Father Dave

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Beginning again

Hi Fighter, I begin this update from a place that is as unusual for me as it is wonderful – sitting on the balcony of a hotel, overlooking the beach in Surfer’s Paradise! I’ve been up here for three nights already with my son and, in truth, I’m enjoying the environment almost as much as …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

A New Year. A New Hope

. Hi Fighter, As ever, I start my newsletter from my cabin in the remote bushland of Binacrombi. The silence here at night is deafening – no cars in the street, no people shuffling by, no planes going overhead, no stray cats fighting or dogs barking. That’s not to say I’m alone. There are thousands …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Thank you

. Hi Fighter, It’s a quiet Saturday night at Binacrombi as I start this newsletter. It is mysterious how this place can feel like a bustling metropolis one day, and the next day it’s just me and the tumbleweeds, … and then it all starts up again. Life as a whole is like that for …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

We can be friends!

..H Hi Fighter, After many years of writing, interviews, collecting photos and battling bureaucracies, the day of my book launch is almost here. It is this Saturday, November 28th, 2020. If you’d like to join me in person at the Trinity’s Community Centre in Dulwich Hill, you’ll need to email me to see if there’s …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Preparing for launch!

. Hi Fighter, It’s Saturday night as I start this week’s newsletter, and it’s already been a full weekend here at Binacrombi. I’ve been driving around the property today in our new CF MOTO buggy, and blessedly avoided some nasty accidents. I’ve got my first Binacrombi baptism happening tomorrow, and I’m excited about that. I’m …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

What will tomorrow look like?

. Hi Fighter, Once again I start on my newsletter from my cabin in the remote Australian outback. It’s raining outside. The weather forecasters have been predicting rain every weekend, and every weekend people cancel their bookings here on account of these dour forecasts. Earlier today I said to one of the two families that …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Sufficient unto the day

A Hi Fighter, As ever, I start this newsletter from my cabin in the wilderness. Binacrombi is about as far from human civilization as is imaginable in my context, yet nowadays it feels like an oasis of humanity in a country that feels less and less like home. Binacrombi helps me live in the present. …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Vote No-Lockdown Party

Hi Fighter, I’ve just read a story of another two more young men who suicided due to the lockdowns – two young Queenslanders, both in their teens. I can’t know, of course, what pushed these poor young men along such a tragic trajectory. Even so, I know how the lockdowns affect me and, listening to …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Father Dave’s Preach and Punch Fest

Hi Fighter, It’s midnight on a Saturday night as I start this missive. I’m in the middle of the Australian bush. It is cold and damp. If you did an inventory of lifeforms within a 50km radius, you’d find a thousand kangaroos and wombats for every human being. My friend, Mike, has just arrived after …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Are you ready for a fight?

. Hi Fighter, Father Dave here, writing from my remote outpost in the middle of the Australian wilderness. At Binacrombi I am a long way from the toxic wastelands of the Big Smoke where life seems to revolve around the virus. Out here we have our own struggles with drought, fire and flood, yet I’m …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four