Messages?[Wordless Wednesday]

too much signage outside a local factory makes for a visual cacophony go signs and signifiers, in east Keilor melbourne Australia
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Tenth January 2008

sunrise in the grampians in western Victoria, Australia,
Sunrise at the southern tip of the Grampians.

On this day ten years a go I was having a well deserved break with my wife in a lovely bluestone cottage at the foot of the Grampians.

New Year, New Research

Late last year I was invited to participate in two long term photograph projects. These projects both focus on aspects of Rural Australia. Gary, the lead photographer lives in South Australia. We are already collaborating on a project that examines the changing inner west of Melbourne’s old industrial suburbs like North, and West Melbourne and… Continue reading New Year, New Research

Serviceton [Wordless Wednesday]

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Well it’s hotter ‘n blazes and all the long faces
there’ll be no oasis for a dry local grazier
there’ll be no refreshment for a thirsty jackaroo
from melbourne to adelaide on the overlander
with newfangled buffet cars and faster locomotives
the train stopped in serviceton
less and less often
There’s nothing sadder than a town with no cheer
vic rail decided the canteen was no longer necessary there
no spirits, no bilgewater and 80 dry locals
and the high noon sun beats a hundred and four
there’s a hummingbird
trapped in a closed down shoe store
This tiny victorian rhubarb
kept the watering hole open for sixty five years
now it’s boilin’ in a miserable march 21st
wrapped the hills in a blanket
of patterson’s curse
the train smokes down the xylophone
there’ll be no stopping here
all ya can be is thirsty in a town with no cheer
No bourbon, no branchwater
though the townspeople here
fought her vic rail decree tooth and nail
now it’s boilin’ in a miserable march 21 st
wrapped the hills in a blanket
of patterson’s curse
the train smokes down the xylophone
there’ll be no stopping here
all ya can be is thirsty in a town with no cheer