Kate Mildenhall grew up roaming the bush in the Bend of Isles (Nillumbik’s environmental living zone) and swimming in the Yarra River. The award-winning author of Skylarking and The Mother Fault, and co-host of The First Time Podcast (about the first time you publish a book) now lives in Hurstbridge with her young family.
A Qantas pilot, Steve first moved to Kangaroo Ground in 1995. Years later, when the restaurant down the road (and Steve’s local watering hole) came up for sale, he and two local friends decided to join forces and take it on. After a much-needed makeover, the trio opened Fondata 1872 as a sophisticated Italian restaurant.
Lloyd Godman moved from New Zealand to St Andrews after meeting and falling in love with artist and founding member of Baldessin Press studio Tess Edwards. An ecological artist and photographer, Lloyd specialises in experimental living plant sculptures, with installations at Federation Square and Eureka Tower.