I am a palaeontologist living and working in Alice Springs, in the red centre of Australia. I moved here with my wife and three kids from Johannesburg, South Africa. I used to focus my research on dinosaurs, and it is fair to say I am still a dino nut but these days I work on fossils from the NT, be they turtles, tassie tigers or anything else. In my spare time I like to watch birds, catch beetles, lizards and snakes and generally find out as much about the species around me as I can.
Thankyou to everyone who wished us well and has shown support. I'm sure the risks, though scary, are not very likely. Anyway I hope you all have a wonderfull Australia Day. A couple of us expats thought about singing the national anthem at the tea table this morning - but couldn't remember the words.