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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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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Monday, 20 July 2015 10:08

Mowanjum

Former Kimberley stockman Eddie Bear (pictured) knows a thing or two about cattle.

Based at Mowanjum community in WA's remote West Kimberley, Eddie has worked at many of the region's big cattle stations.

After a lifetime in the saddle, Eddie is one of the leaders of Mowanjum driving a game-changing agricultural development in his community.

Read Sue Neales' story in The Australian about Mowanjum's agricultural dreams here.

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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 08:25

Flying Doctor

Another Great Australian: Dr Susan Downes.

As a doctor with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Susan spends her working days delivering babies throughout outback Western Australia.

I did a shoot with Susan at the RFDS headquarters in Perth back in March.

Susan's story is part of a new magazine Great Australians published by R.M. Williams OUTBACK this month.

Order a copy here.

 

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Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:30

Kilto Station

Feels good to be back in the Kimberley. This time on Kilto Station, just north of Broome.

It might be the region's smallest cattle run, but Jack and Vicki Burton have done incredible things with this patch of dirt.

Had some fun buzzing around in an R22 with Jack. Not to mention two days in a roadtrain driving from Broome to Halls Creek, and back.

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 07:24

Highway robbery

It's never great watching the fuel bowser tick over when you're travelling 15,000 kilometres around Australia.

But when the dollars are ticking over at more than double the litres it's downright scary.

Just paid $2.10 for unleaded fuel at Madura Roadhouse on the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia. Ouch.

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Monday, 19 August 2013 12:07

The moon cuts through

Camped on the Great Australian Bight last night, about thirty kilometres east of the WA/SA border.

Outside, I was listenting to the Southern Ocean pounding into the coastal cliffs and road trains thundering down the highway. Then I looked up. Just for a moment the moon shone through thick cloud cover.

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Sunday, 18 August 2013 12:03

Canola encore

More canola in flower near Esperance.

Hard not to keep stopping every five minutes to shoot the sea of yellow stretching to the horizon.

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Saturday, 17 August 2013 11:57

Lucky views

Lucky Bay at Cape Le Grand National Park, 50km east of Esperance.

Kangaroos on the beach, crystal clear water and the whitest sand beach in Australia.

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Saturday, 17 August 2013 11:53

Hellfire

Headed down to Cape Le Grand National Park today, about 50km east of Esperance.

I reckon it's one of the best National Parks in the country.

This photo is from Hellfire Bay. Just one of half a dozen stunning bays in the park.

 

 

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