My South Australian Life

Apr 23, 2021
My South Australian Life

‘I feel strongly about giving a voice to the voiceless’

Sharon Mascall-Dare counts herself privileged for being a set of ears to exciting, interesting and often harrowing tales from all around the world. The award-winning journalist joined the Australian Army aged 42 and has been tirelessly providing an avenue for those in the military to tell their stories ever since.

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Mar 19, 2021
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“There is amazing strength within the family”

Barbara Knoll’s days are surrounded by her German culture, working behind the counter at Barossa Fine Foods, which she started with her husband Franz three decades ago. But there was a time she felt she’d lost the connection to her heritage, before a powerful resurgence.

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Mar 12, 2021
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“I never lost faith in that dream”

As the AFL season kicks off for another year, we speak to Port rising star Zak Butters about his personal battles, his road to success and his burning desire to win.

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Feb 12, 2021
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“I am an incurable romantic”

To celebrate Valentine's Day we speak to Mills & Boon novelist Susanne Panagaris about life, romance and her famous guitar-playing daughter Orianthi.

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Jan 22, 2021
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“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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“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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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 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 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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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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