Coober Pedy at Sunset
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Panoramic photo by Klaus Mayer EXPERT Taken 08:45, 10/08/2008 - Views loading...

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Coober Pedy at Sunset

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Coober Pedy is located 846 km north of Adelaide and 213 m above sea level. It has an average annual rainfall of only 139 mm. About 4,000 people and over 45 nationalities live in Cooper Pedy with 80 per cent of the population living underground.

Coober Pedy has over 70 opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. There are no large companies operating in the area and this has been maintained by the fact that a mining lease can only be acquired for an area of 50 square metres and then the miner is obliged to work at his lease for about 20 hours per week.

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We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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