5 Local Places I Love

I was asked by the Got Saga team “What 5 places I’d take a visitor to in my ‘home town” ~ If you come to the South Moreton Bay islands in the Bay off Brisbane, Australia these are my favourite local places that I’ll share with you… Mangroves and sea eagles ~ The inter-tidal zone at the bottom of […]

Purnululu – The Bungle Bungles in the Kimberleys, NW Australia

We had a call this morning from the Bungle Bungles – Purnululu National Park – up in the Kimberleys in the north of Western Australia ~ In the Dry Season in northern Australia they experience beautiful clear blue skies and perfect temperatures for travelling and exploring the Kimberley region in the NW. They were calling to order […]

Australia? circa 1880…

Is this what awaited Mr Whelan upon arrival in Australia in 1878? “Columbus Buggy Co. Standard. World over. Columbus, Ohio, USA. Distributing Ship Cargo of Standard Buggies, Coast of Australia“ Chromolithograph poster (published in the United States) circa 1880, advertising the Columbus Buggy Company’s ‘standard’ buggy, being driven away from the Australian port, pulled by […]

Antarctic Beech Trees of Gondwanaland

When you think of Australia, what landscape do you picture? Rusty red sunburnt country… Aquamarine coral reefs… Golden beaches… or… Lush green rainforest? Australian Rainforest With only 0.3% of the Australian continent covered by rainforest it’s not surprising that the image of a sunburnt country, fringed by golden beaches and the great barrier reef generally […]