What is Australia known for?


out of Mike's Los Angeles based recording studio, Fullblast Recordings, producing like-minded artists from around the world. Ewbank The Ewbank system, used in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, was developed in the mid 1960s by John Ewbank (John Ewbank (climber)). Ewbank also developed an open ended “M” system for aid climbing. The numerical Ewbank system is open-ended, starting from 1, which you can (at least in theory) walk up, to the four climbs located in Australia

powerful single

;As of January 2008 - figures from Inducks. The '''AC6000CW''' is a diesel electric locomotive (diesel locomotive) that is built by GE Transportation Systems. They are all used by major railroads in the United States, except for 8 units exported to BHP Billiton Iron Ore in Australia. This locomotive, along with the EMD SD90MAC, is the most powerful single-engined locomotive in the world

social power

with an internationally coordinated diplomatic strategy. '''White Anglo-Saxon Protestant''' or '''WASP''' is an informal term, often derogatory or disparaging, for a closed group of high-status Americans mostly of British (United Kingdom) Protestant ancestry. The group supposedly wields disproportionate financial and social power. Irving Lewis Allen, "WASP—From Sociological Concept to Epithet," ''Ethnicity,'' 1975 154+ When it appears in writing

Australian colonies and in New Zealand, including the collapse of colonial governments in the colonies of Victoria (Victoria (Australia)) and New South Wales. It was the first of four ''great'' strikes that rocked Australasia in the 1890s, and though it ended in defeat for the Australian labour movement, it demonstrated the growing social power of trade union organisation co-ordinated by Trades and Labour Councils (Trades Hall), and was an important cause in the introduction

(philosophy) power from this type of media response. The feeling of control over the media, law enforcement, and even entire populations provides a source of social power for them. Fox, James and Jack Levin, "Multiple Homicide: Patterns of Serial Killers and Mass Murder," ''Crime and Justice,'' Vol. 23, (1998), pp. 407–455 The convention attracts fans from all over the UK and Europe and as far afield as America (United States) and Australia and currently holds

small shows

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training excellence

Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence".

song heavy

; ''Hi Fi Way'' was You Am I's first release with new drummer Rusty Hopkinson (formerly of Nursery Crimes) after the departure of former drummer Mark Tunaley. '''''#4 Record''''' is an album by Australian rock band You Am I, released in 1998. The album reached #1 on the local albums chart upon its release. This was You Am I's third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Australian charts, a record at the time. The album contains " Heavy Heart (song

) Heavy Heart ", one of the band's best known songs which has been covered by Paul Kelly (Paul Kelly (musician)), Ben Lee, Lisa Mitchell, TZU and the Supersuckers. '''Dress Me Slowly''' is the fifth studio album by Australian rock band You Am I. It was released in April, 2001 by BMG Australia. The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Clif Norrell at Q Studios in Sydney, except for "Beautiful Girl", "Watcha Doin' To Me" and "

