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ANTARCTICA – Where Deep Calls to Deep

Last week a friend asked me to describe Antarctica in three words? Massive, majestic and mighty, I replied. How about ‘awesome’? Yes, but sadly this word is too overused to have any meaning. Antarctica is also rather colourful! Really? Yes, there are reds, yellows and greens as well as the more anticipated azure blues, black […]

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Skippering Meridian

Skipper, Captain, Commander – these words played little part in my daily vocabulary until a month ago when I responded to an email from my friend Jenny F asking me to take part in the Ladies Skipper race organised by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli. At first I thought the email was for […]

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Flying the Aboriginal flag permanently on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

I’ve joined a campaign, initiated by Cheree Toka, a proud Gamilaroi woman, to fly the Aboriginal flag permanently atop our iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. To me it’s a sign of acknowledgement and respect for Australia’s Aboriginal cultures which have existed for over 60,000 years. I hope you’ll sign too? We are asking for the Aboriginal flag to fly […]

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Two Parallel Worlds

An immersion into Groote Eylandt and Beswick near Katherine, August 2018. Last week I saw some spectacular rock art on Groote Eylandt, the fourth biggest island in Australia known for its long term manganese mining. Based in the small community of Angurugu, we had a short but memorable drive to a cave set on top […]

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