Monthly Archives: August 2013

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her – the further psychogeography of Gundy

Aboriginal history is haptic across time. It reaches out to us and we can reach out and touch it and be touched by it in turn. Wounds and scars and survival and transcendence. In Aboriginal thought, a place is both … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 5

Cessnock, Saturday morning 27 July, two hours further down the Hunter Valley from home. A ute, a dog and a swag…kind of perfect, don’t you agree? Oh, a swag is the Australian word for bedroll. So, a man who travelled … Continue reading

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The Winter sun

Saturday 27 July, a beautiful Winter’s day. At all the thoroughbred horse studs, all the young horses were dozing, flat out in the sun. Gently keeling over, in circles like covered wagons on the prairies. At least one always keeping … Continue reading

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To the mail box, past the messenger of the Gods

Me and my shadow, Ellie. Most days Ellie and I take a run to our mail box out on Hunter Road, still thought of as Gundy Road by locals. She does all the running, of course, 8km all up, there … Continue reading

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Quadruplet lambs

Lovely, lovely baby lambs with fleece as white as snow. On a small acreage fronting the road from Gundy to Scone, a flock of seven ewes have 16 lambs between them. Two sets of twins, two sets of triplets and … Continue reading

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Bluebelle

Here’s looking at you, kid. Bluebelle and I are thinking the same thing, I’m sure of it. Bluebelle is my favourite cow in all the world. She’s 16 years old and the matriarch of our herd. As you would guess, … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 4

This is Boof. I met this gentle giant yesterday, in Darwin in the Northern Territory. His owner got him after he proved totally unsuited to life as a pig dog. He’s a lovely boy who has slowly recovered from his … Continue reading

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