Take a stroll down to Bronte or Bondi Beach and there’s a good chance you’ll see a weathered Gully Days sticker somewhere. One might forgive you for thinking they’re already an institution in the Eastern Beaches, b...

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We all love our parks and are very fortunate in the Eastern Suburbs to live with some of the greatest parklands in Australia. Indeed, few residents of cities anywhere in the world enjoy the extensive parklands that lie a...

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Do you remember those three-dimensional optical illusions you’d see in the puzzles section of the Sunday paper? At first glance they’d just look like an odd psychadelic pattern that kind of made your eyes hurt, but a...

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2020 was the Chinese Year of the Rat, traditionally a creature long associated with plague, so I guess we shouldn’t have been surprised how things turned out. 2021 is the Year of the Ox, a creature characterised by har...

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The recent gathering at Bronte Beach on Christmas Day raises concerns about local councils’ efforts to protect the local community from what could have been a major COVID-19 outbreak, with more than 200 people deciding...

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This past year has not been an easy one for any of us. At the best, it has been a year working from home and enjoying the freedom, but always with the subliminal fear of some impending doom, perhaps in the form of illnes...

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Mummy dearest: mother stabbed adult son, police allege A Bellevue Hill woman repeatedly stabbed her 22-year-old son in the back after he told her he had killed someone, a court was told. The extraordinary claim was made ...

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I’m not sure about anyone else, but I have to admit to being totally transfixed by the current state of affairs in America. At the time of writing, the US had peaked at 200,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day, Walmart re...

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Well, 2020 was one hell of a year, hey? From bushfires, to the pandemic, to the last gasps of American democracy. The Unreliable Guide has written about love, leadership and lockdown. We’ve had a big birthday, worn a m...

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It seems odd that a balmy late spring month when the flowers are blooming, the air temperature is rising and most of us are planning our summer holidays, should begin with reminders of death. All Hallows, All Saints and ...

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