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You muddy beauty: How Sydney entertainment A-listers built in the bush, brick by brick

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Richard Glover, Debra Oswald, John Sullivan and Peter Davies outside Taralga house.

ABC journalist Richard Glover (right) and screenwriter Debra Oswald pictured in front of their mud-brick house with Taralga Rural Fire Brigade Captain John Sullivan (left) and member Peter Davies after the 2019 Green Wattle Creek Fire. Photo: Hannah Sparks.

At the end of a maddening week, as husband and wife, Richard Glover and Debra Oswald, shake off the three-hour drive from Sydney, they pause for a moment and marvel at the fact their Wombeyan Caves weekender is still standing.

The slightly sloping, very rocky bush block was purchased by the well-known ABC Radio presenter, the creator of the television show Offspring, their friend Philip Clark and his then-girlfriend, Gillian, for $27,000 in 1984.

It was what you would call the best…



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