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Maria the Little Cellar Rat

Maria the Little Cellar Rat

Childers is a multicultural town, just ask city-born Mary Byrne who married into an Australian-Irish-Sicilian family with their roots firmly in the Childers community. With her own Irish and German background, Mary took her love for languages and teaching to the Isis District in 1973 being appointed as a German/English/French and Modern History teacher after completing a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Education at the University of Queensland the previous year. It was here she met and fell in love with Terry, a young local electrician with a strong Sicilian-Irish heritage who shared an interest in gardening, old Queenslanders and old furniture.

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Showcasing Local Growers

Showcasing Local Growers

Growing the best produce is what our local farmers are known for and showcasing this produce is what our restaurants do best. Kelly's Beach Resort's (KBR) Licensed Restaurant has been operating for over 15 years priding themselves in giving their guests a meal to remember and ensuring everyone feels welcome and comfortable. This Winterfeast  the family run restaurant and bar releases it's new 'eat local' menu showcasing an abundance of fresh, incredible produce, including Dave Galati's beans, at an intimate three-course dinner.

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On Flight to Reef Conservation

On Flight to Reef Conservation

Lady Elliot Island is like no place on earth, it's unique proximity to the continental shelf and the Eastern Australian Current make it a beacon for large mega fauna such as Manta Rays with a known population of over a thousand. 

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The Little Brewery That Could

The Little Brewery That Could

The Bargara Brewing Company is the passion project of Jack and Jacinta Millbank, and their innovation, passion and hard work are paying dividends. An hour spent with Jack, an unassuming Zimbabwean-born agronomist and BBC CEO, leaves you in no doubt as to why the microbrewery is gaining traction with such speed.

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A Nourished Life

A Nourished Life

Why would an agricultural scientist and cane farmer's wife make a dramatic career shift to open a wholefood café that eschews all processed sugar*?

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