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Over In Australia

Author : Marianne Berkes
ISBN : 9781584694595
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Australian animals are unique. Their babies may be riding in mama’s pouch, or hitching a ride on daddy, piggy-back! Children will sing, clap and count to the rhyme of "Over in the Meadow" as they learn about wallabies, koalas, wombats, and more. Cut-paper illustrations add to the fun.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Chased Across Australia

Author : Reynold Conger
ISBN : 9781465350183
Genre : Fiction
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American tourists are being chased across Australia by terrorists because their laptop contains files the terrorists need for a bomb plot in Sydney. Of course the Americans think the laptop contains only photos and personal documents. The terrorists try stalking, burglary, seduction, blackmail, ambush and a high speed car chase without success. Are the Americans very lucky, or are they under divine protection?
Category: Fiction

Across Australia

Author : Baldwin Spencer
ISBN : 9781108020411
Genre : History
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Fieldwork on the Aborigines of Central Australia by Spencer and Gillen was published in two volumes in 1912.
Category: History

Walk Across Australia

Author : David Mason
ISBN : 9781925078244
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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David Mason walked across Australia because no-one else had done it. He did it on is own with no support crew. After his experiences in the French Foreign Legion it was at once a challenge and a way to reconnect with life, people and Australia. In taking on the challenge he sought to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation. David sought to demonstrate that in taking on challenges we live, rather than taking the easy way out and instead, live lives of quiet desperation. David was the first person to walk across Australia at its widest point. In the course of that expedition he also was the first recorded person to walk solo east-west across the Simpson Desert and its 1100 dunes. For this achievement he was named Australia’s Adventurer of the Year and awarded the Gold Medal of the Australian Geographic Society.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Perth Western Australia The Outback

Author : Holly Smith
ISBN : 9781588437808
Genre : Travel
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Following is an excerpt from this extensive & highly detailed guide by a lifetime resident of Australia. The guide covers all the hotels, restaurants, sights to see and activities, from beachgoing to hiking, kayaking to exploring the Outback and the cultural attractions. AustraliaOCOs largest state takes up nearly a third of the continent, filling some 2,525,250 square kilometers with a diverse mix of extreme and wonderful landscapes. The balmy seaside capital of Perth and its thriving southern suburb of Fremantle, where 1.4 of the stateOCOs 1.8 million residents live, are spread along AustraliaOCOs southwest edge, just north of the Cape Naturaliste hook. South of here, lush river valleys and coastal parks stretch east for more than 1,620 km, while north of Perth, along the rough edge of the Indian Ocean, towns are far and few, with vast natural parklands coloring in the empty spaces between them. The countryOCOs westernmost town, Coral Bay, lies halfway up the coast, from where the land cuts back east and north toward Port Hedland and Broome. And still the state sprawls on, further northeast through the great, dry plains of the Kimberley, and south through endless expanses of gold and red desert. Within these great, barren stretches and along the coastlines, however, are hidden treasures that for the past century have fueled much of AustraliaOCOs economy. The famous goldfields, where fortune-seekers thronged in the late 1800s, surround the southern Outback city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Mineral sands and deposits of bauxite, the source for the countryOCOs massive aluminum industry, are tucked along the stateOCOs southwest edge. Around the Kimberley, or the far northwest, natural gas is the abundant resource, tapped in enormous quantities from the Northwest Shelf. The Pilbara, along the north-central coast, has the worldOCOs most extensive iron-ore deposits. And this is all not to mention the world-famous pearls found offshore of Broome, which rack up some US$200 million in yearly exports alone, or the Argyle Diamond mine of the same region, which produces more diamonds a year than anywhere else on the planet. In short, this is a massive state where riches and resources are only just being discovered. Million-hectare cattle stations stretch far and wide; broad national parks with million-year-old natural phenomena take their places in patchwork fashion around them; and thousands of kilometers of desolate, unexplored lands fill the gaps in between. You could wander here for a year and not run into a soul if you were well-prepared, or you could skirt between desert, ocean, and river excursions. ThereOCOs plenty of history and culture surrounding every settlement, too, providing for a well-rounded adventure experience that delves deep into a very unique blend of environments. With more than 63 national parks, bushwalking is the number-one activity, followed closely by four-wheel-drive adventures. The entire state is edged by the ocean, with magnificent reefs around the center, so diving and snorkeling, boating, windsurfing, and other watersports are all possibilities. Historic cultural excursions take place in the center and the far north Aboriginal lands, while modern encounters might have you wine-tasting through the southwest Margaret River vineyards. You can cycle around the coast, rock climb and abseil in the rugged mountains, explore caves in the central region, camel trek in the desert, kayak the southern rivers, dive and snorkel along remote reefs, and surf chic Perth swells or lonely Pacific bays. The possibilities are as endless as the land, for the state is only just being chiseled into a major adventure destination, and itOCOs a place where you truly have the chance to trail-blaze, get lost, and discover something entirely new about the world - and your own character within it."
Category: Travel

