Our first Corroboree.

Essay by oreilly May 2003

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Mum, Dad, my sister Kate and I have been travelling around Australia for the past 4 months. We have travelled through the outback of N.S.W. into South Australia and now heading towards Western Australia. Kate and I do school work by correspondence but we have learnt much more travelling by meeting different people and seeing how they live.

Today the blazing sun rose bright and quick, bringing down scorching heat that seams to hate to fade. The outlook changes from gold, violet, orange and red but never green. The white, fluffy numbus clouds dance high in the sky. A lizard was lounging in the sun, too warm to think of chasing dinner. Bones of dead animals told us that nothing lives for long in this barren hell.

My hair was in a rubber band, high on top of my head. The back of my neck was moist and sometimes I could feel sweat run down inside my cotton dress, which was clinging to my body.

It was really hot! The roasting breeze coming in from the opened car window was no comfort. Only an hour before it had been some relief. I looked at my sister. She too looked hot. Kate looked at me.

"You hot?" she asked me.

"Yea, This Nullarbor Plain is definitely desert land. I've even stopped trying to count the trees cause there isn't any."

We both laughed, Dads punishment was for us to count trees because we had be fighting.

"Are we there yet?" Kate asked.

"No, not yet." Mum replied.

For the next ten minutes we sat in silence.

"Are we there yet?" I whined.

"No we are not there yet Ruth I think you two had better find something to do." Mum said in a firm voice.

"There's nothing to do."

"I'll play...