Mangroves on Ash Island
Nicely hidden away, a lovely board walk around through the mangroves on Ash Island.
burnt out car ash island
The Hunter Wetlands Centre from above, between Brambles and BHP pond.
Some of our external "pet" spiders. Spiders this size are a bit of novelty for a German...
Sun setting of a soccer match of the Newcastle Jets vs. Western Sydney Wanderers, in the Hunter Stadi...
A bunch of big engines at the Carrington shunt yard.
That's what it looks like with from the driver's seat of a UGL Rail C44aci locomotive, at the command...
Group photo from the Newcastle Sundance Panorama Workshop run by Florian Knorn | pano.ie.
moving of landmark dry dock from newcastle harbour to singapore.
There are no kangaroos in Austria.
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.