Palm Beach

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So you’ve grown tired of the Big Smoke of Sydney, you’ve tried all the usual haunts and swum at every beach from Bondi to Balmoral and want to try something a bit different? How about a day trip up to …

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Enigma Charters and the Wreck of the Annie M. Miller

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The engines thrummed into life spreading a deep calm amongst us. We were a party of four: Jennifer (my wife) and I and Elric and Dany – our guests. We had chartered the luxurious Enigma Charters to take us into …

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McKnights Air and the Philatelic Solution

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Mark is a stamp enthusiast living in the city of Perth. He belongs to local, state and national philatelic societies. He is well-known for his collection and vast knowledge of Australian and British stamps. Mark had kept his collection in …

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McKnights Air and the Philatelic Solution

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Mark is a stamp enthusiast living in the city of Perth. He belongs to local, state and national philatelic societies. He is well-known for his collection and vast knowledge of Australian and British stamps. Mark had kept his collection in …

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Coward Punches & Australian Tourism

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The “king hit” epidemic – re-labelled as the “coward punch” since early January – has scarcely been out of the headlines for months now. From the violent incidents themselves, to the variously miraculous and saddening results, to the public outcry …

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The Last Bastion of Truth – Compu-Store

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When the business I belong to needed an off-site storage facility for all its ‘sensitive’ documents I was charged with finding it. Unexpectedly, it became quite an interesting exercise, one that had me questioning a lot of assumptions. In the …

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Meditation on a Theme at Aspen Parks

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Great performance requires great recovery. It’s a sporting analogy that is true for all of life. And on occasions who isn’t asked for an exceptional effort in their day-to-day lives? Be it in work, in relationships, or striving in any …

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Settling in Oz: 4 Key Job Sources

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If you’ve been in Australia as a tourist for a good few months now, it’s quite possible that you’re starting to ponder the expiration of your visa. Even as you continue to enjoy the natural wonders and relaxed atmosphere of …

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The Unspoken History of the Kimbery Klub

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When you hear people speak about the Kimberly Klub in Broome you think of a comfortable backpackers close to the beautiful Cable Beach. But the real Kimberly Club has a much darker history. In the 1850’s Kim Buchanan was a …

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Chelsea Flooring and the McKenzie Cottage Ghost

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The real ghost stories are the ones you never hear about. They’re not for public consumption. They’re not ‘tantalizing’, just horrifying. A real ghost cannot be marketed like a Ghost Tour.  I have a friend in Perth who works for …

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Chelsea Flooring and McKenzie’s Cottage

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The real ghost stories are the ones you never hear about. They’re not for public consumption. They’re not ‘tantalizing’, just horrifying. A real ghost cannot be marketed like a Ghost Tour.  I have a friend in Perth who works for …

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Energy Power Systems and Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Nothing ever goes to plan; not ever. The Gold Coast Shakespearean Players had sought and received permission to stage William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on some council land in Tally Valley. It was a grassy, leafy area; well away …

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White Night Melbourne 2014

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White Nights traditionally refer to the period around the Summer Solstice in areas of high altitude, which experience almost entire nights of complete sunlight. In regions such as Russia and Scandinavia, June generally means there is very little period of …

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Poulter for All Weather

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When a Perth hospital needed an annex put over the driveway in front of their Emergency Room entrance they put out tenders. As is usual in these cases those who responded to the tenders weren’t compared so much on price …

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Poulter for all Weather

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When a Perth hospital needed an annex put over the driveway in front of their Emergency Room entrance they put out tenders. As is usual in these cases those who responded to the tenders weren’t compared so much on price …

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Brisbane’s Australia Day Best

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Following on from our comprehensive guide to Melbourne’s best bets for January 26, I thought it only fair to also give Brisbane its time in the sun. The key events on offer in the city are indicative of its character; …

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Australia Day in Melbourne

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Australia Day is a time for rituals. Indigenous culture, contemporary multiculturalism, and community harmony are always the focal points of celebrations across the country. If you’re a tourist visiting Melbourne on Australia Day, there are a few things you can …

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Sydney’s February Spread

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Holidays may be wrapping up for those that aren’t either tourists or uni students, but over the next month or so Sydney will continue to host a spread of top-notch events. The city is, of course, a hub for culture, …

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Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival 2014

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When travelling across Australia, it goes without saying that spectating a live sport game is an absolute essential on the list of things to see and do. Whether it be an AFL game in Melbourne, a football match in Sydney …

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St Kilda Festival and Hotel Urban

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It’s almost become a club. For the past six years my wife and I have flown down to Melbourne for the St Kilda Festival. It’s one of the longest running free cultural events in Australia, encompassing musicians, performers, and artists …

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