Welcome to Ausemade… coming to you from the ‘heart of Australia’.

Welcome to the start of a New Year 2021… as we look forward to a changed and changing world…

Our website continues with the complete revamp, as we continue with expanding our content. Our blogs section is growing, with our first one for the year, Looking forward and blogger Andrew Turner’s The Camouflaged Pisser. We would also like to welcome our latest blogger Da Qua, who will be taking us on a journey, both physically and internally with her first blog Alice to Auburn – the Audacity of Adventure.

We are still writing about select tourism destinations, as well as covering topics that interest us such as Art and Culture, Festivals and Events. And for a more personal touch, we will be bringing our thoughts, our musings, our experiences… through articles and blog style ramblings…

As we are based in the heart of the continent, we will show you much more content from Central Australia. Like the region’s local Western Bowerbirds, we will be bringing nuggets of treasures, of places we have been to, things we have seen, and other items that catch our interest.

Don’t worry, we will be retaining some of our popular content, including many of the photos and images, fauna, flora and Aboriginal art and culture… all the things that make Australia home…

Take a stroll through our site, as we ‘showcase Australia’… See the places we have been, share our interest in flora and fauna, festivals and events that we have experienced, and learn about Australia from the coasts to ‘the living heart’…

Flora and fauna is one of our favourite subjects at Ausemade… indeed what a poorer world we would live in if there was not the beautiful diversity. In Australia there is an amazing array of life from the smallest of insects to the huge whales that swim up and down our coastline. There is the rare Waddy-wood (Acacia peuce), you can even see the waddy at the Mac Clarke Conservation Reserve. Even in our own backyards, we can be surprised and delighted by what grows and lives there. New addition includes Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), Red Mulga (Acacia cyperophylla), Portulaca and Portulaca intraterranea.

New content has been added to Alice Springs, and other topical stuff that reveals the not so arid heart as we talk about Water in Central Australia.

We look forward to events coming this year including the Parrtjima Festival and attractions that have remained open such as the Alice Springs Desert Park and of course the many scenic locations in Central Australia.

Throughout the site we source information, listing them in our Footnotes & References and on our publication page, we list books and other sources we enjoy here at Ausemade.

Chambers Pillar, NT
Chambers Pillar, Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve, NT
  • One People One Country One Dreaming
    Author DaQua ◦ Part 4 ◦ Woomera and Roxy Downs – famous, infamous, however you wish to frame them, past or present – seeing these place names and the signposted prohibited areas the size of some small countries, that flank the track, opened a pit in my stomach that felt darker than the shafts that…
  • Coober to the Coast
    Author DaQua ◦ Part 3 ◦ White Fella in a Hole Pulling out of Coober Pedy there were two options – turn right and it would be 689 km back to Alice Springs – turn left and I would be (eventually), rewarded with the sights, sounds and smells of the salt, from the great salt…
  • Day Two (Coober Pedy)
    Author DaQua ◦ Part 2 ◦ Faith Goes Underground and So Do I All sense of time and season, (and I daresay reason, for some), is lost when you are in a Dug Out. There is no light of day or dark of night; there is no sweltering desert brow, nor frozen toes at night.…