Published works

Murray River Bird – An Aerial Journey from Source to Sea

The Murray River is a spectacular and diverse landscape. As it winds through south-eastern Australia, it’s expanse of ancient and diverse landscapes showcase a layered tapestry of colours, textures and experiences.

Starting up near the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales and Victoria our aerial journey takes us from Khancoban at the base of the Kosciusko National Park along the stunning Upper Murray to the rushing waters that have carved steep cliff channels and fed vast river red gum forests. We then enter the Mallee and outback from the remote semi-arid landscape between Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, the Riverland, the inspiring carved golden fossilised cliffs of the Murraylands and out to the expanse of lakes Alexandrina and Albert, where it spills into the Coorong, Murray Mouth and finally the Southern Ocean.

The aerial landscape photography highlights the region’s lush farmlands with extensive vines, orchards and agriculture which are fed by the Murray’s valuable waters. When the high river comes these images capture the powerful beauty of a fast flowing river system where the river’s banks are broken and the floodplains enjoyed the glorious and vital benefits of those waters.

Welcome to the Murray River from above. A book many years in the making, where we hope you’ll love the journey and beauty of the river’s enchanting river landscapes from the air. Where the river’s thread of life and beauty becomes self evident through this stunning aerial book.

river’s enchanting landscape. An ancient story of red gum forests, erroded cliffs, deep orange desert landscapes and the vast Coorong sands! Buy the Book >

The Murray River Outback & Mallee book

The Murray River Outback and Mallee region will entice your senses.

It’s expanse of exciting and diverse landscapes is a layered tapestry of colours, textures, tastes and experiences. From the meandering rivers of the Murray Darling to the lush farmland and vines to the vast tracks of red desert cratered with shimmering salt lakes. It’s a place of diversity and difficult to believe you can have it all in one region.

The Outback and Mallee is equally renowned for its fantastic food, wine and cultural mix. Enjoy outstanding local cuisine and wine in a riverside restaurant and then sleeping beneath a carpet of stars in spectacular remote landscapes.

Visit one of the world’s oldest known living cultures of more than 40 000 years at Mungo National Park. With a handful of quality national parks linked together in spring by a carpet of wildflowers in the region will amaze you. Alternatively soak up the Mallee and Millewa’s rugged landscape of small and unique pioneering towns with quaint historical treasures to explore and discover.

Welcome to the Murray River’s Outback and Mallee region where you will love the journey of discovery!

PS Melbourne Centenary Book

On September 9, 2012, the PS Melbourne Centenary River Festival hosted the largest congregation of heritage paddle steamers and river boats Mildura has seen for many years. It was aimed at celebrating the centenary of the PS Melbourne and brought together paddle steamers, paddle boats and historic wooden boats from along the Murray River.

It was the first time the PS Marion from Mannum, South Australia had been back to Mildura in 50 years. It was also the first time the PS Ruby and the PS Marion had been together in 80 years.

The historic PS Adelaide which turns 150 years old in 2015 also made the long journey from Echuca.

In total there were, seven heritage paddle steamers, seventeen paddle boats, two screw steam launches and seven motor cruisers along with a crowd of around 15,000 who enjoyed a great spectacle of a bygone era.

Shane spent the day from sunrise to sunset photographing every angle of the event. This book captures the essence of that special day we all enjoyed as a wonderful memory we can reflect on, and appreciate, a rare flashback to Murray River and Australian history.