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That crash you heard was the breaking of stereotypes in the outback

Stereotypes die hard. The CWA and scones; a tough, man’s world; Queensland, an hour (during daylight savings) and 20 years behind. I’m sure you’ve heard them all too. But the reality is very different, at least at a rodeo. Just because you need a road train to transport yourselves and your horses to a rodeo …

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Akubras – more than just a hat

Do cowboys ever take their hats off? Friday night, the first night of the rodeo, was a chance for everybody to dress up and socialise. I felt decidedly under-dressed, even though I’d changed my shorts for jeans. We got to the bar amidst a sea of paisley shirts, sparkly belt buckles, perfume and poetry. And …

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East MacDonnell Ranges – Photogallery 3

The third and final installment in the East MacDonell Ranges series

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Lovedale Long Lunch

“You can’t go in there – they’re the disabled toilets.” Apart from the poor grammar, there are lots of arguments about whether “disabled” toilets are for disabled people only, or whether they’re toilets that anybody – including those in a wheelchair – can access. But there was no discussion at the Lovedale Long Lunch, and …

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Can you find your soul mate on the internet?

Have you ever tried internet dating? I ask because every time I turn on the television it seems I’m bombarded with ads for a certain company that promises to match you up with your soul mate.  Apart from the obvious question of how they would be able to come up with a computer program that …

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Jumping out of a plane and other fun things to do on your birthday

The outdoorsy one and I jumped out of a plane last night. From 14,000 feet. In the dark. And it was amazing. We weren’t alone. We each had an experienced parachutist from Skydive the Beach strapped to our back, and they had parachutes strapped to their backs, so it was perfectly safe.

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