As a child, gold mining towns were exemplified in my mind by boring theme parks populated by out of work actors in naff colonial costumes. My parents used to drag us along in our overheated datsun because they couldn’t afford to take the kids to Disneyland. As often happens, I now appreciate the destinations whose mentions used to prompt a whole lot of whingeing about seatbelt buckle burns and compensation payouts of McDonalds. Walhalla is one such beauty. Set in the misty foothills of Australia’s Baw Baw ranges, it was once a gold era boom-town, but is now home to less than 20 residents (not counting the ghosts).
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In this clip, TV personality and long-time supporter of the charity Pink Hope, Lisa Wilkinson chooses Marina as her subject - a mother of two, who fought and beat cancer through the use of a double mastectomy. Lisa shows how this life and body-altering decision affected Marina's life.
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