Stories

Trail’s tale of flora and fauna well worth the walk

Penelope Thomas

Passionate about sharing his knowledge of Western Australia’s environment and more, Leigh Simmons is a professor of Evolutionary Biology at The University of Western Australia and the proud author of a new book titled Naturalist on the Bibbulmun.

Gourmet showcase to savour

Stephen Scourfield

It reads like a who’s who of Australian food. Some of our best food and drink will be served over four days in Queensland’s idyllic Port Douglas.

Fokkers at home in hostile territory

Geoffrey Thomas

Fly-in, fly-out workers, tourists and resource executives have now replaced the missionaries, cattlemen and prospectors of the post-war years as passengers on WA’s internal air routes...

Works to bolster park’s visitor appeal

Penelope Thomas

Home to two of Western Australia’s most iconic swimming spots, Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks, William Bay National Park near Denmark is getting better beach access, new lookout facilities and improved trails.

007 stirs up interest in movie set locales

Steve McKenna


It’ finally been announced that the next Bond film will be released in Australia on November 19. A nostalgic STEVE McKENNA reflects on James Bond’s amazing past Asian and African filming locations

Jets herald era of fancy flight

Geoffrey Thomas

At the close of World War II in 1945, the major builders of civil transport Douglas and Lockheed from the USA had two long-haul aircraft types in production — the DC-4/DC-6 and the Constellation that dominated aviation...