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Peaceful paddling on Burrendong Dam

Burrendong Dam celebrates 50 years this year and former dam builders are invited to attend a reunion on August 18 and 19. Contact Pip Goldsmith on 0421 288 634 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS/YVETTE AUBUSSON-FOLEY

Foggy start at Lady Cutler Ovals

Tuesday morning, August 1, the first day of the last month of winter brought a heavy fog over the city which lasted until mid morning shrouding the Lady Cutler soccer fields in a blanket of white.

Dundullimal Homestead in bloom

The warm change in the weather is having an effect on the extensive and historic gardens at Dundullimal Homestead which reopened on October 4, 2016. A stroll around the extensive grounds reveal a variety of flowering plants, grand trees and rolling lawns. A very special feature is an Aboriginal ‘scar’…

Backyard bird watching bliss

This very inappropriately-named Dingy Swallowtail – Papilio anactus – was spreading out its over-4cm wingspan to dry on a recent evening, following 98mm of rain in Dubbo Field Naturalist member Elsie Howe's West Dubbo garden. Papilio is actually Latin for butterfly. An endemic species, with male and females alike, it's…

New Year’s Eve Fireworks a stunning success

The second annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks show at Caltex Park was a stunning success with thousands settling onto the grounds to enjoy the family-friendly lightshow. Jose Ranie D. Decolongon was one of the many who took photos of the spectacular, including this one which was taken along Birch Ave…

Signs of spring

There are many signs of spring’s arrival around the Dubbo area at the moment, and that inspired Kevin Kleppe to pick up his camera and start snapping. Thanks to Kevin for contributing these two photos taken in his garden during the week.

Recreation on the river

Two of our contributing photographers have captured two different ways to enjoy the Macquarie River. These dragon boat paddlers (above) were spotted sharing the river with a kayaker as they made their way underneath the L.H. Ford Bridge. Meanwhile, Colin Rouse took the second photo of his German Shepherd Sheba…

Blood moon rising

Many a local photographer turned their lenses skyward on Wednesday night to capture one of the heavens’ most impressive phenomena – that of a total lunar eclipse, or a Blood Moon. Australians had front row seats for the rare sight, which happens when Earth lines up in a perfect line…

The Freezeman

Pictured is one of one hundred finalists in the Macquarie Photography Prize. ‘The Freezeman’ was snapped by Indonesian Alamsyah Rauf, and is a contender in the Open section. Want to see more amazing photos, just like this one? Get yourself along to the Macquarie Photography Prize exhibition. It’s being held…

Fields of Gold

Weekender photographer Steve Cowley couldn’t resist stopping for a shot during a recent trip through the Merriwa district, with blazing fields of golden canola lining the road on either side as far as the eye could see. Canola is in flower across the region now and will be ready for…