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Zoo Story: Elsa and the Springbok; a Writer’s Journey 4

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Taronga ZooWithout doubt, Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is one of the most spectacular zoos in the world. Situated right on the harbour, it enjoys breathtaking views over the city, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.Because it’s only a short walk from our Sydney apartment to the zoo, I go there often either to write, or just to stroll through the beautiful grounds. As you can imagine, I have many friends I like to visit along the way… Here are a ... Read more →
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Good old friends; a Writer’s Journey 3

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Riding boots and a hat; two good old friends. This is about the hat, not the boots, and the hat has a name – Dubbo. Curious? This is its story. Dubbo is an Akubra. ‘An Akubra?’ I hear you ask, ‘what’s that?’  Well, let me tell you: An Akubra is an Australian icon. It’s a wide-brimmed bush hat worn by stockmen, graziers, horsemen, farmers, hunters and adventurers like me who love the outdoors. Founded in the 1870s, the original modest hat-making factory ... Read more →
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In the footsteps of Anna Popov; an exciting journey into remote outback Australia. A writer’s journey 2

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Science and Thriller in New Novel; Article in the Blue Mountains Gazette; 19 June, 2017

 19 June 2017Leura author Gabriel Farago has a most unusual foreword in his latest novel: it’s written by the director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.Gabriel Farago: His latest novel, The Hidden Genes of Professor K, has incorporated an expert input from the scientists at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, where Farago is a board member.Farago has long served on the board of the Garvan so when he was contemplating his third novel he looked for – and ... Read more →
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The Key to the Attic; a Writer’s Journey 1

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I can still remember my tenth birthday most vividly. It was the day I was given the key to my grandfather’s attic. The key was certainly impressive; heavy, intricate and huge, like the key of a castle gate, I thought at the time. And in some ways it was just that. It opened the door to a magic world.The attic in my grandfather’s hunting lodge in Austria was a wonderland; especially for a young boy. Just to get to it ... Read more →
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