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.
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?