Browsing All posts tagged under »Moggs Creek«

John Quixote and the true history of Moggs Creek

April 10, 2017

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It was all a bit of a lark. In 1955 a group of friends bought land at Moggs Creek, a blink-and-you-miss-it spot on the Great Ocean Road between Aireys Inlet and Lorne. The land had been recently subdivided by the Boyd family, which had owned land there since 1905. The group was bemused by the […]

Beach house records (preview)

July 31, 2014

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Great Ocean Quarterly is a gorgeous new magazine dedicated to ‘art, ideas and the sea’.  The publishers are based on The Great Ocean Road in Victoria but the magazine’s stories, including stunning photography and artwork, roam the world’s oceans. I happened across GOQ last December and thought, ‘Where has this magazine been all my life? […]

Tour de Moggs Creek

July 10, 2014

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This story was first published in The Big Issue, in July 2010. Back then it was titled My Father’s Bicycle. Dad’s leather bike helmet hung in the garage, along with his boxing gloves, above the table-tennis table, the paint-tins, the jars of nails and all the other bits and pieces that accumulate in a garage.

My father’s bridge

August 27, 2012

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Twelve years ago this month a bridge was named in honour of my father. Seven years ago this week The Age ran a story of mine about the bridge. The original story was nearly 1200 words. I had to quickly get it down to 600. Here’s an excerpt from the published story: My father’s bridge […]

My father’s bicycle

November 10, 2010

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In July 2010, at the time of the Tour de France, The Big Issue published My Father’s Bicycle. Australianrules.com.au had published a shorter version of the story  a few years back but the re-write benefited, not surprisingly, from  talking to some of my father’s mates. Here’s an excerpt from The Big Issue version of the […]