Accommodation – Equitana Melbourne 2010

April 27th, 2010

While there is a truckload of accommodation in and around the centre of Melbourne, when there is a lot on, only dodgy pubs and extremely expensive hotels remain unoccupied. I have learnt my lesson from a past mistake and missed out on ideal accommodation by booking too late, and thus was left staying in an […]

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Equitana Melbourne 2010

April 21st, 2010

I will have a stand at Equitana Melbourne 2010 which is on at the Melbourne Show Grounds from 18th to 21st November. More than 50,000 people are expected to visit what is described as ‘the largest equine shopping spree in the Southern Hemisphere’; with more than 300 horse-related trade fair exhibitors, equine masterclasses and education […]

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Greenvale ‘Stock Up For Hope’ event, Thurs 23 July

July 18th, 2009

On Thursday 23rd July there will be a ‘Stock up for Hope’ charity event at Greenvale (north Queensland). The 4pm footy match at the Greenvale oval will be refereed by Stock Up For Hope CEO & NRL referee Tim Mander. Former Cowboys coach Graham Murray will also be there, along with representatives from the Cowboys […]

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Wrotham Park Station – Employee Reunion in Townsville, Friday 19th June 2009

June 1st, 2009

Wrotham Park Station (Chillagoe, North Queensland) is scheduled to be auctioned for owners Great Southern Plantations, at 11am at Jupiters Casino in Townsville – on Friday 19th of June 2009. There are many people who have lived and worked on Wrotham Park (including Gamboola, Highbury and Drumduff) who live in north Queensland, and this is […]

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Rocky Beef Week, May 4-9 2009

May 8th, 2009

We first went to Rockhampton Beef Week in 1997, and had a tradefair stand there in 2000 & 2006. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it in 2009 because I had to keep working on the new book of photographs, to publish it by the end of this year. Rocky Beef Exposition is six days of excellent […]

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Orange Agricultural College Reunion 1982-3 year group

April 16th, 2008

On Saturday April 5th 2008 there was a fabulous reunion of the 1982-3 mob of Orange Ag. College graduates, in Wagga (New South Wales). Sal Douglas was the primary organiser, and thanks to her and several helpers, it was a top weekend. I’m sure Sal will organise another get-together sometime, so if you went to […]

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The Australian Horse Industry

June 16th, 2007

It’s amazing how many careers there are in the horse industry. For example: ‘Horse wranglers’ who train and handle horses and riders for films. Such as Bill & Barb Willoughby, of Booleroo Centre SA, whose film & television jobs include McLeods Daughters, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Light Horsemen, Man from Snowy River and Breaker Morant. […]

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Australian Horse Events & Horse Recreation

June 11th, 2007

Though it is increasingly expensive to own and look after a horse in Australia it is still far cheaper than in many other countries, due to a relatively temperate climate and more readily available grazing land around cities and towns.  Consequently there are still thousands of Australian horses owned purely for recreational purposes of one […]

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