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Photographers of the Goldfields show closes early

Due to the Coronavirus the Photographers of the Goldfields 2020 exhibition at the Newstead Arts Hub show will not be open for the final weekend in March. People wishing to pick up purchases can do so at the Arts Hub … Continue reading

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First walk for 2020

In perfect weather last Sunday a medium sized group started out at Mike Reeves’ property southwest of Elphinstone and completed a 6 km circuit through local bush. Much of the walk was on kangaroo tracks. Highlights were seeing many wattles … Continue reading

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Show continues

The Photographers of the Goldfields exhibition at the Newstead Arts Hub is continuing for the next two weekends, finishing on Sunday March 29. Opening hours are 10 am to 4 pm. (Arts Open 2020 and the Newstead Open Studios finished … Continue reading

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Photo show celebrating our bushlands

As mentioned in a previous post, five local photographers are holding an exhibition at the Newstead Arts Hub in March. They are Janet Barker, Frances Cincotta, Patrick Kavanagh, Geoff Park and Bronwyn Silver.  The exhibition, Photographers of the Goldfields 2020, … Continue reading

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Decline or blip?

Most of our readers will be familiar with Geoff Park’s blog, Natural Newstead. If you haven’t read his recent posts on local bird numbers, it’s worth having a look: During the week I paid visits to Rotunda Park and Mia … Continue reading

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Nature photo show at the Newstead Arts Hub

Local photographers, Janet Barker, Patrick Kavanagh, Geoff Park and Bronwyn Silver, are holding an exhibition, Photographers of the Goldfields, at the Newstead Arts Hub in March. Frances Cincotta will be also contributing some recent macro photos of native plants. From … Continue reading

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Launch of Trace Balla’s latest book

Come along to the launch of Trace Balla’s latest book — Landing With Wings — set right here on Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Trace is the much loved creator of creator of Rivertime and Rockhopping, The Thank You Dish and … Continue reading

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Alison Pouliot in Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Garden Club has invited FOBIF members and supporters to their March meeting: We have been lucky enough to secure Dr Alison Pouliot as our speaker. Alison is an honorary fellow at Australian National University, and has published The … Continue reading

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Some good news . . .

The Andrews government has closed an “outdated” legal loophole that allowed people to kill wombats without a permit in eastern Victoria. More than 4000 wombats are killed each year, according to the Victorian Greens, because of a decades-old rule that … Continue reading

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The year ahead

We recently sent a fobif newsletter to our members. We have reprinted a version here for our members and supporters who may not have received it. Welcome to 2020 – a year with a difference and with many challenges across … Continue reading

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