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El Syd and Southern stories

January 18th 2007
Happy New Year New Year, new continent. Almost as far as we'll get from home, yet a whole lot more like home than anywhere we've been so far. Except that it wasn't minus 4 on New Year's Eve. And you can plan a barbeque (complete with shrimp of course) further than 12 minutes in advance. Also a lot more homey than anywhere we've stayed, thanks to the excellent and endless hospitality ... read more
Oceania » Australia

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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