HANS SAILS THE CORAL SEA FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Many of us dream of life at sea – chucking in the day job and sailing over the horizon in search of adventure and tropical bliss. Making that dream a reality is not cheap or easy, and life on the high seas is not always […]

NO WATER. THE ARCHER RIVER CROSSING IN THE DRY

WILDLIFE DOING IT TOUGH IN BELOW PAR WET SEASON

It hasn’t been much of a wet season so far here in far north Queensland. Just one burst of the monsoon, that gave us cyclone Oswald. Most of the rain generated by Oswald fell much further south, causing flooding and major damage in central and […]

Julia Cooper

THE JULIA COOPER MEMORIAL WILD LIFE RESEARCH BURSARY

Back around 2006, I had the great good fortune to meet Julia Cooper. Author, wildlife advocate, business woman, who had a rare gift for making radio. Julia and her partner, Martin Cohen, began regular appearances on ABC Far North, talking about our local wildlife. Our […]

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2012 – WE’RE AT PALMER RIVER FNQ

Your ABC Far North crew is standing by at the Palmer River Roadhouse for the 2012 total solar eclipse. We’re right under the centreline of the path the eclipse will take crossing Cape York Peninsula. And we’re at the point where the totality, the complete […]

TIME FOR SMOKO AT THE ARCHER RIVER ROAD HOUSE CAPE YORK PENINSULA

As you make your way around far north Queensland, you’ll hear people talk about stopping whatever they’re doing to have “smoko”. In the old days, it meant stopping work for a cigarette break, and was probably a term introduced by sheep shearers. In FNQ these […]

WHO’S BEEN READING MY G-MAIL?

How can internet companies afford to provide services like email for free? Well, it turns out they;re making a big profit doing it, and you are paying. In fact, you’re the product. Recent privacy policy changes at Google show how lucrative a service like Gmail […]

PLAY POCKET CRICKET — DEVELOPED HERE IN FNQ

I love the game of cricket. But to play it for real, you need 22 players, two umpires, equipment, fair weather and a large park. It can’t always be done. What if you could distill the essence of cricket into something you could carry in […]