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.


Ivana Gattagna

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Just the beginning of a love affair

Like many people here, Ivana Gattagna found her heart overriding her head and the next thing she knew, she’d bought a block of land and embarked on the exhilarating, at times exhausting, process of building a home on one of the most beautiful places on the east coast of Australia. This was only the beginning of Ivana’s love affair with the Triangle area.

How did you come … Read more »

Diana Holmes, card shark

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I’ll never forget the first time I met Diana Holmes. It was Fair day at the Quaama Hall and as part of the QPA, I was busy putting out lunch from the Hall kitchen. Suddenly there was laughter and lightness and I turned around to meet Diana, up to her elbows in soapy water, not just with a smile but with a sparkle and cheer that was absolutely infectious.

Di’s now a familiar figure … Read more »

‘Thank You for the Music’—Lori and Gerry Hammerton

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When you mention the name Hammerton in Bermagui, most people immediately think of music.

Lori and Gerry are well known around Bermagui for their community volunteering activities. They have both lived in the Bega Valley since the early 80s. Lori is a registered nurse and lived and worked in Bega for many years, not only nursing but in a host of other occupations as well. Gerry came to Bega to work in the Commonwealth … Read more »

Meet Nolan Mahoney and Kirsty Furbank

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Camel Rock Surf School is open and here to stay! Living the dream … but it’s a serious business—serious about introducing more people to the beauty of our oceans and hopefully a lifetime of fitness and respect for the sea. What a fantastic addition to our Triangle area to have our own surf school!

Nolan came from California originally, and has been an Aussie for the past nine years. He has studied Marine Biology … Read more »

Lana Revill: born and bred in Bermagui

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What is it about Bermagui that keeps you coming back?

I was born and raised here and I just keep coming back. I have travelled during my high school years playing volleyball all over Australia and NZ. I went to Canberra for study and work. I even bought a little place up there but home was always here. My parents live here.

My brother, Brad, was the apprentice greenkeeper at the Bermagui Golf Club and now lives overseas … Read more »

Debbie Osiecki: Quaama photographer extraordinaire

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Debbie Osiecki and her partner Sharon Bowen-Smith moved to Quaama from the Monaro nine years ago. Debbie remembers their list of requirements: a few acres, good neighbours, a friendly community and a local shop. They focused on the area between Narooma and Brogo, and fell in love with Quaama.

Debbie really enjoyed her work as a nurse caring for patients with brain injuries. Then she was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disease some years … Read more »