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Former refugee about to be installed as SA governor

Former refugee about to be installed as SA governor | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
A young man who fled war in Vietnam is about to be installed as the next governor of South Australia.
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This is so very cool! 

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Australia: 23 million and counting

Australia: 23 million and counting | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Australia's population will tick past the 23 million mark on Tuesday night as the country continues to grow at the fastest rate in the developed world.
Tony Hall's insight:

This surprised me a bit. I know there is a lot of migration into Australia but to having the fastest growing population in the OECD is surprising. And worrying. Hmmm ...

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Frighteningly Beautiful Australian Peacock Spider

Frighteningly Beautiful Australian Peacock Spider | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Not a lot of us would choose spiders as an object of admiration, but the tiny Peacock Spider, found in Australia by Jurgen Otto, is exceptionally photogenic fellow!
Tony Hall's insight:

Even if you find spiders frightening, these images are amazing. I just love the colours. What nature can do!

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Drop bears target tourists, study says

Drop bears target tourists, study says | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Drop bears are less likely to attack people with Australian accents, according to experts at the University of Tasmania.
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Australia has so many dangerous animals. One of the least well known is the Drop Bear. While not common, they are found in remote areas and have been known to attack humans in very rare cases.

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