Are we there Yet?

Our Journey Jottings Australia road trip is coming to an end.

We’ve travelled from the rugged red rock of Uluru in central Australia

and crossed half the continent to the

             lush green rainforest and reef of tropical north Queensland.

This wonderful image by Lin Onus perfectly reflects our trip – A magical tour of unknowns and unexpected delights around every mysterious corner 😉

Painting by Lin Onus 'Are we there yet?' Australia map

Lin Onus (1948 – 1996) was a self-taught artist who combined a western art style with imagery from traditional Aboriginal sources.

He was the only child of a Scottish mother and Aboriginal father (Yorta Yorta people, Victoria) who began painting at the age of 26, in 1974.

The painting illustrated (183cm x 183cm) was painted in 1989 after he’d spent some time at Maningrida in the Northern Territory of Australia.

I love the way it combines a portrayal of the Arnhem Land landscape and an essence of local painting techniques.

Mum, when do we get there? Lin Onus detail

I also love the parallel landscape representations by two different cultures.

I have lots of photos and travel journal entries to be shared over the coming weeks about where we went, and what we can recommend regarding places to see when travelling Australia –

 Come along for the ride

and share your experiences as we go 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Are we there Yet?

    • Brilliant painting, which illustrates our trip perfectly LOL
      When I posted on my FB page I was off – one of my travel companions’ sisters added:
      “Magical mystery tour time? Have fun with my sisters. Good thing they have someone around with a good sense of direction.”
      I thought she was joking, but after a few turns, I discovered she was serious haha

  1. I love that saying “Are we there yet” ! Our boys ask that when ever we are on the road travelling 🙂

    I love the sound of your trip- “rugged red rock of Uluru in central Australia and crossed half the continent to the lush green rainforest and reef of tropical north Queensland” – looking forward to following your journey and photos.

    Cheers
    Lisa
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    • It was a fabulous trip and that contrast from red, through scrubby ochre, to green (and then the turquoise sea!) added even more to the relativity and evolution of the experience 🙂

      Many photos and posts coming your way LOL

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