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History & Culture


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.


GALLERY: The golden heart of Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory has a population of just 3000 people, and is found 1000km south of Darwin and 500km north of Alice Springs. This outback town is as gritty as it’s charming, and with its swag of multicultural locals and a zealous community spirit, it’s a place that’s now luring newcomers with more than just gold dust. Find the full story in the Nov/Dec issue (#129) of Australian Geographic.