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First known mention of "Lamington cake" from a 1896 newspaper account of a "Lamington Function" at Laidley, QLD. #NationalLamingtonDay
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Melbourne’s phantom railway lines
MELBOURNE is a city of phantom railway lines that once serviced the earliest inhabitants of the city.

Built and then removed or repurposed into light rail, a total of 11 complete railway lines and 71 stations have been closed across the city.

Some have left their mark on Melbourne as bicycle paths or parks - such as the Inner and Outer Circle lines - while others have disappeared off the map with only a few ghostly stations left behind.
MELBOURNE is a city of phantom railway lines that once serviced the earliest inhabitants of the city.
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Scotty the three-legged working dog refuses to retire from family's SA farm
Scotty has all the qualities farmers value in a sheep dog: loyal, hard-working and steady around stock — remarkably steady in fact, given he only has three legs.
Scotty has all the qualities farmers value in a sheep dog: loyal, hard-working and steady around stock — remarkably steady given he only has three legs.
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I'm also against retirement,I'll work till I die.
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Songlines that criss-cross Australia televised as a series for the first time
As a teenager, Cornel Ozies managed a supermarket in the remote Kimberley town of Halls Creek. In his 20s, he headed home to Broome where he fell into film-making as if he was born into it. He probably was. His mother Michelle Torres, a scriptwriter and director, acted in BabaKieueria, the 1986 satire on Australian race relations. Theatre and movie star Ningali Lawford and Shari Sebberns, who played one of the four Aboriginal singers in the hit film The Sapphires, are both aunts.
They are stories of culture, race and survival thought lost to their people and the world, but in the course of making this documentary were unearthed again.
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Really interested in catching the rest of the series.... I missed the first one!
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Oldest axe ever found was invented by Aboriginal ancestors
A small fragment of an ancient axe found in Western Australia has been dated as the oldest in the world, revealing how Aboriginal ancestors adapted to the new continent.
A small fragment of an ancient axe found in Western Australia has been dated as the oldest in the world, revealing how Aboriginal ancestors adapted to the new continent.
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...Aboriginals,the one able to live in peace with Nature...limiting what they were getting from it to what just they barely needed...biggest Nature's consevationists...
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West Coast Sea Monster theories continue decades after mysterious find on Tasmanian coast
The story of the West Coast Sea Monster refuses to melt away, just like the tough, rubbery substance that was found on a Tasmanian beach 56 years ago.
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"This thing doesn't look like whale blubber ... this thing has five gills on each side of it.

"It was five foot high, slightly furry fur, like wool from a sheep with spikes all over it.

"Whales don't have that sort of thing."

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The story of the West Coast Sea Monster refuses to melt away, just like the odd rubbery substance that was found 56 years ago.
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Kaurna language (Kaurna Warra)
The Kaurna language (Kaurna Warra) is the original language of Adelaide and the Adelaide Plains, South Australia. It is one of the better documented languages of South Australia and has been undergoing a sustained revival since 1990. The area now known as Adelaide is at the heart of Kaurna country.

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RT Michaela Carr: Join me for breakfast on 720 ABC Perth from 5am to 7.30. Music, info and maybe some fun xxx buff.ly/292KIoQ
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'Macassan' artefacts donated to MAGNT by family of missing man James McQueen
The family of a missing man has donated items he found buried in sand dunes off the Northern Territory coast, and which are thought to pre-date European settlement, to a museum 30 years after his disappearance.
Items believed to pre-date European settlement are donated to the NT museum, 30 years after the disappearance of the man who found them.
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Thanks for sharing this piece of history and giving up such a sentimental value
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Hopes Big Orange revival could bear fruit for Australia's other 'big things'
"Big things" were once an integral part of Australian road-trip holidays, but the decline of the Riverland's Big Orange is being mirrored at once-loved landmarks across the country, an academic and former travel writer says.

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Some of Australia's big things may have seen better days, but one regional council is hoping it can bring its Big Orange back to fruition.
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Australia Great is all about Australian culture. If you are interested in Australia you are welcome to join the Australia Community here on Google+. 

The title "Australia GREAT" is an homage to an old advertising campaign promoting South Australia, "SA GREAT". 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on what you think makes Australia GREAT.
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