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Gentle Ben and His Sensitive Side - Magnetic Island (2011 LP)

Originally intended as a side project from Ben Corbett’s other band, 6 Ft. Hick, even a precursory listen to Magnetic Island reveals that Gentle Ben and His Sensitive Side have evolved to become a force in their own right. 513 more words

The AU Review

Butterfly, Symbol of the Deaf

Butterflies have come to symbolise deafness in Australia, as butterflies can’t hear, are silent, but feel through vibrations. The Deafness Foundation and other organisations associated with the Deaf adopt a butterfly badge as their logo. 67 more words


West Point

A long drive through sandy, sometimes rutted bush roads, leads to the western tip of Magnetic Island, a small island off the Queensland north coast. 119 more words


brahminy kite

Brahminy Kites are another common bird on Magnetic Island. They are medium sized raptors that live on the coast swooping over the water and land to feed on fish, insects and dead animals. 44 more words


nut munchers

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoos on Magnetic Island are fortunate indeed. Not only is this small island off Townsville, QLD at the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef… 63 more words


Cairns - Kuranda and Green Island

Left Townsville and had uneventful trip to Cairns passing sugar cane crops & banana plantations:

Arrived Cairns and found our accommodation at Cairns Sunland Leisure Park… 577 more words

The GBR Trip 2015

island parrots

Magnetic Island mid-way off the Queensland coast teems with parrots, including these Rainbow Lorikeets.