People & Places

Aug 9, 2020
People & Places

“Just an ordinary guy who happens to have a very extraordinary job”

Chris Sexton, 52, is an obstetrician, gynaecologist and women’s health specialist who estimates he has delivered 6000 babies over the past 30 years. That number will rise significantly next year, Chris says, with a baby boom on the way thanks to the COVID-19 restrictions.

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Jul 26, 2020
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“Eat good food and don’t drink bad wine”

Chef Chris Jarmer, 48, hails from restaurant royalty. His parents Peter and Kathy owned Jarmer's fine dining restaurant on Kensington Road for years and today Chris has carved out his own niche in the hospitality game. Here, he talks about cooking, business, meeting a long-lost sister and marrying into another Adelaide food and wine dynasty.

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Jul 10, 2020
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My Town: Merv Lehmann, Robertstown

The Worlds End Highway is the last place you might expect to find a gentleman such as Robertstown’s Merv Lehmann, who has been serving customers at his general store for 71 years, always with a smile.

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Jul 10, 2020
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“Art and theatre are inter-related in my mind”

Artist Silvana Angelakis has moved seamlessly between fashion design, costume design, sculpture and mix media works, but the constant has always been her unwavering ability to transform inspired ideas into intricate creations.

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Jul 9, 2020
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Adelaide’s Mad Men

The advertising industry of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s was a competitive, male-dominated landscape where denim suits, long lunches and catchy jingles ruled.

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Jul 3, 2020
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“I never really left the world of make-believe”

Geoff Cobham is the artistic brain behind some of SA’s most awe-inspiring creations – Adelaide Festivals, mind-bending light shows and now Patch Theatre. His partner, Restless Dance Theatre’s Roz Hervey and their daughter, actor Tilda Cobham-Hervey, share his love of the arts.

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Jun 23, 2020
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My Town: Ross Vogt, Kapunda

Having recently celebrated his 97th birthday, lifelong Kapunda resident and local historian Ross Vogt doesn’t plan on changing gear anytime soon.

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Jun 21, 2020
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“They showed me that anything and everything is possible, including forgiveness”

Music and arts publicist Deb Edwards has worked with big names such as Cold Chisel, Cliff Richard and Tina Turner. She has always drawn inspiration from her late mother, Amy, who was SA’s first Aboriginal primary school teacher, and her trailblazing aunt, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue. (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned this story contains images of deceased persons.)

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Jun 19, 2020
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Taryn Brumfitt: Positive charge

Taryn Brumfitt is a powerhouse of positive energy who has been changing the world’s notion of the body beautiful. Now, she’s set her sights on shaping young minds, through her latest documentary. 

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Jun 12, 2020
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“I don’t want people to be fearful about what they don’t know”

Jane Russo is the kind of person who can’t sit still for too long. The City of Unley councillor accepts all challenges head on, and this persistence has been on show when campaigning for a cause close to her heart – awareness for the rights of transgender and non-binary young people.

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Jun 12, 2020
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James Muecke: Clear vision

There have been many significant moments in James Muecke’s life and they’ve all led him to one of the most prestigious honours to be bestowed upon an Australian.

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Jun 9, 2020
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The powerful pomegranate

Pomegranates have been revered for their vibrant ruby red jewels throughout history, from ancient Persia to Egypt and Rome. Grown in South Australia's Riverland, the ancient superfood is now making a modern resurgence.

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Jun 2, 2020
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Operation Flinders: Into the wild

Join SALIFE for a hike through the remote wilderness and meet the volunteers behind world-leading outback intervention program Operation Flinders.

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May 31, 2020
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Damon Herriman: Lucky star

From child actor to insurance clerk to Hollywood hot property – Adelaide’s Damon Herriman has taken the long road to success, full of detours, dead-ends and finally dreams come true.

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May 31, 2020
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“It has been far better to be locked down with artworks than without”

Diana Jaquillard is a recognisable character around Adelaide, with her signature short, blunt fringe and stylish, eccentric glasses. One of the greatest loves in Diana’s life is art, and the retired graphic designer is always championing new talent as a board member for the Helpmann Academy Foundation. Here’s her story.

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May 29, 2020
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Making their case

South Australian women in the higher tiers of the legal profession still face gender inequality, however some are raising the bar for others to follow.

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May 24, 2020
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“I loved and craved the interaction with the audience”

Alex Ward is a barrister who’s held leadership roles in the law nationally and internationally. But the 56-year-old is also a funny bloke who could have carved out a career in comedy, just like his mate Shaun Micallef. Here’s his story.

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May 8, 2020
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“I think I was born to be a mum”

Lucia Staykov is the proud mother of six children – including twins and triplets. The 46-year-old will spend this Mother’s Day with her big brood, starting off with breakfast in bed. The professional children's photographer says being organised is key to handling the busy juggle.

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May 7, 2020
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Meet Adelaide’s Mad Men

In the May issue of SALIFE, out now, we take a look back at Adelaide’s advertising industry, circa the 1960s-’80s, when flared trousers, long lunches and catchy jingles ruled.

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Apr 26, 2020
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“I love working through a crisis”

Meet Hitaf Rasheed - responsible for many of the state's biggest events as the leader of Events South Australia. She is passionate about her family, the Port Adelaide Football Club, where she worked with for almost a decade, and promoting South Australia. And there's a lot more to her story.

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Apr 23, 2020
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Guess who’s coming to dinner: Cate Taylor

It’s lucky Cate Taylor loves to cook: she’s a mother of nine and her Port Pirie home is a constant hub for family and friends to gather for fantastic food and wine.

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