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Waltzing Matilda and the Swagman Inquest

It’s our unofficial anthem. But as we sing along to this seemingly light-hearted ditty, most of us are blissfully unaware of the history that underpins A.B. 263 more words

Stories From The Archives

Writing My Fourth Novel Pt. 2

(photo by Sergio Rola on lifeofpix.com)

NanoWrimo was a bust for me this year.  I didn’t even hit the low number from my first attempt. 440 more words

Waltzing Matilda

High Explosive

High Explosive
by A. B. Banjo Paterson

‘Twas the dingo pup to his dam that said,
“It’s time I worked for my daily bread.
Out in the world I intend to go, 129 more words


And Matilda Went Waltzing Away

I was shuffling about the kitchen in my ancient man’s dressing gown. (Ancient dressing gown meant for a man, that is, not a dressing gown stolen from or donated by an ancient man.) The sleeves are so long I have to turn them up several times so they don’t dangle in the washing-up water, but I don’t suppose you wanted to know that. 823 more words


Der Ghost Gum Walk, Ormiston Gorge (5/7)

In Australien ist ja bekanntlich alles groß und vor allem ist alles weit weg. Daher hatte ich im Vorfeld nach einer Tour gesucht, die nicht nur zu interessanten Punkten im Outback führt sondern auch einige Bedingungen erfüllt wie zum Beispiel Respekt gegenüber der Kultur der Anangu. 495 more words


Armistice Day

A highlight – one of many – during our month-long Australian trip last month was a brief visit to Canberra’s Australian War Memorial. It’s an imposing building in extensive grounds and an amazing view into the city. 497 more words

The Man They Called The Banjo

Book a table! BYO Drinks and nibbles. Doors open 3pm. Show starts 4pm.

The Waltzing Matilda Musical –

The Man They Call The Banjo

Love. Politics. 238 more words

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