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'Faces of Nimbin' is a community project that hopes to communicate some of the magic of Nimbin through the words and images of just a few of its people. These ‘snapshots’ offer a glimpse of Nimbin’s rich and colourful history and character. Faces aglow with warmth, wit and wisdom invite the viewer to look beyond the superficial stereotypes of the mainstream media and to explore and appreciate Nimbin’s truly unique lifestyle and culture.

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pauline ahearn

I came to Nimbin with a group of friends for the Aquarius Festival in 1973. Immediately after that extraordinary experience, a group of us decided to pool our finances and buy a piece of land. (more)

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markus ahedron

Having grown up by the beach, I always dreamt of living in the mountains amongst the forest. (more)

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michael balderstone

I quit my job in London as a stockbroker which just seemed to be helping the rich get richer. (more)

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liam brehme

How does a traveller get permanently caught in the Nimbin Experience? I left the UK in 2007 heading for Australia, other than that, I was winging it. My first stop was Brisbane, where I decided a 2nd year visa was probably important, so I spent 4 months outside Roma on cattle station. I highly recommend everyone does this at some point! (more)

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darren butcher

My name is Darren Butcher and I'm a fourth generation Nimbinite and owner of the Nimbin Bakery. My parents, grandparents and great grandparents were all dairy farmers and I grew up on the family farm on Gungas Road. (more)

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kylie cain

We found our home nearly 15 years ago, a little picture in the paper that a dear friend showed us. My hubby, Dennis and I have lived nestled in our valley ever since. Here we are raising our 2 lovely children Finley and Liam and not a day goes by where we don’t find some wonder and amazement in this special little valley. I feel very blessed that our children can see the beauty of where we live and often comment on how lucky we are to live on this land. (more)

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katie cawcutt

I came to Nimbin for the 1973 Aquarius Festival that was organised by the Australian Students Union. I live on Tuntable Falls Community which was established following the Aquarius Festival. (more)

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gail clarke

I have been an active member of the Nimbin Community for well over 15 years now. (more)

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simon cohen

I guess I could say my dogs brought me to Nimbin. I tried to find a home that I could share with my dogs for over six months. Finally, through friends of friends, I found a cabin in the bush, up Blue Knob just north of town (one of the sleeping brothers, but that’s another story). (more)

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sue edmonds

I moved to Nimbin 21 years ago for the birth of my first grandchild. (more)

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craig fry

I moved to Nimbin in 1999, a refugee from Sydney's increasing population and soaring housing prices, after two decades selling music for companies like Sony, BMG and Festival Music. (more)

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debbie guest

I moved to the North Coast from Sydney over 20 years ago with my hubby, Andy. (more)

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vicki hunter

I moved to the Northern Rivers 13years ago, family & animals in tow.... (more)

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byron hutton

My name is Byron, and my wife and I operate the Nimbin Post Office. Nimbin is an ideal place for a small business. It is always busy, either with tourists and or local people who support their local business. As a result of which we have a thriving business centre, catering for just about every community need. (more)

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neil jeffress

I was born in 1955 at Belmont NSW, and lived in the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle area all my life until we moved to the Northern Rivers in 2007, when I began driving the Nimbin Shuttle. (more)

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ashlee jones

Two years ago I met up with my partner Matt and we put our heads and hearts together and started to develop a life where our passions and ethics could run free. (more)

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jeanette murphy

I visited Nimbin many times throughout the 1970’s. (more)

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roslyn parry

I can only describe my arrival in Nimbin as fated. (more)

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diana roberts

I’ve lived in Nimbin for over 30 years and feel truly blessed. Not only is the physical environment stunning and enriching, I have a fantastic network of friends – my extended family. I have raised a child here, met my husband and soon I’ll be enriching my wonderfully fulfilling life with a grandchild. (more)

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trinity roe

I didn't plan to move to Nimbin, I moved to the country. I came here five years ago following my dream to leave the city. After a long search throughout the Northern Rivers I found my ideal spot not far from the village of Nimbin. (more)

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josh stanton

My name is Joshua Victor Stanton, and my heart lives in this beautiful part of the world we call the Rainbow region. I have two adult sons, a 5 year old son and a beautiful 3 year old daughter with my wonderful wife Stacy. (more)

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jazmin theodora

I was born in Sydney, but grew up in many parts of NSW. (more)

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franca wolfe

I am a super girl and I have wings to fly with. Like all beings on earth I am made of stardust created from galactic collisions. (more)

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