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Silent Sunday: A farcical photo of a fruity folly

A farcical photo of a fruity folly: The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. Only in Australia? Not so.

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A Postcard to Dorrigo

Driving from Armidale to Coff’s Harbour with my oldest daughter some years ago, I spot a sign for Dorrigo. The name sounds familiar. But why? We’re at the other end of the world, after all. In Australia. And not Sydney or Melbourne, but inland Australia. Driving along, we pass any number of waterfalls on the […]

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Silent Sunday: Kangaroos grazing in Glenbrook, NSW, Australia

Kangaroos grazing in Glenbrook, Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia.

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Silent Retro Sunday: Luna Park seen from Sydney Harbour, 2001

Luna Park seen from Sydney Harbour, 2001

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Old Parliament House Canberra

Silent Sunday: Old Parliament House in Canberra

Old Parliament House Canberra

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Silent Sunday: Sunset at Seal Rock, Phillip Island

Sunset over Seal Rock, off shore from The Nobbies, Phillip Island, Victoria in Australia

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Blue Mountains

I love the Blue Mountains. It’s the first place I ever saw kangaroos in the wild. And no matter how many Aussies might consider these marsupials a pest, I think they’re absolutely beautiful and one of the features that make Australia special. Just a short distance from busy metropolitan Sydney, the Blue Mountains is a […]

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