THREATENING STORM

Aireys Inlet, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 17 January 2017

I found this unusual rock ledge, jutting out over the sand on the Aireys Inlet beach. Underneath, an assortment of black and white rocks were scattered on the white sand. In the background, a threatening storm was approaching, signalling it was time to make my way back to the car. (1930)

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RELATIVELY CALM WATERS

Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia

Monday 16 January 2017

'Palm Cove, named after the palm trees that line the beach, is located in Far North Queensland on the Australian coast. Arlington Reef is the closest section of The Great Barrier Reef to Palm Cove being around 30 km offshore. The reef shelters the inshore waters from the Coral Sea swells creating relatively calm waters between the reef and the beach.' [Wikipedia] (1929)

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NAMED AFTER MYRTYLE BEECH

Beech Forest, Victoria, Australia

Sunday 15 January 2017

'Beech Forest is a town in Victoria, Australia. The area of Beech Forest is largely used for potato farming.

The town was named after the many myrtle beech trees of the area. Beech Forest Post Office opened on 10 May 1890 and closed in 1994.

The town had a railway station on the Crowes railway line from 1902 until 1962. Much of the route of the old railway has been converted to the Old Beechy Rail Trail, via which cyclists and walkers can travel 45 kilometres between Beech Forest and Colac.' [Wikipedia] (1928)

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THE SURF COAST WALK

Anglesea, Victoria, Australia

Saturday 14 January 2017

'The Surf Coast Walk passes through the town of Anglesea and can either be followed north-east along the coastline to Torquay or south-east towards Aireys Inlet and Moggs Creek. Originally known as Swampy Creek, the area's name was changed to Anglesea River in 1884 when the township was established. A Post Office under that name opened on 16 April 1886 and was renamed Anglesea in 1950.' [Wikipedia] (1927)

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IT'S A MYSTERY

Mystery Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Friday 13 January 2017

'Mystery Bay is a small town on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. Mystery Bay is halfway between Central Tilba and Narooma. The bay itself is the location where the abandoned wreck of a small boat was discovered in mysterious circumstances in 1880. The boat had carried Lamont Young, a government geologist inspecting new goldfields on behalf the New South Wales Mines Department together with his assistant Max Schneider, and boat owner Thomas Towers and two others, from nearby Bermagui. None of the five men were ever seen again, and Mystery Bay was named after their unexplained disappearance.' [Wikipedia] (1926)

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NAMED AFTER CHARLOTTE

Charlotte Pass, New South Wales, Australia

Thursday 12 January 2017

'Charlotte Pass is named after Charlotte Adams who, in 1881, became the first European woman to climb Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak. The pass is located in the Kosciuszko National Park where the Kosciuszko Road crosses Kangaroo Ridge. Charlotte Pass is the closest village to Mount Kosciuszko.' [Wikipedia] (1925)

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POKING AROUND THE HARBOUR

Eden, New South Wales, Australia

Wednesday 11 January 2017

The Eden fishing fleet, sitting dock side, as the low light of the day showers them in warm colours. What caught my eye was the clear water, into which I could easily make out the submerged rocks. I love poking around harbours and looking at the different types of boats. Perhaps it is the inner child in me. (1924)

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JUST BEFORE SUNSET

Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Tuesday 10 January 2017

The unique Living Desert Sculpture Park, just outside of Broken Hill, is a major tourist attraction. I arrived just before sunset, with a large moon on one side of the hill, and the setting sun on the other. The desert sun was orange and made the rock sculptures glow with colour, all set against a clear blue sky. (1923)

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AMAZING

Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia

Monday 9 January 2017

The beaches at Palm Cove are amazing. Beautiful white sand along most of the main beach, but just past the jetty, these unusual rock formations stand firm against all that mother nature can throw at them. (1922)

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THE OUTBACK

Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Sunday 8 January 2017

'The term 'the Outback' is an informal name that refers to the vast, sparsely inhabited areas of Australia. While often envisaged as being arid, the Outback regions extend from the northern to southern Australian coastlines, and encompass a number of climatic zones; including tropical and monsoonal climates in northern areas, arid areas in the ‘red centre’ and semi-arid and temperate climates in southerly regions.' [Wikipedia] (1921)

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THE BUSH

Beech Forest, Victoria, Australia

Saturday 7 January 2017

'The concept of 'the bush' has become iconic in Australia. In reference to the landscape, 'bush' refers to any sparsely-inhabited region, regardless of vegetation. 'The bush' in this sense was something that was uniquely Australian. Bush poets such as Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson revered the bush as a source of national ideals, as did contemporaneous painters in the Heidelberg School like Tom Roberts (1856-1931), Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) and Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917).' [Wikipedia] (1920)

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SNOW GUMS

Charlotte Pass, New South Wales, Australia

Friday 6 January 2017

'Eucalyptus pauciflora, commonly known as Snow Gum or White Sallee, is a species of flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae. It is a small tree or large shrub growing 4–8 m tall, occasionally reaching 20 m, and native to subalpine and lowland habitats in eastern Australia. It is amongst the hardiest of all eucalyptus species, surviving the severe winter temperatures of the Australian Alps.' [Wikipedia] (1919)

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THE WILLIAM BARAK BRIDGE

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Thursday 5 January 2017

'William Barak (or Beruk) (c. 1824 – 15 August 1903), was the last traditional ngurungaeta (elder) of the Wurundjeri-willam clan, first inhabitants of present-day Melbourne, Australia. He became an influential spokesman for Aboriginal social justice and an important informant on Wurundjeri cultural lore.' [Wikipedia] (1918)

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I HAD A LOVELY TIME

Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia

Wednesday 4 January 2017

It is hard not to wax lyrical about Palm Cove, on the eastern side of Far North Queensland. The beaches, the overhanging palm trees, the mountains and islands, the weather, and even the people, are all great. I had a lovely time during my visit, and can't wait to go back. (1917)

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FALLEN

Beech Forest, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 3 January 2017

These beautiful Californian Redwoods have fallen across a little stream in the Otways. The stream meanders through an unusual forest in this part of the world, planted back in the 1930's as an experiment. The trees have grown incredibly well and stand very tall, alongside the native vegetation. (1916)

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WELL TRODDEN

Anglesea, Victoria, Australia

Monday 2 January 2017

The sun rises, after hundreds of people visited the Anglesea beach the day before. I love taking photos down near the water edge, where all of the evidence that humans have walked the beach, has been washed away. The beach is smooth down there, unlike the well trodden areas away from the waves. (1915)

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THE LITTLE ROCK STACK

Aireys Inlet, Victoria, Australia

Sunday 1 January 2017

The Great Ocean Road is world renown for it's rock stacks at the site called the '12 Apostles'. But there are other rock stacks to be found, like this small one at Aireys Inlet. It isn't anywhere near as big or impressive as it's cousins down the road, but it is still standing tall against the elements and at low tide, accessible for those of you who like to take a picture or two. (1914)

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