Australia – Bush to Beach

Australian Photography – this large island continent still has many reminders of Regional and Remote settlement and the built environment of the 19th and early 20th Century.

If you combine the past with iconic land and seascapes, unique flora, fauna and modern cities, every road trip is a journey to remember. The unique “can do” character and openness of those who live in Regional and Remote Australia are still an inspiration.  Combine the people with iconic bush landscapes and 59,736 kilometres of coastline and it’s easy to realise what a “Lucky Country” it is.

Australia has over 10,000 beaches, more than any other country in the world. It is estimated 85 per cent of Australians live within 50 kilometres of the coast. While the Island continent is the size of mainland America and 50% larger that Europe, it has the lowest population density on the planet. This could explain the abundance of unspoilt inland locations, uncluttered coastal beaches and the relaxed and laconic attitude of many of the inhabitants.

While the land and seascapes are timeless, other images are a reminder of the sacrifice and resilience of those European settlers who came here to build their own “lucky country”. While many were unprepared for the challenges of living in the World’s driest continent, the substantial ruins that can still be found in many remote locations are testament to their endeavour.

So, pick up your camera and go exploring.

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AUSTRALIA is an unspoiled Scenic Paradise… a great location to chase the past and take some uniquely Australian Photographs!

“Alone of all the races on earth, they seem to be free from the ‘Grass is Greener on the other side of the fence’ syndrome, and roundly proclaim that Australia is, in fact, the other side of that fence.” ― Douglas Adams

“The people are immensely likable— cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. Their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water. They have a society that is prosperous, well ordered, and instinctively egalitarian. The food is excellent. The beer is cold. The sun nearly always shines. There is coffee on every corner. Life doesn’t get much better than this.” Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

You will also find images here.

Old Farm building
Old Farm building – lost in time.
Gold Coast Skyline
Gold Coast Skyline
Kings Beach North Queensland
Kings Beach North Queensland

Australian Photography – Old Buildings and Rural Landscapes

Tag Cloud; Old Houses and Buildings, Australian Photography, Australian Photographs, Ruins, Federation Buildings, Colonial Buildings, Australian Landscapes, Early Australian Architecture, Nature, Regional Australia, Rural,  https://suggpix.com.au/australian-photography-books 

  1. © “Old Houses” Gallery here
  2. © “Landscapes and Seascapes” Gallery is available here.
  3. © Flowers… here

Useful Links for further reading

Favorites

  • Keith Conlon, Chair, South Australian Heritage Council. Bike rider, jazz drummer, history nut. Kindly tagged ‘Mr South Australia’ by locals, after 45 years in Adelaide media.  https://twitter.com/KeithConlon
  • Adventure Motorcycle Travel Books by Sam Manicom
  • Artist, Web Designer, E-Magazines, Photographer: Michelle Dick
  • Australian Photography Magazine… here
  • Ann Britton Outback Photography here
  • The Outback Festival, Winton Queensland here
  • Travel Outback Australia – the locals guide to the Outback here
  • Sandra Coombe’s “One Place Study” of Boonah in the Queensland Scenic Rim here

All pictures published on this site are copyright suggpix.com.au 2007-2021, video may be shared content with acknowledgment.

7 Comments on Australia – Bush to Beach

  1. Peter, Yr photos are fantastic! The Aust Outback spirit of adventure, freedom, space. Looking fwd to yr next adventure! @wild_mag

  2. Been following your pictures for a few years, a great representation of Rural and Outback Australia.

  3. Brilliant #Outback #australian #photos 🙂 If u love #OZ images then @suggpixc is a must to follow 🙂 Laurence Bate ‏@laurencebate

  4. Amazing collection of iconic Australian buildings, you have seen a lot of the country. Really enjoy your work.

  5. I have seen some great pictures of closed railway stations on your posts over the years, how about putting them all in an online album. Love the history.

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