Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

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Calling the Mojave Phone Booth

Friday August 18, 2017

For years, lonely people looking for a chat could call this mysterious pay phone in the middle of the Mojave Desert. 

Soldiers returning from war once turned to quilting to express themselves.

Forget navigating by the stars: next time you find yourself lost in the bush without a compass, grab yourself a cow. 

Writer Tim Brookes is on a mission to preserve the world’s 6000 endangered languages. And he’s turning to woodcarvings and furniture to do it.

In Lost Utopias, photographer Jade Doskow finds beauty in the ruins.

A Dictionary of Antarctic Slang

Sunday August 13, 2017

From ‘degomble’ to ‘greenout’ and ‘offensive potatoes’, Antarctic lingo really is its own unique ‘fingy’. This list breaks down the continent’s strange terminology.

Forget hotels: we’re sleeping in one of these strange-looking habitable installations. 

Mad Men may be over, but the show’s intricately detailed sets get a well-deserved tribute in this photo feature.

Long considered unclimbable, Tasmania’s treacherous Federation Peak has finally been bested – and there’s plenty of leech-filled footage to prove it.