Friday, 09 September 2016 04:59

Red Centre

On the road again, on assignment for R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine.

Three days in the cab with triple road train driver Jake Tyrrell.

Alice Springs to Canteen Creek and back; 1,200 kilometres.

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Monday, 22 August 2016 04:55

On the road

A passing truck negotiates a wet Carnarvon Highway in Queensland.

On assignment for R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine.

Four days in the cab of a road train, driving from Mareeba to Sydney.

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Monday, 01 August 2016 04:53

Truckin life

Loading cattle at Wrotham Park Station, Far North Queensland.

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Friday, 29 April 2016 05:43

Minderoo Station

Head stockman Bernard Brown musters a mob of bulls on Minderoo Station, near Onslow, Western Australia.

On assignment for R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine.

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Thursday, 07 April 2016 05:25

Iffley Station

On assignment for R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine at Iffley Station, Queensland.

Located about 500 kilometres by road north east of Mt Isa, mustering on Iffley is hot, dusty and dirty.

But the jackeroos and jillaroos love it.

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Friday, 29 January 2016 05:12

Oakey Beef Exports

Spent the afternoon at Oakey Beef Exports in Oakey on the Darling Downs.

General manager Pat Gleeson runs an impressive operation at one of the Australia's largest abattoirs.

Up in Queensland shooting and interviewing for a story I'm writing about the Aussie beef industry for R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine.

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Friday, 12 February 2016 05:05

Beef research

Doing some research today for a story I'm writing about the Aussie beef industry.

Robbins Island wagyu steak at the Railway Club Hotel, Port Melbourne.

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Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:06

Missed it by that much!

We came, we raced and we...came second by half-a-nose in a photo finish at the Innamincka Cup.

That's our jockey Timmy Norton in the green silks riding Gramps on the outside, pipped at the post by He's Archie ridden by veteran Port Augusta jockey Tereasa Hawkins.

Great ride Timmy.

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Monday, 24 August 2015 10:51

A horse called Gramps

Twenty-two mates, a horse called Gramps, a 1,200 kilometre journey and a dream.

That's pretty much the backstory to a campaign by me and 21 of my mates to win this weekend's Innamincka Cup.

We've bought a horse for $1,000, borrowed a horse float, and are now towing it 1,200kms from Adelaide to Innamincka for one of outback South Australia's great picnic race meetings.

It'll take us three days to get there and when we do our mate Timmy Norton (pictured above with Gramps), a former jockey, will don the silks for the first time in eight years and try to ride home a winner.

Read The Weekend Australian's story here

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Friday, 24 July 2015 10:24

Doing what they loved

Standing beside his helicopter on the grassy plains east of Fitzroy Crossing, mustering pilot Rick Ford knows only too well the hazards of his vocation.

“You spend a lot of time flying in the “Dead Man’s Curve” when you’re mustering, which is below 300 feet and zero to 30 knots worth of air speed,” Mr Ford said.

Pastoralists, stock workers and pilots from across the Kimberley yesterday gathered at Halls Creek to commemorate mustering pilots killed doing what they loved.

About 150 people attended the unveiling of a new memorial, funded by donations from pastoralists, pilots’ families and local businesses, at the entrance of the Halls Creek rodeo grounds.

Read the West Australian's story here.

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