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The history behind the headstones

Local retiree Karlyn Robinson never set out to write a book about a cemetery but the lure of a bushranger’s death from gunshot wounds was just too enticing to ignore. The author of “Dubbo Pioneer Cemetery: The Stories Behind the Headstones” explained that, as a dedicated member of the Dubbo…

Profile: Terry Wilcher, founder of 123 Tix

Terry Wilcher and his 123 Tix online ticket booking service recently won “Regional Business of the Year” at the 2018 Western NSW Regional Business Awards, and will now go on to represent the region at the statewide NSW Business Chamber Awards in Sydney in November. How did 123 Tix start?…

New chapter begins for retiring library director

Like a good book, what lies ahead for former Macquarie Regional Library director John Bayliss is a bit of a mystery, but will probably include some travel. Retiring after 15 years in his role, Mr Bayliss' tenure at the library has seen flooding, major refurbishments across the entire regional network…

Zoo wouldn’t be the same without volunteers

The mood was informal but that did nothing to detract from the sentiment expressed by Taronga Western Plains Zoo staff and helpers at the annual morning tea held in the Savannah Room to commemorate National Volunteer Week on May 21. While the volunteers munched on a selection of fruit, caramel…

Volunteers keeping history alive at Dundullimal Homestead

Believed to be the oldest sophisticated slab house in Australia, the Dundullimal Homestead and its surrounding 10 acres of grounds holds a special place in Dubbo’s history. The original Homestead and sandstone stables, and the more recent shed and timber church, continue to provide an element of old-world charm to…

A month of extremes for Grant

From the perils of endless wet weather to the tragedy of the everlasting dry spell, Member Dubbo Troy Grant has seen it all in the past month. As a participant in the 2018 NSW Police Legacy Kokoda Trek, the NSW Police and Emergency Services minister spent 14 gruelling days in…

A brush with royalty

As excitement builds around the globe for this weekend’s royal wedding, one Dubbo woman has literally had a brush with Prince Harry – and she says it is a signature moment in her life. Amber Martin won her own local fame a few years ago when she began painting using…

Conquering the final frontier

Interplanetary exploration, asteroid mining and transforming science fiction into reality. These are just some of the possibilities that come with the establishment of an Australian Space Agency, with $50 million in Federal Government funding to be committed to the program in the 2018 budget. For those in the field of…

In profile: Anna Gibson

I’ve heard that you have a boyfriend, is that true? Yes, his name is Chris Marshall. I love him so much. He tries really hard in the gym and he is always nice to everybody. What do you do at the RSL Health Club? I put the drinks in the…

Return of the lemonade stand

The humble lemonade stand is making a comeback in Dubbo – and apparently Dubbo locals are all for it. On Friday, April 27, siblings Tatum, Jordan and Mia Petty set up shop for the day outside Monster Signs on Fitzroy Street. They sold “freshly squeezed home-made lemonade” at “The Lemonade…

Lorna Brennan: In profile

I’m the local facilitator of the Buninyong School as Community Centre. I’ve been here for the last 13 years. Before that I did lots of supported playgroups around the region. I was based at Nyngan for a few years and travelled out as far as Byrock and Cobar, and down…