Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lending a Hand

A few months back, a friend directed my attention to an organisation called Kiva. The Kiva people describe themselves this way: “We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet … Continue reading

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Lake Eyre Report

As of 13th February, 2012, National Parks and Wildlife South Australia reported that Lake Eyre is now at “just over 5% surface coverage”. So, as predicted, evaporation and soakage during the summer months have dealt with most of the massive amount … Continue reading

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Of Droughts and Flooding Rains

Some people reading this will have been on a Bobby Dazzler trip which visited Comeroo Station, located north-west of Bourke in the north-west of New South Wales. The attraction there (apart from Chris and Bruce Sharpe who own the property) … Continue reading

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The Cameleers

I’ve just come across an excellent web site with lots of information, pictures and maps about the cameleers who were so involved in the exploration and settling of the Outback by non-indigenous people. There’s even a picture of a camel carrying … Continue reading

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ABC – an interesting poem

I included this short poem by Polish poet Wisława Szymborska in the February Newsletter. It has nothing to do with the Outback, but I like it. Wisława died a few days ago. Although the poem was written in 2004, it … Continue reading

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The Bushwoman — Part 3

(Start with Part 1) Ellie’s heart sank. She knew that man was not to be trusted, but she had hoped against hope that the fact of her being married might have carried some weight. Evidently the hope was false, so, … Continue reading

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The Bushwoman — Part 2

(Start with Part 1) After having battled her own way through the world ever since she could remember, having a home of her own and someone to look after her was as near to heaven as Ellie ever expected to … Continue reading

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