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Looking down the Yarra River to the Melbourne Cricket Ground  
   

Looking down the Yarra River to the Melbourne Cricket Ground

An 'Australian' Day

January 26th 2012
Thursday 26th January was Australia Day – a public holiday. We knew that there would be plenty of events going on throughout the city but we wanted to visit the Botanical Gardens because today would be the only day of the year that the splendid Governor’s Mansion would be open to the public. What we didn’t know was just how much entertainment and how many special events had been a ... 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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