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  • Heroes. 🚒Glenn Kirk is an Armidale firefighter. This portrait was taken after a long day of fighting fires in Tingha last week.

Local firefighters who are familiar with the land and its residents have proven an invaluable asset for crews. "Having that knowledge was critical for our success." 📷 ABC News: Matt Bedford
  • Heroes. 🚒Glenn Kirk is an Armidale firefighter. This portrait was taken after a long day of fighting fires in Tingha last week.

    Local firefighters who are familiar with the land and its residents have proven an invaluable asset for crews. "Having that knowledge was critical for our success." 📷 ABC News: Matt Bedford
  • 177 1 17 February, 2019

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  • #Sydneyinlove. Forty four years ago Cheryl and Rob Koenig met at a movie theatre. 🌹❣️
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Cheryl was 15 and in school at the time, she still remembers what Rob was wearing — a velvet jumper and flared jeans.
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"It was electrifying," she said.
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"He came over and introduced himself and sat down next to me, then not too long after he held my hand... that very first hand hold, he did it just right."
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The couple's life was turned upside down when their son Johnathan was hit by a car aged 12, leaving him with a lifelong disability.
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"We were putting our 12-year-old child in nappies, teaching him to eat again," Cheryl says.
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"I knew we had to keep the family together and find a way out of this mess, it was such a dark place we were in, we each had turns falling apart and picking each other up."
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"Some people have unrealistic expectations that marriage is a fairytale, but it's not."
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"I don't have to look to the stratosphere, I just need to look to the hand that's been holding mine the last 44 years."
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📸 @mridulaamin
  • #Sydneyinlove . Forty four years ago Cheryl and Rob Koenig met at a movie theatre. 🌹❣️
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    Cheryl was 15 and in school at the time, she still remembers what Rob was wearing — a velvet jumper and flared jeans.
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    "It was electrifying," she said.
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    "He came over and introduced himself and sat down next to me, then not too long after he held my hand... that very first hand hold, he did it just right."
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    The couple's life was turned upside down when their son Johnathan was hit by a car aged 12, leaving him with a lifelong disability.
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    "We were putting our 12-year-old child in nappies, teaching him to eat again," Cheryl says.
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    "I knew we had to keep the family together and find a way out of this mess, it was such a dark place we were in, we each had turns falling apart and picking each other up."
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    "Some people have unrealistic expectations that marriage is a fairytale, but it's not."
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    "I don't have to look to the stratosphere, I just need to look to the hand that's been holding mine the last 44 years."
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    📸 @mridulaamin
  • 240 4 17 February, 2019
  • #Sydneyinlove. Eme and Jen have been together for seven years after meeting through an online forum and are polyamorous, which means they are committed to each other but can have intimate relationships with multiple people. 🌹❣️
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"We'd both migrated from the Philippines, we were into the same obscure films," says Eme.
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"We didn't just wake up one day and say 'Oh yeah let's be open,'" says Jen.
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"We got to that through six years of communication and then last year we opened it."
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"The trust to give each other freedom has been a highlight, just to be able to be at this stage in our relationship that we're still growing — that's what I love," says Jen.
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📸 @mridulaamin
  • #Sydneyinlove . Eme and Jen have been together for seven years after meeting through an online forum and are polyamorous, which means they are committed to each other but can have intimate relationships with multiple people. 🌹❣️
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    "We'd both migrated from the Philippines, we were into the same obscure films," says Eme.
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    "We didn't just wake up one day and say 'Oh yeah let's be open,'" says Jen.
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    "We got to that through six years of communication and then last year we opened it."
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    "The trust to give each other freedom has been a highlight, just to be able to be at this stage in our relationship that we're still growing — that's what I love," says Jen.
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    📸 @mridulaamin
  • 80 1 16 February, 2019

