MY WEST KIMBERLEY PHOTO ALBUM

In September 2014, I moved across the top of Australia, to Broome. It looks and feels very different to far north Queensland – dry tropics instead of wet, and the country has very different stories to tell. Enjoy some pictures of the west Kimberley from […]

TIME FOR AUSTRALIA TO END THE NORTH-SOUTH CULTURE WAR

It happens at least once a week, sometimes more often, and it usually makes me cranky. I’m listening to radio news, and someone makes a pronouncement about the future of “northern Australia”. More often than not, the view comes from someone who lives deep in […]

A NEW APPROACH TO INDIGENOUS HOUSING IN THE WA KIMBERLEY REGION

It’s expensive to build and maintain houses in remote parts of Australia, the cost steadily increasing with distance from capital cities and regional centres. The rigours of our tropical climates require a determined approach to maintenance & repair – none of it cheap, all of […]

Volunteers walking ashore after checking seagrass

LOOKING AFTER SEAGRASS – KIMBERLEY STYLE

This morning I met the volunteers working on the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project as they came ashore at Town Beach. They’d just finished almost four hours looking at the seagrass that is home or food for many of the marine creatures living in Roebuck […]

TEACHING AT A REMOTE INDIGENOUS SCHOOL

It’s one of our most important responsibilities, and one of our biggest challenges – delivering relevant education to kids in remote indigenous communities. It was a real pleasure to visit just such a community and see a school that’s doing just that – mixing the […]

Streeter's Jetty leads into the mangroves in Broome

POSTCARDS FROM THE KIMBERLEY

I moved across the top of Australia, from Cairns to Broome in September 2014. Here’s the photo collection from my first weeks in the remote north-west, where I had the unusual experience of watching the sun set into the sea instead of rising from it, […]