Australian Artist Dec 2009 Happy Challenge

Cape York Adventure – 2008

Everyone’s experience of the Cape York Peninsula will vary depending on how adventurous you are and the time you have to explore this uniqu…

Why the Australian Flag MUST be changed.

Flag and banner of my dreams! / The time is not as it seems, / And the tide of freedom streams / With the spirit of the people over all.

AUSTRALIAN HUMOR QUOTES

Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you’re a mile away and have t…

THE REVENGE OF GENRES – Contemporary Australian A…

The curatorial rationale seeks to subvert the notion of ‘genre’

E Mail Of The Day

Q: Which direction is North in Australia ? ( USA ) / A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we’ll send t…

Auz Astrology – The Australian Animal Zodia…

The zodiac is divided into twelve signs, beginning at Aries and ending at Pisces. In Australian Astrology (Auz Astrology) we start with Red…

I Am Australian

I am Australian, a feature from Australia at Large that has taken on a life of its own

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie … a tribute to Austr…

Then there was the Ranga / From Tangambalanga / They’d yack on the verandah / At Yackandandah.

♫ SOUND RELIEF ♫

The music scene of Australia and around the world have gotten together in two cities to create the most awesome of Rock Benefit Concert >…

Experiencing The Wilds And Wildlife Of East Gipps…

Almost like being on a Hollywood film set with wildlife on cue – I was overwhelmed by nature all around me!

Lily and our (small) multicultural world.

Lilly told me that Beatrix, the queen of the Netherlands, has one of her paintings!!

Auz Astrology-The Australian Animal Zodiac –…

Characteristics of Kookaburra/Kingfisher: / He has a distinctive laughing call that when heard makes one feel like laughing along with him.

An Alternative Route from Bodalla to Cooma

We couldn’t go past the beautiful All Saints Church at Bodalla. / Quoted from the Eurobodalla Coast Tourism Website / This historic c…

Rejuvenation & Hope – Victorian Bushfir…

Rejuvenation spreads across the bushfire torn regions of Victoria

Are you charismatic leader and good with the medi…

Are you a charismatic leader and good with people and the media?

Victoria’s Alpine Region (Winter) – A…

Article, taking you on a journey discovering and experiencing Victoria’s Alpine Region in the cool, winter climate. See the snow and stars…

Port Fairy to Portland – Australian Travel …

Australian Travel & Photography extract from Port Fairy to Portland on Victoria’s south west coastline.

Wisdom of the Australian Animals Book & Card …

The Australian animals resonate with the timeless wisdom and energy of this our ancient land. Many of them are truly unique to the Australi…

At The End Of A Lifetime

Her eyes, which sparkled with love of movement and life / Are clouded with memories / And weary.

The meaning of OzCloggie.

Part of getting into teachers college, to become, eventually, a public servant, was to be naturalised and if that meant I was staying, then…

Meet the devil at a crossroads

A little box contains my heart, / I bury it amongst the long dead grass, / Hurried movements, this isn’t art / I fell silly, nervous, I fee…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN [4&5] Lille

We marched to Fort Macdonald on the outskirts of Lille, into a long, narrow, underground cell … confinement in this dungeon with less…

Anzac’s

Anzac Poem

Melbourne Open House – Australian Travel Ph…

Melbourne Open House – Australian Travel Photography & Writing

I knew some Dutch people once, they were lovely p…

It is often stated that fourth and fifth generation descendants, like to find out more about the background of their ancestors. Will we hav…

The good saint. The good feelings. The good news.

……as well as some lucky ladies getting to sit on the saint’s lap and others getting a big hug from one of the good fun en…

Another feature

What a great way to greet a new day to find I have been featured in the UK to Australia and Back group with my photo of the bridge at Pot A…

☼ Gray Lads ☼

She told me all that she knew of this clan she’d wed into / Recognized in me the look that history I’d ensue

Australian and Proud

This is our country / this is our flag / Fly it high and fly it proud. / No matter when or where I may roam / I’ll always love my Isl…

Barney’s Stump!

I’ll bet ya a shillin now on this … an I’ll bet ya a schooner too

Re-hashed Nursery rhymes

Mary had a little lamb, / its feet were painted blue.

