The hum is thick in the air as we arrive at George Sofronoff's place deep in the silvery-gold winter landscape of the Queensland's cool-climate Granite Belt region. Bees are at work on tall spires of blue flowering rosemary and in bright clouds of honey-scented wattle. It's a picture of abundance not uncommon across the botanically endowed greater Darling Downs region, of which the wine and fruit-producing Granite Belt forms a southern border.
Wayne Morris had 20 years' dairy farming behind him and had taken a break from the land to work in a macadamia processing plant when the camel idea kicked in. Shrugging off the farming routine and early mornings outdoors hadn't come easily and so he and partner Melanie Fitzgibbon, a school teacher, had been thinking about how they could get back to dairying in some way. As soon as he heard about milking camels, Wayne knew that was what he wanted to do.
It's no mere coincidence that art weaves itself into the many tales that unfold daily at Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. Art has a significant presence in the time children spend in this modern facility – it is there on the walls through a collection the hospital has amassed, and in ongoing performances and workshops that help to bring the outside world into the wards.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".