Host: Aneka Collison & Hugh James
Region: Kimberley Region, Fitzroy Crossing
Nearest town for shopping, doctors etc: Fitzroy Crossing, 15kms
Nearest roadhouse: Fitzroy Crossing, 15kms
How often and how the mail is delivered: We have a PO Box, so we collect our mail each day. Otherwise, when someone goes into town from the station, it is picked up and taken back to the station.
How often and how the stores shopping is done: Station food is delivered, but we do our own shopping at the IGA in Fitzroy, so whenever we need groceries. But, I have been in trouble when cooking a Sunday roast and the shops have closed early on a Sunday!
How far off the bitumen you are: 3kms
Hugh James is an Environmental Scientist who found himself in the Kimberley studying goannas, and then working on GoGo station as a ringer. Aneka Collison is a Speech Pathologist, working in Fitzroy Crossing. They are both from the same home town of Nelson Bay, in New South Wales.
They came to live in Fitzroy when Hugh was offered a position as the Gooniyandi Ranger Coordinator in Fitzroy Crossing. Due to knowing and working for Rick and Stacey Ford on GoGo the year previous, they were luckily enough to find themselves a new home on GoGo. From here on, and a little from a few years previous, the adventures have taken place.
Host: Aneka Collison & Hugh James Written by Hugh James – Ranger, GoGo Station. I returned to GoGo to do some more research on goannas over the wet of 14/15, and caught up with the Gooniyandi Rangers to talk about goannas and gain some insight on traditional hunting and harvest. The coordinator at the time […]
Host: Aneka Collison & Hugh James Written by Hugh James – Ranger, GoGo Station. I ended my honours field work with the Fitzroy Crossing Rodeo! My first rodeo. Somehow the ringers on GoGo talked me into putting my name down for the novice bull ride. Given my extensive cattle experience (I believe I had petted […]
Host: Aneka Collison & Hugh James Written by Hugh James – Ranger, GoGo Station. To an East coast boy the Kimberley has such an association with all things wild and untamed, from the long and isolated roads to the rough and rugged gorges hiding adventure and discovery. It was my fourth year at the University […]
Host: Aneka Collison & Hugh James Written by Aneka Collison – Speech Pathologist, Gogo Station. Live in Fitzroy Crossing If you had told me ten years ago, or even three years ago that I would end up living in Fitzroy Crossing, I firstly would have asked you ‘where is that?!’ and secondly, laughed. I had […]
Host: Aneka Collison & Hugh James Written by Aneka Collison – Speech Pathologist, Gogo Station. I am a speech pathologist, and I live on a cattle station in Fitzroy Crossing, WA. The two do not quite go hand in hand, but making it work is all the fun. I would love to say that I […]