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Snowy River  

Snowy River

40 Gippsland to Canberra

June 26th 2012
We’ve now left Melbourne, heading east into Gippsland. It was named by Strzelecki in 1840 after Governor Gipps of NSW. (Bet the Victorians hate that.) It has a comparatively high rainfall and has lots of dairy, sheep and beef. It was originally thickly forested and while they have milled a lot of it, there are some substantial tracts of forest still. There’s quite a lot of new planting, too. T ... 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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Tot: 0.112s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 7; qc: 25; dbt: 0.0159s; 25; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.4mb