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Digital edition May 1

AT 100 years, this is possibly the oldest photograph we’ve run on the cover. The War Memorial image illustrates perfectly the uplifting power of music during wartime as jovial privates Leonard Darcy and John Pratley, of the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, make music with frying pans and kitchen utensils at Blackboy Hill training camp, WA, in September, 1914. In that context, arts editor HELEN MUSA reports on the upcoming Canberra International Music Fesitval’s daring decision to focus on wartime music.

Digital edition March 27

YES, that’s a purple cabbage on the model’s head on this week’s cover. Elsewhere, KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK visits a charming monthly class where young people (and their mothers) are being taught to sew; MICHAEL MOORE says the Liberal position on prostitution is wrong; LYN MILLS reports on pollies rubbing tummies with TV stars and CEDRIC BRYANT says it’s time to get cracking on the pruning.

Digital edition March 13

FROM this week, the city’s leading social reporter LYN MILLS joins the “CityNews” team of respected and experienced writers and photographers. And also from this edition, acclaimed author and journalist ROBERT MACKLIN is writing a new weekly look at the news around us called “Seven Days”. It’s on Page 6.
Elsewhere, Canberra’s most-experienced arts writer HELEN MUSA talks exclusively with Patricia Routledge, television’s immortal “Mrs Bucket”.

Digital edition February 27

IT’S estimated the number of different species of insect living in Australia is up around 200,000 and scientists have name for only about 25 to 30 per cent. Reporter STEPHEN EASTON visits the CSIRO’s Australian National Insect Collection to discover more about these creepy, crawly strangers in our midst.

Digital Edition January 30

HOSTILITIES over the turf war to return the famous grass to Kingston’s Green Square have ended, with local traders succeeding in ridding the area of the unfriendly drought-proof plantings. Spokesman Pawl Cubbin tells LAURA EDWARDS that it was a worthwhile struggle because it made the Government sit up and listen to the community.

Digital Edition Nov 21

PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW CAMPBELL rarely fails to surprise and his cover photo this week challenges the viewer’s sense of perspective. We’ve looked at it horizontally and it worked okay (his wife agrees), but he shot it vertically and, in deference to his artistry, that’s how we’ve published it.