Friday, July 11, 2008


We’ve had some fame: Rotto Bloggo is in the latest Rottnest Islander (‘Your essential guide to WA’s holiday island’) as mentioned last month.

There’s a nice pic pointer to page seven above the masthead (‘Meet the man behind our own blog’) with the Scrabble image you see at the top of the screen.

The article is very satisfactory – as you would expect, since we wrote it – and there’s another pic of Rotto Bloggo with a monster on the end of the line while fishing at Fay’s Bay.

The Rottnest Islander isn’t bad. There advertorial about Subway (the RIA and the Rotto business community pay money to the Islander), but most of it is fair to excellent.

The front page story blares CONFIDENCE ON A HIGH!: “As Rottnest Island continues to break visitor records – more people visited the island in may than at any other time in history – business confidence has also hit an all-time high.”

How has this ascent been measured? “More than $70 million is due to be invested in the island by private companies”. The Quokka Arms restoration, new Dome and new leases are listed – but no mention of the new Mt Herschel hotel. Why not?

A postcard souvenir of a flight to the beautiful island is reproduced: it assures passengers the plane was manned by Teetotal Pilots.

A woman who had a heart and double lung transplant rode her bike to the West End…a pic of a sand dune blowout at Parker Point…a feature on the Shardlow family…another feature on the salt lakes…an obituary on a guide…it’s all good.

In other publications: the doctors’ union Medicus is advertising work on Rotto for next year: “The AMA is seeking expressions of interest for locum assignments on Rottnest Island for 2009. Minimum two weeks commitment is preferred for this assignment. For further information regarding these vacancies please contact Stacey Dorph-Petersen on 9273 3033 or email

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