The Circle of Life—Kakadu Dreaming If I could go back in time We would arrive in Kakadu before the old ways were disrupted When Bininj fished in the north and Mungguy hunted in the south It is the time of Gurrung now Six seasons were
Rising dramatically from the plains below These sacred pinnacles have drawn us here Fire in Earth’s belly and ancient eruptions Birthed the spectacle that stands before us Once lava plugs inside volcanic cones Eroded by time and wind and rain The majesty of nature stands
I stand on the banks of the Logan River, the flood markers towering over me. The bottom of the river is more than 10m lower than where I stand. As I gaze up at these historic flood markers I am in awe of the power
In 2013, my partner Steven and I walked away from the security of our 40-hour work week and took a leap of faith to launch PolisPlan – a town planning and strategic engineering partnership. We exchanged our regular paychecks for the unsettling world of being consultants, partly because we wanted to be the architects of our future but also to develop a new paradigm for human settlements. We started by spending six months researching in Europe – volunteering in eco-villages, visiting transition towns and attending a conference in Findhorn, Scotland.
It was a quiet morning walk in the Daintree Rainforest / When the silence was sliced, by their agitated screeching / Our attention arrested, we hasten our pace / To race up the tower, what could be amiss / The metallic starlings are causing a ruckus / Shiny purple and green, they reflect back the sunlight