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  • Harmony Masterclass & Workshops
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  •  Sun, 26 Feb 2017

    A perfect introduction to vocal harmony...

    From Monday 6th March, join us over two consecutive Monday nights for a FREE harmony masterclass, presented by our accomplished music educators - Musical Director Vicki Dwyer and Assistant MD Gareth Hearne.

    Over the following 4 weeks we will be presenting harmony workshops - a "barbershop boot camp" specifically tailored to singers interested in becoming members ofSydney Harmony.
      •$40 ($10 per week) will cover your spot in the workshops and all materials. 

    Whether you're a singer of great experience or even if you've had no formal musical background - if you love to sing, then you're invited.
     
    It all starts 
    Monday 6th March 2017
     

     

     
    For more information, see: www.sydneyharmony.com.au/master
  • Monday Night Tag Time!
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  •  Thu, 23 Feb 2017
    Each Monday night during our rehearsal we do some really fun stuff. Learning a new Tag is one of our favourite things! Last week our Assistant Musical Director Gareth taught us the sweet tag to Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud". Cool.

     
  • Final Rehearsal Fun Night for 2016!
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  •  Wed, 14 Dec 2016
     

    The final chorus rehearsal for the year - our traditional Kamikaze Karaoke/No Talent Night - went off big time on Monday night. Great fun was had by all as we let our hair down, partied and entertained ourselves. Happy Christmas everyone! See you in 2017!
  • 4th Place at BHA Nationals & Top 10 Quartet!
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  •  Tue, 4 Oct 2016


    We are thrilled to have taken 4th Place in the Open Chorus Contest at the 2016
    Barbershop Harmony Australia National Convention, held last weekend in Newcastle.
    And we are over the moon that in their first National contest appearance, our guys Pitch Please
    came 10th in the Open Quartet Contest Final!

    Thanks to everyone on the team, to all our supporters and especially to our MD Vicki Dwyer.
    Awesome performances and fantastic results!





  • Raffle Draw
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  •  Wed, 14 Sep 2016
     Sydney Harmony congratulates the raffle winners:

    1st : Liz Harris

    2nd : Claire Parker

    3rd : Sam Harris

    4th : S. R. McGill

  • Singing BridgeClimb Sunset Sessions!
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  •  Sat, 23 Jul 2016
    Throughout July, groups of Sydney Harmony singers entertained climbers at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge each Sunday afternoon as part of a special series of "Sunset Sessions" provided by BridgeClimb Sydney. This unique collaboration with the world famous tourist icon saw our guys serenading climbers with cool barbershop sounds as they took in the exhilarating views of our beautiful city at twilight. Over the five weeks we were thankfully blessed with fine clear weather and everyone had a wonderful and memorable time!  




     


     
    For more information, see: www.bridgeclimb.com/the-sunset-sessions-stir-romance-across-sydney/
  • BHA Eastern Region Contest Success!
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  •  Mon, 9 May 2016



    We are extremely thrilled with our win in Saturday's Barbershop Harmony Australia Eastern Region contest. Special congratulations to our novice quartet Pitch Please who scored 3rd Place Bronze in the Open Quartet contest and to our MD Vicki Dwyer and her quartet Alouette on winning the women's Invitational division! Things are looking good for the BHA National Convention in Newcastle coming up this September.







     
  • Celebrating 10 Years With Vicki Dwyer
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  •  Sat, 27 Feb 2016


    Our phenomenal Musical Director Vicki Dwyer has been with us for 10 wonderful years! We can't wait for the next decade... and beyond. Thank you Vicki!
  • Valentine's Day BridgeClimb Quartet
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  •  Sun, 14 Feb 2016



    A quartet from Sydney Harmony helped spread the love from up high when they sang for couples proposing on the Sydney Harbour Bridge at dawn on Valentine's Day. The special event attracted a lot of media attention, with a number of local TV stations featuring the story on the evening news. Thanks to our singers Michael Camit, Mike Barlow, Guy Gibson and Tony Sykes for their contribution. A huge shout-out to Charli and the crew at BridgeClimb Sydney for the opportunity to collaborate on this very special day.   photo by Ben Cirulis www.fotografija.com.au


     
     
    Valentine's Day 2016

    Love is in the air! As dawn broke over Sydney, we surprised our Climbers with a Barbershop Quartet - as Paul popped the question to Stephanie AND Karen got down on one knew to Andrew as well! Happy Valentine's Day!

