Tag Archives: pastoral

Harper Collins Award Winning Short Story by Shirley Chalmers

The Onion Picker’s Daughter     The old green Ford Pilot is standing in the road like a patient elephant waiting for its load. The hot Queensland day is slowly dying, with a sighing breeze stirring dust from the leaves of the nearby gums. It will soon be getting dark and Dad is hurrying us, […]

Miner’s Cottage

Miner’s Cottage Sleepy little town amongst the hills and green valleys of the shire a miner’s cottage caught my eye newly restored, yet remaining as old as the history it contains the silent, dense presence of it unconcealed, surrounded me as real as though I could reach out and touch it whisperings, from the past […]

Springtime- from my book ‘Australia Wild’

Springtime – A poem taken from my book “Australia Wild”  with photos by Shirley Chalmers