Ned Kelly town

Ned Kelly town
In 2006 when I last took the family to Victoria we stopped at Glenrowan, famous for the Ned Kelly siege. Today we’re in Jerilderie, famous for the other Kelly raid and his letter. They’re keen to show it off, and there’s a little historical area with a lot of still standing buildings and displays. A ...

And we’re here at Jerilderie

And we're here at Jerilderie
Long day by design and we’re at Jerilderie for the night. Never been here before, lots of Ned Kelly history to see in the morning. But just dinner for now. Then Mythbusters Star Wars special then sleep! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Lunchtime day 1–Forbes

Lunchtime day 1--Forbes
We’re in Forbes to eat in the park. Surrounded by 19th century buildings and it’s quite nice if the sun stays out! The boys are split between restless and tired — never the same of course… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

On the road to..,

On the road to..,
We left home this morning right on 9am, heading generally south towards Victoria and our adventures. First stop about 11.30am, Peak Hill, just for a quick stretch. The view is the road: Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

A little teaser excerpt from my current work 1

It’s Youth Bytes, and it’s something familiar if you’ve read any of it previously, but well, it’s changed quite a bit now too… For those who asked to see it 🙂 ________________   Chapter 1: Ben Hamilton was a beautiful boy, but dull and simple too, in his own way. Things were fun but they ...

Big news for the month

Big news for the month
I realised I actually didn’t post about this… so many things happening, so many things going on, some good, some not so good. But earlier this month there was this announcement:     Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism: Inaugural Winners Stephen Turner, “Youth Bytes” Youth Bytes will be an online hub for student news ...

The other event today

Apart from being Lachie’s birthday today, it’s also a little other thing. I say little but of course it’s one of the most important events in my life — my wedding anniversary. Thank you Sallie. I love you. But when Lachie was born on the same day three years after we were married. the day ...

Happy Birthday Lachie!

Happy Birthday Lachie!
My biggest little man is five years old today! It all happens so quickly… the next thing I know he’ll be a professional Ninja Warrior music star 🙂 I know today was his second “party” and he’ll have a third party by the weekend — but I’m happy to oblige. Lachie is such a good ...

And then what happened?

And then what happened?
The title is the core of all storytelling — “And then what happened?” — it’s what the reader wants to know, it’s what the writer has to ask themselves and what drives everything in your storytelling. It’s inherently the power of telling a story. A clear sentiment, but one expressed recently by Neil Gaiman and ...

And they wonder why young people hate newspapers?

Found on Twitter today: Brave journalism by @theheraldsun This dangerous school girl is a threat to us all. pic.twitter.com/wcQcCiFAfZ — John Birmingham (@JohnBirmingham) May 23, 2014   There are so many thoughts that come to mind when I see this… but I will leave it with my headline. I mean, as a “news” outlet News ...
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