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Townsville - Paluma - Hidden Valley - Hervey Range - Townsville

Apart from taking the opportunity for a short holiday, we had two goals for this trip – ride along the Bruce Highway, and (for one night anyway) ride until it started to get dark then pull up and camp in the bush somewhere.  1,452 more words

Cycle Touring

Private Norman Ernest MIDDAP 57442

Norman Edward Middap was a well-known jockey when he enlisted at Wangaratta in January 1918. He had been rejected previously on five occasions due to his physical stature – he was only 5’3” and weighed 117lb. 476 more words

Goodbye ABC, hello Townsville

It’s a year since I packed up my desk, handed in my security pass and had farewell drinks with my colleagues at the ABC.

At the time, people told me it was a great opportunity to moves towards that dream I had always wanted. 337 more words

Geelong And Surrounds

Whitsundays to Cairns; Poorly Turtles, Seeing Reef on Land, a Day on Maggie Island and Putting the Van up for Sale

Still buzzing from our boat ride and snorkel around the Whitsunday Islands, we packed up our van and headed back on the Pacific Highway for the seven hour (620km) drive to our next major destination;  1,566 more words


Olivia Lee: Common Place

Classes, duties, and responsibilities came flooding back in two-folds after Easter break. I didn’t have the time to go anywhere exciting, and in fact most of my time this week was spent attending practicals and writing up reports. 484 more words

Student Posts

Enjoying The Tablelands

Thoughts on Where We’ve Been

Up on the range, just a short drive from the coast, lies the Atherton Tablelands (The Tablelands).  Still part of the World Heritage Listed… 656 more words


Travel • Magnetic Island

Like 1770, I used Magnetic Island to break up a long journey (Airlie Beach to Cairns). About 12K wide Maggie Island is pretty small and is supposedly the closest thing to the Thai islands Australia has to offer. 211 more words