    Posted by BridgeClimb Sydney on Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Raffle Results
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  •  Mon, 14 Dec 2015
    The winners of the Holiday Voices Bonanza 2015 raffle were drawn at the HolidayVoices @ theIndependent on 5 Dec 15 and Sydney Harmony is pleased to announce the following winners:

    1st Prize – Ray Pinn 
    2nd Prize – Alex Dowd 
    3rd Prize – Jon Read
    4th Prize – Heather Finch

    Thanks to everyone who supported our efforts to perform, foster, encourage and promote singing by purchasing tickets in this raffle. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and your families. We hope to see at our next performance in 2016.
  • 6th Place at BHA National Convention!
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  •  Sat, 26 Sep 2015




    In what was probably the most fun we've ever had on a contest stage, Sydney Harmony placed 6th in the highly contested Open Chorus division of the 2015 BHA National Convention, held at the beautiful Hamer Hall in Melbourne on September 19th. The performance also earned us 3rd Place in the National Medium-size Chorus contest. 

    We are delighted with the result!

    For a limited time, the webcast of all the contest sessions has been archived and can be enjoyed in delayed viewing here - www.barbershopconvention.com.au/Webcast 


    Sydney Harmony's performance is in "Chorus Contest Session 2" from 38:40 minutes in.


     
  • Barbershop National Contest Free Webcast Archived to View!
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  •  Thu, 24 Sep 2015
    Barbershop Harmony Australia has made available the entire webcast of all the Contest sessions AND the Saturday Night Showcase from last week's National Convention, which took place in the sensational Hamer Hall in Melbourne, for FREE!

    Go to the webcast page on the BHA website to watch all the action and enjoy the music!


    http://www.barbershopconvention.com.au/Webcast


    Be sure to watch Sydney Harmony - our National 6th Place performance is archived in "Chorus Contest Session 2" (from the 38:40 minute mark into the session).





     
    For more information, see: www.barbershopconvention.com.au/Webcast
  • Quartet does "Barber Pop" on Breakfast radio!
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  •  Thu, 3 Sep 2015



    Our guys from Collateral Damage Quartet (Tony, Michael & Dennis, with Mike B stepping in on Bass) sang as part of a musical send-up segment on 2Day FM's breakfast spot, "the Dan & Maz Show" on Tuesday morning. First singing a more traditional  treatment of a Beatles song, the boys made a real hit with the hosts when they sang their barbershop arrangement of the Katy Perry hit "I Kissed A Girl". Check out the YouTube clip. Way to go guys!
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  • Awesome coaching weekend!
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  •  Sun, 16 Aug 2015


    Once again coach extraordinaire Matt Gifford has worked tirelessly with us over a weekend, leaving us bursting with energy and new ideas while helping us fine-tune our performance plan for the upcoming BHA National Convention in Melbourne. Thank you so much Matt for adding the magic!
  • SINGERS & DIRECTORS WORKSHOP
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  •  Wed, 10 Jun 2015


    A large contingent from Sydney Harmony, led by our MD Vicki Dwyer, participated with other barbershoppers from Eastern Region in the Barbershop Harmony Australia Singers & Directors Workshop - held on the 5th & 6th June at our rehearsal venue, the Ron Dyer Centre. The expert international faculty was comprised of one of the Barbershop Harmony Society's leading Director trainers, Dr Don Campbell (USA) and Barbershop Harmony New Zealand's head of Education, Jill Rodgers. What a great learning opportunity and such a good time we had over those two days!


     
  • Sydney Harmony Wins BHA Eastern Region Contest!
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  •  Sun, 3 May 2015
    We are so excited to have won the 2015 Barbershop Harmony Australia Eastern Region Chorus contest!

    The competition this year was particularly fierce, with the 2nd placed Canberra Chordsmen putting on a fabulous display to come within just 2.5 percentage points of our final score.

