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Ararat – The changing fortunes of a small Australian Town

This was a project I did for the ABC (Australian National Broadcaster) in 2004. It was done in flash format as bandwidth couldn’t handle video back then. This is the first of a four part series that follows the fortunes of the country town of my birth. As flash format is about to become obsolete, […]

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Australia Travel and Tour – The Overlanders

[p2p type=”slug” value=”australia-travel-and-tour-outback-traveling-tips” text=”Next – Outback Travel Tips”] Travel trip around Australia with the Overlanders. The original series, filmed in the 1990’s. Features Farmer John and his sheep dog sons.

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Returning Home – A Story of Ararat 4

The Bush Spirit Aussies in the Bush are an ingenious bunch, making the most of every opportunity. Without rural entrepreneurs many country towns would lose their lifeblood. Mark Shea looked at three success stories ranging from manufacturing to farming.

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Returning Home – A Story of Ararat 3

The Turnaround Mark Shea returned to Ararat after living away for fifteen years and was amazed at the turnaround in the Town after the crushing blow of industry shutdown. Through community spirit the Town has managed to find new ways to continue and thrive. Tourism and Training are two initiatives that have helped put the […]

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Returning Home – A Story of Ararat 2

Death of a country town After the Gold Rush, Ararat became a farming district and very much a government town, housing a Mental Asylum, Prison and acting as a railway hub, with lines stretching out in five different directions. Ararat also developed quite a manufacturing industry, particularly with regard to textiles. In the early 1990’s […]

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Returning Home – A Story of Ararat

Returning Home is a series of four short Flash format documentaries about the changing fortunes of Ararat, a small rural town in the Western District of Victoria. Like the Ark – Part One Ararat is the town of Mark Shea’s youth, where his Irish ancestors settled five generations ago as farmers. Ararat was founded by […]

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