates has announced a plan to boost packaging and warehousing at a key Barossa facility, but has confirmed the historic Ryecroft Winery in McLaren Vale will be sold.

The wine giant announced the end of production at Ryecroft last November with the loss of 33 jobs.

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Rosslyn Park
Rosslyn Park

This high-end residence is located in the eastern suburbs. It contains open-plan formal and informal living and dining areas, and four double bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and a dressing room.  The house features marble, spotted-gum floors, coffered ceilings and large wi Full Story »

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Flinders students lead Channel 9 Young Achievers
Flinders students lead Channel 9 Young Achievers

Flinders University students and alumni are leading the charge in this weekend’s Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards in South Australia.

Saskia Gerhardy and Patrick Taggart, pictured, both conservation and biodiversity students at Flinders, are among the four finalists vying for the Young Achiever con Full Story »

Catheter research could cut painful bacteria bill
Catheter research could cut painful bacteria bill

Flinders University researchers are working on creating a bacteria-resistant catheter to solve a problem estimated to cost more than $400 million a year in the US.

Dr Ingo Koeper, lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and a researcher at the Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science a Full Story »

Flinders staff and student reap awards
Flinders staff and student reap awards

Colombia honours dolphin conservationist

Flinders behavioural ecologist Dr Guido J Parra (pictured) has been awarded the “100 Colombianos” award by the Fundación Fusionarte, which recognises the entrepreneurship and success of Colombians working overseas.

Dr Parra was among artists, musicians, Full Story »