My Triangle, our long-lived and much-loved column, is a profile of a local person, or couple, or sometimes even a family. We’ve gone through the archives to present them all here – stories of our neighbours, friends, families, customers, storekeepers … we hope you enjoy them anew.


Anh-Thu Stuart

Characteristics of Vietnamese cuisine by Anh-Thu Stuart

I was born in the Mekong Delta, the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam. I came to Australia in 1964 on a Colombo Plan Scholarship to study Economics at university. After graduating, I worked as a researcher and then public servant in Canberra. In 1986 I published a cookbook with my mother – Vietnamese Cooking: Recipes My Mother Taught Me. It was sold in Australia as well as the US, Canada and … Read more »

Introducing Dr Michael Holland

Questions by Angela Marshall

The State electorate of Bega has a new member, Dr Michael Holland, who stood for the ALP in a seat that has always returned a conservative member. The Triangle sent the following questions to Dr Holland to introduce our readers to their new representative.

  1. What made you decide to stand at the recent by-election for the state seat of Bega and why the ALP?

I have cared … Read more »

Rhonda Drakos – Are you being served?

Georgina Adamson

On the north side of the river, opposite the primary school that is on the site of one of the original buildings of the town, the 777 Store is a landmark in Bermagui. It has always been a general store selling a range of grocery essentials, fruit, vegetables and meat and it is also a newsagency (it was the original north side Post Office) and a craft gallery … it has had many owners and transformations.

For the … Read more »

Robbie Hart  – 20 years of miracles

Georgina Adamson

I chanced on Robbie Hart late one quiet afternoon outside her salon, Miracles by the Sea, watering her little bit of vertical garden. She proudly told me that it was the twenty-year anniversary of Miracles offering hair-care services to the community. That’s a lot of heads.

Robbie has always maintained a gentle, quiet but important presence in the community. She is well and truly a local – a fourth generation member of the McVeity family, starting life on a … Read more »

Eva Mosler-Teichmann

From the Gold Coast to the South Coast

Chartered accountant, Eva Mosler-Teichmann, drove an old Hyundai Getz from the Gold Coast to her new home at Bermagui back in April. The little car was packed with computers, boxes and the dog.

‘The Getz went really well until we got to the traffic lights in Moruya and then she just stopped. I was thinking we’d make it no worries, then I’m asking people for a push. Thanks to the NRMA we … Read more »

Amrei’s new Bikram yoga studio is open

by Linda Sang

Before the fires swept away part of Cobargo’s main street, if one were early enough one might have seen a motley group of people dressed in shorts and sweatshirts milling around the entrance of the Bikram yoga studio where yoga is practised at
39˚ C. Or, if it were a Saturday morning, some could be seen, still in inappropriate clothing, buying something sweet as a treat from the Baking Buddies stall a couple of doors up. It … Read more »