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9 Year Old Drummer | Australias Got Talent 2012

----- Audition starts at 1:20 ------ Australia's Got Talent 2012 audition 5
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Australian Beaches - Where Are Australia's Best Beaches? | Wiki Australia - Your Guide to Australian Travel, Destinations and Accommodation

Australian Beaches - Where Are Australia's Best Beaches? | Wiki Australia - Your Guide to Australian Travel, Destinations and Accommodation | Australia.info | Scoop.it
Australia boasts some of the best beaches on the planet. The following are our picks of some of the best beaches from around Australia.
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Dust Storm in Onslow, Western Australia Is Terrific, Terrifying

Dust Storm in Onslow, Western Australia Is Terrific, Terrifying | Australia.info | Scoop.it
Check out this terrifying, terrific tsunami of dust doom that swept through Onslow in Western Australia on Wednesday. Amazing pics and vids.
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Brent slips towards $105 after gains, supply worries stem losses

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SINGAPORE: Brent futures slipped back towards $105 a barrel on Tuesday as investors saw the recent surge in prices as an opportunity to book profits, with concerns of an escalation in tensions in the (#Market Brent slips towards $105 after gains, ...
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Prime Minister of Australia

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Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and re-sworn in as Prime Minister on 14 September 2010 following the 2010 Federal Election.
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Longboarding: The Australian Far South Coast

Skater: Cory Ellis, 17 http://www.skateboardracing.org.au/ http://www.skateboardracing.org.au/profile/coryellis Go Skate the Australian Far South Coast! If y...
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Australian Food And Australian Recipes - Australian.Food.com

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From traditional Damper Bread to meat pies, our library of Australian recipes offers highlights of this diverse cuisine.
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Penny Skateboards | Build Your Own Custom Penny

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Penny: the Original Plastic Skateboard. Build your own Penny & view Custom Creations. Shop our full range of Penny Gear; subscribe for exclusive offers!
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Rip Curl Pro Bells 2011 - Mens RD3 Highlights

BELLS BEACH, Victoria/Australia (Saturday, April 23, 2011) -- The Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Fiesta, the second stop on the 2011 ASP ...
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Kangaroo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The kangaroo (/ˌkæŋɡəˈr/) is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning 'large foot'). In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus, red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo and western grey kangaroo.[1] Kangaroos are endemic to the country of Australia. The smaller macropods are found in Australia and New Guinea.

Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. Like most marsupials, female kangaroos have a pouch called a marsupium in which joeys complete postnatal development.

Larger kangaroos have adapted much better[which?] to changes brought to the Australian landscape by humans and though many of their smaller cousins are endangered, they are plentiful. They are not farmed to any extent, but wild kangaroos are shot for meat, leather hides, and to protect grazing land for sheep and cattle.[2] Although there is some controversy, harvesting kangaroo meat has many environmental and health benefits over traditional meats.[3]

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Interesting Facts about Australia

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Interesting facts about Australia from history, politics, lifestyle, the natural environment and more.
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Gotham's villains reimagined as 1920s mugshots

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Inspired by old mugs taken in Australia, artist Jason Mark finally answers the question, 'What would the Joker look like in the Prohibition era?' Read this article by Michelle Starr on CNET.
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Music Festivals - Event Guide to Australia Music Festivals - Eventfinder

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Music Festivals - Event Guide to Australia Music Festivals
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AC/DC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who have remained constant members. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock[1] band, they are also considered pioneers of heavy metal and are sometimes classified as such,[2] though they have always dubbed their music as simply "rock and roll".[3] To date they are one of the highest-grossing bands of all time.

AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, on 17 February 1975. Membership subsequently stabilised until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage. Within months of recording the album Highway to Hell, lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group briefly considered disbanding, but buoyed by support from Scott's parents, decided to continue and set about finding a new vocalist.[4] Ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was auditioned and selected to replace Scott. Later that year, the band released the new album, Back in Black, which was made as a tribute to Bon Scott. The album launched them to new heights of success and became their all time best-seller.

