Category Archives: Australians at large

Happy Australia Day!

The skies this morning in NYC were as blue as the poster outside The Australian, but the icicles on the balcony opposite us, and the snow still whipped into frozen peaks outside our windows, reminded us that while it was … Continue reading

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Joe’s Pub & the GPS girl

If I had needed a GPS to find Joe’s Pub this week, I could easily have received directions from the very woman I was going to see. Karen Jacobsen was launching her seventh CD at the Pub on Tuesday night, … Continue reading

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Papabubble

A few years ago a couple of Sydney-siders moved to Melbourne after learning ┬áthe sweet trade from an aging artisan on the north coast. Christopher King and Tommy Tang ( with a name like that you would just about have … Continue reading

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Australian Squash

At this time of the year, you would have to be extremely committed to leave the warm relaxed shores of Southern Australia for the freezing competitive challenges of NYC. But if you are seriously working on your world ranking in … Continue reading

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Downunder delights

I have to seriously rethink the whole definition of good coffee after being completely spoilt by the perfection of rich creamy flat whites in my recent (too) fast and fabulous trip DownUnder. Maybe it’s the water, maybe it’s the milk, … Continue reading

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Australian Consulate exhibition

On Friday night, after a day of non-stop pouring rain, I was happy to find an enthusiastic party at the Consulate for an exhibition of paintings by Jacinta Stewart. Jacinta is originally from Brisbane and for this show painted a … Continue reading

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Australian Women in NY

I had the great pleasure this week to talk at the Australian Consulate about my experience of life in both Australia and New York City. It was a lot of fun to bring conversation about Port Lincoln and beyond into … Continue reading

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All that Jazz

We are spoiled for choice in the Big Apple when it comes to jazz. There are so many artists and venues that most of the time the challenge is in actually knowing what is going on where – and of … Continue reading

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