She Was Only 16…

Actually I was about to turn 16 when I flew out of Darwin on a great big adventure. I had been accepted as an AFS (American Field Service) Scholarship Exchange Student. If the truth be known, I had not really wanted to go, but had applied for the scholarship because my beloved older sister (by … Continue reading She Was Only 16…

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Connecting with the Community and the Fine Art of the #selfie

Selfie

I admit it, I love taking selfies. As a word “selfie” has a very interesting and short history.  Check out Dr Karl’s version. Why Selfie? I started taking selfies because I wanted to capture the moment with the people I was with.  Unfortunately, I am often by myself when that moment arises and so I … Continue reading Connecting with the Community and the Fine Art of the #selfie

GUEST BLOG: Darwin – My Home by Maisie Austin OAM

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Maisie Austin OAM has been awarded The Order of Australia Medal, the Australian Sports Medal and inducted into the Northern Territory Sports Hall of Fame. I am honoured she has agreed to be my guest posters this week and shares her memories of Darwin and the uniqueness of what makes this place she calls home … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Darwin – My Home by Maisie Austin OAM

Horse Tales

There have been horses kept at East Point since 1939 according to the Fannie Bay Equestrian Club (FBEC). When I was growing up Dad would take us up there to feed the horses carrots. There are various stories about how the club came to be there and what “promises” were made when the land was … Continue reading Horse Tales

ANZAC Day – Australia at Our Best

ANZAC Day is a moment in time when Australia “celebrates” the best of us. I always struggle to describe this day. Is it a day that we commemorate such significant loss of life for such a young nation? Or is it a day that we remember all the subsequent losses in subsequent conflicts across the … Continue reading ANZAC Day – Australia at Our Best

ANZAC DAY – A TIME TO COMMEMORATE AND REMEMBER

ANZAC Day quite rightly commemorates the lives lost in World War 1. The thousands of young Australians who did not return, the events in another hemisphere that helped shape our young nation and it’s values of mateship and comradeship. ANZAC Day has also come to be an opportunity to remember Australian lives lost and shattered … Continue reading ANZAC DAY – A TIME TO COMMEMORATE AND REMEMBER