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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

Swapping homegrown food and retired racehorses become blood donors

5/19/2019
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Community food swap sharing the spoils at harvest time; epic restoration brings old truck back to life; country dance still drawing crowds nearly a century after it first began; retired racehorses giving blood for medical research.

Duration:00:25:53

Help for migrating shearwater fledglings and tasting coffee from remote frontier country

5/12/2019
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Volunteers keeping migrating birds on track; wine loving German couple criss-cross the globe to learn more about their passion; shearer celebrates 50 years of back-breaking work; cafe in remote frontier country serves up locally grown, freshly roasted coffee.

Duration:00:25:09

Record-breaking shearer and young detainees learn life lessons from horses

5/5/2019
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Shearer breaks world record; youth in detention receive life lessons through horse work; child friendly choir helps young mums; aquaponic venture grows two crops on one drop of water.

Duration:00:25:39

Farming family farewells dairy and fishing with MS

4/28/2019
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Farming family farewells dairy herd as drought forces shut-down; Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis doesn't stop fishing fanatic heading out on the water; chestnut harvest underway in north-east Victoria; recognition for long-time poultry breeder.

Duration:00:25:43

Scientists climbing trees for forest research and cocoa farmers meet chocolate makers turning their beans into bars

4/21/2019
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Scientists climbing trees to measure forest health; farmers from rural Bougainville meeting chocolate makers who are turning their cocoa beans into chocolate bars; a community garden is cultivating friendships as well as fresh produce; rock climbing and abseiling challenge helps injured soldiers meet up with mates.

Duration:00:25:15

Bush schools teaching resilience, confidence and desert drive-in a social hub for outback town

4/14/2019
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Schools abandoning classrooms in favour of bush education; desert drive-in a social hub for outback community; pursuing a passion for working with dogs sees city office worker relocate to isolated farm; choir singers raise spirits and money for drought affected community.

Duration:00:25:42

Rugby player's 76 year love of the game and wood sculptor turns cyclone toppled timber into art

4/7/2019
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Love of the game sees rugby player taking to the field for more than 70 years; sculptor working with timber salvaged after cyclone; community sewing project forging local connections; market gardener aiming for tastiest produce.

Duration:00:25:45

Labour of love to restore vintage Kombi and mother and daughter team finding success in working dog competition

3/31/2019
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A vintage Volkswagen Kombi van returned to its former glory with meticulous detail; rare tractor pulls crowds of onlookers; mother and daughter team finding success in working dog trial competitions and orchardists open up farm for tourists to pick their own persimmons.

Duration:00:25:45

Shearers open up about mental health struggles and a new generation of opal hunters seeking fortune in the outback

3/24/2019
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Shearers share mental health stories to encourage peers to seek help; discovering the joy of dancing for fitness; equine enthusiasts celebrate the Australian stock horse; a new generation hoping to find their fortune opal hunting.

Duration:00:25:44

Wattle seeds in demand for flavour and award-winning tea growers offer tips on the perfect brew

3/17/2019
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Wattle seeds highly sought after by chefs; volunteers clean up Abrolhos islands; award-winning tea growers offer tips on the perfect brew; beekeeper heads into the bush for fresh local honey.

Duration:00:25:46

Growing fresh food for remote island residents and truffle hunting in Tasmania

3/10/2019
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Farm to feed remote Christmas Island residents; career change sees former finance sector worker truffle hunting in Tasmania; new dairy embraces tourism, inviting visitors in for a cuppa while watching the cows get milked; thorny finger lime harvest leaves its scars, but worth it for delicious fruit.

Duration:00:25:45

Dodging sharks and crocs to track dugong and end of an era for regional retailer

3/3/2019
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Tracking dugong in the Gulf of Carpentaria; reviving ancient Aboriginal bunya harvest tradition; end of an era for regional retailer; octogenarian triathlete touts benefits of exercise.

Duration:00:25:46

90-year-old pilot still flying high and Cockle Spit hosts unique beach cricket match

2/24/2019
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Cricketers gather on Cockle Spit for unique beach match; 90 year-old still taking to the sky; festival celebrates all things garlic; Maroochydore's last farm surviving amid suburbia.

Duration:00:25:47

Life of a travelling carnival family and inmates learning new skills at prison farm

2/10/2019
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Life of a travelling carnival no sideshow for fourth generation show family; inmates learning news skills at farm prison; beekeeper encouraging others to host a hive; Aboriginal elder in a race against time to pass on traditional knowledge.

Duration:00:25:46

Giving vintage cameras a new lease on life and bush kinder teaching lessons in resilience and risk taking

1/27/2019
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A camera repairer harvests old parts to keep vintage models alive; bush kinder teaching kids resilience and risk taking; tasting tiny vegetables that are big on flavour; and caper growers finding a market for their crop.

Duration:00:25:46

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