Southern Life Magazine

Southern Life Magazine Issue 23

Summer 2018 Edition

Abby Von Duve graces the cover of the Summer Southern Life after another big year in the fashion stakes. A Fashions on the Field aficionado, along with Millicent's Brianna Scanlon, the duo has again made its mark on the State and national stage and both share their tips on being race ready in 2018. We also look back at the influence Michael Silvy has had on this community, as a civic leader and a sporting icon.  We look at a new festival set to make the Australia Day weekend one to remember, we have a chat to a former local dancer and find out where his career has taken him, we celebrate local gardeners, as well as a large array of social snapshots and wedding memories.

Lake Hamilton celebrated its 40th anniversary and we talk to those who were at the coalface of the project, we also find out what it takes to be an ironman, as well as a brave Robe author sharing her personal heartache and some award winning businesses from throughout the region. It is always inspiring (and sometimes exhausting) to delve into just what makes this region tick and what people from this region can achieve, both here and afar. Pick up your copy today from all good newsagents.



Far from
Second best 


The curtain had barely fallen on Cyrus Villanueva’s victory in the 2015 X Factor grand final when Louise Adams, Mount Gambier’s great hope and eventual runner-up, all but had a recording contract lined up. “Everyone had jumped on stage and we were all ecstatic for Cyrus and one of the Sony guys i had met previously came up to me and said ’i’d like you to meet Denis Handlin,” Louise said ...


The Odd


There’s one thing for sure – Mount Gambier and the Riddoch Art Gallery have never seen an exhibition like this before – and only the rich imagination of Mount Gambier artist Gina Raisin could have dreamt it up. The Amazing Adventures of Doctor Mayhem and The Chonga Barz is as surprising and eclectic as it sounds as quiet ...




You may not know her name yet, but home-grown talent Taylor Hunt is starting to make waves in the exclusive fashion industry after hitting the runway for New York Fashion Week in September. The 23 year old brought her Hunt & Heart designs to life in front of the world’s fashion elite on a stage most designers only dream of. 


Honouring the best
in business 


Boandik Lodge; Gebhardts Real Estate and M.S. Hein & Sons have all been making a difference in this region for more than 60 years and their sustained excellence earned them a place in the Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame, inducted officially at the 2015 NAB Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Awards ...