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The ABC's team of specialist reporters introduce you to the people and places that make up country Australia.

The ABC's team of specialist reporters introduce you to the people and places that make up country Australia.
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The ABC's team of specialist reporters introduce you to the people and places that make up country Australia.

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English


Episodes

Vintage caravans hit the road and Bill Kane's a master blacksmith

1/20/2019
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Take a trip down memory lane at a vintage caravan rally; check out the sport of competitive ploughing; go truffle hunting with a former rescue dog; and meet Scotsdale blacksmith Bill Kane.

Duration:00:25:46

Turning your home into a BYO tavern and pigeon racing at Kingaroy

1/13/2019
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A Warrell Creek local turns his home into a BYO watering hole; Vivienne White shears hobby farm flocks; we dial up a telephone collection; and go pigeon racing in Kingaroy.

Duration:00:25:46

Messing about on the River Murray and a FIFO miner turns chicken farmer

1/6/2019
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Meet the people who call the River Murray home; a FIFO miner turns chicken farmer; Peter Jones is Orford's very own rainman; and we visit a daylily farm.

Duration:00:25:46

Community comes together for a food swap and saffron tea and scones

12/30/2018
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Join keen gardeners and home cooks at a neighbourhood food swap; we tuck into some saffron scones; go finger lime picking; and finish up with a Chinese meal.

Duration:00:25:46

Shearing on Rawlinna Station and meet a female first mate

12/23/2018
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We go shearing on Australia's biggest pastoral sheep station; help check the crab pots on Queen's Lake in NSW; and meet Nadine Adams, a female first mate.

Duration:00:25:46

Growers kept busy harvesting Christmas trees and making wooden spoons

12/16/2018
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Christmas tree growers are busy getting their trees off to market; shellfish reefs return to Pt Phillip Bay; we make wooden spoons from timber off-cuts; and jump on board the 'Savannahlander'

Duration:00:25:03

Students work in 'wombot' research and beach snaps with Santa

12/9/2018
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Students get involved in 'wombot' research; we make furniture from salvaged timber; meet a couple of rock farmers; and get your photo taken with Santa on the sand.

Duration:00:25:45

Relocating a monster bee hive and 50 years of fish and chips

12/2/2018
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Apiarist Scott Whitaker removes a monster bee hive; Smoky Bay celebrates its oyster industry; and Kent Wong racks up 50 years behind the deep fryer.

Duration:00:25:14

Harvest workers sing on the job and breeding mini pigs as pets

11/25/2018
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At 94 farmer Dick Vincent has no plans for retirement; a tiny CWA branch celebrates 90 years; seasonal harvest workers sing on the job; and breeding mini pigs as pets.

Duration:00:25:44

Finding beauty in the grip of drought and Clydesdales come to visit

11/18/2018
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Rural women find beauty even in the grip of drought; a coastal development site doubles as a cattle property; and William and Angus the Clydesdales visit a nursing home.

Duration:00:25:31

Birders flock to the Kimberley and women take to dog trialling

11/11/2018
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Twitchers head to Broome in search of an Asian duck; a rescue dog becomes a courtroom helper; and the ladies take on the blokes in the sport of dog trialling.

Duration:00:25:05

Mending the generation gap and Cobdogla celebrates Halloween

11/4/2018
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A sewing group helps bridge the generation gap one stitch at a time; Warwick's rubbish rambler helps keep Australia clean; and Cobdogla embraces Halloween.

Duration:00:25:37

Scrambling to find fresh emu eggs and a camp oven cook-off

10/28/2018
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This week we go in search of emu eggs; pride is on the line at a camp oven cook-off; and niche flower growers embrace the 'slow flower' movement.

Duration:00:25:36

Listening for a rare birdsong and flannel flowers on display

10/21/2018
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Song meters help save a critically endangered bird; regional youth strut their stuff at an arts workshop; and flannel flowers put on a dazzling display.

Duration:00:25:36

Meet a budding vegetable entrepreneur and cooking for a crowd

10/14/2018
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This week meet budding vegetable entrepreneur, 12-year-old Charlie Toll; we hit the runway for an ag art fashion parade; a camel dairy get the organic tick; and cooking for a crowd

Duration:00:25:36

Hemp milk hits the market and race veterans retire from the track

10/7/2018
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Hemp milk hits the market; making bubbly wine the old-fashioned way; a swamp wallaby called 'Ralphie' joins the Bairnsdale police; and two race veterans call it a day at the Launceston Harness Racing track

Duration:00:25:37

Pearl industry rebounds and meals on wheels at Alpurrurulam

9/30/2018
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Behind the scenes at the Cygnet Bay pearl farm; we deliver meals on wheels at a remote aboriginal community; hike in the high country; and girls take up their power tools

Duration:00:25:36

Students have a whale of a time and balloon rides over the Mallee

9/23/2018
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Students have a whale of a time in the Kimberley; putting Tascargot on the menu; the sport of bronco branding returns to the red centre; and balloon rides over the Mallee.

Duration:00:25:36

Restoring historic 'Patterdale' and Taylor's a pint-sized endurance rider

9/16/2018
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Traditional skills used to restore the historic homestead of colonial artist John Glover; the CWA holds a marmalade masterclass; and meet pint-sized endurance rider Taylor Grogan.

Duration:00:25:35

The ballet goes outback and meet Coober Pedy's 'kangaroo mum'

9/9/2018
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Members of the Australian Ballet go outback; we find out what's good for your gut; train for a remote area emergency; and meet Coober Pedy's 'kangaroo mum'.

Duration:00:25:07