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koala in a eucalyptus tree  

koala in a eucalyptus tree

Australia for now; and a year into my trip!

October 20th 2007
A friend of mine emailed me after my last blog saying it was nice to get a shorter one, and good to be able to read it all in one go for once - well, I'm afraid I'm back to normal! - and as it's been so long even since that one, (so long in fact, I just noticed they've changed the layout and font for uploading entries) this one will probably be longer than ever (sorry Nikki!) and sorry to everyone ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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