Entries by Jocelyn Watts

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Black and White Spider Awards

Jocelyn honoured in Black and White Spider Awards Photographer Jocelyn Watts of Australia has been honoured in the prestigious 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards in the Abstract Category. The recent Nomination and Winners PhotoShow webcast gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the […]

Hervey Bay estuaries under microscope

Estuaries feature in Springer’s book If you’d like the head’s up on how Hervey Bay’s estuaries will look 40 years from now, have a read of Springer’s new book Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and Beyond. In it, University of Southern Queensland’s Associate Professor Dr Joachim Ribbe joins other leading Australian estuarine and coastal scientists […]

Severe storms forcasting made easier

Step closer to understanding severe storms More accurately forecasting and warning of impending severe storm events such as the 2011 Toowoomba “inland tsunami” is now a step closer thanks to an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. The grant will fund research by USQ Professor Roger Stone and Dr Shahbaz Mushtaq in collaboration with Monash University’s […]

Graveside ceremony surprise

  Surprise, Honey! We’re getting hitched, today, at your dad’s grave! Steven McIntosh didn’t just pop the question. He was so confident of a positive response that he surprised his long-time partner with an all-arranged graveside ceremony to promise a lifetime of love. Lynne Prowd hates surprises, so for her long-time partner to choose her […]

Australia’s only monastic town

Discovering New Norcia If tourist brochures suggest staying at Margaret River you can bet hubby will want to book at Yallingup, a stone’s throw up the road. Doing the tourist thing or mingling with crowds is not his idea of a relaxing holiday so when we visited the southwest corner of Western Australia recently, he […]

Mammoth Cave: Nature’s time capsule

Pristine chambers beneath the earth Mammoth Cave, a 15-minute drive south of Margaret River, is a natural time capsule and home to ancient fossil remains of extinct animals. Nearby are Lake Cave and Jewel Cave but we chose Mammoth Cave because of its audio self-guiding system, which allows visitors to travel through the fascinating underworld […]

Cape Leeuwin stirs emotions

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse welcomes our soldiers home Tears welled as I imagined how the young soldiers must have felt when the light from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse came into view as they returned from Gallipoli following the tragic World War I campaign. Standing at the top of the 50-metre tall lighthouse on Australia’s most south-western point, […]