Category: rural nsw

Sunset and champagne

When talking about the most photographed icons in the world, sunset is rarely mentioned. Yet I think there are more photos of and more blogs dedicated to sunsets than to anything else anywhere. Whether watching it with the love of your life, with friends, or alone, a sunset needs nothing more than a glass of …

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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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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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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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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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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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