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Wallaby

My first real live Australian animal in the wild! It was pretty humanized though. There were kids petting it and feeding it food. So sad. But they really do just wander around...it's weird to see them just bouncing around! I have to say though after a morning of just seeing dead ones on the road, this one was a welcomed sight! (yup, i actually got to drive on the other side of the road! hee hee...it's fun, but i really had to concentrate like i was driving for the first time!)
A Missie Chrissie in Tassie

December 29th 2004
Hello! A Merry Belated Christmas to you!! And a Happy New Year's!!! I can't believe it's already this time of the year again! Time sure goes by very quickly. Thanks for all of your emails about the tsunami and earthquake and your concern!! Fortunately, I was in the middle of the woods at the end of a 4 day trek in Tasmania when the earthquake happened. I just learned of it yesterday evening and h ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Launceston

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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