It seemed only natural when our Territory Mob blog evolved that Trevor and I became Us Mob.

Us Mob

The blog evolved through our interest in travel, my love for sharing stories, tales and  photos of where we’ve been and where we have visited.  We love travelling and exploring the history and the culture behind the places we visit.

A ‘Mob’ is an Australian collective reference for a group of kangaroos.

In the Northern Territory, the word ‘mob’ is often used in reference to people.  It is used to group people together with commonalities ie: Alice Springs mob (people from Alice Springs), the Smith mob (the Smith family) or Territory Mob (we who live in the Northern Territory).

And that is how Territory Mob began.

Ann Owen

Territory mob

Although Australian born I spent most of my childhood living in Papua New Guinea where I developed my love of adventure, an interest in culture and a passion for travelling.  I thrived on new experiences.

In 2001 I moved to Alice Springs for work, packed up my children and my worldly possessions and drove west for 3 days towards the desert.

Having always lived by the ocean, to head inland was new, exciting and mysterious.

I was not prepared for the colours of Central Australia … they were stunning!

The rich reds and gold in the rocks, the vivid hues of the sunsets, purple mountains in the distance and the desert landscape of trees and shrubs that inspired the artist in me.

My day job is demanding so I find the creativeness of my art, travelling and sharing photos and stories of our travels inspiring.  It’s a perfect balance to a very busy professional life.

Territory mobTrevor Owen

Trevor spent his younger years in Darwin in the Northern Territory.  Like many, he endured the devastation of Cyclone Tracey which tragically flattened Darwin on Christmas Day in 1974.

Trev has a passion for cycling, fine wine and his wife’s cooking!!

Trevor has been actively involved in the sport of cycling for over 40 years as a competitor, coach, commissaire (referee), committee member, volunteer and has lately returned to riding for the fun of it.

The Territory way

The Northern Territory is often considered to be ‘the last frontier’.  Our landscape is as stark as it is vivid.  There is such a richness in culture and diversity in this part of the world.  The lifestyle is magical, relaxed and alive.

The Territory boasts a slower pace than most anywhere else in Australia.  Things tend to happen in their own time so take the opportunity to chill, slow down and enjoy the slower lifestyle.  Don’t rush things.  Relax!  Remember, you are on holidays!  Read more …

Territorians are a friendly mob.  Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with someone you meet up with.  If you’re unsure of where to go, ask directions.  Someone will help.  We’re like that!

Watch this space for more posts of our travels within the Territory and further afield and please feel free to ask questions anytime!  Connect with us mob anytime, we welcome any questions you may have.  Ask away!