Tag Archives: Carnarvon Ranges

Knowing the Wonder Part 6

Marlong Arch is the biggest and most famous of the arches. Fifteen metres across and eight metres high, to me it suggests two petrified dinosaurs kissing, there being a small fissure where the two sides of the arch meet together … Continue reading

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Knowing the Wonder part 5

I believe the fauna of the Carnarvon landscape does not hold as much interest for the visitor as do the spectacular landforms and vibrant spring flowers. Yes there are kangaroos and several species of wallaby, while possums, gliders and bats … Continue reading

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Knowing the Wonder – Part 2

The history of the area is indeed colourful, yet it is not the history so much as the Genius Loci of the Carnarvon landscape that attracts me to this spectacular country. I think of how the aesthetics, the pervading spiritual … Continue reading

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Talk to Toowoomba English teachers … Part 2

So lets us jump to part 2 of Cave Hill. Why do these characters in my story: a Sydney Morning Herald journalist, a female doctor who works for Doctors Without Borders, a Regional Education Director based in Roma, a helicopter … Continue reading

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Memoir in Fiction

The recent controversy over Lance Armstrong and the doping scandal throws up the idea that, not just his but all memoir is fiction. When you write a novel the story lines and scenes come into your head as the plot … Continue reading

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Welcome to my writing blog

Hi This blog is intended to promote my forthcoming novel, Cave Hill. It is a story about a student expedition in the Carnarvon Ranges of Central Queensland and a reunion of six of the participants thirty-three years later in the … Continue reading

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