regular television

accessdate 8 July 2011 The name subsequently is a homage to the Shortland Street studios, which were home to New Zealand's first regular television broadcast in 1960, and were home to TVNZ and its predecessors Auckland operations until TVNZ moved to its new purpose-built television centre on Victoria Street West in 1990. Ratings were originally high after a successful marketing campaign but fell steadily throughout the year until 1993 when they rose dramatically. The show would have been cancelled in the first year if it was not for the fact TVNZ ordered a years worth of episodes. '''Harry George Hawker''' MBE (Order of the British Empire), AFC (Air Force Cross (United Kingdom)), (22 January 1889 – 12 July 1921 ) was an Australian aviation pioneer and co-founder of Hawker Aircraft, the firm that would later be responsible for a long series of successful military aircraft. Early life Hawker was born in Moorabbin, Victoria (Victoria (Australia)), Australia. ''The Automobile'' September 2007 Harry Hawker - Automobilist. author Bruce Lindsay As an 11-year-old, he worked at the Melbourne garage of Hall & Warden, helping to build engines for five shillings (shilling) a week, moving on to the Tarrant Motor & Engineering Co, helping make Tarrant cars, where he qualified as a mechanic. In 1907, he moved again to become the chauffeur and mechanic for Ernest De Little in Caramut, Western Victoria (Victoria, Australia) before going to England in 1912. Here he joined the Commer Car Company (Commer) and then the Sopwith Aviation Company in late 1912. Australia Australia is believed to be the first federation to have introduced a formal system of horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE) which was introduced in 1933 to compensate States (States of Australia) which have a lower capacity to raise revenue. Many federations use fiscal equalisation to reduce the inequalities in the fiscal capacities of sub-national governments arising from the differences in their geography, demography, natural endowments and economies. However the level of equalisation sought varies. In Australia, the objective is full equalisation. left thumb Common water hyacinth in flower (Image:water hyacinth.jpg) Water hyacinth has been widely introduced in North America, Asia, Australia, Africa and New Zealand. They can be found in large water areas such as Louisiana, or in the Kerala Backwaters in India. In many areas it, particularly ''E. crassipes'', is an important and pernicious invasive species. First introduced to North America in 1884, an estimated 50 kilograms per square metre of hyacinth once choked Florida's waterways, although the problem there has since been mitigated. When not controlled, water hyacinth will cover lakes and ponds entirely; this dramatically impacts water flow, blocks sunlight from reaching native aquatic plants, and starves the water of oxygen, often killing fish (or turtles). The plants also create a prime habitat for mosquitos, the classic vector (Vector (epidemiology))s of disease, and a species of snail known to host a parasitic (parasite) flatworm which causes schistosomiasis (snail fever). Directly blamed for starving subsistence farmers in Papua New Guinea, water hyacinth remains a major problem where effective control programs are not in place. Water hyacinth is often problematic in man-made ponds if uncontrolled, but can also provide a food source for gold fish, keep water clean and help to provide oxygen to man-made ponds. '''Camberwell''' is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria (Victoria (Australia)), Australia, 9 km east from Melbourne's central business district (Melbourne city centre). Its Local Government Area (Local Government Areas of Victoria) is the City of Boroondara. At the 2006 Census (Census in Australia#2006), Camberwell had a population of 19,637. '''Docklands''' (also known as '''Melbourne Docklands''' to differentiate it from London Docklands) is an inner city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria (Victoria (Australia)), Australia occupying an area extending up to 2 km west of and adjacent to Melbourne's Central Business District (Melbourne city centre) (CBD). Its Local Government Area (Local Government Areas of Victoria) is the City of Melbourne. Demographically, Docklands has a population, according to the 2006 Census (Census in Australia#2006), of 3,939. Stage Two includes a public entertainment area incorporating The Southern Star (The Southern Star (observation wheel)), a Commons:Category:Australia Wikipedia:Australia Dmoz:Regional Oceania Australia

