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Agapanthus and Roadkill and Convicts

March 3rd 2011
We are now ensconced in the south east corner of the state, with a bit of a theme involving our title. In the small towns (very attractive, too) the agapanthus is the preferred means of front fence decoration for many people. Sometimes white, sometimes purple, sometimes mixed. More prevalent on your typical country road, however, is the carcass of the small furry marsupial. For a state w ... 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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10th March 2011
Remarkable Cave

Terrific pics!
Hey Digger and Shaz! What a great set of pics. People have always told me that Tasmania is a good place to visit. I never quite got round to it, though. So, I am especially appreciative of these photos, because you have saved me the trip. Thanks! It's a bloody long way from Hollywood! Here's a really interesting American take on Tassie. It has come up in conversation here on no less than 3 separate occasions. That in itself is not remarkable, but, what is remarkable is that the 3 Americans who were asking about it, thought that Tasmania is a separate country from Australia! One guy had even BEEN there, and he was asking about any diplomatic relations Australia had with Tas, since we are such close neighbours. I don't know how true it is, but I HAVE heard that the Taswegians refer to people from the mainland as "Australians". I'll be interested to hear your feedback on that particular point. I was wondering if you might have dropped in for a quick visit with that very naughty boy, Martin. The air walk swing bridge looks scary - out of the comfort zone is right. Those bridges have a way of getting up a very pronounced harmonic motion which always makes me think that you could easily be flung off if you let go the handrails. Keep sending those pics in. That Nikon is a terrific camera, too... mind you, they're not much good if the operator doesn't have a clue about making up a picture. You guys do! Waiting for more snaps and news! Jack!

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