Marist Regional College grade 10 student Jemilla Harris is enjoying her time at the three-day Mean Machines fine arts program, at UTAS Cradle Coast Campus. Pic: Meg Windram.
Lisa Rees with her son Jake in Bendigo this week. Lisa looks on her son as her miracle boy. Pic: Jim Aldersey
Four-year-old Beau Smith pulling faces at the Amy Hurd Early Learning Centre. Picture: Les Smith
Corey McAlister and Ryan Wilson.
Cook and author Rebecca Sullivan discusses her book with dozens of women yesterday, talking about the importance of learning skills from generations gone. Picture: Alastair Brook
Dallas Eagle, Toni Niblett, Steph Meyer and Mary Bysouth participate in the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk in Horsham at the weekend. Picture: Paul Carracher
Horsham College VCAL students Abbey Friebel, Samara Lindsay and teacher Jaymi O’Connor volunteer with the Monday Munchies program. Picture: Melinda Schmidt
This koala and her cub were rescued from the fire, they are being cared for at the Port Macquarie Koala hospital until they can be released.
Stuart Musialik is to help out coach Anthony Richards, in the background, at the Adamstown Rosebud club. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Burnie children (from left) Lucy Vandenberg, 9, Eirinn Wooler, 8, Lachlan Burgess, 7, and Callum Wagner, 8. Pic: Meg Windram.
Bunbury Primary School students Danika King, Phoebe McCloy, Nathaniel Ducut, Chloe Turner, Ellis Macindoe, Candy Wood, Lane Chapman, Abbe Lewis, Shellie Morrissey and Abbey Kay.
Some "gentlemen" on a bucks party on Men of League Cup race day at the MTC. Picture: Michael Frogley
Oak Flats dad Simon Pryde testing Junior and Open category carts with Brodie and Thomas. Pic: Andy Zakeli
George Mirosevich has won the prestigious Brett Graham scholarship. Pic: Ryan Osland
Kurrajong Waratah chief excutive officer Steve Jaques presents Paul Perkins and Barry Armstrong with their 10-year employment awards at the Commerical Club on Wednesday night. Picture: Alastair Brook
Lily-Mae Moore, 6, Brock Allaway, 7, and Georgia Ross, 7, wear red on a Day for Daniel.
Dylan Harris, Eva McEntee and Rhys Parton get ready for their roles in The Pyjama Girl. Pic: David Thorpe
The Geeks from Nambucca, NSW
Sadiki Mukasa and Melita Knight with their City of Ballarat youth of the year awards. Pic: Kate Healy
Matt Hall with his MXS-R at Rutherford. Picture: Peter Stoop
Kyla Gould from Stems Flower Market with pink carnations yesterday. Pic: Justin Whitelock
Atticus Fang, 22 months, having a great time on the jumping castle at The Rock Show. Picture: Addison Hamilton
Former Olympian Raelene Boyle with Albury-Wodonga Breast Cancer Support Group facilitator Robyn Daly at yesterday’s breast cancer forum in Wodonga. Pic: Ben Eyles
Horsley resident Hetty Elliott. Pic: Christopher Chan
Southern Rise Children’s Centre preschool students Max Collins 4, William Skeers 5, Nikolah Sibraa 5 and Bengamin Back, 5, getting busy in the kitchen. Pic: Mark Jesser
Robert Reid is glad to have his dog Tess back home after she gave him a scare. Pic: Zenio Lapka
Dagwood dog girls Ashley Hewson and Debbie Roberts. Picture: Jodie Donnellan
Darby Salkeld swings for joy at the Margaret River Districts Agricultural Show. Pic: Sandy Powell.
Ebony Hogan, left, and her teacher Fiona Sampson. Pic: Orlando Chiodo
There are two names synonymous with Bathurst – motor racing legend Peter Brock and the Chiko roll. Digitally altered photo: Zenio Lapka
WE know it's a wide, brown land and we know there are challenges, But let's face it, it was a tough week.
The Fairfax network of mastheads and its talented photographers and reporters captured the good, the bad and the ugly.
But for the moment, let's focus on the smiles. There were many.
And if the photo doesn't have a smile of its own, we bet you might break out into a little grin yourself!
The contributions came from, in no particular order...
Daily Advertiser in Wagga
The Courier in Ballarat
The Herald in Newcastle
Bathurst's Western Advocate
The Advocate in Burnie, Tasmania
Guardian News in Nambucca
The Border Mail in Wodonga
and Western Australian mastheads, the Bunbury Mail and the Augusta-Margaret River Mail.