Once a year Parkes, a sleepy mining town in rural Australia, explodes into colour and song — a veritable Graceland in the outback hosting a five-day extravaganza to celebrate ‘the King’.
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Fred Brophy runs a boxing troupe — the last in Australia and one of the few left worldwide — travelling to outback towns where someone’s always up for a fight. Back in the 1930s to 1950s, such tents were a fixture at country fairs and agricultural shows in the major cities but health and safety concerns led most states and territories to ban the travelling show, apart from Queensland and the Northern Territory.
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Australian newcomer label Subsine Records returns with Mako’s rework of ‘Games’ by Aussie producer Piglet, featured on the label’s debut release.
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Everybody loves free stuff and Australians are no exception. Many are demanding portraits of Queen Elizabeth after a news report mentioned a little-known rule which entitles them to receive a complimentary photo of Her Majesty.
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