Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nostalgia Rules in Kurri Kurri

How would you define “nostalgia”? The dictionary tells me it’s the painful longing for one’s home or familiar times in the past. The “-algia” suffix means “pain”, as in neuralgia (nerve pain) or myalgia (muscle pain). Homesickness is a form … Continue reading

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Fun in the Desert

My ears pricked up when I heard a news item about a chap who this very day started an attempt on the record for crossing the Simpson Desert on foot. John Howe, 27, started from Alka Seltzer Bore, which is … Continue reading

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Outback Education

Many of those who have been on a Bobby Dazzler Outback trip will recall travelling along that big-dipper road across the sandhills between the Strzelecki Track and Cameron Corner in the north-east of South Australia. And one of the memorable … Continue reading

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Outback Photography

Some readers will remember the days when photographers had to be careful not to be too trigger happy or else they’d run out of film. And then there was the disappointment when you finally got home and had your film … Continue reading

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A Load of Bulldust

A visitor to Australia could be forgiven for assuming that bulldust doesn’t really exist, because to be told that something is “just a load of bulldust” means that it’s not true, “bulldust” in that context being a euphemism for a … Continue reading

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Lake Eyre Returns to Normal

As expected, the just-concluded summer – a particularly hot one – has sucked the last of the water from Lake Eyre, and it now resumes its normal dry condition, as it has done over thousands of years. The Lake Eyre … Continue reading

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