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Albert Tucker's painting 'The Lucky Country' (1964)

The Lucky Country

G4th June 2014 

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Fifty years ago social critic Donald Horne wrote his famous book ‘The Lucky Country’ describing Australia as “a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck”.

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Handwritten plant tag on side of pot

Plant Breeders’ Rights

G20th May 2014 

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This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Plant Breeders Rights Act in Australia.

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Fountain in garden

Alowyn Gardens

G26th April 2014 

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Nestled in the Yarra Valley, north of the town of Yarra Glen, is a delightful garden spread over 2.8 hectares named ‘Alowyn’.

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Ladies barbecuing corn cobs

Cambodian New Year

G14th April 2014 

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Today is Cambodian New Year: an event that’s celebrated with much fervour at Wat Buddharangsi in Springvale, Australia.

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Gippsland Rare & Unusual Plant Fair

G12th April 2014 

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This weekend I travelled to the tiny Victorian town of Jindivick to attend the Gippsland Rare & Unusual Plant Fair.

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