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First pics – Qantas VH-ZND Emily Kame Kngwarreye lands at Alice Springs.

First pics – Qantas VH-ZND Emily Kame Kngwarreye lands at Alice Springs.

I like pretty planes … and this is one of the prettiest I’ve seen in a long while … Here are the first pictures on the new Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner landing just before dawn at Alice Springs airport after a direct flight from the Boeing base in Seattle, USA. Following text is from the Qantas […]

Snail of the Week – the Jessie Gap Hairy Snail

Snail of the Week – the Jessie Gap Hairy Snail

Fires trash these mini-plant communities - bushfires are the main threat to snails here - it directly cooks the animals and destroys their food. In the long run I'd like get around to trying to identify some of the main crust plants they eat but that might be impossible. I'm told there hasn't been a lichenologist through central Australia in living memory so I suspect few species here are named.

Liam Campbell – Reflections on Yuendumu – country music, Collingwood and a horse-eating dog

Liam Campbell – Reflections on Yuendumu – country music, Collingwood and a horse-eating dog

I spent most of my 20s at Yuendumu; I feel like I grew into a man there, and I did not do it on my own. Maybe one day I’ll be that old man sitting on a bed, keeping myself company by closing my eyes and recalling these stories.