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Townlife Journeys

We’re all stories in the end, let’s make it a good one…*

We all have our stories; the twists and turns that make up the fabric of lives. Some of us have lived in the same place, and visited the same special spots for as long as we can remember. Some of us have travelled to far off lands, and bought back stories of other people and other places.

These tales are how we remember our history, preserving and presenting them to each other, so that we can grow and understand through learning about ourselves. But we also just like to entertain and delight each other. That’s what humans do, that’s what makes us special.

Here, we’d like to introduce you to all the remarkable people with meet. Come with us here; with each new narrative, a new journey.

Against All Odds

When you’re a kid, you plan your life out as an astronaut. When you’re a teenager you plan it out as a rockstar. When you get out of high school – with a lot more experience and a little more realism - you plan on getting a good job, meeting someone nice, and making a life for yourself. Somewhere along...

Do They Have Maccas In Central Queensland

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about a thousand pictures? For one woman, they are worth a whole story, with many chapters and a whole lifetime of different characters. Looking at Kate Oram, you might think she’s lived in Australia all her life; she has that hard-work, country homestead warmth. Then she opens her...

Considerations Of A Grateful Life

Considerations Of A Grateful Life by Emily Herbert I was born in the UK in a heatwave in the July of 1989. Guns N Roses ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ and Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’ were just released and playing on the radio. My father, Earl, a professional polo player, was playing in England for the season. My mother, Susie, a teacher,...

The Big Question With A Twist

Sometimes it’s hard to take the young seriously. What do they know about respect and loyalty? What do they know about consistency and care? Then you meet some who do know, who seem to have quiet honesty, who take their time with things and exude a maturity that surprises you. Here, let me introduce you to some… Ashlee and Dave are getting...

Work. Love. Balance. Living What You Dream.

For some people, it’s the way someone smiles. Others, it’s how they handle a fast car, or know their way around a kitchen. On her first nights’ trial for a job in Noosa, Tara was paired with Chris on larder duty. He taught her how to shuck oysters. That was when she had an inkling, an idea about what her future...