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Meeting Uncle Fred

Yarning with Uncle Fred

Against the backdrop of the significant and sacred Carnarvon Gorge in Queensland, I yarn with Uncle Fred Conway, an Elder of the Bidgera people and Ranger at the Gorge. Fred talks about growing up on a mission, why he returned to the gorge and his hopes for a reconciled Australia.

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Towering cliffs Carnarvon Gorge

Deeper Travel: The Enchantment of Carnarvon Gorge

A lot of water, wind and 27 million years has carved out the dramatic monument of Carnarvon Gorge. Hundreds of metres below the tableland of its protective basalt cap, I’m in my element getting survival tips from local elder, Fred Conway.     I could feel the previous day’s 23 kilometre hike pull in my thighs as […]

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Young People Show Their Budgie Power For Young Care

Hundreds of Brisbane’s bravados and a few brave chicks donned budgie smugglers on Friday evening for a five-kilometer dash around they city for Young Care  For those of you outside Oz, If you’re not familiar with the term “budgie smuggler”, strip off, put on a tight pair of Speedos and  look in the mirror; you’ll get […]

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Little girl reading

Give the Gift of Reading This Christmas

  Image by Flowofwoe supplied under creative commons licence Until a few years ago I associated christmas with mulled wine, runny noses and bad pullovers. I still struggle to find the  fa-la-la-la-la spirit in the sub tropics when I’m trundling my trolley up and down supercharged air-conditioned aisles in flip-flops (thongs) buying salad for dinner again. […]

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A castle like entrance sculpted by nature marks the beginning of the Patagonian Icefield in Chile, South America

Can You Take Kick-Ass Photos With a Point and Shoot Camera?

  It’s not practical to take a big, heavy DSLR camera on some trips. When I cycled Australia’s longest bike trail I had to choose between food and underwear. Weight is a big issue when trekking too. Having a chronic condition of the spine means I have to carefully consider my load more than most. It’s the […]

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Cycling the Razorback into Bunyeroo Gorge (Image by Helmut Schoo)

Tips for Cycling The Mawson Trail

A few bumps and scrapes is a small price to pay for an epic experience. That’s what I told myself sat in Adelaide airport on my saddlesore ass admiring my swollen toe and cut chins after cycling one of Australia’s great bike trails. From the deep outback of the ancient Flinders Ranges to the world class […]

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