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

Welcome to the 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 continues to grow starting with Looking forward, The Camouflaged Pisser and Camp Dogs and Beanies by Andrew Turner. Read from our resident bird contributor Dorothy L with her photos and blogger JeLa D Boiled Eggs and Budgies, CBC… Fostering and her take on I don’t like heights and I’m going up in a balloon??? We welcomed our blogger Da Qua, who took us on a journey, both physically and internally with her 7 part blog Alice to Auburn – the Audacity of Adventure. And a light hearted read of There are dragons in my garden and Faces of the Blue Moon.

We continue to write 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 mentioned above.

Just published from our archives, some of the “art in the park” or as in the case of Alice Springs “Art in the Botanic Garden“. Some of these works are still amazing even after all this time and we cannot wait for the next event. Also check out our content Snapshots: Art of Alice Springs (the page and section Snapshots will continue to grow and evolve).

And For Every Time A Purpose, Under Heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1), Artist Henry Smith - (rusty tin)
And For Every Time A Purpose, Under Heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1), Artist Henry Smith – (rusty tin)

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…

Common Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina)
Common Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina nerina)

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 the Channel-billed Cuckoo, 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 up-coming events and those just past including the Parrtjima Festival and Alice Springs Beanie Festival, as well as attractions that have remained open such as the Alice Springs Desert Park and of course the many scenic locations in Central Australia.

Parrtjima 2019 – A Festival in Light (annual event)

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.

We are also now making it easier to share on Facebook and send links via your email, with the shortcut buttons on the bottom of each page.

Chambers Pillar, NT
Chambers Pillar, Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve, NT
  • Holiday at Home in Alice
    Author Toni ◦ DAY 1 ◦ Today was the first day of my “Holiday at Home in Alice”. Because there are lots of positive things about living here. There are still many things I’d like to see and do so I’m sharing them with my mate Fiona Conder. Today we saw the view from Anzac…
  • Camp Dogs and Beanies
    Author Andrew Turner ◦ Oh nooo… it’s that time of year again… Yes, I know… Alice Springs Beanie Festival — 25-28 June 2021 Do you remember that day when our dads got us to model their bush beanies…? Yeah… it made us look like a couple of wharfies… Every year our dads prepares us to…
  • Boiled Eggs and Budgies…
    Author JeLa D. ◦ Photos by Dorothy L. ◦ It’s Friday evening, I’m doing my check of what I’ll need for tomorrow’s outing… shirt and shorts with lots of pockets, warm socks, dirty boots (as I haven’t polished them from the last outing). Spare batteries, lens cleaner, binoculars and make sure my phone has a…