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Catriona Rowntree on A Grandmother’s Wisdom


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There’s a special bond between a grandparent and a grandchild that sets their relationship apart from any other. Catriona Rowntree knows this first hand. Recognised as ‘Australia’s most travelled woman’ thanks to her role on Channel Nine’s Getaway, Catriona has seen the world a hundred times over. But it’s the world through her Nan’s eyes that has really changed her life …


Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a good rant. Every Thursday, the Wheeler Centre hosts an old-fashioned Speaker’s Corner in the middle of the city, where writers and thinkers can have their say on the topics that won’t let them sleep at night.

Featuring some of the most compelling voices across just about every sector of human endeavour you can imagine, the themes dominating Lunchbox/Soapbox are proudly idiosyncratic. BYO lunch. Ideas provided.


Catriona Rowntree

As ‘Australia’s most travelled woman’, Catriona Rowntree earned this title after more than 16 years at the helm of Australia’s favourite travel show, Getaway, on Channel 9. Catriona began her television career on Wonder World!, and has worked on radio, television and print since. In addition... Read more


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