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Marine Environment

Australia has the world’s largest area of coral reefs and the third largest area of mangroves. Our marine environment supports a variety of creatures such as dugongs, dolphins, seals, whales, and thousands of different fish and shellfish species. Thirty of the … Read more

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Australian  Football League

Tom Wills is considered the a founder of Australian Football. In 1857 Tom returned to Australia from England where he was a football captain of Rugby School as well as a brilliant cricketer. He introduced the game in Australia as … Read more

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Suggest an Australian Website

Our editors are always looking for good Australian websites to share with others. So if you have or know of an interesting or helpful site, please suggest it here. We’ll visit it and review the content to see if it’s … Read more

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The Loaded Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer . . . the story ends with . . . The retriever went in under the kitchen, amongst the piles, but, luckily for those inside, there was a vicious yellow mongrel cattle-dog sulking and nursing … Read more

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The Warrigal

by Henry Kendall (1839-1882) Australian writer A warrigal is a dingo (wild dog). The warrigal’s lair is pent in bare, Black rocks at the gorge’s mouth; It is set in ways where Summer strays With the sprites of flame and drouth; … Read more

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Where the Pelican Builds

by Mary Hannay Foott (1846-1918) Australian writer Mary Hannay Foott wrote this poem while living in south-west Queensland. This part of Australia is often caught in the cycle of droughts followed by flooding rains. The pelican prefers large expanses of … Read more

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Hist!

by C. J. Dennis (1876-1938) Australian writer Hist! . . . . . . Hark! The night is very dark, And we’ve to go a mile or so Across the Possum Park. Step . . . . . . light, Keeping … Read more

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Easter Bouquet

Create A Card Easter Cards Wombat Roo Bunny Eggy Roo Easter Bouquet Baby Face The Last Supper The Cross    Series 1  Series 2  Series 3 Jesus Christ Our Lord  Series 1  Series 2 Tell someone how special they are to you with our Australian … Read more

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Stained Glass

Create A Card Sympathy Cards Sympathy Bouquet Butterfly Sorrow Contemporary Stained Glass Gentle Thoughts With Sympathy   Card 1 Thinking of You May you find comfort in knowing That our caring thoughts Are with you at this time Card 2 … Read more

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Wallabi Joe

traditional Australian song, composer unknown Sung to the tune The Mistletoe Bough. What the words mean schist ~ rock that splits easily into flakes or slabs The saddle was hung on the stockyard rail, And the poor old horse stood … Read more

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