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The pie floater is an Australian dish particularly common in Adelaide and, to a lesser degree, Sydney.
The Pie Floater (or, as some experts call it - 'Floater') is a meal available in Australia, which commonly consists of a traditional Australian-style meat pie, usually sitting, but sometimes submerged (sometimes upside down) in a bowl of thick pea soup.

#aussiefoods #ernbradley #meatpie #piecart #piefloater

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The koala is a small bear-like, tree-dwelling, herbivorous marsupial which carries it's young in a pouch.
We often hear these adorable Aussies called ‘koala bears’, but they are actually not bears at all. Koalas are marsupials, so they carry their young in a pouch, unlike bears which carry their young in the womb until they are well developed.

#koala #marsupial #wildlife

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The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.
One of the most well-known highlights of the Great Ocean Road is The Twelve Apostles. The massive limestone structures that tower 45 metres (148 feet) above the tempestuous Southern Ocean, leaving its visitors awe-struck in wonder at their size and beauty.

#great ocean road #landmarks #tourism #travel #twelve apostles

http://www.theupsidedownunder.blog/the-twelve-apostles/
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Most murders aren’t that difficult to solve. Usually the husband, or wife, did it. Sometimes it may have been the boyfriend or ex-lover. The crimes fit a pattern, the motives are generally clear.
Of course, there are always a few cases that don’t fit the template.  Cases where the killer is a stranger or the reason for the killing is totally unclear. Usually though, the authorities have something to go on. Thanks to forensic advances such as DNA technology, the police are seldom baffled.

#jestyn #jo thomson #law and order #mystery #somerton man #tamam shud

http://www.theupsidedownunder.blog/the-somerton-man/
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In the very first days of  colonial Australia, rum was the great circulating medium
The first few decades of Australian settlement were an interesting time. The landscape was not what was expected and the officers, settlers and convicts found Australia to be a harsh and unforgiving environment.

Establishing a stable and acceptable currency is an important part of any community and this was certainly a challenge for the early settlement leaders.

#rum corps #rum hospital #rum rebellion

http://www.theupsidedownunder.blog/the-australian-currency-was-a-bit-of-a-rum-do/
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One of Australia's seemingly unfair laws relates to being penalised for offering a reward for stolen goods with a 'No Questions Asked' statement.  But is it actually true?
Yep — this is actually an offence in South Australia and Tasmania.

#crime #no questions asked #rewards #silly laws

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By her own admission, Dame Edna Everage is probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world!


Her Facebook page explains that she is a housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin doctor, Megastar, and Icon. Along with Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman, she is one of a remarkable succession of female stars to emerge from Australia.

#barry humphries #colourful characters #dame edna everage

http://www.theupsidedownunder.blog/dame-edna-everage/
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With an adult size of roughly a cubic centimetre (.06 cubic inch), Irukandji are both one of the smallest and most venomous jellyfish in the world.
Tiny, venomous and virtually invisible to the human eye, Irukandji jellyfish inflict a sting so painful that if you don’t die you may wish you had. They are able to fire their stingers into their victim, causing symptoms collectively known as Irukandji syndrome.

#dangerous #irukandji #poisonous

http://www.theupsidedownunder.blog/irukandji/
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Twisties are the quintessential Australian snack. You aren’t eating them right if you don't lick your fingers 100 percent clean afterwards.
Twisties are arguably Australia's most popular snack. This cheese flavoured corn and rice snack has appealed to Aussies of all ages for over 60 years. Its cheesiness and crispiness makes this snack irresistible.

#aussie foods #food #smiths snackfood company #snacks #twisties

http://www.theupsidedownunder.blog/twisties-lets-put-twist-things/
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The Pinnacles are limestone formations within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, Western Australia.
Hidden away among the lonely dunes and windswept heathland of Western Australia’s Turquoise Coast there is a barren, otherworldly desert of stone pillars rising up out of the golden sand.

Attracting over 190,000 visitors each year, the Pinnacles of Nambung National Park are the major natural attraction in the Coral Coast region of Cervantes and Jurien Bay.

#australiana #namburg national park #pinnacles #travel

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