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, but 13 officers and men were able to clamber out. Eight of them reached the beach of Mantangula Island after 15 hours in the water. Friendly natives guided them to a coast-watcher, who arranged for them to be picked up by submarine, and on the night of 30-31 August, they were taken on board by . He is known for the complexity of his books, and it is often said that a single short story of Dukaj contains more ideas than many other writers


and cultural life - including a very rich 'story-telling' tradition. While the 'modern impression' of Australian Aboriginal people is largely built around an image of the 'desert people' who have adapted to some of the harshest conditions on the planet (equivalent to the bushmen of the Kalahari), Australia provided a 'comfortable living' for the bulk of the Aboriginal people among the bountiful flora and fauna on the Australian coast - until the arrival of Europeans. Although a lucrative China

rich silver

. The collection includes varieties such as: thumb right 250px Map of Yampi Sound (Image:Buccaneer Archipelago.jpg) '''Yampi Sound''' is a part of the Indian Ocean off the coast of northwestern Australia, located between King Sound and Collier Bay. The islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago, located in the sound, contain rich silver and iron ore deposits. The high grade iron ore deposits has been mined in the Sound since the 1950s. A copper mine also operated

extreme band

to a golf course and primary school. It is often grouped together with its sister city, Drysdale. '''Clifton Springs''', Australia, was also named for its local mineral springs, which would be found around Fairy Dell, if it were not closed due to possible landslips. Gary Cherone era (1996–1999) Van Halen's next lead singer was Gary Cherone, frontman of the then-defunct Boston (Boston, Massachusetts)-based band Extreme (Extreme (band)), a group which had enjoyed some popular success in the early 1990s. The 25 Boldest Career Moves in Rock History ''Rolling Stone'' Retrieved May 17, 2011 The result was the album ''Van Halen III''. Many songs were longer and more experimental than Van Halen's earlier work. It was a notable contrast from their previous material, with more focus on ballads than traditional rock songs ("How Many Say I", with Eddie on vocals). Sales were poor by the band's standards, only reaching ''Gold'' certification, despite the album peaking at #4 on the US charts. Van Halen III did produce a hit however, "Without You", and additionally the song "Fire in the Hole" appeared on the ''Lethal Weapon 4'' soundtrack. The album was followed by a tour. The ''III'' Tour (III Tour) saw Van Halen playing in new countries, including first ever visits to Australia and New Zealand. Catahoulas have been introduced in the Northern Territory of Australia where they have been found to be a superior hunting dog for pigs by breeders. They have been introduced in New Zealand as well as Australia, but the number of Catahoulas there is unclear. thumb 210px left Red Solid with litter of leopard Catahoulas; showing wide variety of coat colors (Image:CatahoulaLitter wb.jpg) The grid plan became popular with the start of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. In 1606, the newly founded city of Mannheim in Germany was the first Renaissance city laid out on the grid plan. Later came the New Town in Edinburgh and almost the entire city centre of Glasgow, and many planned communities and cities in Australia, Canada and the United States such as New Haven (New Haven, Connecticut) and Adelaide. Inflatable dam technology In 2009, Marysville became the first city in Central Ohio, as well as possibly the state of Ohio and multi-state region, to employ the use of inflatable dam technology, which was built on Mill Creek. This type of technology is found in places such as Australia, Norway, and in the United States, in places such as Arizona. The dam is part of the new water reservoir system. "Inflatable dam technology makes way to Central Ohio", Columbus Business First, Retrieved 16 sept 2009. Condolences came from as far away as Japan, Australia, and Belgium. Governor Tom Ridge attended a vigil at the school with his wife. Commons:Category:Australia Wikipedia:Australia Dmoz:Regional Oceania Australia

friendly population

lots of echidnas on Kangaroo Island. * '''Koalas''' are present in forests around Australia, but are notoriously very hard to spot, and walking around looking upwards into the boughs of trees will usually send you sprawling over a tree root. Best seen during the day, there is a thriving and friendly population on Raymond Island near Paynesville (Paynesville (Victoria)) in Victoria. You have a good chance on Otway Coast, on the Great Ocean Road, or even in the National Park walk near Noosa

promotion professional

. Bownds is regarded as one of the most talented wrestlers in Australia, being the ace of the AWF promotion promotions (Professional wrestling promotions) and headlining for many other independents across Australia. Bownds has also wrestled in Japan, where he has worked for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX, Official review of the show on 29 July 2006

range campaign

a fight during World War II in 1942. In September 1943, Australian forces launched a sustained campaign (Finisterre Range campaign) to retake the Finisterre Range and Madang. The town was captured on April 24, 1944. During the occupation and fighting the town was virtually destroyed and had to be rebuilt afterwards. Having graduated from cipher clerk to full-fledged agent, Petrov was sent to Australia by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD

professional field

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game production

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'''Australia''' is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent (Australia (continent)), the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands (list of islands of Australia). It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area (List of countries and dependencies by area). Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

For at least 40,000 years who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups (Australian Aboriginal languages). Walsh, Michael (1991) "Overview of indigenous languages of Australia" in Suzane Romaine (ed.) ''Language in Australia'', Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-33983-9. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch (Dutch Republic) explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain) in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies were established.

On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated (Federation of Australia), forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since Federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic (liberal democracy) political system that functions as a federal (Federalism) parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories (States and territories of Australia). The population of 23.6 million is highly urbanised (Urbanization) and heavily concentrated in the eastern states (Eastern states of Australia) and on the coast.

Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world's 12th-largest economy (List of countries by GDP (nominal)). In 2012 Australia had the world's fifth-highest per capita income (List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita). Data refer mostly to the year 2012. World Economic Outlook Database-October 2013, International Monetary Fund. Accessed on 8 October 2013. Australia's military expenditure is the world's 13th-largest (List of countries by military expenditures). With the second-highest human development index globally (List of countries by Human Development Index), Australia ranks highly (International rankings of Australia) in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20 (G-20 major economies), Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Islands Forum.

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