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



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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