Spirit of the Land 大地心灵



Headman of the Wurrundjeri Tribe

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people, and pay our respects to the elders both past and present for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of Aboriginal Australia.

Long before the English came, before politics and technology interfered, Australia was a rich tapestry of indigenous life. Hunters and gatherers roamed freely and lived off the abundant land Mother Earth bestowed upon them.

“My name is Murrundindi. It means ‘home up in the mountain’.” Never have those words been spoken with such conviction, pride and passion. Headman of the Wurrundjeri tribe, Murrundindi is the custodian and advocate of Aboriginal rights and legacy in Australia.

Although he grew up handicapped and distraught by his identity, no one is prouder than Murrundindi of the Aboriginal heritage and roots.

“Healesville is a healing ground. That’s where my people lived. If you’ve got any connection to the land and to the spirit, you’ll understand its powers .”

“My father was Scottish, and my mother was an aboriginal lady named Gumbri. I was born in North Melbourne, at home on the kitchen table because my mother was not allowed to give birth in the hospital at that time.” The midwife, Murrundindi’s grandmother, brought him into a world where aboriginals had no rights, 73 years ago. When he was four days old, he was brought to Melbourne to be registered with the government. “I grew up in a society being called a half-caste. I was not black nor white, not wanted. The white community would have nothing to do with me and I did not have a white education. I could not read or write till I was 36.”


One should never make the mistake of romanticising the aboriginal way of life. It was never easy. Racism and prejudice reared their ugly heads.

“It’s only the last 36 years of my life that I’ve acknowledged my aboriginal roots because of the discrimination. I was always taught to believe in my culture at home but when I went outside I wanted to be a white person, because of the

way we were treated.”

Murrundindi’s English wife Maureen gave him the pivotal turning point in life. ‘She showed me respect and taught me how to stand up for my rights. I’m the happiest man in the world, have the most beautiful wife and family who respect and understand who I am”.

Another significant moment for Murrundindi was when the aboriginals were given constitutional rights in 1967.  As a mentor and much sought-after teacher of indigenous culture in some of Melbourne’s top private schools, this progressive leader can be found playing the didgeridoo at schools during the week and at Healesville Sanctuary on Sundays and public holidays.

“My culture is my living.”

我们由衷的感谢这片土地的传统守护者- Wurundjeri 部落族裔人民,并向过去和现在的长者们表示崇高敬意,因为他们留存了澳大利亚土著居民的记忆、传统、文化和希望。









1967年,土著们被赋予宪法权利,这也是Murrundindi永志难忘的时刻。作为墨尔本顶级私立学校的导师,这位备受欢迎和力求上进的领导者在每周日、学校和公众假期时段,于Healesville Sanctuary演奏迪吉里杜管(didgeridoo),这也是澳大利亚土著部落的传统乐器。“我的生活就是我的文化。”

By Billie Ooi-Ng Lean Gaik


For over half a century, MINI has had a long history of breaking old rules and setting new standards. It has taken inner city driving and personalisation to the next level.

The new MINI Hatch packs in more fun than ever. This icon sports a new logo, but continues to embody the essence of low-centre-of-gravity handling and exhilarating go-kart feel. It is complete with the latest performance engineering, premium technology, and a finely tailored interior.


It is packed with innovative technology to make navigating the city a cinch, with features like the MINI centre display with touch screen capability, MINI Connected, Apple CarPlay and Real-Time Traffic Information now as standard.

Other features such as head-up display, wireless charging, LED head lights, Union Jack tail lights and MINI logo projection are also available.

The new MINI Hatch. It’s everything you love about MINI, only better. Check out the new MINI 3-Door and 5-Door Hatch today at http://www.mini.com.au.


新一季MINI带给你前所未有的体验,既 “推陈出新” -世界前沿的汽车工业技术和独辟蹊径的设计理念诠释了科技与艺术的完美结合;又“恪守经典” -标志性的刚性底盘、简短前悬、低重心及宽轮距打造出无与伦比的卡丁车驾驶感受。


全新MINI配置了全新触摸屏系统,搭载MINI Connected、Apple CarPlay、实时路况信息,让你轻松驾驭繁忙的都市交通。


新一季 MINI HATCH尽管工艺、设计及功能性都有全面提升,但原创、个性与热情全都还在。了解更多全新MINI三门版/五门版请访问:www.mini.com.au。

Melbourne’s Best Quality Apartments Handed Over

Avant Central Melbourne – The 50-storey residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD was handed over three months early with an incredibly low purchaser defect rate of less than one per apartment.

Two and a half years ago leading Australian construction company Probuild set to make a quantum shift in its production outputs and waste reduction. As part of this shift, it strived to eliminate inefficient process, optimise production speeds and reduce rework.

Probuild says, this is because they understand that particularly in the residential product line, settlement risks and body corporate call backs are at the highest level of concerns to its clients, financiers and ultimately, apartment buyers.

So in 2015, the company set a target of no more than two purchaser defects per apartment. Given that most apartments are handed over with three, four, five times this amount of purchaser defects, that number was particularly ambitious.

EZ Australia magazine observes that at the conclusion of more than 2000 apartments, handed over at recent residential high-rise projects Avant, Empire Melbourne, Marina Tower and Victoria One, Probuild achieved a staggering average purchaser defect of less than one per apartment.

The company has proudly achieved this through a cultural shift, supported by the implementation of robust systems and handover processes that make up the Probuild Construction System (PCS).

“Quality buildings don’t just happen and Probuild is on a continual mission to achieve zero purchaser defects. We do this by getting the best out of our supply chain to deliver and de-risk a total end-to-end solution – on site. You can’t outsource production challenges.

“We believe in getting the job done right, after all, can you afford it any other way?” – Luke Stambolis

Probuild’s happy clients at these projects include: Golden Age Group, World Class Global, Mammoth Empire and Hiap Hoe. The company said they would like to thank these developers for giving them for the opportunity to deliver you such premium quality buildings.

“Our Project Management partners at these projects have also been a fantastic support,” said Mr Stambolis.

“Sinclair Brook, Time and Place, PDS Group and KIN Property have all been great to work with.”