Outback Emus

we found emus along the side of the road, they were grazing the dry grass and generally just hanging around. There was a mother with three teenage chicks, a couple of lonely bachelors and a pair. They watched us, ignored us and then started racing us. We stopped to just watch them with the droopy feathers hanging down their torso and back, their strong black beaks and

Australian Workers Heritage Centre, Barcaldine QLD

wandering through this comprehensive coverage of Australian workers through their unions and organisations from the late 1880’s to the turn of the twentieth century.

Longreach, Stockmans Hall of Fame

an entire wall devoted to individual characters and told their stories, including aboriginal stockmen and their women and children who worked the homestead, gardens and looked after the children. European graziers and stockmen, the women, who worked alongside them or

Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe, Outback Queensland

From the hat wall, the cartoon wall and all sorts of memorabilia, you could spend days reading laughing and enjoying the hotel, its rustic characters and their stories and the history of the area. From the indigenous people and the original settlers to the current

Smithy’s Aussie Thomson Sunset Dinner Cruise , Longreach Qld

A late afternoon river cruise was the prelude to a lovely evening, even though the Thomson river water was dirty, nature worked its magic and gave us some spectacular reflections and colours.

Pioneer Park Museum, Griffith, NSW

Opened in 1971, Griffith Pioneer Park Musem was established by volunteers of the Griffith district and is still run with the help of volunteers. With over forty exhibits, featuring replicas of buildings as they stood in times gone by.

China,Great Wall, Monday Photo of the day – Landscape

built to protect China from the marauding tribes to the north. Construction began in the 7th Century BC

Ned Kelly Vault, Beechworth, Saturday, Urban Photo of the Day

A Permanent exhibition, Ned Kelly Vault contains artefacts and collection of Kelly Gang articles and memorabilia, preserving the history of the Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang’s bushranger reign in North East Victoria

Quaint, rustic and charming, the Wicked Virgin Boutique Winery at Rutherglen, Victoria

I had to meet the interesting people who would name their winery “Wicked Virgin”. The colourful banner waving in the wind welcomed us to this family operated Wicked Virgin Winery at Rutherglen on the Murray River in Victoria. John and Laurel had planted vines and olives and have built a quaint mud brick earth building from an old shearing shedContinue reading “Quaint, rustic and charming, the Wicked Virgin Boutique Winery at Rutherglen, Victoria”

Decorative wall at the Forbidden City, Beijing China. Thursday – Monochrome Photo of the Day

Built hundred of years ago, the decorative wall is one of the beautiful features at the Forbidden City in Beijing China