in the Wimmera

During a roadtrip to Melbourne in January 2023 we stayed a couple of nights in the Victorian Wimmera. The stopover on the return to Victor Harbor in South Australia was a pet friendly cottage along the Western highway between Stawell … Read More

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At Clare

The Lavender Trail camp at Clare in mid-September was the final one for the walk for Suzanne and her walking friends. Whilst they walked the final stages of the Trail I explored the mid-North and the Tothill Range areas that … Read More

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Covid-19 + the Mallee

The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Australia killed off my plans to start the solo stage of photographing the old Mallee Routes project– now Eye on the Mallee. The original plan was to spend a bit of time photographing … Read More

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a Yarriambiack suite?

Prior to the Wentworth photocamp on the Darling River I spent some time in the Victorian Wimmera thinking about, and scoping for, a series of images that I planned to call the Yarriambiack suite. Would this be a goer? The … Read More

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Balranald photocamp: pastoralism

The winter photocamp at Balranald with Gilbert Roe  consisted of photographing on the property of John and Marita Standen’s  Rosenhoe farm, which is  on the Wakool River,  and scoping the area around Balranald itself, which is is located in Mutthi Mutthi traditional country. … Read More

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new beginnings

The post’s title new beginnings refers to me starting   to scope work for  the 2018 section of the Mallee Routes project whilst I was  at Swan Hill for the exhibition at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.    This … Read More

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history of water in the Mallee

The history of water in the 20th century was ¬†one of piping water to the storage dams located across the region via the earthen, gravity-fed Wimmera Mallee Domestic and Stock Channel System. This ¬†system extended from the Grampians in central western Victoria to Ouyen and Manangatang in the north, Underbool in the west and Korong Vale in the east.… Read More

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