We drove 90mins outside of Sydney to a converted 1880s church by Colo River, now a family weekender owned by Tessa Faucheur. At the bottom of the garden lies a little shack which set the scene for an imagined seafarer’s cabin, where a captain may rest his head in between his expeditions.

Upon returning home from a voyage, the Captain lights a fire for the little stove in preparation for a toasted dinner of quail and rosemary potatoes. From there he begins to unpack his bags, placing treasures and collected specimens from the journey in a display on the table top. After a quick freshen-up by the sink he sits down to toast his meal by the stove. Before long his neighbour arrives for a post-dinner whiskey and a game or two of backgammon under the soft glow of a lantern and cage lights reminiscent of a ship’s lantern.

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Written by Amber TSI Byron — October 28, 2019

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