All posts filed under: Kimberley

Our Stories

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Gratitude / Indigenous Australians / Kimberley / Literacy / Music / Pilbara / Uncategorized

I watched an amazing film today at the CinefestOz Festival in Busselton. Please check out the link to learn more about the Festival that finished today. The movie, The Song Keepers, was recently shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival. From the website: In the central desert region around Hermannsburg, west of Alice Springs, a hidden 140-year musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages and German baroque hymns is being preserved by four generations of song women […]

Poem: An Australian Sunrise

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Australia / Kimberley / Poetry / Uncategorized

By Robert Louis Stevenson The morning star paled slowly, The cross hung low to the sea, And down the shadowy reaches The tide came swirling free. The luscious purple vapour Rose from the river’s breast, The kingfisher came darting Out of his crannied nest. The bulrushes and reed beds Put off their sallow grey, And burnt with cloudy crimson At the “Dawning of the Day.”

Learning by doing

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creativity / Kimberley / Motivation / Numbulwar / Writing / You must be kidding?

Today I searched for quotes to motivate me to continue my work on a current writing assignment. I need to have a 2,500 word draft piece of fiction ready for editing by Monday at the latest. I have written about 3,000 words so far but it lacks energy. I need to do a lot more work on it. I am basing my short story on some of my experiences living in outback Australia.  

Reading and writing

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Blog 2013 / Geography / Gratitude / Indigenous Australians / Kimberley / Motivation / politics / Writing

This weekend I am attending a two-day course in Bunbury to become a tutor in the Read, Write Now program in my community. I am really looking forward to it. It is four days training in total, presented over two weekends. I have been a literacy tutor in the past and enjoyed the experience greatly. People who cannot read or write (in their first or second language) are at a real disadvantage. I became aware […]

Weekly photo challenge: Culture

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Art / Blog 2013 / Geography / Goldfields Esperance / Indigenous Australians / Kimberley

My focus today is on Indigenous Australian culture. I lived in a remote Indigenous Community (Numbulwar, Northern Territory) and in Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The woven basket is from Numbulwar. The featured book includes a story about The Brolga and the Emu told by Wingathana, who was my son’s school teacher in Grade 1 (1980) in Numbulwar. The didgeridoo and boomerangs are from Fitzroy Crossing. The one with the almost […]

Weekly photo challenge: Home

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Geography / Kimberley / Pilbara / Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s photo challenge has taken me on quite a journey! Just recently I asked my son what does he say when someone asks him “Where did you grow up?” In reality we moved about quite a bit. It has always been an adventure and I hope the positives have out weighed the negatives for my lads. Here is a sample of some of the places I have called HOME over the years! The first […]

It’s not over until it’s over

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Journal Blog / Kimberley / You must be kidding?

Daily Post Topic: You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it. This is my last ever blog! I will not have the opportunity to write again since being diagnosed with a serious illness call Bloggerhoea. There is only one known cure and that is total abstinence.  It has been found that once people are diagnosed and acknowledge their problem, there can be no such […]

Dream catcher

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beautiful / Blog 2012 / I feel... / Journal Blog / Kimberley / Self acceptance / Wisdom

I dream a lot! I don’t always remember them though. When I am finding life a bit difficult I often dream that I am caught in a flood and that it is about to overwhelm me. When stressed, I often clam up and bury the emotions inside. In order to be “less stressed” I am learning to name my emotions with a technique from “The Confidence Gap” by Dr Russ Harris.”  Amazingly, last night I […]