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View over Straddie

The Glory of Queensland

April 22nd 2010
We arrived in Brisbane and immediately had to walk a kilometre uphill, in 33 degree heat to our hostel. Not the most fun aspect of travelling. Our hostel was brand new and very funky, with a nice rooftop swimming pool. We spent 3 days in Brisbane but didn't really do much apart from meeting Dans friend from school who now lives here. A very short journey from Brissie is Straddie (Stradbroke isl ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » 1770

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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