A selection of the week's best photos from Fairfax photographers around the NSW South-East.
ULLADULLA: Year seven student Anton Carriage takes the lead with his didgeridoo during a gathering of Ulladulla High’s current and former Aboriginal students last week. Photo: GLENN ELLARD
MORUYA: Waiting times to see a psychiatrist in the Eurobodalla have been drastically reduced thanks to a new telehealth psychiatry service in Moruya. Pictured is Sydney psychiatrist Dr Leticia Aydos (on screen) who will provide weekly telehealth psychiatry consultations in Moruya, supported by mental health nurse Paula Howe.
NOWRA: Tony Bretherton after being rescued from the Shoalhaven River when his punt capsized on Monday afternoon.
MORUYA: Bibbenluke skydiving granny Lorraine Roberson celebrates her 85th birthday by jumping with Skydive Oz and its tandem master Scott Hiscoe with it also announced this week that the company will receive a $110,000 to develop an Extreme Sports complex at Moruya airport.
NAROOMA: Jackie Jones (left) gave a brave victim impact statement at the murder trial of the man who killed her sister Justine. He received a 10-year prison sentence for her manslaughter after earlier being acquitted of murder.
NOWRA: Marine Rescue volunteers Liz Shaw, Bill Smith and skipper Mike Boadle drag Tony Bretherton from the Shoalhaven River on Monday afternoon after his punt capsized.
NOWRA: Shoalhaven City Turf Club track manager Chris Nation will be working at Flemington during the biggest race meet of the year - the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
NAROOMA: This week is Haemochromatosis Awareness Week Carol Atkins is hoping to start a support group in Narooma for those afflicted with the genetic condition that causes the body to absorb too much iron from the food we eat.
BATEMANS BAY: Jack and Ella McNamara celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday.
NAROOMA: Kianga resident Alan Ryan was among those who recognised NRL legends and Palmer Party candidates Glenn Lazarus and Matt Adamson who were campaigning with Eden-Monaro hopeful and Cooma mayor Dean Lynch in Narooma last week.
BOMBALA: Young Bombala axeman, Aaron Girvan has been invited to chop in the Junior Round Robin contest of the Royal Adelaide Show next month.
NAROOMA: The Narooma Oyster Festival is moving to April. Enjoying this year's shucking competition are local oyster grower David Maidment and River Cottage Australia host Paul West, with judge and former world-shucking champion Jim Wild.
BOMBALA: Landholders from the Bendoc area discussed the upcoming spring baiting program for wild dogs and foxes at a recent community debrief.
COOMA: Major online retailer birdsnest of Cooma has unveiled its latest fashion collection, That Bird Label, designed exclusively for its own use. The collection is based in feedback from customers after surveying 50,000 Australian women. Pictured are birdsnest founder Jane Cay, designer Penelope Murdoch, Hannah Knight and head buyer Peige Eber.
NAROOMA: Former Narooma local Melissa Hoar, who’s hoping to qualify for the skeleton race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, recently posted this photo on her Facebook page of her training, which shows just how fit she is.
ULLADULLA: Steve and Sharron Rooney are continuing the search for their son Owen who went missing in Canada three years ago.
NAROOMA: Narooma Historical Society president Susan Pryke and Trevor Bennett receive a $1,000 donation from Narooma RSL Sub-Branch president Paul Naylor toward the cost of the plaque honouring the sacrifice and effort of our local veterans in the Second World War.
COOMA: The Cooma CWA put on some great country hospitality for visiting medical students from the Australian National University at the local Ambulance station. The second year students are getting an overview or rural life and medical issues and the CWA treated them to lunch.
MERIMBULA: Only single men need apply…..a new Channel Nine show ‘When love comes to town’ could be filmed in Merimbula.
MERIMBULA: People spilled out of the Clavering Park Chapel on Monday, August 12 as they farewelled Merimbula pharmacist David Dodd who was killed in an accident in Sydney.
ULLADULLA: At 101 Maisie Evans gets behind the wheel of a 1928 Chevrolet (below) almost identical to the one in which she learnt to drive as a 17-year-old.
EDEN: Marg Carson of Bega Valley Family Day Care had her hands full with little palaeontologists Halle Berk, Beau Towill, Callum Gallagher, Blake Bateman and Bailen Berk when the National Dinosaur Museum’s travelling road show came to Eden on Thursday
MERIMBULA: Merimbula teenage pilot Ryan Campbell after landing at Reykjavik, Iceland. The immersion suit is part of the safety gear needed for flying over the cold waters around Greenland.
EDEN: The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre celebrated Science Week with a lively Brain Break Morning tea at Sprout café on Monday. The fun continues at an open day at the centre on Saturday.
BEGA: Federal Minister for Agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon and Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly meet with Bega Valley Fireweed Association representatives Noel Watson and Tanya Rutter after announcing Labor's commitment to a $20 million war on weeds should it be re-elected.
GREEN CAPE: The spectacular light house and grounds just south of Eden is the base for two days of celebrations to mark International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, Science Week and the 130th anniversary of the light.
BEGA: Margaret Sly researches local newspapers using the National Library of Australia’s Trove program. Historic Bega papers have now all been digitally scanned and are able to be read and searched online.
EDEN: Eden businesswoman Megan Adams celebrates the 10 year anniversary of her salon, Cheveux By Twofold, today. Mrs Adams has trained four apprentices in that time and is pictured at right with former apprentice and senior stylist Georgia Wiki, and first year apprentice Tiarna Bobbin.
BEGA: Harriett Swift and Jo Dodds stand beside the last remaining gum tree in Littleton Gardens. Its branded message seems prophetic as a council vote on Wednesday resolved to leave the tree standing, for now.
THREDBO: Good snowfalls blanketed the resorts this week.
BEGA: Former Australian One-Day International player Mark Higgs is heading to Bega next month for a series of coaching clinics.