Dec 082006
The Magistrate's House

Berrima NSW, Australia May, 2004 In early 2004, my girlfriend Jeanette and I decided to take a short break and visit a cluster of quaint villages a couple of hours drive south of Sydney. We decided we would spend about three days just wandering around the little towns, visiting local shops, cafés, museums and markets, ►►


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Oct 312006

[swfobj src=”/flash/biteycastle/333am.swf” width=”600″ height=”400″ align=”center” required_player_version=”10″]ugh, Flash Player Required[/swfobj] Another Halloween short. Sorry about the watermark. That’s my old site-locking ActionScript coming back to haunt me.

The Pilliga Princess

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Apr 092005
The Pilliga Princess

Pilliga Scrub, NSW Australia c.1980 The Pilliga Scrub is a massive expanse of thick bushland in the central upper half of New South Wales and covers an area of about 80 x 120 kilometres. Much has been lost in there, never to be found again, from sheep and cattle, to people and vehicles. Even today, ►►

The Empty Farmhouse

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Feb 202005
The Empty Farmhouse

30km outside Narromine, NSW Australia 1985 For a long time my father worked for a man who owned a lot of land. One particular property of his is called ‘Arrabree’. 3,000 undulating acres with a huge, old but well-kept house, machinery sheds, stock yards, shearing sheds, grain silos and more. The farm needed caretakers, and ►►

Through the Keyhole

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Jan 082005

Trangie, NSW Australia May school holidays, 1979 Back when there were only three school terms per year in Australia, I would stay at my cousin’s house every May school holidays. He lived in Trangie, which is the next town west of my home town, Narromine. Incidentally, it was around this time in my life when ►►

The Hidden Stream

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Jun 092004
The Hidden Stream

Green Point, NSW Australia 1997 Back then I lived about an hour’s drive north of Sydney on the New South Wales Central Coast. The suburb is called Green Point, and my house sat peacefully among others, at the foot of a mountain reserve called Kincumber Mountain. I signed over the house to my ex-wife when ►►