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Snowy Mountains artist Zoe Young, and her partner Reg, have a baby son named Wilbur, “Wilbi” for short. Zoe won a scholarship to the National Art School and graduated in 2012; last year she won the John Broscoe Memorial Prize, and will be holding two exhibitions in the autumn. Zoe was recently named as one of the finalists in the Archibald Prize, with a portrait of Winter Olympian, Torah Bright.

Musical theatre actress Patrice Tipoki, and her husband Richard Arkins, had a baby daughter about 18 months ago named Adelaide; Adelaide joined big sister Elisabeth, aged about 4 and 1/2. Patrice was born in New Zealand and came to Australia as a young child; she comes from a family with a history in the entertainment industry.

Patrice has been involved in musical theatre since the age of seven, when she played one of the royal children in The King and I, and became one of the youngest students ever accepted into the Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts. After roles in The Lion King and We Will Rock You, she was named as understudy for the role of Elphaba in the Australian production of Wicked. Currently Patrice is playing Fantine in Les Misérables. Richard is a chiropractor.

(Photo of Patrice and Richard with their daughters Elisabeth and Adelaide from Mormon News Room)

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