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view from Eungella down towards the coast near Mackay  
   

view from Eungella down towards the coast near Mackay

We cross the Tropic of Capricorn and visit Magnetic Island

August 4th 2008
August 4 - we stopped off at Gladstone and caught up with Michelle, one of Steph’s mates, who was the sports reporter for the local paper (now back in NZ), and we enjoyed a good night at the Yacht Club together. The next day we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn at Rockhampton, and stopped to visit the lush and tropical Botanic Gardens there, before taking the coast road out to Yeppoon. We don’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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