Welcome to the personal website of Michael Gorey. I'm a Bundaberg-based communications professional interested in photography, reading, history, politics and travel.



Michael J Gorey, Bundaberg

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State of the Regions

17 June 2018 | Posted in Opinion

Inequality between metropolitan areas and the regions is growing, according to the latest Australian Local Government Association "State of the Regions" report. The Wide Bay-Burnett on the Central Queensland coast has again taken the unwelcome gong for having Australia's highest unemployment rate. We've really screwed some things up in this(...)

Mouth of the Kolan River

17 March 2018 | Posted in Travel

I walked to the mouth of the Kolan River this morning, starting from home before sunrise at 4.50am. The tide was rising quickly, which meant soft sand and a slower hike. I like jogging on the beach when it's low tide or the sea is in retreat. The return journey of 13km took two hours and 28 minutes. The Mouth of Kolan River Conservation Park(...)


  • Queensland

    Queensland 10 November 2017

    Images from Bundaberg, the Wide Bay region and Queensland


  • Travel

    Travel 10 November 2017

    Sights from around Australia and overseas.