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. [...]

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 [...]

Kids and animals in Australia

Travelling with children in Australia is very easy and an absolute joy. One of the highlights for my daughters has been the opportunity to get up close with the local fauna, both with farm animals and with wildlife so different from what we have in [...]

Norfolk Island convict settlement: the most haunting place in the Pacific

Norfolk Island was once Britain's worst convict colony. So bad was it, convicts sought execution as relief from suffering.

PhotoFriday – Remembering Norfolk Island

Island hopping in the Pacific, including Norfolk Island (capital: Burnt Pine), home of the descendants of the Bounty-mutineers. Beautiful, isn't it?

Norfolk Island murder solved

In the Pacific paradise Norfolk Island, a man just pleaded guilty to the murder of a woman 5 yeas ago, the first murder there in 148 years.

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