Matthew Cromp­ton

Action Asia - - CONTRIBUTORS - Text & pho­tog­ra­phy: Falls, crocs and rocks

An award-win­ning writer and pho­tog­ra­pher, Matthew has long been pre­oc­cu­pied with hikes, bikes and the mys­ti­cal soli­tude of the way-out. Amer­i­can born, he even­tu­ally moved to Aus­tralia and proudly be­came an Aus­tralian cit­i­zen in 2017. Though he loves the moun­tains and gumtree forests of his adopted land, it’s the re­mote North­ern Ter­ri­tory that’s his favourite place, not only for its wild land­scapes, but also the blunt­ness of the char­ac­ters who live there. On ar­rival at a pub, ex­hausted after a long day on the bike, in­stead of be­ing greeted with a cor­dial ’Hello’, the owner said ‘Je­sus, you look bug­gered.’

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