Category Archives: 62 Mile Radius

Community Spirit

13 weeks is all it took for a tiny rural town to turn the idea of an annual show into reality. It has been 60 years since Darkan had it’s last agricultural show so a small group of West Arthur community decided to put a back to basics country show back on the calendar. Sheepfest...

History in his hands

In the Shire of West Arthur, from a large shed beside a Jarrah forest Bob Turner is turning history into art. 1920’s fence posts from the Pilbara, the wheel rim from a 1940’s blitz army truck, a spring from a 1860’s sulky cart are all skilfully incorporated into rustic sculptures of iron and timber. Bob, a...

Boys from the Bush

‘There ain’t nothin’ like a country crowd. A little bit crazy and a little bit loud..’ Yep, this was the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival a couple of weeks ago. Fun, loud, colourful, dirty big utes… even bigger engines. Hats, boots, stickers, flags, great tunes and of course some boot scootin’. Lee Kernaghan rocked the festival this...

Hard Yakka

In an age of advancing technology it is rare to see traditional farming methods especially during harvest time. Every year Moodiarrup farmer Greg Cochrane harvests wheaten chaff using the same binder and cutter his mum and dad did, only he pulls it with an old tractor instead of three horses. After binding Greg and his family manually stack conical piles called...

Harvey Dickson

Harvey Dickson sits in his record room, a musical den like nothing I’ve seen before. Wearing his trademark black hat he looks around at the two thousand LP’s that cover his walls. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Slim Dusty and other country music legends eye each other from across the room and even from the ceiling. Harvey says this...


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Moodiarrup, Western Australia 6393



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