Being in the right part, of the right country, at the right time has opened the door for so much exploration.
In this edition of re:location, I talked with Lucy Graham, Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) Director about Tropical North Queensland's incredible environment. We chatted about her work with CAFNEC, the incredible nature that you will find in this part of the world and the community's strong history of activism in pushing for environmental protection.
Drawn to the water, I sat myself on one of the sandstones that formed over thousands of years. Gazing over the beach, I was swept away with the enormity of the coastline. With the view framed by Tin Pan Bay and Double Island Point, all the senses came to life.
This edition of re:location is about life in Karumba. This is a town with a real sense of ease and calm, and where nature rules. Nestled in the south east pocket of the Gulf of Carpentaria, I talk with a few of Karumba's 500 locals about what makes town tick, barramundi and life alongside crocodiles.
At times, it’s hard to focus in a city like Alice Springs. There is a strong sense of people having deeply contrasting experiences – and there is a huge economic gap between the first nations and white communities. But running against the stereotype and reputation, my first impression of Alice was as an upbeat kind of place, and that it’s incredibly welcoming. Have a listen!
Luis and Almu are two very adventurous spirits who managed to find themselves in South Australia's smallest town. This edition of re:location is about their journey and life in William Creek.
It was super talking with Timmy D on the third and final part of this series on Walgett. I was grateful for how he shared his special connection with town and the surrounding area, how it stems from his love of family, and their long connection with this part of Australia. Have a listen!
On this edition of re:location Penny and I talked about some of the challenges that the town is facing, how this translates into Thiyama-li's work and what she loves about the people who call Walgett home.
The world hasn’t stopped spinning as a result of the pandemic, and in Narrabri the environment continues to be a much more powerful player in shaping futures. This edition of re:location is about the town's close-knit community and the impact of drought. Have a listen!