Tess and Graham Payne

Hosts of DO Lectures AUS

Tess and Graham have diverse backgrounds, including theatre costume design, owning a café, contemporary dancing, and being a horse and cart tour operator.

Over the decades, they have built up Payne’s Hut, an Australian-style experience situated in the upper reaches of the Mitta Mitta River, to be a relaxing oasis. Look up and you realise everything you see was created by their hands.

In between using their spades and hammers, they’ve co-created DO Lectures Australia. Such is their passion to share worldly wisdom about care, generosity, building community and empowering others.


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Tess and Graham PayneSocial change
How a second chance at love, a pact to follow each other’s dreams, and a passion for hospitality, community, and the Aussie landscape, combined to build a bridge from a land of no hope to a land of plenty for this engaging and inspiring couple.
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