People & Places

Jan 22, 2021
People & Places

“He played the game with great spirit”

With the cricket season in full swing we speak to former Aussie player Wayne “Flipper” Phillips about Hookesy, life, loss, team spirit and the joy of being a grandfather.

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Jan 15, 2021
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“You always come to crossroads in life”

Luthier Jim Redgate often finds himself torn between his workshop and the call of the ocean. When he’s not building guitars or kitesurfing, he might be found snowboarding, playing gigs, fixing up up his old Holden EH, beekeeping or making wine.

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Dec 18, 2020
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Christmas memory lane

To kick off the festive season, we asked some high-profile South Australians to share their childhood Christmas memories, and a few of the SALIFE team have joined in the festive fun.

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Dec 18, 2020
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“In most pursuits, talent will only get you so far”

Growing up in the country, Catherine Branson developed early on the resilience necessary for a high-flying career. The Chancellor of the University of Adelaide and inaugural chair of a new ASO project highlighting female composers says she also took it for granted that “generally speaking, if a boy can do it, a girl can do it also”.

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Dec 3, 2020
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The air up there

There's no better way to experience Central Australia than by floating above it, so join SALIFE for a sunrise ballooning adventure.

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Nov 26, 2020
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Smooth sailing

It’s been described as “a six-star hotel on water” and, for this lucky couple, luxury cruising on their $2 million motor yacht is just part of the everyday.

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Nov 13, 2020
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‘Ballet is a huge part of my identity’

From Adelaide's Hyde Park to the Australian Ballet, Jill Ogai had her eyes on the prize as a child and has worked through injury and setback to become a soloist.

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Nov 6, 2020
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The Art of Collecting

Avid collector of contemporary art Diana Laidlaw AM has one main criterion when acquiring new works: they must bring her joy.

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Nov 6, 2020
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“The simple joy of not just looking, but seeing”

Brian Parkes – CEO of Adelaide’s JamFactory – left home more than 30 years ago and drove his bright blue Datsun 180B to Hobart to embark on a journey that in many ways, he says, he is still on today.

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Oct 30, 2020
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The truffle hunters

The prized gem of a budding Adelaide Hills truffle industry is a pup named Ruby who’s worth her weight in gold.

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Oct 29, 2020
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‘You don’t advocate for change without copping flak’

Maggie Dawkins has been described as many things. The daughter of a GP and tea entrepreneur. The wife of a former treasurer. A proud mother. But any one of these titles would be doing her a disservice. She is a tenacious, hard-working and staunch advocate for child protection.

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Oct 9, 2020
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‘People will always remember how you make them feel’

Debbie Ryan was living a blessed life, married to her highschool sweetheart, with two beautiful children. Tragically, following years of incessant bullying, her daughter Maddy took her own life. Debbie is now on a mission to show just how deeply our actions can affect others.

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Oct 9, 2020
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Les Burdett: The Pitch Whisperer

The best-known oval curator from Adelaide to India, Les Burdett has earned the respect and admiration of cricket fans worldwide. SALIFE finds out if the grass is greener 10 years into retirement.

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Sep 25, 2020
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“My philosophy is based around gratitude”

Sister Jillian Havey OP AM was a school principal for almost 50 years and taught thousands of young women during that time. But a stroke last year hastened her retirement, signalling the end of an era, and the start of new beginnings.

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Sep 18, 2020
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Matching pairs: the Second Valley swimmers

While most of us are slowly waking from our slumber each morning, there’s a group of brave souls plunging themselves into the crisp waters of Second Valley.

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Sep 10, 2020
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Pauline Hurren: A life in glass and stone

After a lifetime of creating some of South Australia’s most recognisable homes, architect Pauline Hurren is passing on her gifts to her daughters.

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Sep 4, 2020
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Chris Sperou: Wing man

Taking to the skies for the past 60 years, in a plane he built himself, South Australia’s own daredevil is showing no signs of coming in to land.

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Aug 30, 2020
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“Neurosis surrounded us… we just got on with life”

Writer and performance poet Geoff Goodfellow is known for his "brutally electric" style, but he reveals a more vulnerable side in a new memoir about his boyhood. Here, he shares the story of his life ­­– from working-class lad to literary icon.

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Aug 30, 2020
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SA’s COVID-19 lockdown: How I got through it

Amid the chaos of the COVID-19 lockdown, it was the unexpected silver linings that helped these South Australians to overcome their challenges and better appreciate the little things in life.

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