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AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC: THE GOOD EARTH - AND YOUR GOOD SELF
Most of us feel better about ourselves after a walk in nature, and now science has a greater understanding of why.  Ultimately, connecting with good, healthy earth is a stimulant for organic creatures like us, each made up of 37 trillion individual cells and an interactive host for bacteria, viruses and fungi.  In the latest issue of AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC, leading science writer Wilson da Silva explains why people living in rural Australia are ‘made up’ differently to those living in our cities.  That different make up is, in fact, our response to the world directly around us.
 
DAD & SON SPEND DECADE WORKING ON CAR ...TO WIN ... 2019 STREET MACHINE OF THE YEAR
A childhood dream and a father and son labour of blood, sweat and tears - across no less than 10 years - has delivered the ultimate reward, with their painstaking efforts claiming the nation’s most coveted auto makeover award – the 2019 STREET MACHINE OF THE YEAR – in the form of a serious 1971 HQ Statesman, complete with a vinyl roof!
 
 
 



AUSTRALIA CAPTURED – ‘IN LIVING MEMORY’ - DAILY LIFE IN AUSTRALIA FROM THE 1930s TO THE 1970s
A stunning new photo essay book from Australian Geographic ‘IN LIVING MEMORY’ captures the emergence of modern Australian life – from the 1930s to the 1970s – an era that shaped the Australia we know today.  Powerful, personal images and dramatic contrasts of dark days and light. ‘IN LIVING MEMORY’ brings together stunning insights into everyday life – taken from Australia’s top cultural photographic collections -  capturing struggle, hope, and growing confidence, and accompanied by insightful commentary from award-winning writer and historian Alasdair McGregor.
 

AIHW REPORT: RATE OF BURDEN DUE TO VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES FALLS BY NEARLY ONE-THIRD
Ill health caused by vaccine preventable diseases fell by 31% from 2005 to 2015 due to national immunisation programs, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).