Welcome Home Norman !
Welcome Norman. I do hope you continue and find pleasure in your pursuits. Film most certainly offers a contemplative approach to photography that digital cannot touch.
Like yourself I hail from sydney, love velvia and am setting up a darkroom where i hope to muse over life while images slowly emerge from apparently white paper.
Another Sydneysider here (actually a pom, but i live here!). Let's get a Sydney meetup organised.