to our fourth is­sue of North East Living magazine.

North East Living Magazine - - Contents -

There ap­pears to be no end to the tal­ents of those who call Vic­to­ria’s beau­ti­ful North East home. Their in­ter­ests may be var­ied, but many of the peo­ple fea­tured in our Au­tumn/win­ter edi­tion all share a deep pas­sion, and greatly add to the fab­ric of their com­mu­ni­ties. Doug Hamil­ton, for ex­am­ple, is help­ing rein­vig­o­rate Wan­garatta air­port with his new en­ter­prise ‘Clas­sic Air Ad­ven­tures’ fea­tur­ing re­stored mil­i­tary air­craft such as the Cur­tiss P-40 Kit­ty­hawk and Win­jeel which the pub­lic can take a flight, as pas­sen­gers of course. We also meet Ge­orge Ai­vatoglou, the post-wwii im­mi­grant who came to the North East in 1962 from Greece and spent more than half a cen­tury play­ing a key role in the de­vel­op­ment of Mt Buller. Beechworth painter Nina Machielse Hunt presents colour­ful, ab­stract in­ter­pre­ta­tions of her sur­rounds us­ing skills honed over a life­time from in­flu­ences from tra­di­tional and non-tra­di­tional artists. Wan­garatta sib­lings Fin­lay and Freya Clarke like­wise go off the beaten track to pur­sue their pas­sion as ris­ing stars in the chal­leng­ing sport of cross country ski­ing, trav­el­ling the world to com­pete against the best and maybe one day reach the Win­ter Olympics. Whether you are a res­i­dent or a vis­i­tor, we hope you en­joy these sto­ries and gain a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing about what makes our re­gion unique.

On a sad­der note, we were sorry to hear that cen­te­nar­ian Ilona Bardy, who fea­tured in our story about the Bonegilla mi­grant ex­pe­ri­ence in the Sum­mer edi­tion, passed away in Fe­bru­ary af­ter a short pe­riod of ill health.

Our thoughts are with her fam­ily at this sad time.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.