- Cox Scrub Conservation Park
Cox Scrub is a conservation park in South Australia, approximately 55km south of Adelaide.
· · Protected areas of South Australia
Belair · Canunda · Coffin Bay · Coongie Lakes · Coorong · Flinders Chase · Flinders Ranges · Gawler Ranges · Innes · Lake Eyre · Lake Gairdner · Lake Torrens · Lincoln · Mount Remarkable · Murray River · Naracoorte Caves · Nullarbor · Onkaparinga River · Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges · Witjira
Acraman Creek · Billiatt · Black Hill · Cape Gantheaume · Cleland · Cox Scrub · Danggali · Deep Creek · Fairview · Finniss · Fort Glanville · Kelly Hill · Hacks Lagoon · Hallett Cove · Horsnell Gully · Kaiserstuhl · Lake Gilles · Mamungari · Marino · Monarto · Morialta · Mount Magnificent · Naracoorte Caves · Ngarkat · Piccaninnie Ponds · Scott Creek · Seal Bay · Simpson [read more...]
- Vietnam Forces National Memorial
The Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial is on ANZAC Parade, the principal ceremonial and memorial avenue in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The memorial was dedicated on 3 October 1992.
From 1963 until 1973 50,000 Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Australian Air Force and associated personnel served in Vietnam in what was called the Vietnam War.
Three concrete stelae, rising from a shallow moat, form the dramatic centre and enclose a space for quiet contemplation.
A low stone block is both a seat and a place for laying memorial tributes.
Fixed to the right wall are 33 inscriptions, quotations intended to recall events of military and political importance. The photograph etched on the rear wall shows Australian troops waiting to be airlifted to the Australian base at Nui Dat after Operation Ullmarah. The walls offer anchors for wires that suspend a halo of stones: A scroll containing the names of Australians who died in Vietnam is [read more...]
- Swan Reach, South Australia
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Mid Murray Council
Swan Reach is a river port in South Australia located 127 km north east of Adelaide on the Murray River between Blanchetown and Mannum in South Australia. It is on the left (or east) bank of the river. The Swan Reach Ferry is a cable ferry crossing operated by the state government as part of the state's road network. Swan Reach, with all parts below Lock #1, is also one of the lowest parts of the river. It is currently (2009–2010) about 1.5 metres below its normal level.
Swan Reach was first settled in the 1850s and was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area. The place soon became one of the first riverboat ports in South Australia and was a loading port for grain and wool.
Around the town
Swan Reach [read more...]
- Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, are the most extensive area of subtropical rainforest in the world. The reserve includes 50 separate reserves totaling 3,665 square km, clustered around the New South Wales - Queensland border.
The Gondwana Rainforests are so-named because the fossil record indicates that when Gondwana existed it was covered by rainforests containing the same kinds of species that are living today. The number of visitors to the reserve is about 2 million per year.
The forests were inscribed to the World Heritage list in 1986, covering only the New South Wales sites of approximately 3108 km² and extended in 1994 to cover the Queensland sites of approximately 592 km² which is a total of approximately 3700km². The rainforest reserves have an extremely high conservation value, with more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species.
Eight separate areas have been identified [read more...]
- Sandringham Hotel, Newtown
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The Sandringham Hotel is a pub in the suburb of Newtown in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
The pub has a long history and is the spiritual homeland to several of Sydney's bands, including Frenzal Rhomb and The Whitlams. It is known locally as The Sando.
Before renovations in the late 1990s, the pub had a unique layout. The downstairs bar (only bar at this stage) had an art-deco theme and was essentially a large square in the middle of the pub, with patrons surrounding the outside of it and a stage in the opposite corner. It was possible to sit at the bar and watch the band who were at the other side of the bar in the corner. The front-middle stage used to jut into one corner of the square bar allowing performers to rest their beer [read more...]
- List of features of Rottnest Island
List of features of Rottnest Island
This list is ancillary to the main article Rottnest Island, Western Australia, and should be checked against any available maps. It includes physical features as well as administrative features.
Bayseeker Bus Stops
Bayseeker Bus services have seasonal variations
1 - Main Bus Stop
2 - Kingstown Turn-off
3 - Porpoise Bay
4 - Parker Point
5 - Little Salmon Bay
6 - Salmon Bay
7 - Wadjemup Lighthouse
8 - Green Island
9 - Strickland Bay
10 - Roland Smith Memorial - for access to West End
11 - Rocky Bay
12 - Stark Bay
13 - Ricey Beach
14 - Catherine Bay/City of York Bay
15 - Little Armstrong Bay
16 - Little Parakeet Bay
17 - Geordie Bay West
18 - Geordie Bay Store
These are other than cottages
Many of the cottages and units on Rottnest Island are named after significant people in Western Australian history or episodes from the Island's history.
Colebatch (WA Premier for one month, in 1919) [read more...]