The first time I ventured to South Eveleigh was four years ago on a walk discovering Redfern. Known then as The Australian Technology Park, the old machinery fascinated me. I looked around, imagining the dust, grime and noise as workers … Read the rest
Simon Phillips owes this Skirting Sydney tour to his mother. She challenged him to find out more about the women of Sydney and create a tour that “celebrates women”.
I’d never really thought about it, but when Phillips asks how … Read the rest
A small truck rumbles to a stop behind me, its exhaust belching fumes. I’m standing with a small group on a pavement in Haldon Street, Lakemba listening attentively as our guide struggles to make herself heard above the street traffic.… Read the rest
The Riverboat Postman delivers my mail. It’s been delivering mail to water access properties along the Lower Hawkesbury River since 1910. Today I’m going along for the ride.
All Aboard the Riverboat Postman
Early morning fog hangs low in the … Read the rest
A date with Midnight Oil in Adelaide provided the impetus for a road trip from Sydney to Adelaide, taking time to explore along the way.
Ignoring warnings to “book everything before you go” because Australians are “holidaying at home”, we … Read the rest
Last night we slept in Ouyen (pronounced Oh-yen). The man at the Mallee Bakery in Ouyen tells me “Jeff Kennett did a good thing. He put Ouyen on the map” when Jeff Kennett claimed that Ouyen had the best vanilla … Read the rest
“I’m a big fan of Lego” says four-year-old Mr S. He and his two-year-old brother Mr R have eaten their morning tea in the food court and are raring to go to the promised Brickman Lego Cities Experience hosted by … Read the rest
“I’ve got that in my room” Mr S calls out excitedly as he points to a large poster featuring row of busses. His two-year-old brother, Mr R, looks around in amazement at the different buses parked in front of him. … Read the rest