This blog has been running for more than six years, and contains more than 220 posts (articles), mostly about the Australian Outback. If you haven’t been a regular reader, I can tell you it would take you quite a while to scan through them all.
But if you’d like to get a feeling for some of the interesting material the blog contains, why not try using the “Search for a subject” facility in the column on the right to find things. For example, click in the Search box, then type “boab” and then click on “Search”, and you’ll find an article about the mysterious boab trees found in the Kimberley region of north-west Australia.
Here are some other suggestions to get you interested:
- Search for “anzac biscuits”. Did you know that Australia has a national biscuit? And why it’s called “anzac”?
- Search for “Len Beadell”, and find out about the last Australian explorer.
- Search for “dunedoo”, and discover a town that wanted to create a surprising “big thing”.
- Search for “betoota”, and find out about a town with an unusual population.
- Search for “outbackistan” – one of the least known of the “stans”.
- Search for “dog fence”, and read about why Australia built the world’s longest fence to try to keep the dogs out.
- Search for “Ogden Nash”, and find out why he gets mentioned in a blog about the Outback.
- Search for “greatest drover”. Do you know who is regarded as the holder of this title in Australia?
- Search for “Eddie Mabo”, and read about an unusual angle on the court case which made Eddie Mabo a household name in Australia.
- Search for “speewah”. Whereabouts in Australia would you expect to find it?
And there are dozens of other things you could read about: bulldust, yuppies, bunyips, Mario’s Palace, bush retread, Clancy@TheOverflow, quandongs, willy willy, Talc Alf, brolgas, gibbers, bower birds, poetry wars, emu whispering, Lasseter, glamping, The Big Worm, brolgas, Outback Wave …….
Why not take half an hour and find out a few things you didn’t know about the Australian Outback?
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