It’s the road trip of a lifetime. Peter Harris, from the Central Coast of New South Wales, is travelling from Adelong to Yeerongpilly, visiting every location mentioned in the famous song, ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’, in an effort to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation.
From ghost towns to the nation’s capital, Peter will travel through 93 destinations, with Coolangatta being number 54 on his itinerary.
“I aim to visit every location by the end of the year, but I’m taking my time,” said Peter. “I am enjoying getting to know each town and learning more about Australia in the process.”
Peter’s own web hosting and domain name providing business, QiQ, is funding the costs associated with his journey around Australia, allowing for all donations received to go directly to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
“I am passionate about the work of Fred Hollows,” said Peter. “He was not simply a skilled eye surgeon, but a champion of human rights and social justice. The Foundation is particularly devoted to Australian Indigenous health and I hope to be able to raise funds to support this aim.”
In 1962 Australian Geoff Mack wrote the lyrics to “I’ve Been Everywhere”, a song listing 93 Australian destinations linked only by their ability to rhyme with each other. 48 years later, Peter’s adventure will take him to every Australian state, except Western Australia and Tasmania, and he’s loving every minute of it.
“I?m discovering just how big Australia really is and enjoying meeting new people in every township and city,” said Peter. “I’m delighted to be supporting an organisation like the Fred Hollows Foundation and, most of all, I?m looking forward to being able to sing, I?ve been everywhere, man, and to have actually been there and done it.”
Peter’s journey can be tracked, and donations made, via his web site at www.ivebeeneverywhere.com.au