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49. Shrimps on the barbie

December 31st 2008
(N) We went to a carol concert in Auckland’s Town Hall, with all the usual favourites, the only twist being that instead of huddling to keep warm we were using the programmes as fans to keep cool. This time last year, in 2007, it was also a hot Christmas for us on the Thai island of Koh Lanta, but the music then was completely different, being a mix of cheesy Christmas pop and an infrequent ‘c ... read more
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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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