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PacificEdge | January 18, 2018

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Found: the book that influenced a generation

January 8, 2014 | 1

A surprise discovery in a mountain hut closes the circle of time…Read More

High on a mountain, a little stone hut

January 8, 2014 | 2

High on a Tasmanian mountain there’s a hidden hut, so late one day we went to look for it….Read More

Shacks—part of our culture, old and new

July 29, 2012 |

WHILE I WAS AT the Randwick Community Centre the other day I took the trouble to look closely at the old photographs of the area arrayed around the walls.

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Hidden path to a cove’s history

August 27, 2007 | 27

Story and photographs: Russ Grayson 1987, 2002, updated 2009.

The photographs and story are offered as a memorial to Simon Flynn. Thanks Simon.


APPROACH from the Manly side and you encounter a steep, uphill climb. Alternatively, you can descend the path from the road above. Either way, you are likely to miss the turnoff because it is not signposted and the track looks more like a wombat trail than a walking trail. That may be deliberate.

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All that remains… ghosts of former times at Bonnie Vale

August 27, 2002 | 3

Story & photographs: Russ Grayson 2002

A fibro shack typical in construction of those at Bonnie Vale.

A fibro shack typical in construction of those at Bonnie Vale.

AT FIRST, I thought the two women were just day trippers, people out to enjoy the early Spring sunshine. They stood close together, looking at the fibro shack with its galvanised iron roof that was still in good condition after all these years, and talked quietly in the stop-and-start fashion of people comfortable with each other.

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