The Lion and the Loo, Da Vince's Eyes, South Australia

Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #18 – The Most Glamorous Little Outhouse in OZ! One Tree Hill, SA

Last Updated on February 23, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ Don’t let the stone lion fool you. We’re not at a garage sale of ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ props. And don’t be fooled into thinking the building behind the lion is a gatehouse. Oh no! It’s an Outback Outhouse. Or so it was described by the waitress at surreal Art Through Da[…]

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Plesiosaur at the Stone House Museum, Boulia

Aussie ABC – F is for Fossils!

Last Updated on March 25, 2018 by Red Nomad OZ The ancient landscape of OZ, eroded by time, long disappeared sea beds and a harsh climate has given rise to weirdly unique and bizarre creatures. Well … their remains, anyway! I knew this. But I DIDN’T know the present day Outback fossil fields near northwest Queensland’s Richmond, would engender a[…]

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Toompine Pub, Outback Queensland

A Day Trip to Toompine, Outback Queensland

Last Updated on February 17, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ With an official population of two, tiny Toompine is barely a blip on the radar! And yet, all roads seem to lead there in the western Queensland Outback. A simple distance measurement between the outback towns of Eulo, Thargomindah and Quilpie yields Toompine’s coordinates almost exactly. Is that enough reason[…]

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Under the Canopy - Tree of Knowledge, Barcaldine

Aussie Icons #5 – Tree of Knowledge Barcaldine Queensland

Last Updated on August 18, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ When the 200-year-old Tree of Knowledge was poisoned shortly after being included on the National Heritage List on Australia Day 2006, I was appalled. Yet another historic Aussie landmark fallen victim to the disregard sometimes shown for our heritage. But although the tree’s demise was disappointing, I was also resigned[…]

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