When you try and convince your 14-year-old daughter that visiting an art gallery and a library in Sydney is going to be cool, you really have to dress it up as a silk purse - or better still, French perfume.

My angle was there is a really amazing sculpture of Captain Cook done by a Māori artist and if you don't like it you I will buy you your perfume of choice at the airport when we fly home that night.

We had made the quick jump across the ditch for the State of Origin mate against mate Grand Final

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