    Our recently-formed quartet, Collateral Damage, had success in the Open Quartet division, coming away with the Bronze medal. Well done guys! 


    AMD Guy Gibson and VP Music Tony Sykes hold the winning Chorus shield with the quartet winners.




    Collateral Damage - 2015 BHA ER Bronze medalist

     
  • MUSICAL ISLAND BOYS IN SYDNEY!
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  •  Wed, 22 Apr 2015


    Musical Island Boys - the current Barbershop Harmony Society International Champion quartet - will be performing in Sydney on the evening of Saturday 2nd May! The sensational New Zealand foursome wowed the audience and judges in Las Vegas last July to claim the coveted world title and become the 2014 Gold medalist quartet. MIB will headline the Harmony Showcase of Champions which is being held in Leslie Hall at Barker College, Hornsby. All the BHA Eastern Region quartet and chorus winners from the contest held earlier that day, plus the 2014 Sweet Adelines Australia Champion Endeavour Chorus will also be performing on the concert. This is a show not to be missed!

    Further details and a link to purchasing tickets online can be found here on our Events page.


    Watch Musical Island Boys performing at the 2014 International Contest here
     
  • World Voice Day Concert
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  •  Fri, 17 Apr 2015
    It was a privilege performing on the "Sing-it-Sydney" concert to help celebrate World Voice Day, held April 12th at the Paddington Town Hall. Thank you WVD Australia for the invitation!







  • Short + Sweet Voices
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  •  Sat, 7 Mar 2015


    We had a great time performing in the first heat of the Short + Sweet Voices
    Festival
    on Tuesday 3rd March.
    Here are a couple of pics of us rehearsing backstage.


  • Small World at Wangi Wangi
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  •  Wed, 25 Feb 2015



    The crew of chorus guys who were attending the Eastern Region Harmony College at Myuna Bay last weekend surprised a member of the audience at the concert which was held the Saturday night at the Wangi Wangi Workers club. The lovely lady in the front row turned out to be our musical director Vicki Dwyer's Aunty Janet! Small world indeed!
     
  • Final Fun Night for 2014
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  •  Wed, 17 Dec 2014



    Another fun time was had at our traditional "No Talent Night", held on our final rehearsal evening for the year.

    Happy Holidays!

    Hope to see you in 2015!
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    No Talent Night collage
  • Christmas Concert Success
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  •  Wed, 10 Dec 2014

    What a fabulous event the Sydney Sings Christmas! concert at St Mary's Catholic Church, North Sydney turned out to be!
     
    Special thanks to Circular Keys Chorus and to the wonderful Choir of the Holy
    Family Parish
    , Emerton for joining us in song and sharing your awesome talents.
    Thanks also to Judy Tusino and Fr Andrew Bullen from the
    Parishes of Our Lady of the Way for your support. 

    Merry Christmas everyone! 









  • 2014 PAN PAC SMALL CHORUS WINNERS - OFFICIAL PHOTOS
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  •  Wed, 15 Oct 2014


    The Sydney Harmony Pan Pac Crew- Official photo taken on stage after our performance at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington New Zealand, 16th August 2014.



    Our MD Vicki Dwyer and President David Ojerholm receiving the Best Small Chorus Award from the NZABS President.



    The Pan Pacific and NZABS chorus winners at the awards presentation. 



    The Programme from The World of Harmony Showcase on the Saturday night. Great company to be singing with!

  • 2014 Eastern Region Contest Champions!
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  •  Sun, 12 Oct 2014



    Saturday October 11th


    A great day for the local barbershop scene and an awesome day for Sydney Harmony!

    In addition to us winning the ER Chorus Contest, we are so very proud of the performances of all our quartets in today's Barbershop Harmony Australia 
    Eastern Region contest. Congratulations to:

    Zoom (Open Gold medal)

    the Bernoulli Effect (Open Silver medal)

    Alouette (Women's Gold medal for our MD Vicki Dwyer)

    Crush (Mixed Gold medal) 

    Well done everyone!



