Nudge Trezise hoped to leave the FIFO life behind when he moved his family across three states, from Geelong to Gladstone. What the boilermaker of 20 years didn’t expect was a complete career change. But with one of Queensland’s biggest lakes on his doorstep, and alongside partner Roxy Hourigan, Nudge now earns a crust as on a float-in, float-out basis. In a region where the … Continue reading PROFILE: Lake-change floats a new life as family finds its oasis
Even before I started travel writing, I couldn’t travel without it. Not actually putting pen to paper myself, that is – I had plenty of others who’d done it for me.
I got carsick if I read in the car, but right up until Dad shifted into first gear, I’d be head buried, hard up against the station-wagon backseat door.
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As part of my job, I get to take a lot of photos. And believe me, not because I’m a photographer. Continue reading “Smile, and make it cheeky!”
It was the biggest relief of my journalistic career. Not a big scoop, nor a killer quote. Not even the day Makybe Diva won her third Melbourne Cup. (Sixteen pages of pre-prepared stories – wasted if a roughie had bolted through first.)
No, it was the day I realised a great journalistic truth: people like having their stories heard.
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