Re: The land of milk and honey - boomerangs and kangas!Gumbud - does Oz have any cool (as in not hot) areas at all? Does it ever snow - other than on mountain tops?
Re: The land of milk and honey - boomerangs and kangas!from the burnt west coast that gets cyclones and heat to the far east who have the snowy mountains and skiing resorts which I am told can be very romantic. We have extreme bush fires at times and occasional earthquakes - usually small! - some of our farming areas have had drought for several years and are now selling off their cattle because they have no feed for them and can't keep buying it!
Re: The land of milk and honey - boomerangs and kangas!I've rejoined this site after quite along time and saw the question about the Australian climate. The answer you got about WA is true but leaves out a lot about the rest of the country. The climate goes from tropical in the north (Queensland and Northern Territory) to cool in the south )Victoria and Tasmania). I live in Tasmania and our winters are cold and wet with temps around 10-12C and in summer only a few odd days in the low 30s but mainly in the mid to high 20s.
Re: The land of milk and honey - boomerangs and kangas!welcome back jaywalker - yes I didn't want to turn my posts into a large book of australian climatic conditions - I did at one point consider taking a job in tasmania - one whilst I was still in UK and I got the interview stage in London at Tasmania House and the second time whilst I was living in WA. It is so easy in a way to move around as long as you are offered jobs and travelling allowances that include furniture haulage. I once lived in Ballarat an lovely place IMO very victoriana in designs. Nice people by enlarge and the birth place of freedom for aussie workers started by the blockage and fight with the police in the gold mines. all about fair work conditions!
Re: The land of milk and honey - boomerangs and kangas!...Yup, GB...You were, of course, referring to the Eureka Stockade....in Ballarat....the legendary Peter Lalor, and all that. In some respects, it could be compared to the ''Battle of the Alamo''...!! Doomed from the beginning, of course. But, it DID accomplish the object of the exercise, at least...that is, fairer working conditions for the diggers and miners.
Re: The land of milk and honey - boomerangs and kangas!yes bayardicus - there was once a Tasmania House in London and the job was available for me to accept - but when they told me that they only offered houses to doctors I turned them down - in UK all health professionals could get house with the job! I went to Tasmania House for the interview - and was interviewed by a lowly nurse on holiday in UK and who was asked to fit the interview in - I was not impressed - I interviewed her in fact and decided to turn it down - I regret it now but finished up in WA anyway with cool climates down south in Albany and hot in the Kimberley! but IMO it's a great country - and although we do have our politics they are not as crass as the UK ones and heh we all vote heh!!
Re: The land of milk and honey - boomerangs and kangas!...So that`s where you hang out these days...the southern part of WA...?
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Re: The land of milk and honey - boomerangs and kangas!I see the new PM thinks moving the embassy to Jerusalem would be OK.