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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- February 7th 2013 Day 60: Starting our journey along the Great Ocean Road
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- November 1st 2012 Great Ocean Road
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- July 10th 2010 ...We're breaking all the rules now!
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- February 11th 2010 Eden to Great Ocean Road
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- April 2nd 2009 Torquay - A cidade dos surfistas
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- April 1st 2009 Visita aos 12 apostolos, Cape Otway Lightstation e uma tentative frustrada de visitar a praia de Wreack Beach.
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- March 30th 2009 Anglesea
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- July 8th 2008 Melbourne Diocese Winter Convention!
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- April 21st 2008 Anglesea Road Trip
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- July 29th 2007 Surfing in the middle of winter
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- March 25th 2006 Geelong
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