Early Saturday morning I was scrolling through South African newspapers keeping up to date with the news of a country I adore so much, when I stumbled upon a piece that caught me sobbing uncontrollably. The SAPeople article titled Stoop: Should Rhino Horn have been Auctioned in Australia? begs the question whether a controversial commodity … Continue reading Should Rhino Horn be auctioned in Australia?
“Take the shark before it takes the human being.” This is the mentality of Australian Governments. Some polls suggest up to 80% of the Australian public disagrees with this policy, yet shark culling is still occurring and in astonishing numbers. Mass hysteria resonates throughout the country when yet another human is attacked by a shark. … Continue reading Great Whites Have Rights
The smell of avgas subtly cut through the fresh air and the buzz of the engine broke through the flying helmet. Adrenaline was pumping as we taxied along the runway, and up, up we went. Over the airport, over the nearby town, over the lush emerald paddocks of the surrounding valley. Hair whipped my face … Continue reading Aerobatics Over The Valley
It was a bleak, grey day. I was sitting at the #13 tram stop, looking longingly at the huge, yellow station building standing proudly in its old age, on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets. The building was exactly 100 years old, and embodied everything I loved about this city – beauty, quirkiness, pride, … Continue reading Magnificent Melbourne