Robert Skinner

Robert Skinner
Robert Skinner was born and raised on the Adelaide Plains. He is now based in Melbourne.



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On the road to Gundagai

Society

An unexpected stop prompts the question: Just what is the deal with the Dog on the Tuckerbox?

Lessons from camels

Society

A 10-day camel trek through the South Australian outback. With your parents.

The stopover

Society

The prospect of 12 hours in Singapore airport gives rise to an existential crisis

Illustration

The perfect host

article

There’s more to throwing a party than putting out some dips

A beautiful mess

Society

When European Christmas meets Australian suburbia

The art of tour guiding

Society

When you’re driving a bus full of tourists through the Australian outback, a packet of chewing gum may be your only hope

The dying art of hitchhiking

article

Catching a ride with strangers is harder than it looks

My brief and successful career as a landscape labourer

blog

I had a brief and successful career as a landscape labourer. We were building some big park for a new residential community. It was my job to dig trenches, lay pipes and trudge around while everyone else rode on the machines. It was 41 degrees in the …

We don’t daydream now we have iPhones

blog

Last year we celebrated New Year’s in one of Australia's worst towns. There was no phone reception and no way of contacting the outside world, which explained in part why people persisted living there. It was a seaside town. The tides there …

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