Gabrielle Connolly

Gabrielle, daughter of Lyle and Madonna (see other portraits) grew up at Bonus Downs outside Mitchell. Her mother was thrilled when Gabby and her husband were married in the lovely garden at Bonus Downs recently.

New Orleans Sax player


My memories of New Orleans are the music and the beignets at Cafe du Monde!

The Seat of Knowledge

Faces of my younger years, these gentleman used to sit outside the butcher shop in the main street of Yuleba to have a yarn after picking up the morning paper and to chat to passers-by. L to R Maurice Guest, Rocky White, Sid Meehan and Roy Langton. The two men on the right have since […]

Dr Desley Marshall

Dr Desley  Marshall was one of my strongest role models of women in rural medicine, along with Dr Pam Turnock. These two amazing women owned a medical practice in St George where I worked soon after graduating from medicine. Desley is inspiring in so many  ways and she has touched the lives of people especially […]

Mirko Grillini

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Mirko is our handsome Italian friend whom we met when he was teaching Italian cooking classes in St George. Mirko is multi-talented, excelling as a chef, acting, film-making and much more besides. His beautiful wife, Amanda, also works in the film industry.