Author Archives: John Rose

Top End Book End

  …The only shining light ahead was not the fading sun but that we would not be going straight back to the hotel but somewhere else. Find out in the next post… We were dropped off at the wrong side of the road and as our bus and guide pulled away our destination was revealed […]

Florence and the Marines

Another early morning start for J&K with a 6.30AM pickup. As alluded to in our first Darwin post, one of the key attractions to the city is it’s proximity to a heap of National Parks and wildlife. We decided on a Day Trip to Litchfield Park as it was close enough that we would spend […]

Defence of the Realm

Phew, it was open. Originally conceived as a museum dedicated to Australian Artillery and to contain photographs and artefacts from Darwin’s History during World War 2 – it quickly grew to include all facets of that War including a plethora of Vehicles, Weapons and exhibits dedicated to the Vietnam War and other theatres of conflict. […]

NT: The Final Frontier

Australia consists of a number of States and Territories – 8 if you are counting. We live in one of these (New South Wales). Have spent a number of weeks exploring another 3 (Tasmania,Western Australia and Queensland). Weekend breaks to another 3 (Victoria,ACT and South Australia). That leaves only 1 more. Can you guess which […]

TBT: Sydney Vivid 2017

Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera:a mystery never fully explained. We are told, ladies and gentlemen, that this is the very chandelier which figures in the famous disaster. Our workshops have repaired it and wire parts of it for the new electric light Perhaps we can frighten […]

Spirit of Anzac

Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in a soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace – Kemal Ataturk Starting in September 2015 in the border city of Albury-Wodonga, the Spirit of Anzac : Centenary Experience had spent the previous 16 months travelling across the country and telling […]

Close Encounters of the Furry Kind: A Day at Australia Zoo

On our second trip up to Noosa – which included Cameron and John Rose Senior – we decided to do a day trip – to get out of Noosa Heads and head south. We had one destination in mind! Located around 70km south of Noosa and on the hinterland side of the Bruce Highway is […]