Why go again? Yes… I was asked. Having just done the Lap of Aus’ hubby and I are gearing up to head out again and there are those who wonder why. In a conversation with one of my professional friends, a doctor, I was asked what we plan to do next? The natural assumption in our group of mates as we sat around yarning was that we would now settle down. My friend mentioned how many of her retired patients did the lap and then just wanted to settle down and renew roots. For some this is what travelling around is and it is a wonderful life to have these choices. All part of what is Aussie retirement for so many. When I mentioned that we were off again very shortly, this on a ‘desert run’ I was met with some surprised expressions.
In this article I am going to ask that you come on a journey with me, one back in time and beyond our own culture, the culture you are most familiar with. I am going to ask that you leave this behind for a moment and come travel back beyond the time of Australia’s written record, back into pre-history.
We are going to go beyond the dogma of an English colony, that of a penal settlement in Sydney Cove 1788 which was a colony of men and women enslaved by a military and social ‘upper’ class who commonly saw themselves beyond the law. I want you to step with me into a strange new world. It is not Terra Nullius as the English insisted, it is a healthy and thriving culture that had travelled a vast landscape for tens of thousands of years. This is a time before the English arrived.
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When we set out on The Lap eighteen months ago we thought we were doing very well. I had actually convinced The Man that a smart phone was the way to go… so now we’re duly armed with one each. This is progress. The Man hates mobile phones and while they are invaluable when trying to find him in a shopping centre, this was the only use he could think of for those pesky mobile phones.
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A trip into Colonial Australia as told by Cecil Roy Mackaway
This is an account of growing up in the Hunter Valley north of Sydney. The tales and the vernacular used are of an era now passed. Join Cecil as brings to life the world of colonial Aus’
Jan also writes novels on contemporary Aboriginal Australia. In The Dreaming Series, you will walk with the Shaman as they struggle to survive in a contemporary world. Each book from The Dreaming Series is a tale in its own right, each book will step you into a world hidden from your own.
To discover more of the ancient Aboriginal Lore, visit the page dedicated to exploring this Lore in “Australia an Ancient Land”.
As we take a moment to plan, reflect and enjoy being on the Homesite before we are off on our next travel adventure there are things that I have now noticed about how the world, my world, has moved on without me.