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Entrance to the New Norcia Hotel  

Entrance to the New Norcia Hotel

Benedictus benedicat

June 11th 2006
I did my longest haul of this road trip today, from Albany on the south coast all the way up to New Norcia, about 130km north-east of Perth. I noticed that many of the land divisions here are called shires and I even passed a sign welcoming me to the shire of York, which made me feel strangely at home. I was an unwilling, and unhappy, accomplice in the death of at least one bird today. The on ... 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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