Posts tagged Australia
What a Dish!

In 1961, in central west New South Wales, Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) built a 64m high radio telescope, one of three that make up the Australia Telescope National Facility.  Today, affectionately known as The Dish, nobody could have predicted her meteoric rise to fame.

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The Blundstone Big Log Project (Pt III)

From the felling of the tree to the arrival of the Bullock Team in Hobart, the Blundstone Big Log Project had proved a huge success. It had captured the attention of young and old and transported them back to the years of their forefathers. But it wasn't over yet!

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The Blundstone Big Log Project (Pt I)

In the quiet of early morning, in a mist shrouded field, a crowd began to assemble. It was a motley crew, to find. Two had cameras draped around their necks, two others had axes in hand and a vicious looking saw. Then came a team of bullocks, a video team and a quietly spoken drover. During a cup of tea and a brief chat, others arrived. Greetings exchanged, but it was a wonder what this mob was here to do.

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The bounties of the Pacific Coast

On a walk with the faithful hound in tow, along a section of Australia's Pacific Coast, we arrived at a beautiful beach, backed by a hill with lush trees and plants alive with birdsong. To the front a fortress of rocks that look like they were from the set of Armagedon.

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What a Review to Ketch!

In gentle winds five sailing vessels, with a collective age of over 400 years, collected in the Derwent River, Tasmania. Crews quietly readied sails and sheets and their craft took the strain. A tack or two, to reach an upwind mark was all it took and then it got serious. 

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Escape to the Rainforest

Whilst New South Wales basks in the summer heat, there are places that hide luxurious pools and cool quiet respites. Rawson Falls in Boorganna Nature Reserve rainforest, part of the network of National Parks, is one such place. 

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Ellenborough Falls, New South Wales

Australia's Great Dividing Range, a 3,500 km (2,175 mi) long, range of mountains that sit behind the eastern seaboard, host a myriad of surprises. Rising up into the Hinterland, behind Port Macquarie, you enter rolling hillsides, capped with luscious cattle pastures and villages that incite visits with museums, galleries, cafes, gourmet foods and much more.

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When you think it is all over

The sky was inky black and filled with stars when I left home. Not a cloud in sight. Not for long. It was OK. They would add to the atmosphere. It began to rain. Perhaps it would blow over. 

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Tarkine, World Heritage Area, Tasmania

In the far north west of Tasmania is a 370,000 hectare, region known as the Tarkine, after the Aboriginal people who first populated it. For many, even in Tasmania, it is thought to be all rain forest. In fact it is much more.

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New Year Fireworks herald 2014 celebrations

Like major cities around the world, Hobart, saw in the new year celebrations with a magnificent firework display. Beneath the crackles, bangs, sparks and majestic colours crowds of thousands gathered round the docks

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