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  • #Sydneyinlove. Soni and Illankovan were neighbours in a small town in Tamil Nadu, India. 🌹❣️
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Illankovan's Hindu family gave an ultimatum when he wanted to marry Soni, a Christian.
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"His dad said if you want to marry that girl you need to leave the house and you need to sign off all inheritance. So he chose love over family and money, and we started from scratch," Soni says.
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Three years ago, Illankovan had a stroke while working, leaving him disabled and speech-impaired.
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"Our love is deeper now because it's been tested in a different scenario, a different time and you realise that commitment you made and you give it priority," Soni says.
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📸 @mridulaamin
  • #Sydneyinlove . Soni and Illankovan were neighbours in a small town in Tamil Nadu, India. 🌹❣️
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    Illankovan's Hindu family gave an ultimatum when he wanted to marry Soni, a Christian.
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    "His dad said if you want to marry that girl you need to leave the house and you need to sign off all inheritance. So he chose love over family and money, and we started from scratch," Soni says.
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    Three years ago, Illankovan had a stroke while working, leaving him disabled and speech-impaired.
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    "Our love is deeper now because it's been tested in a different scenario, a different time and you realise that commitment you made and you give it priority," Soni says.
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    📸 @mridulaamin
  • 130 1 15 February, 2019
  • #Sydneyinlove. Oscar met Emily when travelling South Africa on a group tour in 2017. 🌹❣️
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They didn't notice each other for the first couple of days, until the group played a game in which Emily was dared to answer who she was attracted to — she said Oscar.
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A few nights later, Oscar told Emily he was a transsexual man.
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"He's educated me a lot since," Emily says.
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"She was just so supportive, it was just relaxed," Oscar says.
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The tour was coming to an end with Emily going back to the UK and Oscar back to Sydney.
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They caught 13 flights back and forth to each other until Emily moved to Sydney a few months ago.
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📸 Mridula Amin
  • #Sydneyinlove . Oscar met Emily when travelling South Africa on a group tour in 2017. 🌹❣️
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    They didn't notice each other for the first couple of days, until the group played a game in which Emily was dared to answer who she was attracted to — she said Oscar.
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    A few nights later, Oscar told Emily he was a transsexual man.
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    "He's educated me a lot since," Emily says.
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    "She was just so supportive, it was just relaxed," Oscar says.
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    The tour was coming to an end with Emily going back to the UK and Oscar back to Sydney.
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    They caught 13 flights back and forth to each other until Emily moved to Sydney a few months ago.
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    📸 Mridula Amin
  • 152 6 14 February, 2019
  • #Sydneyinlove. Vicky and John met at Burwood Ice Skating Rink in 1969 as teenagers. 🌹❣️
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"I thought she was rather lovely," John says.
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"He was wearing a pink satin shirt so when he offered me a lift home afterwards I felt sure he was gay," Vicky says. "But then when John hugged me it felt like home."
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The hardest point of their relationship was when they were given custody of their grandchildren a year ago.
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"Sitting in a court room watching my youngest daughter having her children taken off her, that was about as low as it got," Vicky says.
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Vicky starts to cry as John reaches for her hand — they now raise three of their grandchildren.
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"We just hold each other when it's too much."
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📸 @mridulaamin
  • #Sydneyinlove . Vicky and John met at Burwood Ice Skating Rink in 1969 as teenagers. 🌹❣️
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    "I thought she was rather lovely," John says.
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    "He was wearing a pink satin shirt so when he offered me a lift home afterwards I felt sure he was gay," Vicky says. "But then when John hugged me it felt like home."
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    The hardest point of their relationship was when they were given custody of their grandchildren a year ago.
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    "Sitting in a court room watching my youngest daughter having her children taken off her, that was about as low as it got," Vicky says.
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    Vicky starts to cry as John reaches for her hand — they now raise three of their grandchildren.
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    "We just hold each other when it's too much."
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    📸 @mridulaamin
  • 217 8 13 February, 2019

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  • It’s a dust morning, Sydney 🌪💥 Has the #dust undone your weekend car clean? 📸 Sonia Cuff, #DarlingHarbour
📸 Harry Pearson, #SydneyHarbour
📸 Jeanette, taken at #Kangaloon as the dust made its way to Sydney.
  • It’s a dust morning, Sydney 🌪💥 Has the #dust undone your weekend car clean? 📸 Sonia Cuff, #DarlingHarbour
    📸 Harry Pearson, #SydneyHarbour
    📸 Jeanette, taken at #Kangaloon as the dust made its way to Sydney.
  • 140 3 12 February, 2019
  • Terrace houses of Sydney ❤️ this one shot in Woolloomooloo by @simon_gollan
  • Terrace houses of Sydney ❤️ this one shot in Woolloomooloo by @simon_gollan
  • 387 8 11 February, 2019
  • A mind blowing shot of Bronte Beach 📷 by @nikkibings
  • A mind blowing shot of Bronte Beach 📷 by @nikkibings
  • 493 10 10 February, 2019
  • A happy lunar new year - year of the pig! Cabramatta by @verakon
  • A happy lunar new year - year of the pig! Cabramatta by @verakon
  • 147 3 9 February, 2019