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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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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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