Australia by Red Nomad OZ

Signs #17 – Yes … or NO!!

Last Updated on March 25, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ Possibly the sign of a misspent youth, my ability to guess ‘whodunit’ has been well-honed over the years by detective and courtroom drama novels, TV shows and films. But this sign, languishing with other unlabelled exhibits in a shed at Boulia’s Stone House Museum, gave my amateur sleuthing skills the[…]

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Weird Stuff #7 – Homestead, Queensland

Last Updated on July 20, 2018 by Red Nomad OZ From the Highway, Homestead, Queensland Homestead doesn’t generally make the Top 10 list of Queensland tourist drawcards. Not to MY knowledge*, anyway. This small, ex-Gold mining town is more likely described as a blip on the radar almost exactly half-way between Balfe’s Creek and Pentland, themselves blips on Queensland’s Overlander’s[…]

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Off the Tourist Trail #7 – Uralla, New England, New South Wales

Last Updated on April 1, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ Fred Ward Memorial Statue, Uralla Before Uralla, the thought of being tried by a jury of my peers gave me an attack of the screaming horrors. But in the spiritual home of bushranger Fred Ward I found an inarguable defence. Captain Thunderbolt, Uralla, NSW For here in Uralla, halfway along[…]

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My FavouRED OZ Things #2!

Last Updated on September 15, 2014 by Red Nomad OZ Outback Road heading west from Windorah, Queensland If you liked ‘My FavouRED OZ Things #1’, you’re going to LOOOOOOOOVE My FavouRED OZ Things #2!! But … you won’t find it here (although there’s a teaser photo above …) I’m guest posting over at Jim’s wonderful blog Holes in My Soles! But[…]

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Sunset with kangaroo, White Cliffs, New South Wales

7 Outback Photo Clichés!

Last Updated on February 19, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ What is it about the great Australian Outback’s magical aura that inspires – actually, compels – visitors to attempt to capture its essence? Is it the amazing colours and contrasts? Perhaps the unique light artists spend a lifetime trying to capture?? The spectacularly varied subject matter??? Whatever it is, it’s[…]

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Fossicking Fields Dunny, White Cliffs, New South Wales

Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #17 – White Cliffs, New South Wales

Last Updated on September 24, 2016 by Red Nomad OZ The exacting recreational pursuit of opal fossicking demands much of its devotees. Physical strength, mental fortitude, stamina and courage at the absolute minimum. Oh, and the ability to cross your legs and hold on for grim death when nature calls! So it was a relief (in more ways than one!)[…]

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"The Saint", Townsville, Queensland

Aussie Icons #4 – ‘The Saint’, Castle Hill, Townsville QLD

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Those nostalgic for the ‘good old days’ would do well to consider the enduring legacy of Townsville’s ‘The Saint’, a 1962 student prank that continues to generate controversy. A tragic reminder (!) of the lawlessness and anarchy characterising 1960’s society degeneration (!) from the wholesome family values of the 1950’s,[…]

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SkyWatch at Lake Pamamaroo OR 13 photos of the same thing … Menindee Lakes, NSW

Last Updated on October 20, 2015 by Red Nomad OZ Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #1 Ever wondered what happens when an amateur photographer points an automatic film camera directly at the sun and presses the shutter? Well, wonder no more! It might be amateurish, but I kinda like it … although I would, wouldn’t I?!  Yes, I’m the photographer, and this[…]

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