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Philip (Penguin) Island, Melbourne

December 13th 2010
Today (Mon 13th Dec) we went to Philip Island (Penguin Island fame from the recent Rolf Harris documentary on BBC). It is about 100km south of Melbourne, so we hired a car to make the trip down. The weather was an improvement on our first day, with partly sunny skies clearing completely by the evening, but the temperature was still realtively low, probably about 20C so it felt more like an English ... 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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