Category: COMMUNITY

Cobber Digger Mates and Mentors

Peter Adamis 18 January 2017 Those who have served the nation, worn its many uniforms and contributed to the security and longevity of this country we call home – Australians will not need to be told what the words “Cobber Digger Mate” mean. Better qualified, experienced and far more knowledgeable people than I can provide…

The Watsonia Victorian Garden Jungle

Peter Adamis 15 January 2017 As a young man, patrolling the jungles of the Atherton Tablelands, the High Plains, the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Malaya, Townsville, Tully, Rainbow Beach, Mareeba and Shoal Water Bay in Far North Queensland, one could not but fall in love with the jungle. I for one became infatuated with the…

The 1970 Westgate Bridge Disaster

Westgate Bridge – The author serviced lift on the right during 1970. Peter Adamis Abalinx 13 January 2017  I was a young 20 year apprentice electrician for a firm called J PARK Electrics, operating out of Brighton. I remember well the days when John Baker (Foreman) and I would visit the bridge to undertake maintenance…

A Second Chance

Peter Adamis   Abalinx 12 January 2017 Today of all days is an anniversary that will forever remain embed in my psyche and for me I will celebrating it a day of renewal. This day some twelve months ago, I was given the last of the deadly chemical cocktails followed immediately by my own stems cells…

Being an Australian is not an easy journey

Peter Adamis Abalinx 12 January 2017 Recently two minor incidents made me realise how vulnerable I am still at this age.  That despite my pride in my past and my passion for two distant and dissimilar cultures, I could not but feel residual anger followed by a sense of hopelessness at being misrepresented and misunderstood.…

The Pest society

Peter Adamis Abalinx 4 December 2016 In life we come across many types of pests that infest our environment. They come in all shapes and sizes, colours of the rainbow, smelly, dirty, bright, dark, ugly and in some cases beautiful pieces of art that one wonders how in heavens name can such a beautiful creature…

Myths Fibs Lies Fables & Fiction

Peter Adamis Abalinx 31 December 2016 High up in the Mountains of the Polis of Moreland lies the Pallaconian Brotherhood Leonidas citadel. Built over the years by many hands and with the hope that it will remain untouched by the ungodly hands of renegades and thieves hiding behind invisible cloaks. Although the citadel has successfully…

Saint Basil Day – Agios Vasilios 2017

Peter Adamis Abalinx 1 January 2016 On the 1 January every year the Adamis clan gathers together for the traditional Greek Orthodox celebration of Saint Basil or Agios Vasilios.  All those whose name is associated with st basil celebrates their name day on the first day of January.  According to tradition St Basil was born…

Death and Grief are like the Ocean

Peter Adamis Abalinx   25 December 2016 They say that grief has many configurations and that coming to terms with that grief is part of the healing process.  Having said that does not help me or others to process the loss of a friend, loved one or someone we knew intimately.  Even though someone we knew…