Allan Moult is a writer, photographer, web site developer, blogger and adventurer.

The Ghostgum Chronicles is a space for him to record his ongoing adventures.

His web clients keep in touch by email and Skype and are based as far afield as Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, China, and Tasmania’s North Island — Australia.

He also has a number of clients who live in rural Tasmania, and they were first in line for a visit from ‘the bus’ which seems to have accepted the Madam Plush moniker given her by friends.

The Ghostgum Chronicles will have more eclectic content than the average road trip diary. Fasten your seatbelts.

A fellow fulltime traveller, the ebullient Annie Lindsay of Travels with the Highland Drover took the photograph at Hancock Gorge in the Karijini National Park, Western Australia. It is one of the oldest landscapes on the planet. Some rock here has been carbon dated and found to be 2.5 million years old.

The Ghostgum itself has obviously had a hard life with a tenuous grip on the cliff face, and has survived having a major branch killed, possibly by lightning.

It inspires me and helps me keep on going on despite the usual ailments of age. And, as an elderly friend of mine is fond of saying, if you keep your mind going, nothing else matters.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Joe Stirt June 4, 2011 at 7:32 am
Sharyn Douglas October 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Dear Allan,

I happened upon your book, “Wilderness” at an op shop and I am so pleased that I did.

I share the same thoughts on our beautiful wilderness as the ‘lungs of the planet’.

When we chop trees en masse, we lose that life giving source that we need to survive. Also, I believe that minerals are in the soil for a reason and when we mine them, we upset the balance as it add toxins to the air we breathe.

Once, the lands were fertile without the use of fertilisers but now the shops are full of bags of all types of fertilisers because the vital minerals that were in the soil have been extracted.

They were put there for a reason. I don’t know if you have written about overseas lands but one that you may find interesting is the land of Israel as is is only 290 miles by 85 miles and it’s climate is temperate to tropical which I find fascinating. It is definately worth looking at.

We have recently moved to small acreage in Kilkivan which is in south Queensland and we are busily planting trees as previous owners cleared the land. We are being adventurous in planting tropical amidst the local as we looked to Israel for an example. We love all things green and so it is an easy thing to do!

I look forward to hearing from you one day.

Sharyn Douglas

sandy November 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Hi Allan Hope you are enjoying your travels & keeping well. I am heading off Friday heading North. Hope to run into you again one day & catch up.Take care Sandy

Cheryl & Phillip July 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Hello Allan,

I used to read with interest your input on the CMCA forum and now its closed (at least temporarily!) I wondered if you were aware of the other forum that is now operating.


Love to see you & Madam Plush there.
Cheryl & Phillip

jeanne gabrielle August 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Just as the writer of the above comment, I found your book a week ago in the op shop. The photographs are beautiful and as I read your text I found it to be beautiful too. The more I read the more I found myself to be transported to the places you described. I was transfixed by your beautiful words. I felt a need to find out more about you and let you know how moved I am by your writing.

regards jeanne

J Ward August 17, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Hey, is that the same Allan Moult who was involved with the first magazine for children, The Dazzler, back in circa 1974….he might just remember me as an 18 year old first starting out in journalism…happy days…

admin August 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Hi Jens

I hope it was a good result for you. Was it really that long ago?

I’m now at http://journal.ghostgum.com

Glad you kept up with the wordsmithing,


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