Bargara, a place to call Home.

Photo by Sevgi Kahverengi · · From Pic of the Week Every day is just so beautiful. Lucky to live in such a great place. Bargara is a coastal town in Queensland. The town lies 384 kilometres north of Brisbane and just 13 kilometrs east of Bundaberg. Between 1912 and 1948, a railway connected the […]

John Lewin, our first Pro Artist.

When he stepped off the boat in Sydney Harbor on 11 January 1800, John Lewin was about to wield his paintbrush as the first free-settler professional artist in a wild frontier land. He’d already missed his first boat to Australia, the Buffalo, which his wife Anna Maria had boarded 18 months earlier. So, he took […]

Well, it’s Goodbye Pensioners…

To Help Save the Australian Economy the Morrison Government is considering deporting Old Age Pensioners who the Dept. of Deportation and Transport, feels don’t serve any useful purpose living in Australia. “They have been a burden on all of us for far too long, they just cost the Government so much” said the Prime Minister. […]

‘Back from Extinction’ Gilbert’s Potoroo 216.

Gilbert’s potoroo was only rediscovered in 1994. (Credit: Bill Hatcher) She’s known simply as 216. But she’s unquestionably special, and as the small, black bag is peeled back to reveal her long snout and large dark eyes she’s greeted with a hushed ripple of reverential “oohs” and “aahs”. This is the 216th Gilbert’s potoroo to […]

Three Aussie Native Bubs.

A baby Australian Wallaby.  The tiniest and strangest little baby you’ll ever see. The Platypus. Look of the size of this baby Koala. Simply amazing. via Buzzfeed Australia.

The Port Arthur Convict Coal Mine.

When an outcrop of coal was discovered at Plunkett Point by surveyors in 1833, immediate plans were made by the government to exploit the area. A local supply of coal for the colony was not the only benefit envisaged by Lt. Governor Arthur: “I think it is not possible that better employ will be found […]

The Cathedral of Light, Sydney.

An excited visitor leaps inside the dazzling display of the stunning Cathedral of Light, part of Sydney’s annual Vivid Festival of light, music and ideas. Image Credit: Photograph by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images Source: Our favourite Australian photos of 2016 | Australia news | The Guardian

The Morning Light at Bermagui Blue Pool.

Photograph by Jo Cripps The morning light reflects off a tidal pool in Bermagui, New South Wales. “This image was taken at Bermagui Blue Pool in the early morning. It is one of my favourite places to photograph, but also difficult because of the harsh colour of the rocks – getting a good image can […]

A Platypus Encounter.

Young platypus comfortably watches photographers. Image Credit: Laura Romin & Larry Dalton/Wildlife Reflections Photography. by Larry B. Dalton and Laura A. Romin Platypus are known for being extremely shy, but this little fella was curious about some lucky wildlife photographers THE PLATYPUS (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), an egg-laying semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, is typically shy; […]

Noeline Brown, Super trouper.

by Steve Dow In 1964, a woman who couldn’t sing, couldn’t dance and couldn’t act was nonetheless deemed qualified to host and perform in an Australian television variety program because she was, well, British. A black-and-white clip of season one, episode one of Channel Seven’s satirical The Mavis Bramston Show features the eponymous Mavis, all […]