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Wildlife

GALLERY: Dingo – pest, endangered species or both?

Australia’s ‘native’ dog, the dingo, is loved or loathed, depending on what side of the fence you’re on. To Indigenous people they are a revered totem; to graziers they are public enemy number one, while some scientists see them as an environmental saviour. Dingoes often find themselves in no-man’s land. Read more in Amanda Burdon’s feature on the place of the dingo in Australia – and see more of Jason Edward’s stunning shots – in AG#136.

Destinations

GALLERY: Scenic Rim Trail, Brisbane

To provide a lifeline to early farmers on the Darling Downs, Brisbane convicts were put to work forging the first road through the Main Range. A new hike allows you to walk that trail and enjoy part of the Scenic Rim for yourself. Read more about the Scenic Rim Trail and the land’s history in AG#136, out now. All photos by Nick Rains.

History & Culture

GALLERY: Hill End, NSW

Once brought to life by one of NSW’s largest gold rushes, the now tiny town of Hill End has played a central role in Australia’s art world for generations. From Russel Drysdale to Brett Whiteley, Margaret Olley to John Olsen, Hill End has played muse to the best in the business. Today the tradition continues, with some of Australia’s foremost artists calling the town home. All photos by Don Fuchs. Read more about Hill End in AG#135, out now.

History & Culture

GALLERY: The secret scenes of the Bass Strait

Huddled in the unforgiving Bass Strait is a remote cluster of islands with fewer than 900 residents. The Furneaux Group is a quiet place of ancient rituals, stunning scenery and a violent history. All photos by Cameron Cope. Read more about life on the islands and The Furneaux Group’s history in Sandy Guy’s feature in AG#135, out now.

Wildlife

GALLERY: Raptor rehab

IN THE NSW SOUTHERN Highlands, Peggy McDonald has helped run the Australian Raptor Care & Conservation Centre since it was founded in April 2015. The 17ha property rehabilitates injured birds, mostly birds of prey, with the aim to return them to the wild. All photography by Esther Beaton. Read more about Peggy’s life-long passion for wildlife and how she co-founded the centre in AG#135, out now.

History & Culture

GALLERY: Jonathan Jones’s barrangal dyara

In 1882, a three-year-old palace at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden was destroyed by fire – and with it, thousands of Indigenous artefacts. The new barrangal dyara (skin and bones) installation is a reminder of what was lost. Read more about the Garden Palace fire and Jonathan’s artwork here.

Adventure

GALLERY: Kangaroo Island’s Wilderness Trail

Kangaroo Island’s new Wilderness Trail is set to open October 1. The rugged five day 66km walk through Flinders Chase National Park hugs a coastal shoreline that’s brimming with native wildlife. Read more about the Wilderness Trail in AG#134, out now.

Science & Environment

GALLERY: Australia’s robot workforce

Fear leads the public conversation on robots in the workforce, as people grow anxious about their jobs being lost to machines that can operate with super-human levels of efficiency. Yet, in the farming, medical, automotive and freighting industries, robots are already invaluable workers. Read more about how robots are aiding Australia’s workplaces and what it means for Australia’s future in AG#134, out now.

History & Culture

GALLERY: Australia’s Prime Ministers

They’ve come from electorates throughout the continent and worked at occupations as varied as coalminer, drover, doctor and solicitor. Sometimes revered, sometimes despised, 28 men and 1 woman – represented by their official portraits – have taken on the nation’s top job, often heralding and at other times following winds of change. Whether they served for eight days or 19 years, each took on the responsibility of being prime minister of Australia.