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    2014 ER Chorus Contest Scores
  • MND Ice Bucket Challenge comes to Sydney Harmony
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  •  Sun, 21 Sep 2014
    Our MD Vicki Dwyer and VP Music Tony Sykes were nominated by New Zealand barbershopper Gary Wright to take the MND Ice Bucket Challenge and had a lot of fun doing it! Go to www.mndaust.asn.au to find out more and to donate to this worthy cause. Check out their challenge on YouTube.

    For more information, see: www.mndaust.asn.au
  • 2014 Pan Pacific Small Chorus Champion!
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  •  Sat, 23 Aug 2014


    We are thrilled and proud to have received the award of 2014 Pan Pacific Small Chorus Champion at the Sounds Capital Pan Pacific Harmony Convention held in Wellington, New Zealand on 16th August. Congratulations to our guys that sang, to our Music Team and especially to our wonderful MD, Vicki Dwyer. Well done team!







     
    For more information, see: www.nzabs.org.nz/events/conventions/panpacific-2014/contest-results
  • Vale John Patrick Gleeson
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  •  Thu, 31 Jul 2014


                            JOHN PATRICK GLEESON 
                  26th March 1940 - 27th July 2014


    This article has also been submitted to the editor of BHA's "In Harmony Newsletter".


     
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  • In Memoriam - John Patrick Gleeson
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  •  Thu, 31 Jul 2014


                                                      Until we meet again,
                             May He hold you in the palm of His hand

     
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    John Gleeson chorus montage
  • Congratulations Musical Island Boys!
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  •  Tue, 8 Jul 2014
    Huge congratulations to the Musical Island Boys - and in particular to our coach, teacher and friend, Matt Gifford - on winning the 2014 BHS International Quartet Championship last weekend in Las Vegas! 





    For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/musicalislandboys
  • 15th Anniversary Celebrations begin!
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  •  Sun, 25 May 2014




    Sydney Harmony is celebrating 15 years of singing on SUNDAY 25th May with a big BBQ party at our rehearsal venue! If you're a former member or a friend of the chorus, drop by the Ron Dyer Centre, cnr Miller & Ridge Sts North Sydney between 11.30am and 3pm and join us!
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    15th Anniversary
  • Trivia Night
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  •  Tue, 15 Apr 2014

    Join us for our first Trivia Night this year!

    Location: Cammeray Golf Club
    Date: Wednesday, 30th April 2014, 7.30pm-9.30pm (Dinner from 6pm)

    Trivia Night, 7.30pm-9.30pm Wednesday, 30th April
  • Totally Vocal Singing Course
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  •  Sun, 16 Feb 2014



    Totally Vocal!

     

     


    An engaging six-week 

    vocal harmony course

    which provides you with
      

    6 specialist vocal coaching lessons  

    presented by one of the country's

    most accomplished musical directors

    and vocal harmony educators.


     

     The course also gives you the unique musical experience of

    singing with one of Sydney's leading male

    a cappella 
     ensembles.

     
      
     
     Held over six consecutive

    Monday nights

     
      from
     
         Monday 3rd March 
     
      to
     
    Monday 7th April 
     
     
     Full Registration - $75
     
    Students (under 25) - $35 
     
     
     
    VENUE:
     
     
     
    The Ron Dyer Centre
    Cnr of Miller Street & Ridge Street
    North Sydney



    Online Registration now open!

    www.trybooking.com/EFSP

     
     
     
     
     
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    For more information, see: www.trybooking.com/EFSP
  • Barbershopper + Moustache = Perfect harMOny!
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  •  Thu, 14 Nov 2013


    It's Movember! - and what better time than now to celebrate the intrinsic relationship between barbershoppers and the moustache? In this vintage poster, Kenny Hatton - Lead of the 1978 International champion quartet Bluegrass Student Union - shows how to form "proper vowel shapes" (circa 1980).....AND how to wear a mean mo'! (kiddies - Do not attempt this at home!). 

