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Rocky Outcrop in the Blue Mountains  

Rocky Outcrop in the Blue Mountains

Great Southern Land

February 1st 2008
Australia (Austraya as the locals say) is often grouped together with New Zealand, and it is often that you hear of stories of tourists arriving in New Zealand and expecting to drive over a bridge between the countries. Or others who are surprised that New Zealand doesn't have kangaroos. In fact there are actually a lot of things that New Zealand doesn't have that Australia does, and many of the ... read more
Oceania » Australia

Australian Flag 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... ... read more
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