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Dances with dogs

By RACHAEL TREASURE | On the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June one of Australia’s top stockwomen and Kelpie breeders, Nancy Withers, held up her bidders’ card until the selling price of a Kelpie reached a world-record, crowd-gasping price of $5,400 at the Casterton Dog Auction in Victoria.

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Unfenced — and free

Contributing editor Matt Newton has launched his first book — Shack Life — a series of evocative photographs that are a tribute to an endangered but endearing symbol of Tasmania. Escape to “the shack” has been a ritual on weekends and holidays for many people in this state but, sadly, those days may be coming to an end. Make your own escape here

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