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Blacks in the back cunts in the front. New work by Therese Ritchie

Blacks in the back cunts in the front. New work by Therese Ritchie

Bob GosfordSep 25, 2016

Blacks in the back, cunts in the front and the response to it, is emblematic of how non-indigenous Australia embraces and yet looks away from aboriginal people at the same time. This ruptured thinking process is the stringy bond with our earlier task of occupying, claiming and settling Australia, in particular the ‘wilderness consciousness’ that in its day encouraged mate-ship, an easy going attitude, and above all, manners (you could not swear at the dinner table or in front of your mother) whilst allowing rape and killing to be seen as pragmatic.

The Stars, Baby. The Stars*. One night at Longreach Waterhole, NT.

The Stars, Baby. The Stars*. One night at Longreach Waterhole, NT.

Bob GosfordSep 8, 20161 Comment

Bird of the Week: Straw-necked Ibis, Longreach Waterhole, NT

Bird of the Week: Straw-necked Ibis, Longreach Waterhole, NT

Bob GosfordSep 8, 2016

A few of the birds that passed by my lens while I was camped at one end of the Longreach Waterhole just west of the small NT town of Elliott..

Top of the ABC pops ... almost

Bob GosfordApr 27, 2016

"We've just got through the numbers for all the ABC FB sites around the country and your photo has come in at number 2 ... The post beat 4 Corners, ABC News, The Drum and Rage. Crazy!" Rohan Barwick, ABC Alice Springs.

Moonrise, Alice Springs. 22 April 2016

Moonrise, Alice Springs. 22 April 2016

Bob GosfordApr 22, 20162 Comments

On a cool April night in Alice Springs ... this I saw.

Halloween in Mojave, CA.

Halloween in Mojave, CA.

Bob GosfordNov 17, 2015

Halloween in Mojave, California. 2015.

Bird of the Week: Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis

Bird of the Week: Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis

Bob GosfordNov 11, 2015

En-route back to Mojave from Sacramento last Sunday I stopped in at the Merced National Wildlife Reserve, one of a chain of wildlife reserves throughout the extensive agricultural region of the Central Valley.

Six blokes and an old boat with a nice arse. The 'Selamat Dua'

Six blokes and an old boat with a nice arse. The 'Selamat Dua'

Bob GosfordJun 14, 2015

The loss of the 'Selamat Dua' is one of the great nautical regrets of my life, because two years later I was living and working in East Timor following the crisis and the 'Selamat Dua' would have been perfect over there - Tony Haritos.

Roadside memorials of southern California:  Father J. J. Crowley, the 'desert padre'

Roadside memorials of southern California: Father J. J. Crowley, the 'desert padre'

Bob GosfordMay 23, 2015

While returning from a publicity trip to San Francisco in Sept. 1940, Fr. Crowley struck a steer that had wandered onto the highway. His car was forced into the path of an oncoming truck, and he was killed instantly.

Motel. El Centro, Imperial Valley, California

Motel. El Centro, Imperial Valley, California

Bob GosfordMay 23, 2015

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