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A different kind of journey

Things are going to be quiet on the Sporks side of life for the next few months as I explore a new, slightly terrifying, but hopefully rewarding environment. As a student of Social Work at the University of Queensland, my degree includes two semesters of full time Placement – one during my current third year, and one during the last semester of fourth year. The aim […]


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Getting our art fix at the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 8

For visitors to Australia, it is impossible not to see how heavily neighbouring countries influence our food, our culture and in many ways, our appreciation of art. As part of a larger Asian Pacific community, with about a quarter of our population born overseas, the ‘face’ of our Australian society can’t be simplified with a description of one […]


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Photodump: Postcode 2060

I realise how many months it’s been since I posted. Life has been consumed by multiple casual jobs, full time study and a distinct lack of adventuring worth sharing; all for a positive, higher purpose of course. However, I did take a whirlwind trip to Sydney recently to shoot some photos for a friend; she wanted to […]


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WelcomeFest 2015

As part of World Refugee Week, the Multicultural Development Association (MDA) coordinates a festival to celebrate the growing diversity of people and cultures that we have in Australia. Dance performances, tasty global food, workshops and cooking demonstrations were only part of the colour amongst a sea of beautiful faces. It’s no secret that I’m ashamed […]


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Photodump: Postcode 4006

Autumn is coming to an end in our little sub-tropical city, making way for bright blue Winter skies and fresh winds. Perfect strolling on the sunny side of the street weather. Thought I’d share a snapshot of today’s wandering around nearby Fortitude Valley. Kris Social media whore us:


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Indigenous Rights

I realise how long it’s been since I’ve posted. The past couple of months have been a blur of university study and casual jobs, all part of the bigger picture – to eventually work overseas as a Social Worker. But the more I learn the facts about the issues that have always riled me up, […]


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Dundee Beach dreaming

With cyclonic weather, a massive king tide and steamy wet season temperatures, my girlfriend Tarz had the brilliant idea of visiting Dundee. Only a couple of hours drive south west of Darwin, Dundee beach turned out to be the perfect, dramatic landscape to spend some time relaxing. Population 400, stuff going on – zero. We spent […]


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Poking around Parap Markets

For a small city by Australian standards, Darwin has an unusually dense mix of people from many different cultures and countries. Nowhere does that feel more apparent than at a local food and produce market. In fact if I half closed my eyes, breathed in the cooking smells and listened to the banter, Parap Markets felt […]


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The essence of Darwin

There is something spectacularly different about Darwin, the city at the top end of Australia. It feels like a place that is definitely beating it’s own drum – perhaps played to a cruiser audience, with a more tribal rhythm, and under the influence of a sweat inducing sky. But I like it. The cruisy pace, the blend of cultures, the prevalence of Indigenous locals, […]


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A reflection on volunteering in an Indigenous Australian community

While my plans to visit Darwin began with the desire to visit a friend I soon realised it was the perfect opportunity to get involved in an area of my Social Work studies that I really feel passionate about. Learning about the history, life conditions and values of Indigenous Australians at University made me realise how little […]


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