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Shoalhaven Unlimited - 2011
VISIONARY, pages 4-5
A group of Shoalhaven eye
specialists is making a world of
difference to the inhabitants of a
remote Peruvian valley.
MERCY, pages 6-7
Two Shoalhaven doctors have made
it their mission to help the
dispossessed people of war-torn
TRACK WORK, page 8
After seeing for himself the lack of
facilities in small village near the
Kokoda Track, a Milton man enlisted
the help of others to build a
A former Bomaderry High student
has found herself in the international
spotlight having taken the Pope to
task and more recently representing
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
HOMEWORK, page 10
Each year students from Nowra
Anglican College travel to
Cambodia to build houses for
LITTLE PIGGY, page 11
Nowra City Church is helping poor
Vietnamese families support
themselves by contributing to a
unique program that supplies them
BACK TO SCHOOL, 12
A local travel club is seeing Kenyan
children get the schooling they need
by donating time and money to
building much needed facilities.
HOLIDAY HELP, page 13
A Basin View woman decided she
wanted a holiday with a difference,
by getting involved in an orphanage.
HUGE TASK, page 14
Brittany Joyce from North Nowra
may only be 19 but that hasn't
deterred her from undertaking to
feed 22 children from a needy
FOOD AND WINE
TASTE SENSATION, pages 16-17
Shoalhaven's reputation as a foodie
destination has gathered pace with a
slew of awards and achievements.
FINE FORECAST, pages 18-19
Local winemakers say the future of
their industry is looking very bright
indeed -- and that success is
boosting off-season visitor numbers.
PREPARATION TIME, pages 20-21
It's not only great food being
prepared in our kitchens -- some
very promising culinary talent is
being nurtured in schools and at
REAL BITE, page 23
Sensible zoning and an artificial reef
have transformed St Georges Basin
into one of the South Coast's
premier fishing destinations.
BOTANY LESSONS, pages 24-25
Award winning Booderee National
Park has added another string to its
bow, with the development of a
fascinating botanical garden.
REVVED UP, pages 28-29
Tired of being stuck in city traffic
many urban car clubs are pointing
their vehicles towards the
Shoalhaven to enjoy its many and
varied scenic drives.
TIME TRAVEL, pages 30-31
There's more to Berry than
shopping and coffee -- a visit to the
museum will arm you with a map
and some advice on where you find
the town's historic treasures.
H RSHEB W
Jervis Bay has become a whale
watchers paradise as an increasing
number of these giants of the deep
visit during their annual migrations.
ORIENT EXPRESSION, pages 34-35
A group of local Aboriginal artists
has taken its work to China while
others have explored new ways to
GREAT LEGACY, page 36
The region is famous for some great
names in Australian art and
remarkably some are still working
prolifically despite their well
SHOWTIME, page 37
It's been a big year for the
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre,
with a host of famous names
performing as well as two very
STAR BATSMAN, pages 38-39
Rising Shoalhaven cricket star Nic
Maddinson this year staged a
stunning debut representing NSW --
it seems it's only a matter of time
before he dons the baggy green.
DAREDEVILS, pages 40-41
Two locals are great mates, sharing
a passion for extreme sports and
shattering some world records
while they go about it.
They might still be at school but that
hasn't stopped a local trio from
setting up their own surf and
SKY HIGH, page 44
Things are looking up for local
defence industries as Nowra
becomes central to the defence
force's helicopter fleet.
There are many things that make the
Shoalhaven such a special place -
stunning beaches, lush forests and
farmland, fine food, great wine and a world
class marine park that each year becomes a
playground for the ocean's giants.
Each and every year, the population trebles
at holiday time as city people make their way
south from Sydney, east from Canberra or
north from Melbourne to enjoy the many
delights the region has to offer. With the growth
of the internet and online bookings, they even
come from as far afield as the United States,
Russia and the UK to escape the northern
winter on beaches that are still unspoilt and
But there is more to a region than its natural
beauty and here in the Shoalhaven our most
precious resource is our people. As this
edition of Shoalhaven Unlimited seeks to
illustrate, those people might live in a region
but they have connections that are worldwide.
We are a generous bunch in this pretty corner
of Australia -- always willing to pitch in with
money or time or both if it's for a good cause.
Many of the following pages tell the stories of
local people making big differences in the
lives of those less fortunate all around the
world. Their selflessness is, indeed, unlimited.
We also proudly showcase the unlimited
potential of our young people, from the
students working towards careers as chefs and
clothing designers to those excelling in sport.
And we look forward to exciting times for local
industries, as the region gears up to perform a
greater role in the defence of the nation.
We hope you enjoy Shoalhaven Unlimited
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