Focus on Rosebud

Rosebud is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, approximately 75 km southeast of the Melbourne city centre. It is a large beach-side town fronting Port Phillip, located between Rye and Dromana,…

Transition farm

From lifeless land to community supported agriculture, to biodynamic organic seed saving. By Amy Minichiello It was back in 2007 when Peter Carlyon happened upon a small acreage just over the sandy…

Fine memories

By Paul Sellars A new wine from one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most celebrated vineyards, the 2020 “Memories” Pinot Noir, as it is appropriately called, is a wine that marks the 12-month…

Literary splash

By Damon Rowston Photo Gary Sissons Dr Christine Balint is an award-winning author, creative writing teacher at the University of Melbourne and an Arthurs Seat resident. Recently, Christine was awarded the prestigious…

Resist & dye

By Andrea Louise Thomas Photos Yanni When Kenya declared its independence from Britain in 1963, the comfortable colonial lifestyle that Jane Suffield knew as a child came to an end. She was…

Documenting today

By Andrea Louise Thomas Photos Yanni National Geographic magazine had a huge impact on Arthur’s Seat photographer, Karina Laird. As a child, she would pore over the images absorbing the exotic faces,…

Community patrol

By Joe Novella Photos Yanni Volunteers are indeed the lifeblood of our Mornington Peninsula community. They power everything from local sport to charity organisations. They come together without expectation of payment or…

Dancing queen

By Andrea Rowe Photos Yanni COVID-19 has dealt a devastating blow to dance studios and the performing arts, which also sustain the wellbeing, physical health, entertainment, creativity and social connection of so…

Never a Dull Day at Bomber Command!

By Peter McCullough Keith Stevens’ story could have been torn from the pages of a “Boys Own Annual.” He joined the RAAF in 1940, trained as a wireless operator/rear gunner, and subsequently…