About James Coleman

Even before he could actually drive, James Coleman and his brother started a hobby car magazine, and he has been waxing lyrical about all things cars and motoring ever since.

He is told repeatedly that he has a British accent, but Canberra is where he was born and bred. Although he and his family now live in Queanbeyan.

He loves - you guessed it - cars and driving, but also squeegee-ing windows for some reason.

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150-year-old well unearthed in Queanbeyan, and it’s aged well
An old well has been unearthed in Queanbeyan during excavations on the new precinct for Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC). Bulldozers had been preparing the site on the intersection of Crawford Street and Lowe Street when they struck a man-made ring of bricks, dating back about 150 years. Buried beneath the previous structure, the well is approximately nine metres deep and...
9000 wild brumbies to be culled from Kosciuszko National Park under proposed management plan
The number of wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park would be slashed under a new proposed plan to manage their population and the impact they have on the region's alpine wilderness - but don't expect any aerial shooting. The Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Heritage Management Plan proposes to remove or cull about 9000 wild horses, or brumbies, during the...
American style meets Australian country in this idyllic Murrumbateman property
Patterned on the inviting good looks of Hampton's properties, 'Arbordale' is a charismatic home set in an idyllic mix of canopied trees, green lawns and fronted by an azure-blue swimming pool. The 333-square-metre residence at 11 Sylvia Street in Murrumbateman boasts four bedrooms, including a master suite with upgraded ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and French door access to a garden patio....
New ‘Classics’ series cycling event to pedal through Snowy Mountains in 2022
Hundreds of cyclists will take to the roads of the Snowy Mountains in March 2022 as a new road-racing event is added to the cycling calendar. Organised by Bicycling Australia magazine, the Snowy Classic will be the fifth event in the Australian 'Classics' series that also includes gran fondo ('big ride') races in Bowral, Noosa, Mudgee and Clare. The event is expected...
Scars are healing as volunteers breathe life back into Eurobodalla’s landscape
The Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020 are far from a distant memory for the people of the NSW South Coast. The environment still wears its scars in the form of blackened trees and bare earth. It has been a big 12 months for Eurobodalla Shire Council as its environmental programs have delivered almost $1 million worth of works throughout the...
The story of the Toyota LandCruiser, the car that built Australia’s engineering wonder
It has been described as one of the civil engineering wonders of the modern world. Nine power stations, 16 dams, 80 kilometres of aqueducts and 145 kilometres of tunnels were blasted, bored and carved into the rugged Snowy Mountains to supply hydroelectricity to the south-east of Australia and life-giving water to the farms west of the Great Dividing Range. The...
Tim Dalrymple re-elected president of the Moruya Business Chamber for third time
For the third time in a row, Moruya businessman Tim Dalrymple has been re-elected to serve as president of the Moruya Business Chamber. Tim, who also operates Sportfirst and the Moruya Laundromat, says the chamber faces some big issues in the coming year with not only the lingering effects of the bushfires and COVID-19 lockdowns on local business, but also...
Feel at home in the mountains, with plenty of warmth, light and space
It's a house that anyone would love to call home. Just a five-minute drive from Jindabyne, 4 River Run in Moonbah could be the lifestyle change you and your family are looking for. The four-bedroom country-style home is situated on 3.10 hectares of property in the scenic wilderness of the Snowy Mountains, a stone's throw from the conveniences of town. Henley...
Plans underway for a quacking rubber duck race on Queanbeyan River next year
The ducks are nearly in a row for a quacking race in Queanbeyan next year. The 'Great Queanbeyan Duck Race Festival' will see thousands of rubber ducks float down a segment of Queanbeyan River on Saturday, 9 April, 2022, to raise funds for local charities. The event is being organised by Queanbeyan Rotary Club and supported by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council....
Wamboin brings the definition of ‘country cottage’ up a whole new level
Set on approximately 16 acres of gently sloping country and offering two separate and self-contained residences - not to mention a spectacular pool - picturesque 107 Bingley Way has to be one of Wamboin's most outstanding properties. Architecturally designed to blend with the surrounding landscape and capture the outstanding views, the main house offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a double...
A bumpy and bumper snow season comes to an end
Thredbo Resort will officially draw the curtain on the 2021 snow season today (26 September), a week ahead of the traditional closing date. The closure was announced on the Thredbo Resort’s Facebook page: “And that’s a wrap! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions affecting the number of guests who are able to visit the resort, this Sunday, 26 September will be...
Groundbreaking start for Yarrah development on Yass River
Construction of a new housing development at Yass is officially underway as the first sod has been turned at Yarrah. About 40 minutes from Canberra, Yarrah nestles into a curve of the Yass River and adjoins the Yass township. It offers affordable land and housing options to first homeowners, families, singles and empty nesters. Even in these early days, and...
Live in a fairy tale at this Bywong cottage, but for real
On paper, 68 Bohmers Lane in Bywong sits on seven acres of land and offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and four car spaces. But in the flesh, it's something else. As All Real Estate NSW agent Mick Davis explains, the current owner is a "free-spirited sort of person who likes to do things differently". "She bought the place in 2017...
Merimbula Airport upgrade gets ready for take-off
A two-phased approach for the upcoming Merimbula airport runway extension project will take off later this month in an effort to minimise the upgrade's impact on the aviation and tourism industries. Acting CEO Anthony McMahon said Symal Infrastructure, the contractor appointed to build the platform for the southern end of the extension, will begin work in late September. The upgrades...
Indigenous music video wins three awards at Far South Film Festival
Arts & Culture
A clear winner from the Far South Film Festival has emerged as a suite of three music videos featuring Indigenous songs takes home three awards. The 10-minute Bagan, Barra Barra, Mirriwarr (Land, Sea and Sky) has snatched up 35 per cent of the vote for the People's Choice Award after the results came in from an email survey and the numbers were...
A magical blend of country, coastal, classic and chic
Perhaps the ultimate escape to your new coastal lifestyle, 1241 Congo Road in Meringo, NSW, is a contemporary Australian home that shows epic attention to detail to go with its epic proportions. Nestled on over two hectares of prime hinterland, this stunning four-bedroom home is less than 10 minutes away from a smorgasbord of the South Coast's pristine beaches, but manages...