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From cream puffs at the Lake Charm Hall to a surprise lake and sentimental rail journey, we present RA’s favourite and most-read travel stories of 2017. 

Stay tuned this year for more inspiring writing and photos.


Quicksilver mine

In search of the Quicksilver Mine 

Story: Anson Cameron
Photos: Anne Morley

On the banks of one of Victoria’s few remaining wild rivers, we seek the Quicksilver Mine, and the wilder folk who worked it.

Edition: October
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The nomad brigade

How to join the nomad brigade

Story: Ernest Litera
Photos: Anne Morley

Not all nomads travel alike. We define Victoria’s mobile tribes, and critique their home-on-the-go choices.

Edition: March
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Victoria's surprise lake

Landslide victory: The birth of Victoria’s surprise lake 

Story: Anson Cameron
Photos: Pam Morris

After weeks of rain, the Barwon River suddenly stopped flowing. A search party found something unexpected.

Edition: February
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The Ghan at night

Inside track on the Ghan Expedition

Story: Gary Tippet, with Jeni Port 
Photos: Anne Morley

Forty years after his first trip on the Ghan, Gary Tippet ups the comfort level for a sentimental journey on the iconic train that bisects Australia.

Edition: August
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Illustration of two women driving around Victoria

All Victoria’s a stage

Story: Hannie Rayson
Illustration: Carolyn Ridsdale

Playwright Hannie Rayson had a unique view of Victoria when she travelled the state with her one-woman show.

Edition: September
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December 12, 2017