Trust Issue 2

From the Editor: AS WE WERE finishing the final pages of TRUST, I wondered about Aphrasia “Aphra” Maughan, who indirectly is the cover star of this issue. It is her portrait that you can see hanging in the dining room at Dundullimal, the 1840s homestead near Dubbo in New South Wales. Aphra lived here — a house often described as having an elegance of proportion — with her husband John until 1858. “When I first came across it, herds of cattle had been through, as had vandals, and it had suffered greatly from flooding. But its beauty was evident even in its sorry state,” is how Dr Clive Lucas OBE, heritage architect and National Trust of Australia (NSW) board president, remembers his first impressions of the property. See it for yourself on page 20. Artist Tom Carment loves to walk and from this passion came the idea for a book with his friend photographer Michael Wee. The result is called Seven Walks: Cape Leeuwin to Bundeena. I hope you enjot these pages.