Outrunning a Crocodile

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“Outrunning a crocodile…” Previously, I’d mentioned that our closest neighbors lived 35 miles away at Roper River Mission on the aboriginal reserve of Arnhem Land. A location not exactly close enough to borrow a cup of sugar in a pinch! … Continued

Survived Potential Dangers

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“Survived potential dangers…” I’d survived the mustering camp. Survived all the potential dangers posed by snakes, crocodiles, feral cattle, and water buffalo. I’d even survived booger bread at dinner that first evening. It felt so good to be safely inside … Continued

“Tailing a bull from a plane”

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“Tailing a bull from a plane…” We took off from a grass strip, and soon my brother-in-law leveled the Piper Cub. Instead of looking for feral cattle hiding in the scrub, he headed east toward the Limmen Bight River, a … Continued

Lifeline on St. Vigeon’s Station

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Not long after I’d arrived at St. Vigeon’s, I found myself alone at the homestead. The men, having risen before sunrise, had gone mustering – catching wild cattle for the Darwin export market. My husband and five workmen had set … Continued

My Life in the Outback

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Australian Wildfires Rekindle my Memories of the Northern Territory (Thanks to my Readers who suggested this blog series about my life in Australia) News reports of wildfires spreading unspeakable sorrow on the families, wildlife, and landscape of that unique continent … Continued

Australian Wildfires

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“Kangaroos snoozing under trees, sea lions basking on beaches, koalas dozing on eucalyptus limbs, and endless white beaches…” stated a recent advertisement for Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Kangaroo Island has been an oasis for flora and fauna, a “Noah’s … Continued

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