Grey fuzzy bums and the mystery of Capt. Cook’s spinning needle December 4th 2006 02/12/06 - 03/12/06 Magnetic Island
The Lonely Planet guide’s description of Magnetic Island is that of a beautiful landscape of granite boulders and ferns, and being the largest national koala sanctuary in Australia, “spotting grey fuzzy bums in trees is a mandatory pastime” - we decided to go check it out.
Be booked in at the Townsville ferry terminal and had about 50 minutes to kill. A ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Magnetic Island 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