Welcome to Life Images by Jill

Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
Through my blog I am
seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.
I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
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Published work

Below are some of my recent published works. You can click on the images to get a larger view. Clicking on the links will take you to my blog where you can read excerpts from the articles.  Enjoy!

 Tales of Pioneers, Graziers, Drovers, Religion and Settlers - the Wool Wagon Pathway, Western Australia - On the Road magazine - July/August 2017



 Rottnest Island - Western Australia - the longest continually occupied street in Western Australia - Curious Australis - On the Road magazine - July/August 2017

to read more go to my blog post here - Rottnest Island - short break



Lasseter's Cave - Northern Territory - and the legend of Lasseter's Lost Reef - for Curious Australis - On the Road magazine - May/June 2017



Sacred Heart Church, Beagle Bay, Western Australia - for Curious Australis - On the Road magazine - January-February 2017

You can read about the Sacred Heart Church in my blog post here - Sacred Heart Church, Beagle Bay



 Windjana Gorge, Gibb River Road, Western Australia - campsite report for On the Road magazine - January-February 2017

You can read a little more about WIndjana Gorge in my blog post here - Smiling at Crocodiles
and on the On The Road website here - Windjana Gorge 


 


World Heritage Listed Purnululu - Go Camping, Fishing & 4WD Adventures - Summer - December-January 2016-2017 

You can read more about Purnululu on my blog post here - Cathedral Gorge - Purnululu

 

 Gibb River Road - Go Camping, Fishing & 4WD Adventures - October-November 2016

You can read a bit more about the Gibb River Road here - 
On the road through the Kimberley - 2016
On the road through the Kimberley - 2011


Kennedy Ranges campsite report - On The Road magazine September-October 2016

You can read more about the Kennedy Ranges here - Exploring the Kennedy Ranges
and on the On The Road website here - Kennedy Ranges 



 Curious Australis - Wreck of the Carbet Castle, Bunbury, WA - On the Road magazine - September-October 2016



Flower Power! Australian Photography magazine, June 2016
I was thrilled to be interviewed by Australian Photography journalist Rob Ditessa, as one of three wildflower photographers featured in his article Flower Power! about photographing wildflowers. 



 History in Granite and Timber, Cave Hill, Western Australia.  Go Camping, Fishing & 4WD Adventures magazine, April-May 2016




 Cave Hill, Free Camping. On the Road magazine, March 2016




Ballinyu Bridge, Murchison River, Western Australia. On The Road magazine, February 2016.



Surprising Connection - Anna Leonowens and the Lynton Convict Hring Station, Port Gregory, Western Australia. On the Road magazine, January 2016.




 Ferguson Valley Plated - October 2015
Jill and another local photographer, were invited by Kim Wesley from Peppermint Lane Lodge to be the photographers for her book - Ferguson Valley Plated. 
Below you can see the cover (not Jill's pic) and one of Jill's images from the book taken at Ferguson Hart Winery. 




 Caring for the Track, Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia - Go Camping magazine, October-November 2015



 Miners campground, Coalseam Conservation Park, Western Australia - Campsite report, On the Road magazine, November 2015



 Mannum Caravan Park, South Australia - Campsite report, On The Road magazine, November 2015



Murry River Ferry Crossings, South Australia - Curious Australis, On the Road magazine, September 2015
Please note the image below was incorrectly captioned by the magazine as the ferry crossing at Mannum, it is actually the crossing at Walker Flat. 



 Ship Loader crane without a jetty, Bunbury, Western Australia - Curious Australis, On the Road magazine, August 2015



 My images on the front and back cover and inside Edition 7, 2015, of Exploring Western Australia's Wildflower Country.
 
  

 Peter Gurache & Emperor Hamlet - Opening the Gates, Wool Wagon Pathway, Western Australia - On The Road magazine - June 2015



Mt Augustus Tourist Park, Mt Augustus National Park, Western Australia - Campsite Report - On The Road magazine - May 2015

To read more about Mt Augustus, please go to my blog posts here -
Mount Augustus walk trails 
Flowers that bloom in the red rock of Mt Augustus 



The Dog Fence, South Australia - Curious Australis, On The Road magazine - May 2015



Woomera, South Australia - Curious Australis, On The Road magazine - April 2015

You can read about Woomera on my blog post here - South Australia-Part 5-Woomera, Coober Pedy & The Painted Desert
 




 The Cobbled Road, Gascoyne, Western Australia - Curious Australis, On The Road magazine - April 2015


Murchison Oasis Caravan Park, Western Australia - Campsite Report, On the Road magazine - April 2015



 Hunting for Hunt - Searching for the wells of Charles Cook Hunt, Western Australia - Go Camping & 4WD Adventures - April-May 2015

You can read more about Charles Cook Hunt on my blog here -  
Cave Hill, Burra Rock & Woodlines,
Exploring the Western Australian Wheatbelt



