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Murraylands
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On a recent phototrip that included exploring the Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia I came across an old railway line across the Murraylands to Mannum. It hadn’t been used for a long time and to my surprise it hadn’t … Read More

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remembering (the Wimmera/photobooks)
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I made a quick detour through the Wimmera Mallee whilst returning to Encounter Bay after walking in Wilsons Promontory for 7 days with the bushwalking group of Retire Active SA. We had traveled up to Mansfield and the Victorian high … Read More

a small photo trip
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Following on from this previous post about reconnecting to the Mallee Routes project after the easing of the Covid-19 border closures in SA I made a small photo trip in early March 2022 along the interface of the Mt Lofty … Read More

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Reconnecting (to the project)
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The Mallee Routes project has been placed on hold for 8 months or more due to the Covid -19 pandemic, which resulted in South Australia’s state borders being closed to Victoria and NSW in 2021. That month was my last … Read More

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Sea Lake and Skymirror
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On a recent trip to Melbourne I decided to go the long way — along the Mallee Highyway to Ouyen and then along the Calder Highway to Castlemaine. I camped overnight at Walpeup on the Mallee Highway and then at … Read More

Mantung
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I made a quick visit to Mantung in the Murray Mallee from Cambrai via Walker Flat, then looked for the old railway from Galga. I was looking for the ruins of the old railway line that had been pulled up … Read More

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Review of Mallee Routes 2019 Photobook
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Below is a review of Mallee Routes: Photographing the Mallee 2019 by Doug Spowart. Doug runs the fascinating and very informative wotwedid blog with Victoria Cooper and works at the Centre for Regional Arts Practice. For a photographer the ‘calling’ … Read More

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Reading the ruins
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I mentioned in this Kapunda post that I was at the Lavender Trail at Kapunda camp in 2020 I scoped the Morgan railway line, as I was interested in the ruins as part of the absent history section of the … Read More

Alternate histories
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This text was written for a talk at the opening of the Mallee Routes exhibition at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery in 2018. A different opening talk was given by Mark Thomson from the Institute of Backyard Studies. Alternate … Read More

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