Michael Gorey

Blog URL:http://gorey.com.au
Blog Tags:Australia, society, history, media, newspapers, politics, life, technology, genealogy
State/Province:South Australia

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michael Gorey from Adelaide on Australian life, society, media, sport, business and politics.

Latest Blog Posts

Samoa panorama

on Sep 14, 2016 in: Travel, photos, travel

I’m currently in Samoa enjoying a wonderful holiday.  I’ll write more soon and post other photos.  The post Samoa panorama appeared first on Michael Gorey.

AFL in the tropics

on Jul 9, 2016 in: Sport, weather

Football in the tropics doesn’t seem natural, especially when you have the privilege of watching from inside an air-conditioned corporate box. I went to Marrara in Darwin tonight to see Melbourne play Fremantle. At 7.10pm when the game started...

Darwin Glenti Festival

on Jun 12, 2016 in: Greece

The Darwin Glenti Festival is a colourful, noisy and vibrant celebration of Greek culture in the Northern Territory. This was the second year I called in at the popular feast of food and dance on the Esplanade overlooking Darwin Harbour. According to...

A new mist-based hologram was launched this week at the historic Telegraph Station in Alice Springs to tell an old story of how the telegram once dominated communications. The construction of the Australian Overland Telegraph Line in 1870-72 from Por...

Berry Springs Nature Park is a shady picnic ground and swimming area about 60km from Darwin. A low weir was built across Berry Creek during the Second World War to form a rest and recreation camp for troops when almost 100,000 personnel were deployed...

Sun Princess in Darwin

on May 7, 2016 in: travel

The Sun Princess sailed into Darwin this morning. I saw its massive shape and bright lights looming large on the harbor as I ran along the Esplanade about 6am. It totally dwarfs the cruise ship terminal at the waterfront. I went back later in sunligh...

Boatwood furniture

on May 2, 2016 in: art, design, furniture

Our new dining set comprises a recycled boatwood table and chairs. I love the colour, timber quality and simplicity of this furniture. It was purchased at a Darwin outlet which specialises in importing such items from Indonesia. The cost was comparab...