People & Places

Apr 3, 2020
People & Places

Nostalgia. It’s a many-layered thing

Adelaide Hills author Pip Williams and her friends happily wrapped their arms around each other for this photo just a few weeks ago. They had hugged hello and they hugged goodbye when they parted. They had no inkling it would be the last time for a long while.

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Apr 3, 2020
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Angela De Palma says it’s all “water off a duck’s back”

Angela De Palma is well-known in South Australia’s theatre and culinary worlds, starting out as a chef before working in the arts. The grandmother loves Pokemon Go and her motorbike, and plans to end up with a full bodysuit of tattoos one day.

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Mar 29, 2020
People & Places

Ryan Fitzgerald: Locked down again but loving life

Ryan Fitzgerald, 43, rose to fame through footy, then reality television, before carving out a respected media career. Here, “Fitzy” talks about his injury-plagued time in the AFL, Big Brother, becoming a dad and his recent brush with COVID-19.

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Mar 20, 2020
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“Whoever you are, you are living on in me”

Cassy Bonnes, 53, knows heartbreaking loss – and resilience. This dirt-bike riding mum of two explains how she has found a way to be happy and comfortable in her own skin.

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Mar 13, 2020
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“I felt instinctively that there was something the doctors were missing”

Amanda O’Connor, 37, is a carer for her son Tyler who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) just before his third birthday. Here she talks about her dream of becoming a mum, how the doctors once misread Tyler’s condition and her focus to live the best life for her family.

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Mar 13, 2020
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Get the latest word at your local library

Today’s libraries are about so much more than just the books, in the latest in our One Small Step guides to better living in South Australia, we take a look at what makes just a few of our local libraries special.

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Mar 11, 2020
People & Places

Cittaslow Goolwa: Life in the slow lane

From the Spanish steps in Rome to the South Australian river port town of Goolwa, people are learning to appreciate living at a more relaxed pace.

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Mar 8, 2020
People & Places

Your ultimate guide to luxury camping in SA

In the latest in our One Small Step guides to better living in South Australia, find out how you can see our state in a way you can’t through the windows of a hotel room – without leaving behind any of the luxury.

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Mar 5, 2020
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Adelaide actor takes the lead

From 1970s television commercials and The Sullivans, to bit parts in movies and then finally Hollywood success – Adelaide’s Damon Herriman is the quiet achiever who proves that persistence pays. Read his story in the March issue of SALIFE.

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Mar 1, 2020
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“I’m surprised I’ve lasted this long considering the hard living”

Rob Riley has lived the quintessential rock and roll life. He’s played in front of 120,000 people with Rose Tattoo, toured with Jimmy Barnes and Sherbet, and spent years drinking, smoking and snorting. Here, Rob reflects on life in the rock spotlight, losing his close mate Shirley Strachan and settling down with a Seaton girl.

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Feb 23, 2020
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“Life really is too short to spend it doing things that don’t bring you joy”

Eboney Sheehan was living in Sydney, had a great job, good mates and life was on track. All that changed last year when she found a lump in her breast. Here, the 35-year-old, who works in construction in SA, talks about her battle with cancer and her passion to raise funds for “cold caps” - a method to help people undergoing chemotherapy keep their hair.

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Feb 23, 2020
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“It’s the journey, not the bike”

One Small Step is our new weekly guide to better living in South Australia. Today, take your treadly for a leisurely guided ride around Adelaide, or leave the city to journey along one of the state’s scenic and relaxed bikeways.

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Feb 16, 2020
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“It was a few words that changed my whole life”

Musician Nathan May, 25, has pioneered a mentorship program for at-risk youth in Adelaide’s north and he’s met Barack Obama – an encounter that changed his life. He’s also a proud indigenous man, descended from the Arabana and Yawuru clans, and he’s had to deal with racism his entire life – even at a recent corporate event in Adelaide where he was an invited guest. Here’s his story.

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Feb 9, 2020
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Get to know your town – on foot

One Small Step is our new weekly guide to better living in South Australia. Today, slip on your sensible shoes and get to know your city more intimately, with our guide to Adelaide walking tours.

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Feb 9, 2020
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My longest day: I don’t really remember it beginning and ending

Susan Neuhaus is an Adelaide surgeon and ex-army officer who has operated in war zones, helped sex workers in Cambodia and been awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross. Here she talks about her life – from childhood in Mt Gambier, to the fortuitous way she found herself in medical school, to her challenges in the military and as a cancer surgeon.

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Feb 4, 2020
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SA grown: get your fig fix

Running her family fig business is a labour of love for former viticulturist Kate Strachan.

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Feb 2, 2020
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Crows captain Chelsea Randall: How adversity made me

In our new Sunday series, we take an intimate look at the lives of fascinating South Australians - in their own words. To begin, football trailblazer Chelsea Randall talks about her journey from a kid thrown into a boys' team, to her position as one of the most respected athletes in Australia, and how she almost gave the game away along the road.

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Jan 23, 2020
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SA’s tourism winners for 2019

If you're thinking of getting away this long weekend, support SA's best tourism businesses with this list of the 2019 SA Tourism Award winners.

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Jan 9, 2020
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Sonya Feldhoff: Finding her voice

Never one to seek the spotlight and talk publicly about herself, radio personality Sonya Feldhoff opens up about her 30-year media career, her struggle to have children and a recent battle with cancer. 

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Dec 12, 2019
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Wild about Harry: Remembering Harry Watt

With the passing of fashion icon Harry Watt, SALIFE looks back at the life and times of this much-loved local. Harry and his partner George Gross put Adelaide on the global fashion map, remaining loyal to the town where it all began 40 years ago.

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Dec 4, 2019
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Book club: Artistic expression

The Art Gallery of South Australia’s book clubs are about more than ticking off a list of books. The groups are about learning and exploring a shared passion.

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Dec 4, 2019
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Striking Opal

The story of South Australia’s gemstone emblem begins tens of millions of years ago and is still going strong in pockets of our state. 

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