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Nosey Bob

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Nosey Bob

The Hangman of Ben Buckler

After an unfortunate accident involving a horse Robert “Nosey Bob” decided to move on from his floundering hansom cab business to accept the unwanted post of New South Wales State hangman. He lived at Bondi Beach.

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The Adirondack Chair

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The Adirondack Chair

All-American Feel-Good Recliner

With its slanted back and wide-paddled arm rests, the Adirondack chair is the North American symbol for the long dog days of a summer spent relaxing lakeside. But who would believe that behind these sturdy recliners lurks a sickly history of design theft and disease!

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Grand Central Station Oyster Bar

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Grand Central Station Oyster Bar

Oysters, Clams, History and a Secret “Whispering Gallery”

The Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station in New York is as old as the terminal itself. It opened as a 440 seater in February 1913, barely three weeks after the opening of the station. It was an immediate hit. 109 years after it opened, the Grand Central Oyster Bar remains a New York City landmark devoted to serving the finest quality seafood supported by its many long time employees.

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Sean's Lockdown Menus

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Sean's Lockdown Menus

Cutting Through with Creativity

The optimist turns lemons into lemonade. Restaurateur Sean Moran turned his experience of Sydney’s strictest ever COVID lockdown (107 days from 26 June to 10 October 2021) into a celebration of the power of ritual and creativity to cut through amidst even the most constraining circumstances.

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The Uluru Statement from the Heart

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The Uluru Statement from the Heart

A call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution

The Australian nation’s relationship with its First Nations people continues to be fraught … with many issues of justice and reparation remaining largely unresolved. Until there has been proper acknowledgement, truth-telling and reconciliation for historical wrongdoings it could be argued that Australia will not have properly self actualised as a nation united … “One and Free”.

The Uluru Statement from the Heart was released on 26 May 2017 by delegates to the First Nations National Constitutional Convention, held over four days near Uluru in Central Australia.

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