Tag: western australia

New Norcia

\ New Norcia is unique in Australia: it's a village founded and mostly inhabited by a group of Benedictine Monks. Yes, Benedictine Monks, who settled the community in 1846. Why? Good question. It would appear, however, the founder, Dom Rosendo Salvado, had a belief in the need to form an Australian ministry and, according to ...

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Sue Pays A Visit

It's Saturday morning and it's overcast in Perth. I've just made some coffee and Sue is currently making toast and will join me soon to help compose this latest entry. Ah, she's here. Sue arrived from Melbourne on Monday night. Although she was here only a few weeks ago, we didn't really have much of ...

Broome

I travelled to Broome both for work and pleasure. Rest assured, I won't bore you, dear reader, with the work aspect of my visit, and will concentrate instead on what I did whilst there: nothing much really.The inactivity was mostly due to the weather. On most days this week the temperature was in the mid ...

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Perth

Although the Swan River colony was established in 1829, Perth is a relatively new city, and many of the locals have told me the 1983 America's Cup win was the event that really "made" Perth and Fremantle in particular. That said, although Fremantle has some wonderfully well-preserved old buildings, the same can't be said for ...

The Pinnacles, Western Australia

Pinnacles & Lancelin

pinnIt's three months, now, since I arrived in Perth, and this weekend found myself anxious to do a little more exploration. So yesterday I headed off to the Visitors Bureau in Perth looking for a one or two day tour to somewhere in the countryside. After browsing the brochures, I settled on a trip to ...

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Buddha’s Birthday

It's Sunday morning and I'm at home surfing the net and listening to our Sunday Morning program. After arriving back from Melbourne, the last week has been reasonably full on with work. I feel like I'm achieving a lot at the moment, which is a good feeling to have. A couple of resignations of troublesome ...

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Swan River Cruises

Although at opposite ends of the country, Sydney and Perth are united: Sydney has the harbour and Perth has the river. Unlike Brisbane and Melbourne, for example, where it's a fair drive to a decent beach, Sydney and Perth are fortunate to have wonderful waterways. Since arriving in Perth, I've undertaken two different river cruises. ...

Karratha

I was told before leaving Perth that Karratha was like an ordinary working class "new suburb" plonked straight on an unattractive mud flat. How unkind, I thought. It was my job to prove them wrong, to discover the beauty of Karratha. Indeed, the flight from Perth - which takes about two and a quarter hours ...

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Week One

It's Monday night and I've come into work, due to the fact that I don't have a home internet connection yet. That will hopefully change this weekend when I move into my new apartment. I have a work laptop that I can bring home, I have an internet connection through Pacific... I just need a ...