All the animals, the birds and reptiles awoke and followed the Rainbow Serpent, the Mother of Life, across the land
There was an immense sense of pride welcoming back the first guests after the cyclone
“Malnutrition is common... I feel sometimes as if I’m dealing with similar conditions as the English working class at the beginning of the industrial revolution."
Where the waters meet
The mournful call of the curlew inspired the Aboriginal dreamtime story of Purrukapali and Bima that is told to Indigenous children across the northern parts of Australia including the Tiwi Islands.
Charcoal Lane provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and disadvantaged young people to transform their lives through training and working in this iconic building
Christmas Island is home to the beautiful golden bosun, frigate bird, red and brown footed cousins of the flamboyant blue footed booby of the Galapagos Islands
PHASE Nepal works with remote Himalayan communities to break the cycle of poverty and improve their health, education and livelihood opportunities.
The hay runners are "a bunch of blokes trying to help out a fellow Aussie in times of hardship."
The most confronting exposure I had was meeting a 21 year old girl who had been mauled by a bear.
Beautiful limestone pinnacles make swimming treacherous.
The airstrip runs the width of the southern side of the island. At twilight it is used for recreational running and children's play.
Steamed pork and black sugar buns
My favourite thing about Nauru were the road side steamed buns, available 7 days a week, 30 cents a pop.
IDC Staff Accommodation
Doctors were given the best of the accommodation options on Nauru. Sterile single rooms with bathroom, bed and linen (if you're lucky).
The Republic of Nauru hospital. Complete with kittens and asbestos.
Asylum Seeker's new homes
Early construction of the housing for Australian Asylum Seekers who will have temporary protection visas.
Boom gate in action
And this is how it works
Palms in Nauru
Sometimes a very beautiful place
Some caring IDC staff rehabilitated a kitten that adopted us.
Filled with soft drink and processed foods
A common problem on Nauru is water shortage. The boat that was going to save the day couldn't reach the island because of a broken anchorage. But we could see it.
The island is full of unwanted waste. This is some.
There is some regrowth across Nauru and the stronger trees make beautiful sculptures across the limestone pinnacles.
Buildings in Nauru have the haunting beauty of times passed.
Boy and boat
A little Nauruan boy plays on his boat.
This is the sweetest thing about Nauru