Ken Sharpe emigrated from Bournemouth, UK to regional Australia in 2010.
He moved more than 9,000 miles from a coastal town to Kalgoorlie, an outback city in Australia, where he works on gold mines.
The human resources advisor has become a bit of celebrity in the town over the past ten years, from making his radio debut as host of the weekly sports show to being a stand up comedian and an award winning photographer.
You can see Ken’s photography from outback Australia here: https://www.instagram.com/kensharpe
Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:
● 02:12 – Ken explains how he ended up living in regional Australia
● 07:04 – Find out how far Ken lives from the coast
● 08:04 – Ken talks about the temperature in the outback city
● 11:05 – Find out how Ken found his first job
● 13:21 – The opportunities Ken has found in Kalgoorlie
List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:
● Information about regional work visas in Australia
● Kalgoorlie on Wikipedia
● Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre website
● Ken’s lightening photo in Kalgoorlie’s local paper
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Britstralian acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on. The area now known as the City of Armadale was originally occupied by the Noongar people many thousands of years before European settlement. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.