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Famous Australian people and landmarks on Burke’s Backyard

  • Graham Pizzey

    Graham Pizzey Don had some sad news to announce on this week’s program. Leading bird expert Graham Pizzey, who was... read more
  • Peardie’s Place

    Peardie’s Place John Peard is a legend in the world of Australian Rugby League. A sterling career as five-eight saw... read more
  • Allan Seale MBE, 1919-2001

    This week, Don had some very sad news. Much-loved gardening personality Allan Seale passed away on February 16, 2001. Allan... read more
  • Al-Ru Farm

    Twenty years ago, sheep grazed within 10 metres of Ruth and Alan Irving’s small cottage. They planted a few trees,... read more
  • Australia Post Stamps

    Give your stamps the personal touch by having a photograph of your choice printed on the tab of each stamp.... read more
  • Bewilderie

    Mal Pugh began working on his garden about 20 years ago. He wanted a backyard that was low maintenance, but... read more
  • Bob’s Tree House

    Bob Prudhoe is an electrical engineer, with an MA in systems engineering and a post-graduate diploma in heating, ventilation and... read more
  • Car Collector’s Garden

    David and Pauline Bowden have lived on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast for six years. Their 4 hectare (10 acre) property was... read more
  • Car Part Art

    Don visited sculptor James Corbett at his studio in Caboolture, near Brisbane. Unlike traditional sculptors, who work in stone or... read more
  • Dr. Grahame Webb

    The Clunies Ross National Science & Technology Award started in 1991 to honour Sir Ian Clunies Ross, a famous Australian... read more
  • Viewer’s Letter – Colourful House

      Home owner Louise Holly was inspired when she saw the Burke’s Backyard in Spain program. She painted her white... read more
  • Portsea House and Garden

    Don and the ‘Burke’s Backyard’ team visited Margaret Porritt and Warwick Callander, who were spending the weekend at their spectacular... read more