The forgotten dangers of heatstroke – perhaps more likely now than ever before

January 30th, 2009

Maria Ann Soper’s death in January 1999 at the age of 21 was a tragic reminder of how dangerous it is to overheat and dehydrate in the hot, humid weather of the northern wet season, and how quickly death can occur. If it isn’t raining in January, it is usually the hottest month of the […]

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Ron Edwards – artist, writer, craftsman, publisher – etc

February 28th, 2008

Born in Victoria in 1930, Ron Edwards passed away on 5 January 2008, after living in Kuranda (far north Queensland) for many years. An extremely talented bloke with an amazing array of talents he put to good use – an accomplished artist, knowledgeable and witty writer, avid collector of folk songs and bushcraft skills (from […]

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Gordon Arnold OAM

May 2nd, 2007

Gordon Arnold and his wife Nell (Ellen) spent 25 years working for the Australian Agricultural Company on Wrotham Park, from 1963 to 1988. Prior to that they were managing AACo-owned Ivanhoe, near Kununurra in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Gordon was a character and gentleman of the old school, of my father’s generation. […]

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