The Nullarbor Links - Eyre Highway, Western & South Australia - Curious Australis - On the Road magazine - February 2015

You can read more about the Nullarbor on my blog here - Crossing Australia - Eyre Highway & the Nullarbor




 Guide to Free Campsites - 2015-2016 - On The Road magazine -

Free campsites at Baladjie Rock & Lake, Weowanie Rock, The Breakaways, Burra Rock, Thursday Rock, Newman Rock

You can read more in my blog posts here -
Cave Hill, Burra Rock & Woodlines 
Camp Food, Western Australian wheatbelt granite outcrops 
Hyden to Norseman, Granite & Woodlands Discovery trail 
Holland Track & Thursday Rock 



Water On the Overland Stock Route - Well # 19, Wool Wagon Pathway, Western Australia - Curious Australis - On The Road magazine - January 2015



 Scrubby Peak Camp, Gawler Ranges, South Australia - Campsite report, On the Road magazine, January 2015

You can read more on my blog post here - Rock formations and wildflowers in the Gawler Ranges




Don't Get Bitten - Is there a snake in your camp? Go Camping & 4WD Adventures - December-January 2014-2015 - interview with Bob Cooper


Paint the Desert - Arckaringa and the Painted Desert, South Australia - Go Camping Australia magazine - October-November 2014

You can read more by going to my blog post here - Woomera, Coober Pedy & The Painted Desert


 The Bubbler - Oodnadatta Track, South Australia - On the Road magazine - Sept 2014


You can read more about the Oodnadatta Track by reading my blog post here - Oodnadatta Track, South Australia



 Curious Australis - Boodalin Well, Western Australia - On The Road magazine - July 2014

One of Charles Cooke Hunt's wells on the old gold prospectors route between York and Kalgoorlie, you can read a bit more here -
Cave Hill, Burra Rock & Woodlines 
Exploring the Western Australian wheatbelt 



 Climbing the Granites, Western Australian wheatbelt - Go Camping Australia magazine - June-July 2014

Click here to see more pics -  Go Camping Australia -climbing-the-granites
and to read more - Camping & campfood in the north eastern WA wheatbelt
Camping with heritage - Karalee & Boondi rocks


  William Creek Caravan Park, South Australia - campsite report - On the Road magazine - June 2014

Click here to read more - Outback South Australia on the Oodnadatta Track


"Horse and War",  Westphalian Horse Museum exhibition, 25 June 2014-26 October 2014
Two of my images from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra appeared in this book.

You can see more from the Australian War Memorial by clicking here - On Anzac Day We Will Remember Them.



Beringbooding Rock tank, Western Australia - Curious Australis - On the Road magazine - May 2014

Click here to read more -  Rock building blocks - water catchments, sheep yards and bridges





 "Now I See" book project. Created by Carolyn McDiarmid &Angela Blakston. An anthology of stories by Australian and New Zealand parents for parents of children with Down Syndrome. My story about our son Mark "Inspiring Achievements" is on page 117. 

Now I See is a non-profit group. Book proceeds will be used to print more books to give free to new parents and health professionals.
If anyone wants to buy a copy - please go here - Now I See




Arckaringa Station, South Australia - campsite report - On The Road magazine - April 2014

Click here to read more - South Australia trip - Part 5 - Woomera, Coober Pedy, Arckaringa & the Painted Desert



 "The Kimberley Atlas & Guide" Western Australia, 5th Edition, 2014 - Hema Maps

Five images including this one taken near Parrys Lagoon, near Kununurra, WA

To read more about the Kimberley - please click here - On the Road in the Kimberley


 Curious Australis - Henbury Craters, Northern Territory - On The Road magazine - March 2014


 Curious Australis - Penong Windmills, South Australia - On The Road magazine - February 2014

To see more - please click on the link here - Crossing Australia - The Eyre Highway and the Nullarbor



Curious Australis - Perth to Kalgoorlie Pipeline, Western Australia - On The Road magazine - January 2014

You can read more by clicking here - The need for water on the goldfields - Perth to Kalgoorlie pipeline - Western Australia


Guide to Free campsites 2014-15 - On the Road Magazine's annual campsite review - (please click on the links to read more)

Kokerbin Rock Nature Reserve, Central Wheatbelt, WA
Beringbooding Rock, North Eastern Wheatbelt, WA - Beringbooding Rock water catchment
Elachbutting Rock, North Eastern Wheatbelt, WA
Baladjie Rock and Lake, Baladjie Lake Nature Reserve, North Eastern Wheatbelt, WA
Weowanie Rock, North Eastern Wheatbelt, WA
The Breakaways, Hyden to Norseman Rd, WA
McDermid Rock, Hyden to Norseman Rd, WA - Granite & Woodlands Discovery Trail - Hyden to Norseman
Burra Rock, southern goldfields, WA - Cave Hill, Burra Rock & the Woodlines
Thursday Rock, Holland Track, WA - Holland Track
Dundas Rock, Norseman, WA - Discover gold at Dundas
Newman Rock, Eyre Highway, WA - Crossing Australia - the Nullabor and Eyre Highway


