Monthly Archives: December 2012

An Aussie Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas; there wasn’t a sound. Not a possum was stirring; no-one was around. We’d left on the table some tucker and beer, Hoping that Santa Claus soon would be here. We children were snuggled up safe … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Reflections

Another year has come and now almost gone, and if you’re like me, at this time of the year, you find yourself getting a bit reflective about your life. What’s been achieved in the year – and what hasn’t; births, … Continue reading

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The Desert Demands Respect II

The recent death from dehydration of a worker at Ethabuka Reserve in south-west Queensland prompted my friend Kevin Murphy to recall the tragic story of the Page family on the Birdsville Track in 1963. Kevin was Administration Manager for the … Continue reading

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Survey #1: Snakes on the Road

In a comment on the earlier post “Not To Be Trifled With”, reader Jo wrote “It makes me sad when people think it is their duty to run over snakes in the outback.” I know that for some drivers, it’s … Continue reading

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Not To Be Trifled With

On a recent Outback trip, I noticed a snake on the road which appeared to be dead. Because my passengers were all enthusiastically snapping away with their cameras at anything which moved – and also at lots of things which … Continue reading

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Explain This #9

As I’ve often said, the Outback is full of surprises. This amazing un-photoshopped picture was taken in the Outback only a few months ago. Can you tell us about it, true or imagined, to explain such a remarkable sight?

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