About the collaboration

OBE Organic is proud to be Australia’s oldest and most trusted organic beef marketing company: a company established and owned by family farmers. Our family farmers are united by a shared respect for the environment and their animals, and a commitment to produce the best possible organic beef. Our business was founded in the late 1990’s in Australia’s heartland, the Channel Country and we are committed to showcasing the places and people who make our certified organic beef so unique.

We’re excited to launch our seventh collaboration with Sam Watkins, a resident of the remote outback community of Birdsville, in Western Queensland.

Our collaboration will feature images taken by Sam, around Birdsville and neighbouring towns. For those in our online community who know Birdsville well, you will recognise many familiar faces. For those who are yet to experience outback hospitality, we hope our images engender a desire to come and see the outback for yourselves.

About Sam Watkins

Sam and her husband Greg moved to Birdsville in February 2022, to run the post office and Birdsville Fuel Service. Together, they serve locals and tourists alike with fuel, souvenirs & 100% Australian made gifts. They’ve travelled across the Simpson Desert, volunteered at the Big Red Bash twice & taken every opportunity to contribute to & support local events in many capacities.

Simpson Desert Ultra – Age Limits
The SDU organisers love families achieving big goals together and want to…
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Simpson Desert Ultra – The Course
The SDU course traverses a variety of terrain including crossing sand dunes,…
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Simpson Desert Ultra
The Simpson Desert Ultra is one of Australia’s newest ultra marathons taking…
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Red Mulga – Mineritchie (Acacia cyperophyllia)
The Red Mulga is an upright, attractive tree that grows to ten…
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Red Mulga – Mineritchie (Acacia cyperophyllia)
The Red Mulga is an upright, attractive tree that grows to ten…
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Nell Brook & Deb Frecklington
Deb Frecklington was a guest speaker at the Channel Country Ladies Day…
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Community Canvas
Hailing from Quilpie, acclaimed artist Lyn Barnes joined participants at the Channel…
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An outback sunset
The Channel Country Ladies Day was held in Windorah from the 14th…
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Curious Emus
This photo was taken between Birdsville & Betoota, enroute to the Channel…
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Mini Golf at the Innamincka Hotel
The Innamincka Hotel is an oasis in South Australia’s rugged outback. Marrying…
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Enroute to Innamincka
My husband Greg & I joined David and Nell Brook on an…
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Neale McShane – The Outback Cop
Birdsville is one of the most remote police postings in Australia. Yarning…
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The Bill Brook Memorial Trophy
Bill Brook purchased his first property, Adria Downs Station, west of Birdsville…
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The Judges
Peter Nunn (Clifton Hills Station) & Don Rayment (Adria Downs Station) presided…
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Birdsville Social Club Committee
Congratulations to the dedicated committee who ran the Campdraft, Rodeo, Bronco Branding…
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Timekeepers
Judy Rayment & Courtney Thomas were timekeeping during the Bronco Branding this…
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Birdsville Bronco Branding
Earlier this year, bush men and women demonstrated their traditional bush skills…
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The Birdsville Gymkhana #2
Bailey Molloy (Morney Plains Station) looks happy and at home on a…
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The Birdsville Gymkhana
Competitors like Harmony Parsons showed us how to compete at the Birdsville…
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Behind the Bronco Yards
In August 2022, a flood passed along the Diamantina River, spreading out…
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The Pelican
It’s hard to believe that this pelican is actually floating in flood…
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Spinny Monaghan – Anzac Day 2022
Every year on the 25th of April, communities around Australia pause to…
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The Victorian Variety Club Bash
The Victorian Variety Bash is not a race or a rally. It’s…
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A road train
A road train, is a trucking vehicle used to move road freight…
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The township of Birdsville
Perched on the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert, Birdsville is surrounded…
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Australia Post in Birdsville
Where is Australia Post’s, post office in Birdsville? We are a pretty…
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