Centennial Remembrance Day 1918 – 2018

Centennial Remembrance Day 1918 – 2018

  We only got back home a few days ago after a couple of months in Portugal and Spain.  Luckily, we were in time to attend the 100th anniversary of Remembrance Day in the village of Yungaburra, in far North Queensland. It is only a small community but nevertheless...
Michael John Roulston

Michael John Roulston

It was always going to be a tough day.  In the great card game of life, sometimes you get dealt a horrible hand.  Today was the closing play on one of those.  My good friend and hunting buddy, Mike, was cremated this afternoon.  He made the most of a bad deal and...
Beck Military Museum Closing Down Sale

Beck Military Museum Closing Down Sale

The Beck Military Museum at Mareeba has been a landmark for as long as I can remember.  It was therefore a shock to discover that it is in the process of being wound up.  The founder Syd Beck passed away a few years back and the family have made the reluctant decision...
ANZAC Day 2107

ANZAC Day 2107

Like so many other Aussies, today we made an early start.  The unusually busy roads in the pre-dawn dark attested to that.  We made our way to East Evelyn for the dawn service held there.  There is no township.  The small cenotaph sits out in a cattle pasture a...
Lake Tinaroo Dawn Photos

Lake Tinaroo Dawn Photos

It is a rare day for me that does not feature some use of binoculars and camera gear.  We are fortunate to live in a scenic, rural location with a wealth of wildlife.  The first item to be placed on the patio table in the mornings are the binoculars, camera with...
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Like many other nations, Australia pays respect to its fallen service men and women on the 11th of November.  That date came from the ending of the massive carnage of WWI but now includes all conflicts since then. The ceremony was held at the beautiful Afghanistan...