Galah is a love letter to regional Australia. The people who live here. The unique landscapes. The amazing stories.
There is no advertising in Issue 1. This is a publication for our readers, and we want you to be able to treasure each issue without having to flick through pages of ads before you get to the good stuff.
GALAH. is a new independent print publication about regional Australia. A modern voice from the bush. There's no advertising, just 160 glorious heavy-stock pages of stories about art, architecture, farming and food that explore what it means to live in regional Australia today. This is not a publication to be read in one sitting.
Issue 1 NOW SOLD OUT contributors include Annabelle Hickson, Trisha Dixon, Jayne Cuddihy, Tim Ross, Sophie Hansen, Michelle Crawford and Claire Takacs.
There are articles about art, architecture, gardening and food, as well as some fabulous pieces exploring the Issue 1 theme of ‘Limitations’.
Issue 2 NOW SOLD OUT Contributors include Julie Gibbs, Maggie McKellar, Megan Morton, Tim Ross, Annabelle Hickson, Meg Mason, Zoe Young and many other wonderfully talented writers, photographers and artists.
Issue 3 NOW SOLD OUT Contributors include writers Gabrielle Chan, Julie Gibbs, Annabelle Hickson, Meg Mason, Maggie McKellar, and photographers Sean Izzard, Georgie Mann, Anson Smart, Pip Farquharson, Luisa Brimble and Lean Timms. We feature regional artists, adventurers, and entrepreneurs.
The cover photograph, Pink Lakes, is by the incredibly talented, Georgie Mann, from regional western Victoria.
Issue 4 AVAILABLE NOW
All about water.
Author and journalist Gabrielle Chan, with her idiosyncratic clarity, explores our water trading system and wonders if applying the free market philosophy to it is a good thing. Author and lawyer, Richard Beasley SC, shares some of his learnings from his time as Counsel Assisting the SA Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
What do you do then nothing is certain? When tectonic plates shift, when it doesn’t rain, when rules change and when marriages end? Editor Annabelle Hickson visits the Murray River community of Barham on the NSW-Victoria border to try to find some answers.
We visit Jill Wran in her garden on the New South Wales Central Coast and marvel at the beauty of her private retreat from a public life.
And then we hop on a light plane and head to Haggerstone Island, 600km north of Cairns, nestled amongst the colourful reefs and pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Galah Issue 4 is an exploration and celebration of regional Australia of epic proportions. We hope you enjoy it.
ISSUE FIVE NOW SOLD OUT Galah’s Make Australia Make Again issue is full of questions like ‘what can we make today?’ ‘What will serve us?’ And, perhaps most importantly, ‘what will satisfy us?’
We sit down with manufacturers, artists and economists, with saddlers and woodworkers and cooks. We quit work, we visit a town as it reverses it’s boom-to-bust past. We watch millions of dollars pour into the arts across regional Australia. We meet a woman who thinks nothing of hand stitching a quilt for six months, we visit an artist in a banana packing shed, we deck out an old train carriage with modern Australian fabrics. We fall in love over persimmons and we make a garden from scratch.
Our regulars Meg Mason, Gabrielle Chan, Fiona Bateman, Mark McGinness and Aunty Maude are joined by a new kid on the block .. a seasoned regional GP, who sends dispatches from his remote posts. He describes himself as grumpy but his letters are full of love. Make a beeline for this issue celebrating all things regional Australia.
ISSUE SIX - AVAILABLE NOW - NEIGHBOURS
Galah Issue 6 is a big 176 pages so that you can slowly devour it over the summer holidays, or wrap it up and pop it under the Christmas tree as a hefty gift. It’s full of beautiful images and fascinating stories from regional Australia, all centred around this issue’s theme of ‘Neighbours’.
Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find in Issue 06 where we:
Remember artist and activist Olive Pink
Travel through deep time at the Canowindra Age of Fishes Museum
Get to know a family of farmers tying to make solar work for them
Spend time with the rock stars of the Western Australian art scene
Go for a drink at a home-made pub in Tasmania
Visit unique gardens in Central Victoria and the New England
Hang out with ceramicists at both ends of Australia
Meet two women leading the hard conversations around addiction and sexual abuse in regional communities
Discover how to be kinder in a post pandemic world
Meet Herb Smith the septuagenarian entrepreneur
Debate the merits of private schooling with Gabrielle Chan
ISSUE VII - LOVE - AVAILABLE NOW
Talk regenerative farming with Rachel Ward: actor, director, cattle grower
Remember actor and activist Uncle Jack Charles
Split the family farm with Gabrielle Chan
Chat with farmers rewiring their power grids – together
Pull up a seat at country pubs making a difference
Eavesdrop on the farmyard love stories of chef Annie Smithers
Follow a pilgrim’s trail linking Western Australia’s boldly modernist churches
Absorb the botanical wisdom of a veteran gardener
Forage for mushrooms with a mycophile
Celebrate the late-life legacy of colonial artist John Glover
Hang out with artists on the east and west coasts
Sit down to a long lunch with Belinda Jeffery
ISSUE VIII - HOME - AVAILABLE NOW
At a big 176 pages, Galah Issue 08 is full of beautiful images, gardens, recipes and feel-good tales of community to be gifted, read, revisited and shared with loved ones over the summer holidays.
Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find in Issue 08 where we:
- Open the door to Australia's finest regional architecture
- Talk history and horticulture with seventh-generation gardeners.
- Solve the regional housing crisis - one idea at a time
- Take the plunge with underwater art photographer Tamara Dean
- Tackle the critical issue of food security with Gabrielle Chan
- Do the pipi dance at dawn with shellfish harvesters
- Remember the indomitable novelist Miles Franklin
- Watch Kakadu sculptors conjure a cockatoo from the bush
- Play houses with a dollhouse miniaturist
- Witness the energy of Iwantja artists in central Australia
- Ice the drinks, cook the chook and come for lunch