Showing posts from August, 2014

Aboriginal Dance Group The Chooky Dancers

Forgive me if you've already heard of The Chooky Dancers, but I was only made aware of them a few weeks ago. Apparently they appeared on 'Australia's Got Talent' after becoming an over-night internet sensation a few years ago. Those of you who know me well, know that I'm rarely up with the latest when it comes to online content and emerging artists. Most of my trendy hipster friends don't even bother inviting me to gigs anymore, knowing full well that I'll just embarrass them with my blank stares and ignorant questions as they passionately discuss aspects of the music scene. Throughout uni I tried to act interested and barely kept up to gain some hipster 'cred', but I secretly reverted to the top 40 whenever I was alone. Now I don't even have access to a radio and couldn't care less to be honest. 

Anyway, If like me, you're lagging 12 months behind the trend seekers and youtube trawlers, I'm sure you will appreciate the below youtube …

Paintings Inspired by Groote Eylandt

Collecting turtle eggs at Red Sands.

Pete Murray Performs at Picnic Day on Groote Eylandt

Yesterday was Picnic Day; a NT public holiday for workers to enjoy a day of rest with family and friends. 
Picnic Day is a highly anticipated and talked about event on island, as GEMCO (the mining company) goes all out to treat the young and old to a day of free food and entertainment. 
All attendees could help themselves to BBQ'd hamburgers, pizza, curry and drinks throughout the day. By afternoon, dixie-sticks and ice-cream tubs were being dispersed to the masses who were sprawled out on picnic rugs. Sprinkles on top came in the form of acoustic poster boy, Pete Murray. He played a 30-minute set including some of his old stuff that everyone lethargically swayed along to. Post Pete Murray entertainment was a fire show geared towards the younger crowd. Two energetic stuntmen twirled flaming batons and got everyone's eyes prepped for the bright lights to come. Shortly after the show ended,we all congregated to the pub to watch a $20,000 fireworks display which included some of th…

Australian Women's Weekly "Women of the Future 2014" Lizzie Moroney

Dear family, friends & followers,

Meet my AMAZING friend Lizzie.

Lizzie and I have been friends since the day we enrolled at university. Like myself, Lizzie is a dedicated teacher. She is fearless and determined to make waves in order to educate the underprivileged. Whilst I was undergoing my final year of studies, 21-year-old Lizzie was living in a poverty stricken village in Tanzania, Africa, educating herds of smiley children whilst compromising her own health to do so.

Lizzie developed such a deep connection with the people living in the town Mto Wa Mbu that despite her age and lack of experience in business, she started up a charity organisation to raise money in the hopes of building a community/education centre for the people she now calls her family.  

I'm was over the moon when I recently heard that Lizzie's hard work was finally gaining some national recognition; as she appeared in the most recent Women's Weekly. Lizzie is currently one of 15 semi-finalists in t…