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Great Stories

Our list of those who helped save a whale; our Opinion on the disparity between how much artists are paid for murals; we meet Port Fairy silversmith Lucinda Newton; some strange Treasures; our state election coverage continues with Thomas Campbell on why he is running; Kylie Treble's Food for Thought ; and much, much more...

Those who helped save a Robert Ulmann whale

We list those who donated to the whale mural.

Unravelling the mystery of public art commissions

Who decides what artists are paid for public work?

Silver gems in a jewel by the sea

Lucinda Newton is always adorned with elegant,...

What’s the story behind this treasure?

What’s the story behind these treasures?

Why I am running: Thomas Campbell, The Greens

Why is Thomas Campbell running for the Greens?

Christmas is coming…start pruning now!

  Welcome to Food for Thought #7, by Kylie...

Order: Warrnambool – This is home

  If you would like to order a copy of...

Reviving classic Australian furniture by hand

A warning: by the end of this story, you will...

The twists and turns of textiles: Ruby Richardson

Textile artist Ruby Richardson has had a life...

A note from editors Carol & Louise...

first birthday cupcake

 

We mark our first birthday next month and our next edition (Sept 1) will be devoted to celebrating this remarkable milestone! We have some sensational prizes that we will be giving away for the whole month of Sept, thanks to our wonderful business supporters. You can see the full list of prizes on offer here, but you must be a paying subscriber to enter. If you want to join the Bluestone club and be part of the celebrations, you can do so here. (We are only eight subscribers off reaching our first year goal of 200…) Come and be part of the only independent, boutique online magazine in south-west Victoria.

Catching up

Lack of schooling a ticking bomb

OPINION There is a ticking bomb under south-west Victoria called a lack of education and it is set to blow up in...

Unravelling a tale of love in Port Fairy

A love story quite unlike any other will be captured in a new exhibition at Port Fairy’s Whale Bone Gallery...

Why am I running? Roy Reekie ALP

As part of Bluestone Magazine’s coverage of the forthcoming State Election, we have invited the three major...

Farms, faces and wide open spaces

For a non-farmer, Warrnambool photographer Peta Jolley has spent a lot of time on the land in the past few years....

Cooking up a seachange at Cape Bridgewater

In the cafe perched just a metre from the pristine beach of Bridgewater Bay, Scott Martin and Deb Curtis have one...

Spring picnic for Fletcher Jones gardens

The Fletcher Jones gardens in Warrnambool will play host next month to a spring picnic, market and twilight film...

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