The American Occupation Of Australia 1941 45

Author : John McKerrow
ISBN : 9781443850780
Genre : History
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Over 120,000 American troops were stationed in Australia during the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands more passed through the country between 1941 and 1945. Because of Japan’s conquest of the Philippines in 1942, Australia was transformed into the principle base for the United States Army in the Southwest Pacific. This American occupation of an allied country resulted in several areas of tension between friends. The examination of these “fault lines,” which have, for the most part, received little attention from historians, is the purpose of this book. Jurisdictional and policing disputes and problems between Australian workers and American authorities are examined. American personnel committed thousands of crimes during the occupation, many of which were notorious. How Australians reacted to these crimes and how the American military sought to limit their negative effect on wartime relations is a major focus of this book. How the US military tried to protect GIs from prosecution by spiriting them out of Australia is also explored. Other areas of tension such as race and gender relations, which have been looked at by other historians, are examined in a new light; this book provides novel insights and challenges the existing historiography with regard to relations between black Americans and Australian civilians. How leaders on both sides, in particular Douglas MacArthur and John Curtin, managed crises and relations between civilians and GIs are studied. Sexual relations, an area of particular concern for authorities, were directed towards short-term flings and prostitution. In contrast, authorities did all they could to discourage long-term relations (i.e., marriage). Authorities obsessed over interracial sexual relations and doubled efforts to discourage them. Conflicts between American personnel and Australian civilians during the occupation did not threaten the alliance against Japan. Nevertheless, there were myriad problems between allies that led to friction and ill-will. These problems demanded management from above.
Category: History

Caveats Against Dealings In Australia And New Zealand

Author : Shannon Lindsay
ISBN : 1862871949
Genre : Caveats
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This work has been written by a practitioner for the benefit of practitioners. The two introductory chapters deal with broad general principles and conceptual issues such as what is a caveat? and what is a caveatable interest? but the bulk of the book is taken up by an encyclopaedic analysis of all of the reported Australian and New Zealand cases touching upon caveats. Essentially this book is intended to function as a road map for practitioners to the reported cases, guiding them to cases involving similar facts, and breaking the issues up in a way that matches the practical problems with which they must deal. Chapters which follow on from the general introductory chapters: list all the recognised categories of situations where there is a caveatable interest list all the recognised categories of situations where there is a caveatable interest describe the procedures available to a registered proprietor or other interested person for freeing the title from the caveat analyse the criteria for a successful action for compensation for wrongful lodgement of a caveat explain the role of caveats in determining equitable prioritiesThere is also a brief chapter dealing with the assessment of stamp duty on caveats.
Category: Caveats

Inequality In Australia

Author : Alastair Greig
ISBN : 0521524423
Genre : Social Science
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This text analyses the changing nature of inequality in Australia.
Category: Social Science