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Offshore detention’s callous, brutal bureaucracy damns itself 

Australia’s grubby little secret is secret no more.
The truth of the offshore detention regime financed, controlled and run by Australian government on the remote Pacific island of Nauru has been brutally exposed by the revelation by the Guardian of the Nauru files. 105 more words


Apothecary's corner

Flashback Friday: the door to what was once the apothecary in Port Fairy, a coastal town in Victoria, Australia, whose origins date back to the early 19th century, when whalers and seal hunters frequented the area (the whaling boat… 9 more words

Kiwi Roadtrip: The South Island Part One

The first thing we did when we reached the South Island was head to a cafe for a Sunday roast dinner, a meal we were missing tremendously. 3,303 more words

Alphabetical Australian 

Arvo – afternoon

Bottlo – Shop that sells alcohol

Capsicum – Pepper

Doona – Duvet

Esky – Ice Box

Football – Australian Rules

Gum boots – Wellies… 86 more words


Philippines and The Gangster of Love

OK, I’ll be honest: it was totally the title of this book that grabbed me.

And yes, it is referencing The Gangster of Love by… 193 more words

Reading The World

Kurnell, NSW Australia: Kamay Botany Bay National Park

This isn’t the kind of thing I’d normally devote an entire post to, but I promised a while ago that there’d be more Captain Cook, and this is a pretty key Cook site. 1,379 more words


Fijian Sailing Frolics!

August, 2015

To sail and frolic around Fiji’s 332 pristine tropical islands and 522 smaller islets, invokes images of crystal-clear ocean waters, gently swaying palm trees, and for many, is but a mere pipe dream… 2,806 more words