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The Northern Myth – Chapter 1

"...a poor dried up land afflicted by fever and flies and fit only for a college of monks whose religious zeal might cope with the suffocating heat and musketos which admitted no moment of repose."Matthew Flinders describing northern Australia

By |November 22nd, 2008|

Birds of the week – two freed Wedge-tailed Eagles

I first saw the Wedge-tails free-flying at the Alice Springs Desert Park years ago and have been aware of the often violent interactions between the two captive birds and a pair of wild local Wedge-tails. Now the captive birds have been released.

By |November 22nd, 2008|

White trash – and proud of it!

There has been a lot of talk about white trash in the press over the past few days and most of it bad - but I'm proud to be called white trash - but white trash made good - maybe.

By |November 19th, 2008|

People doing really stupid things with animals…

I don't have a problem with people who want to do stupid things - jump out of perfectly good planes with a bit of silk on their back, off a bridge with a bit of rope around your ankles, play cricket...But I don't like seeing animals in cages...I just can't see the point and my goat really gets got...

By |November 13th, 2008|

A Plague of Beautiful Dogs

The traditional relationship between Aboriginal people and dingoes as companions and hunting aides has changed and many communities are have real problems with non-dingo dog health and numbers...but there are some that are really taking steps to do something about these problems...

By |November 13th, 2008|
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