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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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Making the most of the wet season at Litchfield National Park

In the ‘top end’ of Australia, there are only two distinct seasons – wet and dry. Most people like to visit in the dry season to guarantee they won’t be caught in thunderstorms, heavy rain, or potential cyclones, ensuring easy access along roads that are prone to flooding. For me, the ‘true wet’ season holds […]


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Seaside Sydney

Living in Brisbane, a steamy subtropical city 900 kilometres North of Sydney, makes coming home to the coast all the more alluring. Instead of over an hour’s drive to catch a wave it’s a short distance downhill from my parents home to the ocean. Quickly reminding me how much that proximity can change your whole […]


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Strolling the Mosman to Kirribilli harbour trail

If you like harbour views of bobbing yachts, lush bushland gardens and a peak at some of Sydney’s most historic and expensive houses then a walk from Mosman through Cremorne Point to Kirribilli has your name on it. It’s a stunning path that I took again the other day under cloudy skies, sweating with the […]


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Spring reflection

While another study semester comes close to completion I can’t help but look forward to a lengthy break and think about the possibility of adventure. I had hoped and was accepted in to a volunteering position in central India but the additional costs to work there for two months are still unfortunately out of my […]


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Travelling within

While Andres and I have been heads down in work and study we haven’t had much of a chance to travel, nor will we while new directions take a front seat. Yet I’ve been reminded with a recent stay at a friends house in Byron Bay that travelling in your mind can be just as […]


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