Category Archives: BLOGS

On the Overland Track

What a view on a perfectly clear sunny day. Wave after wave of mountains ebbing away in the distance. I was standing on the highest mountain in Tasmania, Mount Ossa, 1617 metres. It had been a strenuous climb, of some two and a half hours. We had walked along the Overland Track in Cradle Mountain…

FULL MOON QUIZ

What is a Blue Moon?What is another name for the Autumn Equinox?What advantage was the  Autumn Equinox for traditional farmers?How far is the Moon moving away from the Earth each year?What is the Moon’s speed?How many full moons are there in a year?Can you name four things SAID TO BE caused by the full moon?What…

Barrk Walk : Kakadu

My work took me to the Northern Territory for the first time in 1973, then again in 1974, and then for nine weeks in the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy in 1975. My mind therefore had a vision of the NT – work, work and more work! However, some time in the late 1970s, a work…

In the Flinders Ranges

In late 1968, Helen, her dad, and I took a camping holiday to the Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the South Flinders Ranges, due east of Port Augusta, Dad asked a local farmer for permission to camp on his property. It was right next to Mount Brown, a significant peak. One afternoon Dad and I went…

MUCH ADO ABOUT STANLEY

MUCH ADO ABOUT STANLEY 1. Stanley was formerly known as a) Wallaby Wetlands b) Goanna Gully c) Snake Gully d) Porpoise Point 2. The height of Mt Stanley is approximately a) 946m b) 1046m c) 1146m d) 846m 3. In the song Duncan by Slim Dusty, he has a beer with Stanley among others a)…

Mount Samaria Quiz

Mt Samaria State Park 1. During the 1920’s the area became known for a) gold mining b) a naturist colony (nudists) c) a large-scale timber industry 2. An area of about 7000ha was declared a State Park in a) 1929 b) 1979 c) 1949 3. During the 1940’s Europeans squatted in the area a) for…

Category Archives: BLOGS

On the Overland Track

What a view on a perfectly clear sunny day. Wave after wave of mountains ebbing away in the distance. I was standing on the highest mountain in Tasmania, Mount Ossa, 1617 metres. It had been a strenuous climb, of some two and a half hours. We had walked along the Overland Track in Cradle Mountain…

FULL MOON QUIZ

What is a Blue Moon?What is another name for the Autumn Equinox?What advantage was the  Autumn Equinox for traditional farmers?How far is the Moon moving away from the Earth each year?What is the Moon’s speed?How many full moons are there in a year?Can you name four things SAID TO BE caused by the full moon?What…

Barrk Walk : Kakadu

My work took me to the Northern Territory for the first time in 1973, then again in 1974, and then for nine weeks in the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy in 1975. My mind therefore had a vision of the NT – work, work and more work! However, some time in the late 1970s, a work…

In the Flinders Ranges

In late 1968, Helen, her dad, and I took a camping holiday to the Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the South Flinders Ranges, due east of Port Augusta, Dad asked a local farmer for permission to camp on his property. It was right next to Mount Brown, a significant peak. One afternoon Dad and I went…

MUCH ADO ABOUT STANLEY

MUCH ADO ABOUT STANLEY 1. Stanley was formerly known as a) Wallaby Wetlands b) Goanna Gully c) Snake Gully d) Porpoise Point 2. The height of Mt Stanley is approximately a) 946m b) 1046m c) 1146m d) 846m 3. In the song Duncan by Slim Dusty, he has a beer with Stanley among others a)…

Mount Samaria Quiz

Mt Samaria State Park 1. During the 1920’s the area became known for a) gold mining b) a naturist colony (nudists) c) a large-scale timber industry 2. An area of about 7000ha was declared a State Park in a) 1929 b) 1979 c) 1949 3. During the 1940’s Europeans squatted in the area a) for…