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The Merino Sheep

by Banjo Paterson (1864-1941) . . . the story continues . . . Then the dogging and shrieking and hustling and tearing have to be gone through all over again. (This on a red-hot day, mind you, with clouds of … Read more

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Wombats on the Brain

Try this simple calculation to test your brain. Add it up in your head. Do NOT use a calculator or paper and pencil.   Take 1000 wombats and add 40 wombats to it Now add another 1000 wombats Now add … Read more

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2002 ARIA Award Winners

16th ARIA Awards Ceremony 15 October 2002 Sydney SuperDome, NSW Hosted by Rove McManus. Today’s ARIA Awards is seen by around 2 million people on television, and approximately 2,500 recording industry guests and 5,000 members of the general public. Awards … Read more

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Out Back

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer The old year went, and the new returned, in the withering weeks of drought, The cheque was spent that the shearer earned, and the sheds were all cut out; The publican’s words were short … Read more

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EDITOR’S BLOG

Is it true there are more kangaroos in Australia than people? Did Slim Dusty really write the song G’day, G’day? Is jaffa a lolly or cricket slang? What American holidays are celebrated in Australia? I get lots of questions and … Read more

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The Australian Stockman

traditional Australian song composer unknown What the words mean Goburra ~ an old form of the word kookaburra which is an Australian bird See also  Stockman’s Last Bed The Stockman • Dying Stockman The sun peers o’er you wooded ridge … Read more

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Home Area Measurements

When you’re buying, selling or renting, you’ll often hear the size of an Australian home as so many “squares”. To help you understand just how big a place is, here’s a handy chart that converts squares to feet and metres … Read more

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Why Australians Love Horse-Racing

Horse racing is huge in Australia. Anybody who has spent any time here could tell you that. Australia has more racecourses than any other nation (there’s over 360 registered racing grounds spread across the country) and as a country we … Read more

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Kids Cards

Greeting Cards Kids Cards I’ve put together a selection of cards for children of all ages. Kids can send them to their family and friends. And they’re great for adults to send to kids too. No matter what card you … Read more

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