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Landscape Aesthetics – West MacDonnell Ranges

The Larapinta Trail wanders through the West MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia where the desert colours, spectacular landforms, and surprise features add scenic delights to the natural wilderness. What is it that makes this area one of Australia’s scenic treasures? … Continue reading

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The Magic of Framing

The view from a hilltop is a broad continuous vista which moves and changes as you turn your head – the image revolving through the variances in foreground and background, aspect and light. It is not focussed by framing, but … Continue reading

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Landscape memory

In Island Home – a landscape memoir, Tim Winton wrote some beautiful words in appreciation of Australian landscape. He implores Australians to go forth not just to record or catalogue what is there, but to “bring knowledge inward” and to … 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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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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Chance meeting with tutor

At the Gold Coast Writers Festival I met up with Lesley Synge who was a tutor for a creative writing workshop I attended at TAFE when I was starting work on my novel Cave Hill. Lesley and I swapped copies … Continue reading

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Wow! Flinders Island

Well a week on Flinders Island was not enough! The scenery was mind-blowing, especially the granite formations along the west coast, and the stunning views from up the slopes of Mt. Streslecki. While there I discovered a book by local … Continue reading

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