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The Royal Hotel …

Royal Hotel: Why is it Australia’s most common pub name?

ABC Australia …

“As any Australian pub crawler will know, the Royal is the most common names for hotels.

Growing up in the Central West region of New South Wales and raising her children in the town of Canowindra, Berrill Castles, often went to her local Royal.

Those memories helped shape her question to Curious Central West.

“Something that tickles my imagination is how come there’s a Royal Hotel in just about every town in Australia?” Ms Castles said.

The answer lies in history, during Australia’s colonial era when most Royal Hotels were established.”

Hope you enjoyed please visit ABC Australia for the article.


2017’s Most Stunning Images Prove Australian Photographers Are Simply Brilliant …

I came across this article and thought I should share …

“From sunrises and rainbows, to thrilling travel shots and of course the cutest puppy of the year, here are some of the most incredible images captured by Australians in the last year.

The images come courtesy of Canon Australia, who has been highlighting creative and inspiring everyday photographers, sharing their work on Canon’s social channels for the whole nation to see.”

Some example images …

please visit 2017’s Most Stunning Images Prove Australian Photographers Are Simply Brilliant for the article.

I know a lot of my followers are photographers so hope you enjoyed as I did.

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Welcome to 2018! Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks (full version) …

Welcome 2018 …

Hope you enjoyed.

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Dash Cam Owners Australia December 2017 On the Road Compilation …

I am addicted to car crash videos and wanted to share this.

Just watch these idiots (being Australia there is some strong language) …

Please visit Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook and Dash Cam Owners Australia YouTube for more videos.

Please be safe on the road too many deaths already.

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Ultimate road trip: Great Beach Drive to Fraser Island – Queensland Blog …

“Stretching 200km through UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, a World Heritage Marine Park and the largest sand island in the world, is the Great Beach Drive.

A road trip like no other, here the bitumen is replaced by sand, the traffic lights swapped for endless vistas of coastline and any chances of “I’m bored” wafting from the back seat, obliterated.

Ditching the Bruce Highway for the beach – and running between Noosa on the Sunshine Coast and Maryborough on the Fraser Coast – its ease of access and rich diversity makes it an incredible adventure for the 4WD obsessed, and even those just wanting a touch of beauty and fun.

We might be biassed, but we’re sensing the Great Beach Drive will quickly rival the Great Ocean Road as one of Australia’s best drives.”

Read more at Queensland Blog.

Hope you enjoyed our little piece of Australia.

Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen, former senator and Queensland first lady, dies at 97 …

This great Aussie has passed away today …

“She led a very full and successful life and was so-loved for her kindness, her genuine concern and care for others, her common sense and down-to-earth approach to life.”

No matter what your political persuasion this lady just cared about people. She made Queensland, Australia and for me better. Something the current lot of politicians should aspire to.

PHOTO: Sir Joh and Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen on their wedding day in 1952. (Supplied: State Library of Queensland)

“Former senator Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen has died at 97 years of age.

Lady Bjelke-Petersen was the wife of Queensland’s longest-serving premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

“Lady Flo” as she was fondly known as was Queensland’s first lady for nearly 20 years.

As the grandmother of politics in the state, she was more famous for her pumpkin scones than her Senate career.” ABC News

“Lady Flo was an outstanding and much-loved Queenslander who made a wonderful contribution to the community of Kingaroy, Queensland and Australia,” Ms Frecklington said.

“As a senator for Queensland for 12 years, Lady Flo worked tirelessly for the betterment of rural and regional Queensland.”

PHOTO: Flo Bjelke-Petersen at the grave of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen on the family property of Bethany at Kingaroy, north-west of Brisbane. (AAP: Tony Phillips)

“Rest in peace Lady Flo. You were a rock of our community and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. I will always cherish your support and guidance.”

Florence “Flo” Isabel Bjelke-Petersen (nee Gilmour; 11 August 1920 – 20 December 2017)

Florence Bjelke-Petersen Wikipedia.

Bear is sad but he loved her pumpkin scones.


Australian dunnies …

Remember when this was the only “bathroom”.


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Where we used to poo.


Click an image to view slideshow …

I guess you have to be as old as me or older to remember this.

I remember the night cart coming to pick up the sewerage bins and replace with empties. As a kid I was amazed at how cheerful the guys were wearing leather hats and covers over their shoulders so that the effluent did no slash on them.

I also remember they had gifts at Christmas of cartoons of large bottles of beer probably so many it took all year to drink. No wonder they were happy! The good old days when people thought of each other.

Of course some were just great holes in the ground but then I would have missed out on the great night cart guys.

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