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  • Outback Tracks

    Outback Tracks

    Modern technology has given us electric cars and rockets to Mars, but you still can’t beat driving a classic old outback track across Australia, in a quarter century old 4WD! […]

     
     
  • The Big Detour

    The Big Detour

    We were on our way to Lake Eyre. We weren’t even planning to go there, but just a six word message started  a 3,000km detour. The joy of unplanned vagabonding! […]

     
     
  • John Longstaff's painting of the arrival of the two men at the Dig Tree

    The Long March to Failure

    Robert Burke and John Wills’ ambitious expedition to map Australia from the south to north coasts in 1840 is a classic saga of bad planning, worse leadership and fatal consequences. […]

     
     
  • Red fire black opal

    The Living Fire

    They’re called stones fallen from heaven, living fire, an anchor stone of hope. Some swear they made the owner invisible. We just call them opals and their story is magical. […]

     
     
  • A rainbow lorikeet - just too cheery for words

    Sunday Morning Twittering

    It’s a sunny Sunday morning and the air is full of birdsong. Australia’s birds are a riot of noise, colour and character, so please meet the beaks behind the tweets. […]

     
     
  • Fancy a hot date?

    Fancy a hot date?

    Are you stuck for the ideal romantic gift, something that will last a lifetime and also be a daily reminder of your affection? Why not forge your love in steel? […]

     
     
 
 
 

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