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  • The Brutal Unsolved Murder of Melbourne Mother Jenny Rose Ng
    Jenny Rose Ng was the kind of person who could put a smile on anyone’s face. Raising four children by herself would seem near impossible to most, but to Jenny, it was a challenge she took without hesitation. To most, Jenny looked to be thriving. That all changed on the 23rd of April 1982, when her two eldest daughters found her mysteriously stabbed to death in her Elizabeth Street flat, their youngest sister still sleeping in the room next door.
  • The Mysterious Unsolved Stuart Highway Disappearances – Part 1: Brett McGillivray
    When a passing trucker found an abandoned car in the middle of the Australian desert, they never expected to unravel one of the Northern Terriories most baffling mysteries: the disappearance of nurse-in-training Brett McGillivray. With his wallet and phone still inside and the keys still in the ignition, family, friends and investigators alike were left with one big question: how can a man just vanish?
  • The Horrific Unsolved Case of the 1981 Alice Springs Poisonings
    WARNING: The following article contains names, images and descriptions of people who have died.
  • What Happened to Renee Aitken?
    In February 1984 Australians all over the world were left shocked when a five-year-old girl was stolen from her bed, right under her family’s nose.
  • What Happened to Amber Haigh?
    On the 5th of June 2002, 19-year-old Amber Haigh kissed her son goodbye and left to catch a train to visit her critically ill father. She never arrived. What was once suspected to be a runaway gets a whole lot darker once police discover the man Amber was living with was involved in another shockingly gruesome murder,
  • How to Hand Rear Cockatiel Chicks
    Your ultimate guide to caring for, feeding and raising cockatiel chicks.
  • What Happened to Kath Bergamin
    On the 18th of August 2002 Kath Bergamin, a woman who appeared to have the perfect life, vanished. The prime suspects: her own family.
  • What Happened to Quyen Tu Au?
    On the 19th of May 2000, a Bank of East Asia debit card was stolen from a Hong Kong exchange student in Brisbane. Little did anyone know, this card was about to be linked to one of Australia’s largest ever credit card frauds along with one of the nation’s longest running mysteries: the disappearance and suspected murder of Vietnamese-Australian man Quyen Tu Au.
  • Assembling Your Cockatiel-Rearing Toolkit
    Your complete cockatiel hand-rearing products checklist complete with links for purchasing and a free weight-measurement logbook.
  • What Happened to Petronella Albert?
    WARNING: This article contains images and discussions of people who have died. This article takes a deep dive into the disappearance of Petronella Albert and the investigation that followed.
  • Hand-Rearing: The Pros, the Cons, and When to Start
    Analysing the pros and cons of cockatiel hand-rearing, discussing optimal hand-rearing ages, and identifying possible exceptions to the rules.
  • Scams, Misinformation and Adopting the Perfect Bird
    Looking to adopt a new feather-mate? These are some of the scams, lies and misinformation you need to watch out for.
  • Defending Jacob: Series Review
    Review of the Apple TV Original Series ‘Defending Jacob’ starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell.
  • Retail: Engaging the Customer
    Utilising verbal and non-verbal communication to provide positive customer service experiences in a retail environment
  • Morning Song by Sylvia Plath: Literary Devices, Discussion and Analysis
    A deep dive into the poem ‘Morning Song’ by Sylvia Plath, discussing the background of the poem, literary devices, themes and a stanza-by-stanza analysis.
  • Hand Rearing: Young Birds and Stunting
    Stunting is a common disease with young birds and can be fatal if left untreated. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies and treatments to help get your bird back on track.
  • What Happened to Tej Chitnis?
    On the 27th of April 2016, 21-year-old Tej Chitnis went missing along with his car, phone and wallet. But how is it possible, in this day and age, for someone to vanish without a trace?
  • Coronavirus: Your Ultimate Lock-Down Shopping List
    Your ultimate Online and Downloadable lock-down shopping list
  • Hand Rearing: Common Cockatiel Chick Illnesses and How to Cure Them
    Young cockatiels are especially vulnerable to illnesses. This article highlights common illnesses that your cockatiel chick may experience and how to prevent and cure them.
  • Ted Bundy was… Surprisingly Dumb
    Thanks to original streaming channels like Netflix, serial killers have been all the rage lately. Shows such as Mindhunter, The Ted Bundy Tapes and the most recent drop Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez have really been putting violent criminals in the forefront of public interest. And it’s understandable, right? Humankind has always been drawn to… Continue Reading →

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