Catherine Marriott: An influential woman

West Australian, Catherine Marriott heads  Influential Women an organisation committed to creating conversations that connect urban and rural populations by building confidence, capacity and skills in people. Catherine's ability to embrace change at all levels and her passion for the agricultural industry makes her one of Australia's inspiring women. Unafraid of tackling the 'red hot' subjects [...]

Meet Agchatoz co-founder, the inspiring Danica Leys.

Today we head south to Sydney to meet inspirational woman, Danica Leys. Last year Danica was awarded the NSW/ACT Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women's Award for her vision and commitment to a vibrant primary industries sector. Danica, a former agronomist, co-created AgChatOz, an online forum which discusses rural issues across Australia every tuesday night [...]

Greg Barron talks apartheid, moral courage & heroes.

Greg Barron writes ripping thrillers and his latest Savage Tide has all the hallmarks of equalling last years super sucessful Rotten Gods. Greg is touring extensively over the next four months so do check out his website and pop along to one of his talks. I'm sure you will be entertained. Today Greg blogs about [...]

By | June 28th, 2013|A WRITERS LIFE, Inspiration, Opinion, Patriotism|0 Comments

From the archives – Anzac Day

As we approach the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War next year and then the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in 2015 it is really stirring to see such massive turnouts for services across Australia. In my own part of the world Anzac Day is the most important day in our [...]

April – From the archives…

This year our property Murki celebrates 120 years of Alexander ownership. In the kamilaroy language Murki means leopardwood tree. The leopardwood has a distinctive speckled bark and is prolific on our land so hence the naming. To celebrate this 120 year milestone I have decided to share some of the many amazing items that make [...]

Have car, will travel … 3600 km’s so far…

It's lucky I'm use to driving. With 2.5 weeks of touring already behind me, 3600 kms (give or take a few ks) takes in a whole lot of country. From the vast open spaces of western QLD to the south of the state through to NSW and the waterways of the beautiful midnorth coast, I [...]

By | September 18th, 2012|A WRITERS LIFE, Absolution Creek, Opinion, Patriotism, Travel|0 Comments

Peter Watt & The Cry of the Curlew

A big welcome to Peter Watt. As someone who dabbles in historical narrative I've been a big fan of Peter's since reading The Cry of the Curlew. If you're a fan of Australian rural literature and partial to an engrossing, authentic story set in the outback, then this is the type of read for you. The Cry [...]

By | April 2nd, 2012|A WRITERS LIFE, General, Inspiration, Opinion, Patriotism|0 Comments

Pearl Harbour – A lesson in humanity

I remember the movie Pearl Harbour for the great soundtrack, special effects and tumultuous air attack. What I didn't expect on visiting this historic site was the sense of serenity which pervades every inch of the area; despite the throng of visitors. Tour buses unload with military precision at the site which is managed by [...]

By | January 25th, 2012|Opinion, Patriotism|0 Comments

The Boer War. Did you know this?

In August 1900 during the Boer War in South Africa, Colonel Charles Hore commander at the Elands River Post received a request from Boer(Dutch-Afrikaner) general Jacobs Koos de la Rey to surrender. His reply: "Even if I wished to surrender, and I don't, I am commanding Australians who would cut my throat if I accepted [...]

By | June 4th, 2010|Patriotism|0 Comments
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