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Deep Time, Dark Time and Night Time – meanderings about our inland NSW trip, July 2020

On a recent visit to central and north NSW it felt like traveling back through layers of time. We saw amazing ancient landforms, lands belonging to the Wiradjui and Gomeroi people, filled with dramatic volcanic scenery in the Warrumbungles and indigenous culture which until recently had been forgotten. In addition, we visited the dark site …

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Nauiyu Pilgrimage

Namburea wangary unying! Or hello in the MalakMalak language [one of many] spoken in Nauiyu, a remote Indigenous community on the Daly River, three hours south of Darwin. We were privileged to meet the elder and artist Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann AM, who shares the practice of dadirri, plus many others in the community. Known as the …

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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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