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Archive for December, 2015

HOT ATTRACTIONS IN CANBERRA THE BUSH CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA IN VIDEO & PICS

1. VISIT: NEWACTON If proof was still required as to how much Canberra has improved as a city in recent years venture no further than impressive NewActon. You could conceivably spend a whole weekend within this urban precinct. Aside from Hotel Hotel, the capital’s edgy groundbreaking designer digs, NewActon also hosts some of Canberra’s best […]

December 20th, 2015
Topic: ACT, TOURISM & ACCOMMODATION, TOWNS & CITIES, VIDEOS AUDIOS Tags: , , , , , ,

Monster of the deep and rainbow opal hits museum

Visitors to South Australia from 25 September will have the chance to go back in time 100 million years to a time when dinosaurs roamed Australia, the southern desert was a huge inland sea populated by huge Mesozoic monsters and some of the world’s most wondrous gemstones began being formed. Opals, a multimillion dollar exhibition […]

December 19th, 2015
Topic: GEMSTONES, MUSEUMS, Prehistoric, South Australia Tags: , , , , ,

The oldest person in WA to undergo a major hip replacement has celebrated her 109th birthday – and celebrated with cake and a letter from the Queen.

Helen Stamelos has survived two World Wars to celebrate her 109th birthday with (left) and a letter from the Queen. The oldest person in WA to undergo a major hip replacement has celebrated her 109th birthday – and celebrated with cake and a letter from the Queen. Helen Stamelos, who celebrated her milestone on Monday, […]

December 7th, 2015
Topic: AGED CARE, WOMEN Tags: , , ,

Why Australian banana lovers should be worried by deadly disease

A new strain of Panama disease threatens banana crops. Disease threatens the commercial banana The banana farmers of yore would have known the grim signs of an outbreak. Surveying their luscious plantations in the hot, wet air of far north Queensland, they would have seen the insidious disease take hold, inch by toxic inch. Growers […]

December 7th, 2015
Topic: Bananas, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, Queensland Tags: , , , ,