 Indian Ocean Drive, Western Australia - Go Camping & 4WD Adventures - October-November 2013
who would have thought this old photo I took in the 70s would end up in a magazine! 
See more by clicking here - Go Camping Australia



Holland Track - Western Australia - Go Camping & 4WD Adventures - August-September 2013


Read more by clicking here -
 Following the path of John Holland and the Prospectors - Holland Track, Western Australia
and here-  
Getting that cover shot of the Holland Track


 Karalee Rock, Western Australia - Free campsite report - Go Camping & 4WD Adventures - August-September 2013

Read more by clicking here - Camping with Heritage - Karalee and Boondi Rocks



Thursday Rock, Holland Track - Free campsite report - On The Road magazine - September 2013

 Read more by clicking here -
 Following the path of John Holland and the Prospectors - Holland Track, Western Australia


 Curious Australia - Red Bridge, Campbell Town, Tasmania - On The Road magazine - July 2013


 Shire of Bruce Rock website - wheat stubble paddock image on website banner, and harvesting wheat image on banner in the Shire Offices - Bruce Rock Shire





 Campsite report - Dryandra, Western Australia - On The Road magazine - June 2013

Read more by clicking here - Dryandra - Woodland Wonderland
 and here - Dryandra in the early morning light



Curious Australia - Pergandes Sheep yard, Bencubbin, Western Australia - On The Road magazine - June 2013
You can read more by clicking here - Rock building blocks - bridges, water catchments and sheep yards


 Cover image - Go Camping Australia magazine - February-March 2013

Read more about my cover by clicking here - What makes a good magazine cover shot
Read more about the Great Central Road by clicking here - Free camping on the Great Central Road

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 Curious Australia - Heritage Grain Silo, Mukinbudin, Western Australia - On The Road magazine, March 2013

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Guide to Free Campsites - 2013-2014 - On the Road magazine - January 2013
 - Kokerbin Rock, Beringbooding Rock, Elachbutting Rock, Dundas and McDermid Rock

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You can read more about Beringbooding Rock by clicking here - Rock building blocks - water catchments, sheep yards and bridges, Australia


Curious Australia – Spiky Bridge, Tasmania – On The Road magazine – January 2013
Read more by clicking here – Spiky Bridge, Tasmania
You can read more by clicking here - Rock building blocks - water catchments, sheep yards and bridges, Australia

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Life is a Beach in Western Australia – Go Camping magazine – December 2102-January 2013.
Please click here to read more – Life is a Beach in Western Australia


On the Trail for Platypus and other Great Walks in Tasmania -  On The Road magazine - November 2012

Read more by clicking here - Searching for Platypus



 Western Australian Central Wheatbelt - On The Road magazine - November 2012

Read more by clicking here - Livin' & Workin' on the Land



 The Ten Lakes of Yalgorup National Park, Western Australia - Go Camping Australia magazine - October-November 2012

Read more by clicking here - A walk in Yalgorup
or here - Go Camping Australia



Bob Cooper - Australian Survival Expert - Go Camping Australia magazine - October-November 2012

Read more by clicking here - Bob Cooper



Wheatbelt Central - Bruce Rock Caravan Park - central Western Australian wheatbelt - On the Road magazine - October 2012

Read more by clicking here - Bruce Rock Caravan Park



 Coastal Palette of Colour, Hopetoun and the Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia - On the Road magazine, July 2012

Read more by clicking here - Coastal Palette of Colour


The Old Coach Road - Dundas Heritage Trail, Norseman, Western Australia - On The Road magazine June 2012

Read more by clicking here - Discover Gold at Dundas


Smiling at Crocodiles - Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek, Kimberley, Western Australia - Go Camping magazine April-May 2012

Read more by clicking here - Smiling at Crocodiles


 McDermid Rock campsite, Western Australia - On The Road magazine - May 2012


 Silent Grove Camp site report, Bell Gorge, King Leopold Range, Western Australia - On The Road Magazine - April 2012

To read more about touring and camping in the Kimberley click here to go to my blog - On The Road in the Kimberley


 Free Campsite Guide 2012 - published by On The Road magazine

Western Australia - Carawine Gorge, Skull Springs, Yarla Kutjarra, Camel Soak & John Forrest Lookout, Niagara Dam, Cave Hill, Peak Charles



Down the Centre - Free camping on the Great Central Road - Western Australia/Northern Territory - Go Camping magazine - February-March 2012

Read more  by clicking here - Free Camping on the Great Central Road - Kalgoorlie to Uluru - Australia


 Park Yourself - Camping in Western Australia's National Parks - On The Road magazine - February 2012

Read more by clicking here - Camping in WA's National Parks





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