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In Galah Issue 1 we featured renowned garden photographer Claire Takacs and I simply cannot go past her beautiful book 'Australian Dreamscapes'. Here is a little extract from my piece on Claire from Issue 1, titled 'Chasing the Light': 
The grass is always green at the Relaxing Café. Literally, because fake grass covers the floor, but also because owners Warunee (Jacky) Panichattra and Suparak (Peaw) Wongsuwan, a couple from Thailand who have made the New South Wales agricultural town of Moree their home, refuse to let it be anything else.

Sarah Hall writes about buying a public building, and how she saw the turning of the tide from community concern to community support. 

 

While seven in 10 Australians live in cities, one in 10 live in small towns of fewer than 10,000 people, forming the backbone of regional Australia. Why do some of these towns buck the trend and thrive, while others fade away?
I don’t know if the man being buried at the Lightning Ridge cemetery was particularly large, but his coffin certainly was. Too big, in fact, for its hole.
‘What does it mean to be Australian? It’s a question I ask myself all the time,” says property developer, urbanist and shopkeeper, Linda Gregoriou. 

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