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Taking stock

More than two decades after the collapse of the cod industry, people of Newfoundland and Labrador navigate the course forward with one eye ahead and the other over their shoulder. National Geographic Traveller (Aust & NZ)

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Cold comfort

As domestic refrigeration reached most American homes, ice houses disappeared. Except in Texas. And now, keeping the old places alive has got personal. Sydney Morning Herald/The Age

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Buoys light up

Nosing out into the Southern Ocean like a little fish that’s getting away, South Australia’s Kangaroo Island has, for many decades, required decent lighthouses and faithful keepers. People have lived, worked and sometimes died at these tiny isolated settlements in their efforts to keep the beam alive, but automation has now rendered the old keepers’ cottages vacant. A road trip to stay at the island’s three light stations helps me to imagine life that way.

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