Blogs from Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania - page 189


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth January 16th 2001

The far north of Australia is one of the most remote places on Earth, and every day in the top end features stunning scenery and a sense of wonder at the vast distances travelled. There are three major towns stretching from the East Coast to the West Coast, and a whole lot of nothing in between. But this is the real Australia, where you can ride on the bus for an entire day and be lucky to pass a single car travelling in the opposite direction. I had a five week opportunity to explore the Far North, and a bargain three flight package from Qantas helped make some my destinations achievable given the short time frame. My top end adventure commenced, dear reader, with a flight to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. I took a few ... read more
Kakadu National Park bush camp
The Aussie outback
Mary River,  Kakadu National Park

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth April 1st 1995

A blog entry with Bon Scott and Mick Dundee This, the second blog from my trip in Australia in 1995, pretty much covers the second month I spent there. Adelaide I clearly remember that I wasn't very fond of Adelaide. I stayed only a very short time there and I saw very little. The only thing I saw in Adelaide that I'll mention here is South Australian Museum. There were two really cool exhibits there: one was the leg of a dinosaur and the other a really large meteorite. I think it might be the largest meteorite ever found in Australia. Kangaroo Island Kangaroo Island is an island just off the coast to the south of Adelaide. I decided to take a tour there and that was a good decision since a tour is a good ... read more
South Australian Museum
Kelly Hill Cave
Kelly Hill Cave

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth August 19th 1987

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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth October 3rd 1964

Before we left home, my Grade 5 teacher back in Melbourne had given my parents a large pile of textbooks and several reams of school work exercises for me to complete, and I was supposed to spend a couple of hours every day while we were on the ship ploughing through all of this. I have absolutely no recollections whatsoever of doing any study at all. I'm sure my very diligent parents wouldn't have let me off the hook, so I suspect I've just wiped this unpleasant memory from my mind. I do however remember thinking as we got closer to home that this idyllic five month trip was nearly over, and that I would very soon have to return to the discipline and drudgery of school. I was looking forward to seeing my friends again ... read more
King's Park, Perth
Floral clock, King's Park, Perth

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