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Published: April 7th 2006
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Journeying from Melbourne to Sydney

(Sorry cannot get the pics to work.)

We traveled in a newish Territory from Hertz overland to Sydney via some lovely small towns in upstate Victoria. I kept wondering why they were talking about Victorian issues when I thought that they were a century away. The penny dropped eventually.

We stayed in Bright and Bentwood which are delightful towns full of gold mining history and the subsequent importance of wool now surpassed by beef and other products. We lost our way a few times ending up in the high country where there we real signs of the terrible fires in 2003 when Lesley was in the state last time. The regrowth is present everywhere. This gave us an understanding of the importance of fire which the Aborigines had worked out a few centuries ago but were pushed off their land in the meantime.

We then drove into the mega city of Sydney.


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