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May 23 2013

Birthplace of a nation

Travelling through the New England Tablelands we’re just that little bit too late for all the brilliant colours of autumn. Most trees have lost their leaves already, except for the magnificent maples that are still bright red through to golden yellow. While I’m not a cold weather person, I do love the colours of autumn, …

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Apr 18 2013

Are country towns better than cities at maintaining their heritage?

I was reading an article this morning about heritage, and valuing our past, and that’s when it hit me. That’s what I really love about so many of the Australian country towns that I’ve been through. They seem to have found a way to value and preserve their heritage, and integrate it into their present.

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Apr 05 2013

City girls in the bush

On my last outback trip to Broken Hill I was lucky enough to be interviewed by ABC rural radio. Here’s the link to the story.  While this was done a while ago, it’s the first time I’ve heard it. I hope you enjoy it! City girls turn to twitter for help on road trip by …

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Apr 02 2013

Kangaroos drinking at the Darling River, Menindee

Now that everybody is back at work after Easter, and probably stressing out, here’s a calming video for you. I took this at what was the most amazing campsite I think I’ve ever stayed at – in the Kinchega National Park on the Darling River at Menindee Lake.

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Mar 04 2013

Tom Roberts shearing sheds … who needs the Royal Easter Show?

I watched shearing today. Not at the Royal Easter Show – real shearing. In a shearing shed. In the country. Six sweaty blokes doing bloke work. I’ve never seen shearers at work before, and there were a few surprises.

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Feb 15 2013

Blowin’ in the wind

As I’ve said on this blog before, I often wake up around 2am, usually because I’m cold. In those cases I just pull up the doona and go back to sleep. But sometimes I can’t get straight back to sleep, so I just lie there resting, with one thing repetitively running through my mind. Last …

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Feb 13 2013

Looking for a tree change? Don’t forget about the birds

If you’re thinking of moving to the country for the peace and quiet – don’t. You have no idea how noisy it is out here. Out here in the middle of nowhere I wake up around 2-3am. And then it starts. I hear noises.

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Feb 13 2013

Hay and Hell and Booligal

“And people have an awful down Upon the district and the town- Which worse than hell itself they call: In fact, the saying far and wide Along the Riverina side Is ‘Hay and Hell and Booligal’. So goes Banjo Patterson’s poem, so of course we had to go and check it out for ourselves.

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Feb 12 2013

Oh my Darling, oh my Darling, …

Finally, we’ve set up camp on the Darling River in Kinchega National Park. There’s not another soul around and I can hear the river calling me for a swim. Menindee Lake is behind us, and in an hour or so the sun will go down and it will be time to photograph one of those …

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Feb 11 2013

Broken Hill – we made it!

As Broken Hill was the major destination of our trip, I’d better put down some thoughts and impressions. Driving into the city there’s the animals – emus, kangaroos, wild brumbies and even camels. Not to mention the sheep and cattle that seem to find food from nothing. The first thing I noticed about Broken Hill …

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