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Great Stories

Subscribers only: The W'bool man who taught Albert Namatjira watercolors and you could WIN A BOOK; Analysis: the demise of a former Flagstaff Hill jewel; Exclusive: the WCC great shed shemozzle; PETER RONALD writes for us on the demise of the Rowitta; columnist CLINTON KRAUSE continues his road trip of retro homes; and much more…

Protected: The Warrnambool man who taught Namatjira watercolours

The Warrnambool man who taught Albert Namatjira watercolours.

Once-proud “Rowitta” is now an abandoned ship

Flagstaff Hill tourism jewel now an abandoned ship.

W’bool City Council’s big shed shemozzle

The Warrnambool City Council big shed shemozzle.

Peter Ronald on the destruction of 100-year-old ‘Rowitta’

Former Flagstaff Hill director Peter Ronald on the end of the Rowitta.

Picking up our road tour of retro beauties

Architect Clinton Krause continues his road tour of retro gems.

Fascinating insight into India: The White Tiger

Bool Belles book review with Claire Norman.

An apple a day in autumn is easy!

Food for Thought: get out the apple press!

Fresh chapter for Dunkeld with pop-up fair

Old and rare pop-up book fair for Dunkeld

Letters: Walk in memory of a working class man

Walk in the memory of a working-class man.

Climbing toward 500...



Bluestone editors Carol Altmann and Louise North with Portland artist (and Bluestone subscriber!) Carmel Wallace.


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Catching up

$1.6m Wannon Park upgrade to proceed despite scandal

$1.6m upgrade for Wannon Park on track despite scandal.

Silencing councillors tightens grip on public right to know

The WCC and silencing the public’s right to know.

Tales from the Fairy #3: Meet the Neighbours!

Jo Canham’s Tales from the Fairy: Meet the Neighbours!

Clarice Beckett Art Award open for 2015

Clarice Beckett Award opens for 2015.

Ginger Kitchen, council and the French connection

We visit the other life of Councillor Kylie Gaston, who with husband Jean-Philippe are transforming the cafe at Deakin University…

Diving deep into an ocean of Risk

Photographer Peter Condon is a man with water in his veins – salt water to be specific – and it shows in everything he does…

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