I wonder and I marvel at the little things I see

I wonder and I marvel at the little things I see / which are the greatest miracles in all reality / the way the wind’s invisible yet …

Victoria’s Alpine Region (Summer) – A…

Australian Travel Photography and Writing / Victoria’s Alpine Region (summer)

TONGUE’S CHALLANGE

Wow, what a day! My image of Harley, “Catching Snowflakes”, won the Tongue Challenge in Man’s Best Friend group. Thank yo…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 2 / Bullecourt

When the morning sun shone through the stained glass windows, one man was laying across the knees of a large image of the Virgin, fast asle…

Those Dutch-Australians, stuck in the fifties.

Let’s not under estimate Australians. They also know that Holland isn’t full of people, in national costumes, wearing clogs and…

Great Uncle Alfred’s Great Adventure!

Well Dad, I think that is all I have to say about how I got hit, and though I haven’t said much, it has given me considerable effort …

My Impression of Australian Artist Margaret Olley

My Impression of Australian Artist Margaret Olley / by Karin Taylor (April 2014) / She had a rapport with things that she saw / They glowed…

They Move

There is only this pattern of moving / They move. / This movement is creation

One Breath After The Other

It’s like a constant waiting game / With each and every day the same

The Fox and the Owl

The Fox and the Owl drawing by Karin Taylor / The Fox and the Owl by Karin Taylor / (1 May 2014) / On a moonlit night, in a place far away …

L’Aboriginal Festival and will take place i…

Première édition du festival sur la culture Aborigène (affiche dans le blog). / Durant 4 jours, du 26 au 29 février 2008, la culture aborig…

~ Just around the Bend ~

It waits ever peaceful willing to serve this house this home this haven of old / Just around the bend

Close Your Eyes….

In sleep, our eyes are open to where we really dwell. / When we can visit places new, or those remembered well

“Victorian Virtue” – Excerpt – Ride Up Acti…

Her bright red hair shone in the sunshine. Female! Mary was so surprised and her excitement grew. There was only one woman Mary could think…

Letting off steam! He had a dream. But dreams can…

Meanwhile, the beating heart of the (now) D.A.C.C., is on life-support behind the Dutch shop, in 85 Market Street, Smithfield.

Balgo Hills Art, Uniquely Australian, Internation…

Tanami Track, WA / By Joe Mortelliti / The Tanami Track heads off to WA from just outside Alice Springs. / This dirt track is around 1170km…

Native ~ Naturally

‘I need you.’ I whispered, ‘I need your purity, I need your love. I don’t want this talking, this white man ways, this façade. We were livi…

Report: What’s Beyond the Noorat Gates

It was late afternoon before we had time to duck around to Noorat and find the mystical gates. ‘Hold up! That’s them!’

Autism Awareness Day

Hello every botty (oh God now I’m stealing my children’s lines!). Sorry. Hello everybody! Please mark in your diary’s t…

Commission

Commission by Maxwell & Williams

~ Meet At The Gate ~

Meet me at the gate when you sneak out after dark / I’ll help you with your homework for a kiss

What to do with the Dutch Australian heritage?

What to do with this Dutch Australia heritage. / On May 14, 2001, the then Consul-General of the Netherlands, Mr Ed J. Reitsma, spoke on t…

The Australian Grounding of Edward Gray

All you mariners out there ~ this is how an incident concerning a heavily loaded ship running aground was reported in the 1870’s :O)

into the land of Dreamtime

.. I walk closed eyed now / letting the breeze kiss my face / and lead me on …..

Winnie the Seal. II Clean up Australian Day.

Winnie gets rescued. After being stuck…………

How to best help the Australian economy by spendi…

A message pretending to be from the Tax Office and Kevin Rudd suggests that / “If you spend that money at Kmart, all the money will go to C…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN [6,7 & 8] Behind the …

We had to work at road making and railway work within 4km (4,000 Yards) of the firing line. From our billets at night we could see the Brit…

Owl of my heart

Sunflower’s seeding / while bristle brush slow / aloe is weeping / why, nobody knows…. / Heartwood has frozen / while sunbird i…

Oh, Warby, Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

It was a magical day in the Australian bush, / one I rate highly amongst my birding experiences.