    If you'd like to support the Movember charities benefiting various Men's health programs, donations are welcome via the Sydney Harmony Mo Team page:http://moteam.co/sydney-harmony Thanks for helping us keep the MO in harMOny!
    For more information, see: moteam.co/sydney-harmony
  • Movember HarMOny
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  •  Wed, 6 Nov 2013



    Sydney Harmony is proud to be lending support to the Movember movement this month - helping to raise awareness of Men's health issues by promoting the positive physical and mental health benefits of community singing. Funds raised during Movember go towards research and treatment of Prostate & Testicular Cancer and into developing Mental Health programs for men.
     
    If you'd like to donate to the worthy Movember cause, head to our Mo Team page:http://moteam.co/sydney-harmony Thanks!
    For more information, see: moteam.co/sydney-harmony
  • Perth 2013: What a great Convention!
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  •  Sun, 20 Oct 2013
    What a great week of barbershop we've all just enjoyed with the Perth Convention and Harmony College! 

    Congratulations to all the quartets who performed last week and to our fellow competitors in the Chorus contest - particularly the 2013 champions Vocal Evolution - and the other medalists, the Festival Statesmen and Sound Connection. 

    A big "thank you" to the Perth 2013 Convention Committee, Vocal Evolution and Barbershop Harmony Australia for putting on such a memorable, well-organised and enjoyable Convention and Harmony College.

    In terms of total points awarded, Sydney Harmony's score of 70.4% av - earned in the toughest BHA competition ever - is our best national contest result since 2005! 

    Way to go guys!
    For more information, see: barbershop.org.au/
  • Thanks for your support!
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  •  Tue, 1 Oct 2013
    Thank you to all our friends, family and fans who came to support us on Sunday at our Perth Preview Show. It was so good to perform to a full house!

    Great performances from all the Eastern Region quartets and our special guests Circular Keys Chorus made for a truly memorable day.

    Perth, here we come!
     

  • Thanks Matt!
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  •  Sun, 11 Aug 2013
    We just had an amazing weekend of coaching with the very talented Matt Gifford - Bass of the 2013 BHS International Silver Medalist quartet Musical Island Boys and all-round barbershop good guy!

    In collaboration with our MD Vicki Dwyer, Matt worked extremely hard with the chorus over the three sessions to help perfect the interp and our vocal delivery of the contest songs we are taking to Perth for the BHA National Convention in October.

    Thanks so much Matt!
    We are starting to get excited now!



     
    For more information, see: www.barbershopconvention.com.au/
  • Matt Gifford to coach Sydney Harmony!
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  •  Sat, 3 Aug 2013
    Excited we will be having our good friend Matt Gifford, the awesome bass from 2013 International Silver medalist quartet Musical Island Boys, coaching us next week! Can't wait!

  • NEW REHEARSAL VENUE FOUND!
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  •  Thu, 2 May 2013





    Dear singers and friends

    We have found a NEW REHEARSAL VENUE!!!!

    Now on every Monday night Sydney Harmony will be rehearsing at:

    the Ron Dyer Centre
    Cnr Miller Street & Ridge Street, North Sydney
    (behind St Mary's church - access via the Ridge Street entrance/driveway).


    Free onsite parking available 

    COME AND VISIT US AT OUR NEW HOME!

    Please check the Google map for finding location.    http://goo.gl/maps/PjyyV

      
    If you are interested in visiting one of our next rehearsals, please send an email
    or call Paul Meller (m) 0419 635 537
     and we'll pass on any information you may require.

    email: info@sydneyharmony.com.au




    www.sydneyharmony.com.au
    www.facebook.com/SydneyHarmonyChorus


     
    For more information, see: goo.gl/maps/PjyyV
  • REAL MEN SING!
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  •  Fri, 8 Mar 2013
     The REAL MEN SING course is ON!!

    Come along to Souths On Chalmers on Monday nights from 7.30pm between February 25th and April 8th to take advantage of this great FREE singing initiative - run by Sydney Harmony and sponsored by City of Sydney Council.


     
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  • 'Singers are remarkably good citizens'
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  •  Sun, 8 Aug 2010
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  • Music Council of Australia (MCA) Awards for Community Groups
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  •  Mon, 21 Sep 2009
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  • The Mosman Daily - Voices@norths Article 17/07/08
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  •  Fri, 18 Jul 2008
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