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Mary & Tom - My Grandparents

By JennyT, published on Aug 31, 2013

...telegraph and I the one too self absorbed - even to attend, this regret, in life I have and I carry it to my grave for I thought of only me, so I ask for absolution - for not honouring you in death

I shall make amends, though I know not where you lay, to pay respect, to show? my love - Australia's so far away

I cannot lay a flower nor stand with my head bowed. I cannot say "I'm sorry" though I yell it now out loud. Your life, like Tom's I never knew, only now that I have aged - I wish I could have known you more, with remorse, I turn the page

Non-Fiction - to my... (more)

Tags: australia, death, mourn, regret, grandparents

Private Wars – `lest we forget'.

By iancochrane, published on Jun 24, 2013

...struggles with ANZAC Day. He won’t see a doctor. I’m hoping he’ll finally talk to other Vets.” Becky stared blankly at the shelves of milk. “What else can I do? I love that man.” A self-conscious smile and she turns away. I head home thinking of Ed and the upcoming reunions across Australia and New Zealand.

Ed’s an old school friend, us both from the other side of town. With the coming of conscription, I missed `The Draft’ by one day, gravitating toward anti-war rallies and well-stacked, skinny girls in tight jeans and tees. Ed had wandered up north, picking fruit at... (more)

Tags: australia, war, veterans, new zealand, ww1, gallipoli, anzac cove, new zealand point, casualties, anzacs, anzac day

Red Desert Dreaming - modern times, ancient magic.

By iancochrane, published on Mar 19, 2013

...the staring spaceman figures. “Ah, you see bro, these spirits, they have much magic; so much power. They have no need for mouths.” He knows these spirits well. “We must be respectful, ‘cause if offended, lightning will strike us dead for sure.”

We’re at the far northwest of Australia amidst 1000km of serrated and sunburnt Kimberley coast. This is the edge of a vast moonscape, a coastal escarpment broken by wild inland ranges and 12m tides careering through narrow coastal gorges. I stand in awe of these 30,000yr old spirits that morph before our eyes into animals and fish. ... (more)

Tags: australia, painting, spirits, wandjina, raft point, kimberley, aboriginal, rock art

Six Hearts and Counting: Food, Travel and ... Fairuz

By Steve Gillick, published on Mar 8, 2013

... So once again, I returned home with the announcement that “My heart belonged to Asia”. And actually for the next decade I travelled to every country in the region, mostly on my own, and always with a determination to see and experience as much as possible.

An early 1990’s trip to Australia threatened to tip the scales again. Although the short trip only covered the area in and around Sydney, I thought that music and the people and the animals and the natural attractions were enthralling. Just wandering down to The Rocks and listening to pick-up didgeridoo jam sessions was... (more)

Tags: australia, travel, africa, heart, asia, middle east, canada, south america, steve gillick

Bottle on the Ocean of Time

By Anastasia , published on Jan 24, 2013

...was a note bearing the mark of the P&O shipping company. Cast overboard from a ship by the name SS Strathnaver, it read “At sea. Would the finder of this bottle kindly forward the note, where found, to the under mentioned address.” The address given was in Leederville, Western Australia.

Speaking to the local media the finder said;

As I picked it up and started looking, I could see it was an old envelope with P&O on it and I thought this might be something special. There was a bit of a mad panic to extract it. I carefully cut a couple of bits of wire and... (more)

Tags: australia, communication, new zealand, shipping, mail

Frank Dixon: It's about the music!

By EagleNews, published on Jan 12, 2013

... and Away." In 2010 he was awarded the Junior Singer/Songwriter Prize at "Dream Inc" in Melbourne. His talent was noticed right away by David Jaanz (Jaanz School of Singing), who then became Frank's mentor and vocal coach. David coached many different artists including Anastasia during her 2002 Australia Tour. "Emotion Centred Singing is a globe phenomenon that works and creates stars and will continue creating stars. We will keep doing it year after year," David Jaanz said when he was asked about his methods.

A few months later Frank was scouted on YouTube by a Canadian talent scout... (more)

Tags: australia

Turn the other cheek? No; I’ve bitten off your ear.

By Anastasia , published on Nov 12, 2012

...Byrne, who is alleged to have bitten off the ear of 81 year old Father Thomas Smith. It wasn’t an eye for an eye or an ear for an ear; just an ear.

The brawl took place at the end of last week in a retirement complex funded by the Catholic Church in the city of Perth in Western Australia. Father Smith had sufficient presence of mind to wrap his ear in a tea towel, driving off to a local medical centre, where the staff called an ambulance and the police.

As surgeons at Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital reattached the severed ear the police arrested Father Byrne ... (more)

Tags: australia, crime, catholic church, priests

Nigeria Scam

By Jennifer Stone, published on Aug 4, 2012

... the address and name I had in Nigeria was made out to be associated with USA. Allegedly, the money was picked up by two people ID should be available to these people to pick up the funds.

Allegedly under this scam, it pays for the heroin crop to be sent to the country I will believe is Australia. No links to any organised criminal gang for the payment of this drug heroin. The extortion I have had in Australia, Sydney is from an organised criminal gang which declare themselves bikies yet they ride no bikes.

The Nigeria Scam, well the money in my case was transferred through... (more)

Tags: australia, usa, drugs, heroin, kings cross currency, jennifer stone, drug money, nigeria scam, western union

Shark Bites Surfer in Half

By Anastasia , published on Jul 15, 2012

An Australian surfer was bitten in half yesterday morning at 9am local time in an attack by a great white shark. Later named as 24-year-old Ben Linden from the city of Perth in Western Australia, he had been surfing with a friend close to Wedge Island, about a hundred miles north of the state capital.

A man jet skiing nearby described the gruesome scene, the sea red with blood and half a torso floating on the surface, all that remained of the victim. “There was just blood everywhere”, he told reporters from ABC Television, “with a massive, massive great white circling the body.

The... (more)

Tags: australia, sharks, great white shark, fatal shark attacks

$30 million of cocaine comes into Australia

By Jennifer Stone, published on Jun 2, 2012

We have taken a drug that was once legal and moved it to an illegal drug all around the world better for society. We have filled our hospitals with drug addicts screaming for help.

Many of these are single mothers being pushed into the prostitution game just to deal drugs. The drug has them hooked. It wasn't hard, one party that lasted three days as one of the drug dealers told me. This is how they do it. Taking someone a clean escort to a party just to get hooked on the drug of love as they say.

How many children are being brought up by grandparents through the addiction... (more)

Tags: australia, drugs, parents, grandparents, 30 million dollars, working girls, drug users, drug dealers

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