Monthly Archives: June 2012

Meentheena Veterans Retreat

This is a radio story I did about Meentheena Veterans Retreat in one of the most remote parts of Australia. It’s so isolated that I got lost on my way out there. A group of veterans established the retreat and … Continue reading

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When Red Dog was raped

I know that the heading of this blog post is fairly unpleasant … but it actually happened just as I was taking a couple of visitors to see Red Dog. (If you’re unaware of who Red Dog is you obviously … Continue reading

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Fifo Relationships

Relationships are tricky at the best of times. But what if one of you was away from home more than you were there? This is the reality for a lot of people who work in the mines on a fly-in … Continue reading

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Woodford Folk Festival 2011/12

Woodford Folk Festival is definitely my favourite music festival. The week long festival is nothing like the typical festivals out there. For starters, most of the bands play more than once. So you can have up to seven opportunities to … Continue reading

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Did I mention I was in the paper?

I just wanted to remind you how funny I am…  

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What happens in Broome ends up on the Internet

After months of begging, pleading, and coercing, I finally managed to get two of my favourite people in the whole world, Emma and Anna, to come and visit me in the Pilbara. Immediately after they arrived I realised two things; … Continue reading

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Tweeting the muster

The country girl inside me has always wanted to go mustering. Actually I’m pretty sure the city girl inside me has always wanted to go too. I’ve spent time on farms, rounded up cattle, milked dairy cows, and done all … Continue reading

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Freaky stuff in the Pilbara

Most of the time the weather in Karratha is exactly the same. Never ending stretches of bright blue sky, hot to stinking hot temperatures, easterly winds during winter, and the occasional cyclone in summer.   It’s rained five times in … Continue reading

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Pilbara pubs

I love this picture. I think it sums up life in the Pilbara pretty well. This is a dog at a pub in Dampier. He’s drinking from a glass of rum and coke. Apparently he ‘likes the sugar’.   This … Continue reading

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