Episode 47

47 - Annabelle Hickson on founding Galah, a thrice-yearly magazine celebrating life in regional Australia

Posted June 1, 2022


Annabelle Hickson started her writing career as a news reporter for The Australian newspaper in Sydney and Brisbane before a handsome farmer in a small aircraft lured her out west to a grazing farm which they transformed into Australia’s second largest pecan orchard.

During this time, Annabelle wrote a regular monthly column at Country Style magazine, she co-created a podcast called Dispatch to a Friend that was named as one of iTunes Australia’s Top 10 podcasts for 2018 and published a book called A Tree in the House (Hardie Grant), which has been translated into German, Dutch and Chinese.

Now, Galah is her focus. Galah is an award-winning cultural magazine for people who care about regional Australia. Over three issues each year, Galah celebrates regional Australia and the creative, diverse and innovative people who live here.

Annabelle brings together a first-hand understanding of life in both regional Australia and the city, as well as proven expertise in journalism and community-building. And most of all, Annabelle brings passion to this project to tell diverse and exciting stories from regional Australia.

Show Notes

Galah Website Annabelle Hickson Website Hickson Pecans Website