Monthly Archives: January 2012

Unscrupulous Tour Operators

Unfortunately there are some tour operators taking people on trips to the desert who overload their vehicles and provide inadequate room for luggage. Please be assured that Bobby Dazzler trips are different. Advertisements

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Old shearing pictures

Herewith some terrific old shearing pictures: A tidy job of mustering! (How many sheep would you say? I don’t know.) A hundred and fifty bales loaded and ready to go. Cut out, and on the wallaby again.

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The Rabbit Problem

Another of Bill Wannan’s excellent Outback yarns: A cocky in Western Australia took on a new hand. For breakfast, lunch and tea, day in, day out, week after week, he was fed a ration of rabbits — baked, stewed, fried, … Continue reading

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The Mad Hatter

I’ve recently been reading one of Bill Wannan’s marvellous books of Australian yarns. This  one got a laugh: ______ A young chap was boundary riding on a vast Queensland estate, and one day in 1947 he came upon a very … Continue reading

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The Simpson Desert

The Simpson Desert remains one of the most fascinating and challenging parts of Outback Australia. Crossing it via the “French Line” between Dalhousie Springs in the west and Birdsville in the east is still one of Australia’s classic Outback motoring experiences. … Continue reading

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