Stubborn from Norfolk Island
In 1991, residents of Norfolk Island, located east of mainland Australia, held a referendum at the initiative of their legislature. It was necessary to answer the question: do the islanders…

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Crocodile lunch among eucalyptus trees
The most popular with foreigners is the state of Queensland, in the north-east of the country. It is famous primarily for its Gold Coast and Great Barrier Reef. Every second…

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The birth of the Melbourne bath
When guests of Melbourne are interested in the sights of the city, residents primarily call ... local baths. “Of course, these are not the famous Roman baths, where the fate…

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amateur botanist

Discovery of Australia

On April 29, 1770, the heavy and clumsy ship Endeavor anchored in the waters of a charming bay. Among the team of captain James Cook, who went in search of an unknown southern continent, in other words, Australia, there was also a scientist – amateur botanist of the Royal Geographical Society Joseph Banks. He was so struck by the picture of dozens of plants that were unknown to the science of that time that he had discovered that he persuaded Cook to rename the seemingly named bay. Since then, it has been called the Botanical, that is, Botany Bay.

It must be said that the expedition with so many scientists on board went to the expanses of the Pacific Ocean for the first time. In addition to Banks, on board the Endeavor were the Swedish naturalists Solander Continue reading

Death in Venice - Life in Australia
Unconventional sexual orientation today has ceased to be a cause for criminal prosecution. But it is still annoying the broad masses of people who are not familiar with Thomas Mann’s…

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This deadly Australia
Most people in Australia are accustomed to the neighborhood of deadly creatures, perceiving them as familiar everyday life. But actually it’s just amazing how many of the creatures that inhabit…

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Fifth continent
In no prosperous country in the world can you find such a combination of welfare with untouched nature and limitless open spaces ... Today, Aeroflot refused to fly to Australia,…

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Australia North Tour
Australia is a country of antipodes and all kinds of oddities. It would seem that the state has a convenient name for the Northern Territory. It is logical to assume…

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