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Cairns and Thursday Island

June 24th 2015
Leaving Longreach we are heading for the east coast a journey of 700+ km and not to be attempted in one go,we plan an easy drive with two overnight stops finally arriving at Townsville before heading north to Mission Beach. I have mentioned in an earlier blog that Townsville is a very comfortable city with lots going on for both the locals and visitors alike. While we are here we meet up with a pr ... 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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