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Just one of thousands

Entry 10: Dive! Dive! Dive!

December 19th 2007
After leaving Ayers Rock I spent the best part of two hours peering down from 35,000 feet on the barren expanse that is Australia's 'outback'. The parched red soil continued as far as the eye could see, before the view was eventually interrupted by a layer of dense cloud. We broke through that cloud with half an hour of the flight left to reveal that the terracotta soil had been replaced by a ne ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Great Barrier Reef

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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