It is no secret that Australians like to laugh at themselves; enjoy heading into any given situation as the underdog, and hold the quality of mateship in high esteem.
And it is little wonder these traits are reflected in our movies; it is who we are, played out proudly on the big screen for the entire world to see.
At Perth Walkabout we love to review books by West Australian authors. The latest novel that I have read is The Girl in the Hard Hat by local Perth author Loretta Hill.
The Girl in the Hard Hat tells the story of Wendy, a safety manager who works in the harsh surrounds of Cape Lambert, up north in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. From the moment that I picked up The Girl in the Hard Hat the story caught and held my attention.
Loretta Hill tells the story of Wendy with a personal closeness so that you feel that you are with Wendy as she travels to find a new job up at Cape Lambert.
A dream that many Australians have is to do a big road trip around Australia. One of our guest writers, Amy at Livin’ on the Road, is currently driving around Australia with her family. At the same time that Amy continues her journey on the road, many other Aussies will be planning or just starting their big road trip. One of our regular readers at Perth Walkabout chats from time to time about his lifetime goal to do a road trip in the near future. It’s a unique experience that people embark on – families with young kids, retirees who have hit the grey nomad trail – anyone with a sense of adventure in their heart, and the urge to explore the outback and the more remote parts of our big sunburnt country.So on to resources that will help with planning your road trip of a lifetime.
Ian Parkes - author of “A Youth Not Wasted” was born in Perth, and in his first book, he tells an interesting story of his life working on sheep farms in the 1950’s. As a young lad during this era he has many a fascinating tale to tell of what life was like working in the Australian outback in the middle of the twentieth century.
Almost everybody has tried their hand at fishing one time or another, and many people find themselves hooked(!) on the hobby. In a recent guest post, we heard from fishing enthusiast Marian Aunes from Marinews on her favourite fishing destinations in Perth.If you have aspirations to become a serious angler, then Explorer Australia’s Australian Fishing Guide by Steve Cooper is a great reference book.
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