Saturday, October 23, 2004

HMAS Melbourne in Darwin

I saw this ship in late September at Stokes Wharf. I was taken by the colour of the sea and sky. This was at Stoke's Wharf, just out of the Darwin CBD. Its a great place for a cheap meal of fish and chips, especially barramundi!

Our cat "Molly"

A favourite closeup of Molly, who still lives in Adelaide. A very vocal Oriental cat, but much loved.

Friday, October 22, 2004

My Favourite Book

This has been around for a few years, but I can still pick it up and laugh, very well written.

A local identity

This lizard I found near the rear of the library. Is it a Gilbert's Dragon (Lophognathus gilberti) or perhaps is it a Ta-Ta Lizard (or Lophognathus temporalis) ?

Gilbert's Dragon
For a little more information from a German site:

Where I work

This is a photo looking at the library building at the Casuarina campus of the Charles Darwin University where I work in the Northern Territory, Australia
Library at Charles Darwin University

Why Javaman?

Since 1985 I have been researching the sailing ship "Java" which brought my ancestors to the colony of South Australia , landing on February 6th 1839. The ship was fairly unique as its said to have been the last of the East Indiamen. It was broken up in Genoa in 1939. Thanks to Roger Sando, my book on the ship published in 1990 is now available on the Internet. [see]

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Where I live

I am living in a leafy green suburb, Fannie Bay (named after an Italian opera singer in the 19th century). It's close to the beach and midway between the CBD of Darwin and the Charles Darwin University where I work. Here is the view from my front door.
I have a gecko that lives in the kitchen!
where I live

Places to go

I am going to miss going to Mindil Beach. This is the craft market held at Mindil beach near my home at Fannie Bay. During the dry its on every Thursday night and also Sunday evening.

A goanna I saw the other day.

Take a look at his creature I saw at the Palmerston campus on Tuesday night!

Whats this all about?

My son Dave said to me why not create a blog to make available my thoughts and photos whilst working in the Northern Territory as a way of staying in touch so here it goes! If only I can work out how to add digital photos. I have just found out so maybe later tonight!