great speed

Canterbury and North Sydney in Australia's domestic competition, and the Wigan Warriors in Europe's Super League competition. He was notable for his great speed, winning the Sydney rugby league sprint in 1993. '''Croydon Public School''' is a public (Public school (government funded)), co-educational, primary school, located in Croydon (Croydon, New South Wales), an inner-western (Inner West (Sydney)) suburb of Sydney (Sydney, New South Wales), New South Wales, Australia. It is located within the Burwood Council district. He became a regular first team player for Wigan during the 2008 (Wigan Warriors 2008) season. He was a substitute in Wigan's first match of the season against Harlequins RL (Harlequins Rugby League). He was not included in the Wigan squad for the next two games against Castleford Tigers and Hull Kingston Rovers but returned to the squad as a substitute for the match against Bradford Bulls in which he scored his first try for 2008. Despite a good performance against Bradford he was not included in the squad for the next two super league games his place in the squad was taken by Australian second row Phil Bailey. His next appearance was in the Good Friday derby match against St Helens as a substitute. He kept his place in the squad for 13 consecutive games and he scored two more tries one against Warrington Wolves in super league round 14 and the other against Catalans Dragons in super league round 17. '''King George Square''' is a public square (town square), located between Adelaide Street (Adelaide Street, Brisbane) and Ann Street (Ann Street, Brisbane) (and between two sections of Albert Street (Albert Street, Brisbane)), in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Adjacent to King George Square is Brisbane City Hall The winners in Nicosia were: * 20px (Image:Flag of Australia.svg) Michael Diamond (Michael Diamond (sport shooter)), Australia, in men's Trap (Olympic Trap) * 20px (Image:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg) Li Bo (Li Bo (sport shooter)), China (People's Republic of China), in men's Double Trap Australia Macleay emigrated to Australia in 1839, living briefly at the Colonial Secretary's House in Macquarie Place with his parents before moving in September of that year to the family's still unfinished Elizabeth Bay House. He took possession of the estate in 1845 having taken on his father Alexander's considerable debts and the mortgages on the property (he formally inherited it in 1848). In an attempt to raise funds he also sold furniture he had acquired in London on behalf of his father but for which he had never been reimbursed. He did not however complete the house, and it remained without its planned colonnade. The house became a meeting place for a small circle of intellectuals and naturalists, though Macleay was not known for being actively sociable. Thomas Mitchell Jnr satirised the house and owner: 'Bleak House blears blindly o'er Eliza's Bay, chill as its owner's hospitality' (Carlin, p45). Macleay was interested in the natural history of Australia, the marine fauna around Port Jackson in particular. Later he collected a large number of Australian insects; on his death these were bequeathed to his cousin William John Macleay, whose interest in natural history he encouraged and who in 1888 transferred them to the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, for which act he was knighted. He also encouraged the scientific interests of his brother George Macleay. '''Shane Elford''' (born 28 December 1977 in Penrith, New South Wales), is an Australian rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers. He has previously played for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League (NRL) and his position of choice is at Centre (Rugby League positions#Centre). source Yesterday's Hero RLP '''Todd Byrne''' (born 16 July 1978, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a professional rugby league player who currently plays for Hull (Hull F.C.) in the Super League competition. His position of choice is on the Wing (Rugby League positions#Wing), but can also play Centre and cover Full Back. After success in South Africa, Crazy Monkey was soon picked up by all the MTV regions in Europe, Canada, South America, Australia and Asia. They even dubbed (dubbing (filmmaking)) the spots into German (German language). It wasn't long before MTV commissioned more spots, and even flew the guys to London to shoot some ''Crazy Monkey in the UK''. With the reinforcement of United States island bases in the Pacific, ''Tucker'' escorted ''Wright'' (AV-1) (USS Wright (AV-1)) to Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of the drive to fortify these outposts. The destroyer then escorted her charge to Suva, in the Fiji Islands, and thence to Noumea, New Caledonia. Steaming then for Australia, she arrived at Sydney on 27 April. After taking on fuel the following day, she visited Melbourne, Perth (Perth, Western Australia), and Fremantle (Fremantle, Western Australia) before heading back to Sydney. Commons:Category:Australia Wikipedia:Australia Dmoz:Regional Oceania Australia

making silver

the value of silver in relation to gold. As such, silver dollars (worldwide) fell in value against the US dollar, the Canadian dollar and the Newfoundland dollar. This did not affect the Spanish dollar accounts that were being used in the British territories in the Eastern Caribbean because these were merely paper units that were being used in conjunction with sterling (Pound sterling) coinage at a fixed rate of $1 4s 2d. It did however have the effect of making

silver dollar coins return to the West Indies. Silver dollars had very much disappeared in the West Indies following the discovery of gold in Australia in 1851. The return of silver dollars to the West Indies after 1873 threatened the gold standard there that had been in operation since 1704, and so by the year 1876, the British West Indies territories began to pass legislation to demonetize the silver dollars. In the Far East and in Latin America, the silver dollars

silver producing

and Mexico have been mining silver since 1546, and are still major world producers. Top silver-producing mines are Cannington (Australia), Fresnillo (Mexico), San Cristobal (Bolivia), Antamina (Peru), Rudna (Poland), and Penasquito (Mexico). Commons:Category:Australia Wikipedia:Australia Dmoz:Regional Oceania Australia


'''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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