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Once A Graphic Designer

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The North Shore has been home for Nina Paine all her life. Her father was a GP in St Ives before his death at the age of 36, and her mother was the calm and knowledgeable first point of contact for staff, students, parents and visitors at Ravenswood School for Girls in Gordon for almost 30 years.

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Suburb Safari: Let’s Talk Accessible Parks

In Featured Article, Lifestyle & Getaways, Parenting & Education by Elissa Tomlins0 Comments

If there’s one thing I have learned it’s that all children love to play, but every child’s needs may be different. I am hoping that this information can help give all children the experience of adventure, achievement, imagination and excitement in their play. Our local governments should be providing play spaces suitable to children of all abilities, so I went out looking for them. I found two playgrounds – one on the North Shore in Chatswood, and one just off the North Shore in Ryde.

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Artist Edna Garran-Brown FRAS

In Featured Article, Inspiration & Health, Lifestyle & Getaways by Robert C. Johnston0 Comments

02 Aug 1918 – 22 Jan 2017 – Turramurra has been fortunate to call artist Edna Garran-Brown a long-time resident, inspiration and wonderful friend. Recently passing at age 98, Edna Garran-Brown (Thew), devoted her career to art: “Over 70 years (I was 18 years old when I started painting),” she said. In doing so she raised money for multiple charities, her main passion being to heighten public awareness of Australia’s Indigenous people; in her words, “To be a voice for the Forgotten People.”