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Mane man Tom’s talents in train
Tom Curtain was horse training around south west WA, a bit down on his luck and, for the first time in his life, with his saddle and kit bag by his side, he stuck out his thumb to hitch hike.
I’ve deliberately timed my arrival for lunch. But it seems I’m not the only one with that idea. One L of a Feed in Carnamah’s Macpherson Street is drawing a crowd and parking outside the café is scarce.
Colonial history still alive and kicking
The Rocks, once the haunt of “garrotters and delinquents”, are now reformed, refurbished and impeccably plumbed, writes JOHN BORTHWICK
Towering glory of the Big Apple
It was 90 years on May 1, 1931, that the Empire State Building was officially opened by president Herbert Hoover. It was a scene far removed from the formative year he spent in the West Australian Goldfields. STEPHEN SCOURFIELD investigates.
Mural pays homage to man & moment
From little things, big things grow — and some of the most important roots of the growth in Australia’s recognition of Indigenous issues are in Katherine, in the Northern Territory.
Leisurely roll where camels trod
The Ghan train persists southwards through the motionless Red Centre of Australia and I lie in bed, snuggle into crisp, white cotton, and watch the day dawn.
The rhythm of the rails.
Sun smearing orange across the sky, then peeping over the horizon, squinting sharp, golden rays.
Seaside sunshine dapples ‘Naples of the North’
Like many of England’s coastal towns, Morecambe boomed from the Victorian age to the 1950s and 60s, with the railway bringing mill workers on breaks from Yorkshire and Scotland (Lancashire workers tended to go to Blackpool).
Man’s best friend
He’s the star of a sad true story that’s moved Japanese people for nearly a century. Now Japan’s most famous dog is set to gain fans from around the world, thanks to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
East to endless epic adventures
We’re out of the city, over the line, boots in the red dirt — and we love the endless options and freedoms that come with road trips around Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields...
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