CYCLONE YASI – ONE YEAR ON

We are rememberng cyclone Yasi today, a year after it roared ashore in the Cassowary Coast region. Its central pressure of 930 hpa and 300 km/h peak wind gusts made it a marginal category five system. In other words, it could have been worse – […]

THE COEN BULL INCIDENT – THE UNEXPECTED PERILS OF LIVE RADIO

Live radio broadcasts can be hair-raising, especially when we get out of the sound-proof booth in Cairns and do a show from the real world. Things go wrong, but the show must go on. Links fail, computers freeze, batteries die. Guests don’t arrive, a thunderstorm […]

THE CROC TENT – THE SOUVENIR SHOP AT THE TIP OF CAPE YORK PENINSULA

Tea towel, fridge magnet, snow-cone, stubby cooler. They’re the modern manifestations of a trade as ancient as travel itself – souvenirs. People have been making, taking, buying and selling them for thousands of years. They’re keepsakes, reminders of where we’ve been, and gifts for people […]