Almanac Life: The Crystal Pool

Smokie Dawson longs for the summer, and a visit to the Crystal Pool. Its charms have been passed down through the generations of his family.

Sink or Swim?

I have been reading the recent reports in the press that Surf Lifesaving Queensland (SLSQ) is under threat of litigation over alleged failures in their duty of care. Surf Lifesavers are a remarkable Australian phenomenon, and their red and yellow cap is as iconic as Vegemite. A volunteer organisation that was founded over 100 years ago, they [Read more]

Summer Stereo Story – Beach-house records, part 1

In the diary at the family beach-house my brother’s wife has written a list to sum up their short holiday with their two young children. Rachel has written ten names, beginning with Michael Jackson and ending with The Doors.