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Learning about Country


Has travel changed the way you feel about the world? What do you feel about this amazing country? Take a dip into my latest blog, written as we travel around southern Western Australia. 

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Sharyn Moodie


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soundadventurer wrote:

Has travel changed the way you feel about the world?


Sure has.

Amongst a number of other places I lived in the Middle East for a while - that changed the way I felt about many things and countries.

 



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Thanks for sharing Sharyn, this was a beautiful blog post. I too have started to connect on a deeper level to County since being on the road. I now make note of what Country i am on when travelling between Country and mention each traditional land owners in each of my vlogs. x



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Sharyn, I recommend that you make a point of going to the towns where many will tell you you should avoid. You have the right balance of curiosity & respect. Go to the 'aboriginal' towns which labour under an enduring reputation, like Ceduna, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Wilcannia etc etc & seek out interaction with the people there. I don't think you will regret it...... we haven't. Unless you can find ways to stay in these places for longer periods the interactions will be 'passing' in nature, but being able to experience the two way respect, no matter how fleeting is (to us at least) a privilege that few 'goldfish bowlers' will ever know.

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Another good read soundadventurer, so thanks for that

I was born overseas, but have lived and worked in this part of Australia, for more than 55 years

You already know more about Western Australia, than I do

Hope to see some of those places in the future

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Yes, it is about a balance, and lots of respect. We haven't been up north in WA yet, but I'm really looking forward to doing it in the second half of next year. We did go through Wilcannia late on a Sunday last year, and saw not a soul! 



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Thanks Tamsun. Yesterday in Albany I stood on the deck of the replica of the Brig Amity, which brought the first settlers to WA. As I overlooked the waters of King George Sound I listened to a beautiful audio recording of Welcome to Country. Superb.



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