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DESTINATIONS – BUSH CHARACTERS, YARNS & POETRY

Do you have interesting travel stories or bush poems that you’d like to share with Outback Travel Australia visitors, please get in touch with through our contact page or email us on info@outbacktravelaustralia.com.au

Character: Denis Bartell

Character: Denis Bartell

Denis Bartell is one of Australia’s modern pioneers and was justifiably awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the general division, in 1989. Dick Smith, founder of Australian Geographic Magazine, presented him with its Adventurer of the Year Award Gold Medallion 1994.

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Character: Norm Needham

Character: Norm Needham

We’re indebted to the late Ian Glover, long-serving editor of Overlander Magazine and many other publications, for his introduction to this story about one of the 4WD movement’s pioneers.

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Character:  Artist extraordinaire

Character: Artist extraordinaire

Helen Dubrovich, born in Germany of Russian parents, came to Australia when she was three. When quite young, Helen started to travel overseas and this influenced her work, which is quite eclectic.

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Character: A bush cook

Character: A bush cook

If you haven’t come across one of Ranger Nick’s demo camp cooking sessions at a 4WD or camping show or watched his DVD you’re definitely missing out. He’s a very entertaining presenter and he knows exactly what he’s doing.

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Character: Tim Bowden

Character: Tim Bowden

Tim Bowden was born in Hobart, Tasmania, on August 2, 1937. He is married, with two children and three grandchildren. An author and broadcaster formerly of Sydney but now living on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Tim was host of the ABC-TV listener and viewer reaction program Backchat, from 1986-93.

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Character: Jol Fleming

Character: Jol Fleming

Jol was brought up in the 1950s, in the remote Aboriginal community of Yuendumu, some 400 kilometres north west of Alice Springs, where his parents ran a Baptist mission. Jol’s playmates were full-blood Aborigines and Jol still carries his tribal skin name, Jabaltjari.

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A TRAVEL YARN: Portable toilet drama

A TRAVEL YARN: Portable toilet drama

Many years ago my better half and I were still experimenting with the best way to cope with travelling-toilet issues. We could make do with the time-honoured ‘wee bucket’ but there were some occasions when a more solid proposition was required, if you take my meaning.

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A TRAVEL YARN – Kenny’s bush new year

A TRAVEL YARN – Kenny’s bush new year

The best time to visit the NSW Corner Country is in winter, but the threat of 40+ degree heat didn’t deter these intrepid bush travellers doing it in mid-summer. However, we don’t recommend it!

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How we helped Bill Gates

How we helped Bill Gates

It’s not widely known that when Bill Gates was developing computer terminology he relied heavily on old Aussie bush lore, but here’s solid proof.

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BUSH POETRY: KA KA MUNDI

BUSH POETRY: KA KA MUNDI

Affectionately known to her travelling companions as ‘The Malvern Matron’, Verna McKenzie takes her experiences from trips in the Outback and transforms them into bush poetry.
On every trip, Verna finds inspiration through her fellow travellers, places visited and the funny ‘little things’ and jots down a poem or two.

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BUSH POETRY: KANGAROOS

BUSH POETRY: KANGAROOS

Affectionately known to her travelling companions as ‘The Malvern Matron’, Verna McKenzie takes her experiences from trips in the Outback and transforms them into bush poetry.
On every trip, Verna finds inspiration through her fellow travellers, places visited and the funny ‘little things’ and jots down a poem or two.

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