About The Scrutineer

A scrutineer is someone who examines or inspects something closely and thoroughly. The masthead has been revived from an early local newspaper; The Scrutineer and Berrima District Press, in print from 1874-1949. Once a month, we publish a photo essay chronicling and curating the significant within The Southern Highlands and regional Australia.

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Having penned the authorised biography of Australian Olympic gold-medallist Ralph Doubell in 2018, Southern Highlands Gallery Manager Michael Sharp now traverses the highlands in search of new tales.

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