where I live

A Little Bit Of (Down Under) Heaven On Earth...

I live in George Town on the north coast of Tasmania, an island south of the mainland of Australia.

George Town is recognized as the oldest town in Australia, and the third oldest settlement (after Sydney and Hobart).

Apart from vineyards and other agricultural pursuits in the area, the George Town/Low Head region is a popular tourist destination.

Some of its attractions are (source Wikipedia):

  • "The Grove" Georgian home built in 1829 attracts many visitors, as does the 1805 convict built pilot station at Low Head.
  • George Town is also a popular seaside destination for swimming, surfing, and fishing and boating enthusiasts.
  • George Town is home to a Little Penguin colony at the nearby beach at Low Head.
  • The George Town Football Club, George Town Bowls Club and the George Town Cricket Club are notable among its clubs and associations.
  • The Bass and Flinders Centre has a collection of historical boats including a replica of the 1798 sloop Norfolk.
  • The Watch House in Macquarie St. built in 1843 was the town gaol (jail). The building was refurbished and reopened in 2004 as a gallery and local history museum. It features a scale model of the town as it was in the early nineteenth century.

Bell Buoy Beach, just north of George Town on Bass Strait. Photo by Graham Pockett

 

my country

Australia’s most popular poem is My Country by Dorothea McKellar, often called “The Sunburnt Country” (shortened from “I love a sunburnt country” which is the first line of the second verse). Click on the poem’s title and experience a feel for Australia – more than just the Sydney Opera House or the Sydney Harbour Bridge but a vast dry land which hides an enormous mineral wealth, the oldest continent on this planet.

  

Two views of Australia – the dry red centre and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.



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"Graham Pockett doesn't mince any words, but he writes with a kind heart. If you have questions about such things as "once saved, always saved", or why so many different ideas can come from the same scripture, or how much what we see and do affects us as spiritual beings, you'll find much to think about here."  from This Christian Life
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  • The Key To Heaven  (an analogy about commitment)
  • I Am A Cynic; Therefore I Am A Christian
  • Evolution – a statistical question mark?
  • “Once Saved Always Saved” – a dangerous delusion?
  • Who is my Neighbor? – featuring "The Parable of the Good Muslim"
  • Bashing The Bible – misusing & abusing Scripture
  • Two Billion Doctrines – the strange religion called Christianity
  • Does God Ever Change His Mind? – Calvin would turn in his grave!
  • New Wine In An Old Skin – the problem of legalism in the church today
  • Are You Hard Boiled, Or Soft & Runny? – doctrines are like an egg shell
  • The Bible is an "iffy" book – a look at the conditional promises of God
  • Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? – what did Jesus really look like?
  • The Truth Will Set You Free! – the Holy Tarantula???
  • We Don't See The Clean, Just The Dirt – judgement and forgiveness
  • Why I Quote The NIV Bible – is it an heretical Bible?
  • "Omissions" from the NIV Bible – a look at 17 missing verses
  • Do You Believe In Miracles? – you do when they happen to you!
  • “Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer For A Miracle?” – my response
  • Christian Concepts – the cavern of life  (an analogy)
  • Christian Concepts – the three crosses  (an analogy)
  • Christian Concepts – we are what we eat
  • Christian Concepts – when are we saved?  (an analogy)
  • Christian Concepts – when we are saved, part 1  ...part 2

  • For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.
    Jeremiah 31:34c NIV



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    Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2017