How to cook damper

Is there anything that says Australia more than damper? With Australia Day on the horizon, it is time to brush up on your camp fire cooking skills and try your hand at traditional Australian bush bread. Yes, you can make it at home in the shiny, stainless steel oven, but it is just not the…

Merry Aussie Bush Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. We hope you have a wonderful day and, for those of you who last, evening! In Australia, it is pleasing to see that we are slowly moving away from most of the winter iconography we inherited from Europe and the United States towards more accurate symbols of what it means to celebrate Christmas in the…

A Bush Christmas – C J Dennis

A Bush Christmas* The sun burns hotly thro’ the gums As down the road old Rogan comes — The hatter from the lonely hut Beside the track to Woollybutt. He likes to spend his Christmas with us here. He says a man gets sort of strange Living alone without a change, Gets sort of settled…

Outback Heroines – Sue Williams

From horse whispering to crocodile hunting to single-handedly changing an 80-kilo flat tyre on a road train in 40-degree heat…there is nothing these modern-day outback women can’t do. But when it comes to hardship and heartbreak, they’ve endured far more than their fair share. Living and working in some of the most remote spots in…

Red Gum – Diamantina Drover

Redgum was formed in Adelaide in 1975 by singer-songwriter John Schumann, Michael Atkinson on guitars/vocals and Verity Truman on flute/vocals. They were soon joined by Chris Timms on violin. All four had been students at Flinders University and together developed an intensely passionate and outspoken outlook. They were known for their protest song exploring the impact of…

Outback Heroes – Evan McHugh

The men and women you’ll meet in this fascinating book come in all shapes and sizes, from convicts and engineers to cattleduffers and anthropologists. These remarkable Australians share an extraordinary ability to survive the rigours of the bush. In Outback Heroes, Evan McHugh brings together his favourite ripping yarns from the Australian frontier. He begins…

Rain from Nowhere – Murray Hartin

Murray “Muz” Hartin grew up in the Northern NSW town of Moree and is a country journalist by profession. His father was a grazier and, although he has moved around from pillar to post, Muz recently returned home to live in Moree and is unlikely to ever shift from there. He has the bush in…

The Tom Roberts Exhibition – National Gallery of Australia

This fascinating, and moving, series of video clips was released to celebrate the Tom Roberts Exhibition – National Gallery of Australia – 4 December 2015 Promotional clip Shearing … it gets in your blood Tom Roberts – the artist By the beach