a very small country town 125km south of Perth, Western Australia. W.A. covers one-third of
Australia, being the
largest of the eight states and territories. It has a population of only
2.5 million (approx. 2012) people
spread over 2.5 million sq. km, so there is plenty of room to 'get away from it all' and enjoy God's
I have been taking photographs of
Australia for over 40 years, having travelled
extensively around and through this wide, colourful and diverse island continent. From
deserts to the snowfields, from the beaches to the outback, from the cities to the
rainforests, Australia has it all in just one country - no passport required.
This website is my hobby, and as such is an ongoing project of adding and
perfecting. I am currently working on adding a few more
galleries and photos to Spiritland.net, plus comments to existing albums. One of the main
aims of this website is to
promote Australia (the
South Land) to
the world, its God-created
natural beauty and
Image Value & Copyright: The value of an image is not just in paper and ink costs, but rather in the
time, effort, vehicles and fuel costs to get to locations in a BIG country; photographic equipment and
computers, software and websites; and paper and inks; plus something for
expertise and intellectual rights. A fair go - the Aussie credo!
All photos were taken and are copyrighted by Max Jefferies unless otherwise indicated.
Please only use images for private or non-commercial purposes.
This is a non-commercial website - all advertising is in
free support of the organisation linked, and does not indicate any
association thereby. Only indicated photos enlarge. * All photos are
copyrighted - see details on gallery pages.
Site created 14th February 2005 by Max
Jefferies. Site last worked - February 2017.
Not sure why you would want to see a picture of me - but anyway, you got it.
That's me on the left -
Ann, my first wife and lover on the right.
I was born and bred in the great state of
a long way from the rest of the world. I attended Ashfield Primary School, but
only lasted a year and a bit at Cyril Jackson High School.
My family was very outdoorsy, so I got to see lots of great places and at age
16, received my first camera - a Kodak fixed lens 35mm. I started into
transparencies from that time and now have boxes of the things that never see
the light of day, though I have been picking out the best, scanning and printing
them for the family album.
I have made up an album of the many
cars, 4x4s and other
vehicles I have owned over the years. I bought my first
small Pentax something with fixed lens, at 18 years of age and later had a Ricoh
SLR with screw-on
lens. The last film camera was a Pentax MZ50 - then I went digital. See more
info on my current camera gear here.
I married the girl next door in 1973, after being the best of friends for 8
years, and have been together ever since. We have two sons, our older son,
is with the Australian Army
where he has the rank of Major and is stationed in
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. He is
with five children. Our younger son,
English girl and has a daughter. They live just out of London.
I have always loved good photography and regret not pursuing it as a career, or
at least as a more dedicated amateur, though that is being fulfilled more of
late with the shift into digital. Having good equipment is half the battle, and
I am fortunate that this has been achieved, allowing me to concentrate more on the content side of my hobby. I
also do a few other websites: IHS-WA.net
- is a site for the Christian Brethren
churches in Western Australia; HarveySES.org.au
- a website I do for the Harvey State Emergency Service.
I hope you enjoy my photos - there will be lots more
to come, but please, do not use any of my images for commercial purposes.