Background: Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name of Great Britain. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop its agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy. It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990's, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980's. Long-term concerns include pollution, particularly depletion of the ozone layer, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef.
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- December 1st 2012 Hervey Bay and Agnes Water, 1770
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- November 23rd 2012 1770- Scooteroo
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- August 10th 2012 46 Queensland Coast 10 Aug
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- February 28th 2012 Agnes Water and the Town of 1770
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- February 15th 2012 1770 - Agnes Water
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- October 19th 2011 Scooteroo & Airlie Beach
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- September 19th 2011 Its Been a Long Time!
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- August 16th 2011 Schnorcheln im Great Barrier Reef
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- July 13th 2011 Surfers Paradise to 1770, Agnes Waters
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- June 16th 2011 1770
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- May 27th 2011 Rockhampton and everything else...
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- May 16th 2011 I surfed, I survived...I bloody loved it!
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- May 15th 2011 I LOVE HAMMOCKS
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- April 12th 2011 De Eastcoast deel 1
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- November 8th 2010 1770???
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- October 30th 2010 We've been all round!!
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- September 23rd 2010 Ozzie Road Trip pt2 - Whitsundays to 1770
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- June 13th 2010 Ahoy there!
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- May 21st 2010 Great News!
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- April 22nd 2010 The Glory of Queensland
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