Alana Milson Articles 12
Alana is a primary school teacher. She and her husband, David lived in Cairns for over 17 years but are now living in Cape York in a remote Aboriginal community. Alana enjoys teaching in many different capacities, reading missionary biographies and pursuing biblical womanhood.
There is a road that leads into Pormpuraaw. 207 kilometres of dirt road. It only leads to Pormpuraaw. Main Roads keeps it driveable just for those who drive into Pormpuraaw. There are segments of bitumen along this road but they are short and sweet. Just enough time to rearrange your seating, relax your shoulders a bit, hear the words properly in the song that is playing, then prepare for the dirt yet again. Did I tell you yet that the road is dirt? Dirt, sand, rocks, stones and as you get into town- shell grit and more sand. The road doesn’t change much. The scenery doesn’t change much. Sometimes you see a fence line. Sometimes a river with a bridge. Sometimes mounds of dirt or man-made pools of water for the purposes of Main Roads maintenance. This road is also well known for its dips. D... Read more
We moved to Pormpuraaw nearly a year ago. To say that living here is different from where we used to live is very true. It’s different in many ways. In some ways, it’s a different culture, a different way of looking at the world. So I thought over the 12 weeks of blogging, I could perhaps attempt to convey to you how this place is different. Being somewhere different has its advantages and disadvantages. As time goes by, you can see for yourself what those may be. When we came to Pormpuraaw, I thought I’d have more time that I had before. Time to do other things. I’m not really sure what those other things were going to be. Turns out, life is pretty much the same. I still go to work each day. My responsibilities at home still need attention and there are always relationships to work on. Ti... Read more