Knowing how punctual John Curro is, I arrive at his splendid New Farm house precisely on time. From his home perched on a cliff high above the Brisbane River there is an amazing 180-degree view across the river to the Story Bridge and city skyline. John is already waiting, sitting in a favourite spot overlooking his garden and listening to the butcher birds, who he likes to feed with pieces of cheese. This is his haven where he can...

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