People & Places

Sep 18, 2020
People & Places

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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Aug 16, 2020
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“I can honestly say I feel I’ve been stripped down to my soul”

Working on radio is the perfect job for Mel Dzelde, a vivacious and funny mum of three who loves music and meeting people. But Mel is also fighting for her life after cancer came knocking again. She reveals how she stays positive and how a personal bond with Oprah Winfrey keeps her spirits up.

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Aug 16, 2020
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My Town: Ruth Maywald, Waikerie

Through photography and floristry, Ruth Maywald has made the world around her a more colourful place. Today, it is her Waikerie garden that is her most splendid masterpiece.

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Aug 9, 2020
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“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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