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Entries from October 31st, 2009

PARADISE V. VERMIN: LORD HOWE’S WAR ON RATS

October 31st, 2009 · 7 Comments · News

Photos and Story by JAMES WOODFORD Entire populations of some of Lord Howe Island’s unique wildlife are to be herded and brought into captivity for their safety. Cattle and chickens will be slaughtered or sent away. Even though the threat is negligible, dogs will be muzzled and children brought close. Then for 100 days a […]

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Hello Silence, Long Lost Friend

October 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Guest Viewpoint

Have you ever gotten out of a car in a country town at night and heard the silence? Sometimes the absence of something is beautiful – in architecture a large empty space can be exquisite or the stillness in a piece of music. But nothing beats getting away from the screeching tinnitus of existing in […]

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The Fires of Mordor

October 19th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Blog

Some of you may have heard I had a serious accident in April this year, which is a bit of a lame excuse for why I have neglected, Real Dirt. I fell off our roof while adjusting the solar panels, landing on my head, knocking myself out and ending up with six days of amnesia. […]

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