Australian Wildfires

I would just like to extend my condolences to all the people of Australia in wake of the fires that swept through there. The Aussies are a …

Australian bush & Rainforest

I’m so pleased…my image "through the Smoke’ has made first place in the Australian bush & rainforest group chall…

Spring Has Sprung (for one half of the world,any…

I’ve seen it, too, in fresh green grass, and awkward baby birds. / With short-tailed hops, they flutter down, and stumble on the grou…

something dies

something dies / by karin taylor © / …as I picked the rose / I was stung… / not only by the rose’s beauty / …a…

~ Only the Country Lane Will Weep ~

No debts no bills to leave behind / only the country lane will weep

“Victorian Virtue” – Excerpt – Ride Up Acti…

Amanda stepped off him before he’d fully righted himself and threw the reins over his head. Her focus was on the man she was aiming to kill…

Dogged

When that old cur came creeping close, / I kicked him up the date, / I told it “no longer intrested” / And chased him out the gate

Support us and what do you get? An elephant?

I have been invited, tomorrow, to describe to a consultant, engaged by the Dutch Australian Cultural Centre (The D.A.C.C.) the benefits tha…

“Victorian Virtue” – Excerpt – Ride Up Acti…

All Molly could see was the horse’s front hooves pawing the air and his big chest and stomach blocking all else, while his massive rear qua…

~ Billabong Dreams ~

Choose your swimming hole!

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 1 / Prelude

At the request of many of my friends, the following tale is told. The story, of privations and sufferings endured, is neither magnified nor…

Wild Falcon Stay Awhile

These creatures are wild and free, with the blink of an eye they can fly off never to be seen again.

The joys of photographing Australian school child…

Several people who, having read “Everyone said we were mad” have written asking what it’s like to do school photography a…

Australian Fear

Lightning

The Currency of Wisdom

Often….nay, very often :) movies inspire me. They inspire me to sometimes make improvements to my life. Often I am challenged by th…

The Man’s Place

for no matter what old Banjo wrote those blokes are all here still / and will be here as long as this mount lasts!

Scouting

I’m a scout and have been for 30 years. / Where else can you do anything you want for free? [or very minimal cost] / Try it be a scou…

Traditional source, modern take

Books feature in Archie Moore’s entries: the Bible in his Maltheism series and an art book showing a reproduction of Albert Namatjira…

Terra Australis

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The Butterflies still Visit

Here’s a new poem I wrote just now, while sitting outside in the sunshine, observing nature, before my daily meditation. It’s …

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 9 / Surprise

The day after I arrived at Dullmen Camp I was agreeably surprised to meet my old mate Jack Wilkins whom I had thought dead.

friends or foe …

poem written about the closest people to you lying to you , how much it upsets me. why? because they are taking you for an idiot

Milestone: 100 views of my Australian Snakes 09 C…

Thanks to everyone who looked at my Australian Snakes calendar – 100 views in less than a day!

Australia is an experience of a lifetime

Australians are regarded as a happy-go-lucky lot, with sheilas wearing next-to-nothing on our golden beaches.

“Summer”

(Copyright Lynda Harris – January 2010) / Some of you may already know Summer from the photos I have been putting up on my RedBubble …

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 3 / Starved & Frozen

A German M.P. warned us thus; “If any of you attempt to escape you will be immediately shot like the dogs that you are.” because we had be…

Barrack for Kevin at a Tea Party

A deliberate act of sabotage to win the vote back faster / More lies and money in the pockets of those who commited the crime

Regal Redgums

what’s the goss / can you hear them whispering / bending craning / trying to see

Mistakes in Police Documents And I Am Sure I Sent…

If you lost those stamped documents it would be great / The Honourable Chief Justice Michael Black doesn’t want to hear your song.

In Mouseburg

In Mouseburg, / where the timid live, / the houses are tiny / as are the hearts / of those that live within.

One Home

Opals in the night- / The southern cross, / Guide me to my hometown, / I am lost… / Somewhere on a lonely country road / I wander, lo…

Lizard Swimming

A rather rare sight for me, to see a lizard swimming, probably an Eastern Water Dragon. The poem is an expression of seeing this happen at…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 10 / Congenial Mates

When our parcels arrived regularly we found various articles in them that we could barter with to our advantage.

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 15 / Red Cross

Aussie parcels were a splendid ad for the Australian food products. We were being much better fed than our guards and we began to pick up i…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 12 / Farm Work

My mate and I once bailed up a cow and extracted a pint of milk – but alas! We were discovered by the guard. Result; 3days in the cli…
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