ANZAC Centenary

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
James Charles Martin (1901-1915), youngest Australian KIA at Gallipoli Anzac Centenary Between 2014 and 2018 Australia and New Zealand will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since their  involvement in the First World War. Gallipoli today The Anzac Centenary is a milestone of special significance to all Australians and…

First Woman to Win Melbourne Cup

Originally posted on Waltzing Australia:
On my first trip to Australia, I was fortunate enough to witness the remarkable response to the annual running of the Melbourne Cup. It is called the race that stops a nation–and it really does. Businesses close on the day of the race. Traffic stops during the running of the…

Royal Flying Doctor Service – Flight Map

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has 63 national aircraft covering the length and breadth of the country. The RFDS website has a flight map that shows, in real-time, the planes that are in the air and providing vital services to country Australia. To check it out, click on this link – RFDS Flight Map To gain…

The Drovers – Evan McHugh

For the drover’s life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know.’ From the High Country to the Outback, there are extraordinary stories of the men and women who have travelled across Australia behind mobs of cattle, sheep and horses. These quiet achievers, of every race and creed, forged an Australian legend. Evan McHugh brings alive…