Josiah Brooks oozes authenticity and is so driven to protect what he’s created and do justice to the audience of followers. 12 months of preparation for meeting him involved watching many videos, vlogs and live streams. When I sat with his family in their lounge room, they were the exact same individuals you see on camera on YouTube. The interview was beautifully interrupted with their little boy wanting to play music and picnics. The chemistry and fun between the family of three was a delight.
Meet Angela Betheras who, along with 60 alpacas lives on her picturesque Darnum property.
Using a Japanese weaving technique she creates one of a kind, wearable works of art from hand-dyed alpaca fleece.
Kerryn Vaughan works to make every minute count; to live a life of purpose. Achieving all this from her lifestyle property in East Gippsland with her partner and their menagerie of pets by her side. She is a passionate advocate for young people, animal welfare and conservation.
Glenn Rodda came to visit family friends in Gippsland regularly during the eighties. One day she said “When are you moving up here Rodda?” He jokingly replied, “when you find me a house.” She did and in 1989 he and his wife Anne moved to Trafalgar, leaving behind their parents and family in and around Melbourne.
Courtney Baker was born in Warragul and after living in Melbourne for almost 10 years, she returned when she was expecting her son to be closer to family. She had only planned to be here a few years, but never left.
Ken Roberts was born in Maffra in 1960 at Maffra District Hospital. “My twin sister and I were pictured on the front page of the Maffra Spectator as its newest citizens.” Says Ken who has worked in this same hospital the last 22 years as a nurse.