The link these people had to the rest of the world was a single strand of steel wire and the sound of the Morse code clacker. This wire was the connection between Europe and Australia by overland telegraph to Singapore and then cable from there to Darwin.
Waking up in the hotel and having a shower and breakfast in the warmth was a treat and our publican gave us the key to the museum across the road from the hotel so we wandered over the road to have a look around. The morning was warm, the wind had died and the flies had forgotten to get up …Continue reading →
When I finally got my message across about the wine, she went into the bottle shop and started ferreting around among the white wines. I had to explain to her that red wines are generally found on a shelf, not in the cooler, and they are quite usually a different colour, that is, red.
Today we’re heading to Winton – Waltzing Matilda country. The previous day had been very hot, and that night the wind had blown very hard, we had to get up in the middle of the night and rearrange the tent so we didn’t get blown away. The sky looked different today, more overcast and the wind was really quite strong. I stopped …Continue reading →
The Stockmans Hall of Fame is mainly about the opening up of outback Australia and although pays homage to the stockmen it really does a good job at expressing the courage and spirit of pioneering life in early outback Australia.