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.


Ross Rixon: stockman, bushman, drover, family man

My Triangle 2019.09

In your travels, as you negotiate the streets of Cobargo, you may come across a mature, quintessentially iconic Australian bushman, with a rather large hat, who loves to have a yarn. If so, then perhaps you’ve had the pleasure of meeting my dad. So what makes him so interesting? He was born Ross Alphonsus Rixon on 21 June 1935 to Annie (teacher’s assistant) and Spencer Rixon (Stores Officer, RAAF) at Milton. He was one … Read more »

Cathie and Denis Muller

My Triangle 2019.08

Tilba couple finds peace, beauty and a sense of belonging

Cathie and Denis Muller were seduced by the beautiful land and waters around Gulaga when they brought their extended family here on holiday in 1998, and in 1999 they bought five acres near Central Tilba. They built a weatherboard home designed by Narooma architect Phil Rose and pulled lantana and blackberry by hand to restore a degraded gully to cool-temperate rainforest. They now nurture … Read more »

Geoffrey Grigg: the mathematics of life

My Triangle 2019.07

Forty years ago, in 1979, one remarkable event helped shape my future.

I was a young Sydney man, working as an aide in a nursing home, and I was also writing to create a travelling theatre idea.

One night I had a really vivid dream. The next day my dream came true—the places, the people I saw and the words were all replayed, as if directly from the dream.

My world view changed dramatically. … Read more »

Danny and Riahana Fuller

My Triangle 2019.06

Meet the Fullers

People come to live in the Triangle region for all sorts of reasons. A couple arrives to live the dream by the sea for a short time before returning to the city for ‘proper work’. Or retirees make the shift to downsize and live a quieter life. But when three generations move in, that’s something else! Danny and Riahana Fuller with Ethan (12), Kane (8) and Ben (4), along with Danny’s … Read more »

Linda Chapman: a profile of a priest

My Triangle 2019.05

A small table, softly moving leaves, flecking dappled light, a large ginger biscuit shared and a conversation with a quietly remarkable woman. Reverend Linda Chapman is a priest, a contemplative and an activist. She is the spiritual guide at the Open Sanctuary at Tilba Tilba. She is humble, deep, warm, immersed and focused, with a penetrating mind, soft smile and fiercely compassionate heart.

It was an unpredicted path that led Linda to this place in life—a priest ‘at the Catholic … Read more »

Ivana Gattagna

My Triangle 2019.04

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 »