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The Boab

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Next to the Great Northern Highway between Broome and Fitzroy Crossing stands this unusual Boab tree. These Boab or Bottle Trees, also sometimes known as Boabab trees (in Africa), can be seen all over the Kimberley region of Australia's North West.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baobab_tree

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A: The Prison Boab Tree

di David Rowley, 79.7 km di distanza

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B: Windjana Gorge

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Windjana Gorge was once part of a coral reef. The sheer limestone gorge walls reach over 100 metres i...

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C: Fitzroy Crossing

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A 4 wheel drive vehicle crosses the Fitzroy River at the old Fitzroy River crossing near the township...

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D: Cable Beach Camels

di John Colebrook, 214.5 km di distanza

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E: Cable Beach Sunset

di John Colebrook, 214.5 km di distanza

Cable Beach Sunset

F: Gantheaume Point Lighthouse

di David Rowley, 218.3 km di distanza

Gantheaume Point was named in 1801 by Nicolas Baudin after a French Naval Admiral, Joseph Gantheaume....

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G: Broome Lighthouse

di John Colebrook, 218.4 km di distanza

Broome Lighthouse

H: Breaden Hills

di David Rowley, 363.5 km di distanza

As the Canning Stock Route passes through the Southesk Tablelands region, the Breaden Hills can be se...

Breaden Hills

I: Breaden Pool

di David Rowley, 364.5 km di distanza

Breaden Pool was once used by David Carnegie, an explorer who in 1896 led an expedition from the Gold...

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J: Canning Stock Route Well 49

di David Rowley, 365.9 km di distanza

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Questo panorama è stato scattato in Australia

Questa è una vista generale di Australia

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.

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