All posts tagged: Western Australia

In search of the elusive Western Hooded Plover

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South Western Australia / Western Hooded Plover

Still no sign of this elusive creature however it is fun looking. It wasn’t without excitement though! I spotted these fishermen on the shore when I arrived and saw them bring in a big fish just as I was leaving. They didn’t know I was behind them and they were really excited – jumping up and down and using the F word prolifically. I think they were a bit embarrassed when I asked if I […]

Weekly photo challenge: Minimalist

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A LITTLE ABOUT MEEKATHARRA (from Wikipedia) Meekatharra is a town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. Meekatharra is an Australian Aboriginal, the Yamatji peoples’ word meaning ‘place of little water’. At the 2011 census, Meekatharra had a population of 812, with 47.0% being of Aboriginal descent. Meekatharra is a major supply centre for the pastoral and mining area in the Murchison region of Western Australia. It is located 764 km north-east of Perth and […]

I am not the only one …

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creativity / emotions / Friends and family / Goldfields Esperance / Meaning of life and that stuff

We had some friends stay over for the weekend and it was lovely chatting and catching up on the news. I found myself saying more than once, …Ha, so I am not the only one who does that(thinks that/fears that etc.). It occurred to me how valuable it is to have friends where we can share these inconsequential things and realise we all have much the same fears, hopes, dreams etc. It is reassuring that […]

The Daily Post – Terminal Time

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DP Challenge / funny / You must be kidding?

You’re at the airport, your flight is delayed for six more hours, and none of your electronic devices is working. How do you pass the time? I experienced something similar to this a couple of weeks ago. I decided to take a short flight to Perth in preference to driving and staying over night in a hotel before catching my 10.00am flight to Melbourne. I arrived at our small Busselton airport (5.45pm for a 6.45pm […]

Distractions

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Friends and family / Gratitude / Indigenous Australians / You must be kidding?

I have looked at old photos to research information for my writing assignment. It was great to see the photos again because it prompted my memory about so many things I had forgotten. One of them cashew apples. We had a cashew tree in our yard – you couldn’t eat the nuts without baking but the fruit was really yummy. I found this photo of my Mum taken in 1983. She traveled by bus from […]

The Karrakatta Club

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Friends and family / Meaning of life and that stuff / Values / Wisdom

I first met Patricia Sanders purely by accident. We both happened to be in the same place at the same time – the City of Claremont Council Museum. I was seeking information about my great-grandfather, James King, who was the first Lord Mayor of the Claremont Council. Patricia and my Mum were first cousins. Her mother, Mabel King and my Grandfather, Arthur King, were brother and sister and children of James and Elizabeth King. There […]

Weekly photo challenge: Escape

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beautiful / Geography / Nature / South Western Australia / Weekly Photo Challenge

ESCAPE TO THE CAPE  CAPE NATURALISTE IN SOUTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA The Cape Naturaliste Region incorporates Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup and the Margaret River Wine Region. It is said that “the delicate beauty of nature and the handiwork of man combine to form a paradise of unlimited variety.” And I am very lucky to live right in the midst of it 🙂 cheers Lorraine

Gwalia – a ghost town in Western Australia

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Blog 2013 / Geography / Goldfields Esperance

In 1963 the Sons of Gwalia gold mine closed abruptly. It is essentially a ghost town now. Mining from 1897  to 1963 produced 82.24 tonnes of gold! It is located 828 kilometers east of Perth, near Leonora, in the Great Victoria Desert. From Wikipedia “… a young American geologist (was sent) to the area to develop the find into a working concern. That geologist was Herbert Hoover, who would later become President of the United […]