A belated "Happy New Year" from Sydney January 1st 2012 "Given that there's now around 7 tonne of dynamite strapped to the bridge, did you still want me to drive over it?" asked my brother-in-law as he gave us a ride into town. 'The bridge' was the Sydney Harbour bridge, and my sister and I had tickets for an event on my bucket list - a pole position view of the New Year's Eve fireworks display, with an afterparty of course. Unfortunate ... read more
Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney 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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