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.

Through the lens: images of Pearl Corkhill (1887-1985)

My Triangle 2017.02

William Henry Corkhill (1846-1936) took evident delight in photographing his family at their property, “Marengo”, in Tilba Tilba. His three children, Edith, Pearl (her first name was Elizabeth but she was known by her second) and Norman, with assorted pets, feature prominently as subjects, his wife Frances née Bate less so. The heritage of the Triangle region is infinitely indebted to both the father and his daughter, Pearl, for the unique photographic … Read more »

Merryn Carey: Naturally Gifted

My Triangle 2014.09

It seems natural that Merryn Carey would eventually choose horticulture as a career path. She spent her youth collectingbunches of wildflowers in a National Park close to home, traversing the valleys, hills, caves and creeks and admiring thenaturally occurring rock and sandstone formations. A vivid appreciation of all these elements and how they work together, plus her formal qualifications (Degree in Horticulture and Masters in Environmental Health), would later influence herstyle as a landscaper. Most of … Read more »

Evelyn Robertson, HSC student

My Triangle 2011.12

Where in the Triangle do you live?

Wandella, at the end of a really long driveway.


How long have you been there?

Since August 2000.


Where did you live before that?

We lived at Israels Rd, on the border between Quaama and Brogo.


What do you do with your time?

At the moment I spend my time studying for exams and I work at a pizza bar in Bega. As a job it’s pretty good … Read more »

Marge Shipton, Cobargo

My Triangle 2009.08

‘Have you had your lunch?’ Marge Shipton greeted me as I turned up to talk about her life spent dairying in the Triangle. Born in Cobargo at the home of Midwife Nurse Hadget in the early 1930s, Marge was the third child to Robert and Margaret (Hyland) Blacka. Raised on a dairy farm at Quaama and later on Tarlinton’s farm “Cadjancarry” in Verona, Marge and her two older brothers helped with the hand milking.

In 1949 Marge’s father … Read more »

Brock Bismire, sportsman

My Triangle 2009.07

Brock was born in Bega Hospital on 18 January 1998 and has lived in Bermagui all his life. He is a local sporting icon, equally at home in the surf or on a football field. He is a member of the Bermagui Board Riders, winning their 2007/08 junior competition and finishing runner-up in 2008/09. On the footy field, soccer is his main love and he is a stalwart of the Cobargo/Dry River Club. His soccer prowess saw him … Read more »

Dave Bennett, boomerang

My Triangle 2009.06

Dave lived in Bermagui 20 years ago and loved it. He was really keen to return to the area and three or so years ago did just that, and became the proprietor and licensee of Pam’s Store in Tilba Tilba. He has no regrets regarding his boomerang relocation. From day one, the locals greeted him and his family warmly and made them welcome in their new surroundings.

Dave shares his home with wife Angela and daughter Kelly. Cavalier … Read more »