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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2015, 12:10:07 PM »
Thanks for the update; I have been wondering how you guys were going. I too live in a high indigenous area but not remote, just rural. It is sad that the same issues arise there as they do here.
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2015, 02:45:32 PM »
Do you think you will see much change in the community and or your work with Abbots plan/idea on funding people's remote lifestyle choices.

Really looks like something we would like to do closer or into retirement

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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2015, 03:40:21 PM »
Great little update, thanks. I lived and worked on a community about 3 hours north of the Alice a couple of years ago. I was on my own, the only white person living there, no phone or internet and no previous experience, but it was one of the most interesting periods of my life. I feel privileged to have done it, but realise it would have been too confronting for most people. I loved the open-ness and disarming honesty of most in the community, and really came to admire the few people who did their honest best to make a difference. I have to say I came away with a pretty poor opinion though of many of the white people who were supposed to be running the support programs - I'm sure you will experience a bit of that as well. Keen to hear your next update.
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2015, 05:43:02 PM »
Hi Mr Mcgirr

Interesting stuff. I was wondering if there are any restrictions on where you can travel sightseeing in your leisure time.
It looks like great country but are there many places where you or your partner are not permitted to go for cultural reasons?

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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2015, 10:13:59 PM »
Do you think you will see much change in the community and or your work with Abbots plan/idea on funding people's remote lifestyle choices.


Really looks like something we would like to do closer or into retirement

Typical politicians, who knows what they will come up with next.

Hi Mr Mcgirr

Interesting stuff. I was wondering if there are any restrictions on where you can travel sightseeing in your leisure time.
It looks like great country but are there many places where you or your partner are not permitted to go for cultural reasons?

Cheers

We haven't really done much exploring but will in the future and will check with the locals where we can and can't go. As long as you have permission it's good.

Great little update, thanks. I lived and worked on a community about 3 hours north of the Alice a couple of years ago. I was on my own, the only white person living there, no phone or internet and no previous experience, but it was one of the most interesting periods of my life. I feel privileged to have done it, but realise it would have been too confronting for most people. I loved the open-ness and disarming honesty of most in the community, and really came to admire the few people who did their honest best to make a difference. I have to say I came away with a pretty poor opinion though of many of the white people who were supposed to be running the support programs - I'm sure you will experience a bit of that as well. Keen to hear your next update.

It really boils down to having the right attitude working in these places. Knowing that its only for a certain amount of time and enjoying the culture and people. Yes some people who are here should not be but talking to a teacher today she has worked on a settlement not far from here for 15 years.

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We will be taking breaks to make sure we don't. Talking to some people in the community they have lived here for over 4 years but do go away regularly to get their perspectives right.

Hi Mark, my Wife's Cousin Marg and her husband Rick also work at Pukatja (Ernabella) great people and love an adventure   :cheers: Cozzie

I probably have seen them in the store but only say hello as I am yet to get everyone's name.

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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2015, 10:36:12 PM »
Hey Mark,

That's a great overview of life in community :)
Glad to hear you've settled in nicely :D
You're spot on about the attitude which you go in with will determine how you deal with life as a whole.... even being broken into! Take it as an initiation :p
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« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2015, 03:24:48 PM »
A slight change of plans. Unfortunatley our postion in which we were emplyed was changed and we were not happy so left and currently staying in a caravan park sending out resumes for our next job. We only arrived in Alice Springs yesterday and had a call from an employer today and will find out Monday if we head to Warburton working at the roadhouse.

In the mean time we are just relaxing. :cheers:

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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2015, 05:08:34 PM »
Wow. I hope you guys are ok. Take care and I am praying you guys land on your feet real soon.

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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2015, 05:20:11 PM »
.....We only arrived in Alice Springs yesterday and had a call from an employer today and will find out Monday if we head to Warburton working at the roadhouse........

Didn't take long to get a response Mark..... :cup:

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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2015, 05:35:24 PM »
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« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2015, 05:39:24 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2015, 05:56:09 PM »
We are very confident in obtaining work. We are relaxing and getting some things sorted on the cruiser, bloody airbag on the drivers side is not inflating again so getting that fixed tomorrow and also more drinks  :cheers:

We still enjoy the lifestyle and experiance.As one bloke said to me today in the caravan park he should have done this years ago.

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« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2015, 07:34:58 PM »







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« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2015, 09:00:25 PM »
We are very confident in obtaining work. We are relaxing and getting some things sorted on the cruiser, bloody airbag on the drivers side is not inflating again so getting that fixed tomorrow and also more drinks  :cheers:

We still enjoy the lifestyle and experiance.As one bloke said to me today in the caravan park he should have done this years ago.

Mark

So I thought you moved out there with a job secure?  Not the case?
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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2015, 10:06:58 PM »
So I thought you moved out there with a job secure?  Not the case?

So did we but we see it as a learning curve. Any way we will head off soon to our next  adventure.

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« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2015, 10:13:58 PM »
A slight change of plans. Unfortunatley our postion in which we were emplyed was changed and we were not happy so left and currently staying in a caravan park sending out resumes for our next job. We only arrived in Alice Springs yesterday and had a call from an employer today and will find out Monday if we head to Warburton working at the roadhouse.

In the mean time we are just relaxing. :cheers:

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« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2015, 10:19:14 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2015, 11:45:14 PM »
The old, one door closes another opens........ lifes too short to be fooked around. Onwards and upwards!
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« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2015, 01:27:05 AM »
A slight change of plans. Unfortunatley our postion in which we were emplyed was changed and we were not happy so left and currently staying in a caravan park sending out resumes for our next job. We only arrived in Alice Springs yesterday and had a call from an employer today and will find out Monday if we head to Warburton working at the roadhouse.

In the mean time we are just relaxing. :cheers:

Mark

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« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2015, 06:36:36 AM »
So did we but we see it as a learning curve. Any way we will head off soon to our next  adventure.

Mark

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Right attitude though. Good luck with the search :cheers:
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« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2015, 11:22:59 AM »
Well the airbag on the drivers side has been fixed , the fault was a kinked hose that split. The cruiser is ready to roll.

Getting 2 extra jerry cans today so we will have 4 jerry cans that will give us 80 litres of back up fuel.

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« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2015, 12:26:49 PM »
Hi mark .The wife and I  worked on communities 15 years ago .we worked as relief managers reliving store manages so they could take a holiday. Very different life style and a big eye opener
We worked Piplajara Which is right in the corner of WA/SA/NT ,also Papunya , Mount Alan doing 2 month stint's  twice a year
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« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2015, 12:26:05 PM »

Just got word we are off to Warburton  :cheers:

Waiting for the paperwork to come through. After checking our references we passed with flying colors and they are keen to have us.

On the road again  ;D

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« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2015, 12:29:40 PM »
Good to hear your on the move again mate, will talk soon................................all the best  :cheers:

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« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2015, 12:43:43 PM »
All the best Mark ad Penny, I hope that live will be good and kind to you both, we will have a drink at the Easter get-together for you.

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