The Australian Humpback Dolphin April 8th 2016 Place names in Australia are interesting - some finding their origin with the original land owners, others from European sailors from the 1770's and on. I was expecting some unusual story where a mystery message washed ashore in a tin can. Nope!
It appears that this is an unusual adaption of the aboriginal land owners name - Tuncanba. Tuncan is the seam mammal we know as a dugong, and ba is 'the ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Tin Can Bay 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
Marg and Rob purchased a Horizon Wattle (Mercedes Sprinter) motorhome built by Ballina Campers and planned to circumnavigate Australia over the following couple of years, collecting it just after Rob retired in May 2011.
The couple of years grew out to over 4 years during which time we travelled from Brisbane to Perth return accross the Nullarbor both ways in 2011; in 2012 we travelled various places on the East Coast of Australia. The highlight of the year was our October November trip to Port Douglas which included the total eclipse of the sun. 2013 saw us do a 'Lap' or 'Trip around the blo... full info