Category Archives: Australian Bush Life

Dogs on the Backs of Utes 18 – Vale Mary

Terrible things happen on farms. I took these photos of my neighbour’s dog Mary, with her pup, on the back of his ute six weeks ago. Two weeks ago, Mary was killed by one of our cows. It was horrible. … Continue reading

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20,000 Aboriginal artefacts

The new M15 Hunter Expressway knocks half an hour off our trip to Sydney. It bypasses the most tiresome part of the old journey, replacing it with travel at 110 kilometres an hour. During the construction of the 40 kilometre … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 17

I took this photo in the main street of Scone last Saturday, just as the ute was pulling away from the curb. So the answer is yes, this tiny dog really was relegated to the back of the ute. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Men with chainsaws 3

Halfway between Gundy and Scone… Never give a boofhead a chainsaw. Unfortunately, it happens a lot…

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Men with chainsaws 2…Dude, Sweet

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 16

Waiting patiently outside the Gundy pub. A whole lotta dog on the back of a ute.            Ted, Sally, Suzie and Bella. But where’s Bruno? There he is, facing the other way. They look a bit cramped but they are as … Continue reading

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Here be wombats!

Watch out Ellie! You don’t want to go in there… In my final post for last year,  I wrote of the return of wombats to our land after many decades absence. Here is fresh evidence – a new wombat hole! … Continue reading

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