The band's next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, was their first album to reach number one in the United States. AC/DC declined in popularity soon after drummer Phil Rudd was fired in 1983 and was replaced by future Dio drummer Simon Wright. The band experienced a resurgence in the early 1990s with the release of The Razors Edge. Phil Rudd returned in 1994 after Chris Slade, who was with the band from 1989–1994, was asked to leave in favour of him, and contributed to the band's 1995 album Ballbreaker. Since then, the band's line-up has remained the same. Stiff Upper Lip was released in 2000 and was well received by critics, and the band's latest studio album, Black Ice, was released on 20 October 2008 and was the second-highest-selling album of that year. It was their biggest hit on the charts since For Those About to Rock, eventually reaching No.1 on all charts worldwide.[5]

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Kangaroo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The kangaroo (/ˌkæŋɡəˈr/) is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning 'large foot'). In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus, red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo and western grey kangaroo.[1] Kangaroos are endemic to the country of Australia. The smaller macropods are found in Australia and New Guinea.

Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. Like most marsupials, female kangaroos have a pouch called a marsupium in which joeys complete postnatal development.

Larger kangaroos have adapted much better[which?] to changes brought to the Australian landscape by humans and though many of their smaller cousins are endangered, they are plentiful. They are not farmed to any extent, but wild kangaroos are shot for meat, leather hides, and to protect grazing land for sheep and cattle.[2] Although there is some controversy, harvesting kangaroo meat has many environmental and health benefits over traditional meats.[3]

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McDonald's to go Macca's in Australia

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Looking for a McDonald's in Australia this month? You may bump into a "Macca's" instead.The international fast food giant will temporarily change signs at selected stores across the country to...
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Fauna of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The fauna of Australia consists of a huge variety of animals; some 83% of mammals, 89% of reptiles, 90% of fish and insects and 93% of amphibians that inhabit the continent are endemic to Australia.[2] This high level of endemism can be attributed to the continent's long geographic isolation, tectonic stability, and the effects of an unusual pattern of climate change on the soil and flora over geological time. A unique feature of Australia's fauna is the relative scarcity of native placental mammals. Consequently the marsupials—a group of mammals that raise their young in a pouch, including the macropods, possums and dasyuromorphs—occupy many of the ecological niches placental animals occupy elsewhere in the world. Australia is home to two of the 5 known extant species of monotremes and has numerous venomous species, which include the Platypus, spiders, scorpions, octopus, jellyfish, molluscs, stonefish, and stingrays. Uniquely, Australia has more venomous than non-venomous species of snakes.

The settlement of Australia by Indigenous Australians between 48,000 and 70,000 years ago,[3] and by Europeans from 1788, has significantly affected the fauna. Hunting, the introduction of non-native species, and land-management practices involving the modification or destruction of habitats have led to numerous extinctions. Some examples include the Paradise Parrot, Pig-footed bandicoot and the Broad-faced Potoroo. Unsustainable land use still threatens the survival of many species. To target threats to the survival of its fauna, Australia has passed wide-ranging federal and state legislation and established numerous protected areas.

Both geologic and climatic events helped to make Australia's fauna unique.[4] Australia was once part of the southern supercontinent Gondwana,[5] which also included South America, Africa, India and Antarctica. Gondwana began to break up 140 million years ago (MYA); 50 MYA Australia separated from Antarctica and was relatively isolated until the collision of the Indo-Australian Plate with Asia in the Miocene era 5.3 MYA. The establishment and evolution of the present-day fauna was apparently shaped by the unique climate and the geology of the continent. As Australia drifted, it was, to some extent, isolated from the effects of global climate change. The unique fauna that originated in Gondwana, such as the marsupials, survived and adapted in Australia.[citation needed]

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Flora and fauna - About Australia - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Penny (Australian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Australian Penny was a coin of the Australian pound used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation in 1966. It was worth one twelfth of an Australian shilling and 1/240 of an Australian pound. The coin was equivalent in its dimensions, composition and value to the British penny, as the two currencies were fixed at par.

The coin was first introduced in 1911, and stopped being minted in 1964, with the introduction of decimalisation. When decimalisation happened on 14 February 1966, the coin value was equal to 0.8333¢.

The obverse of the coin featured the reigning British monarch. Three were featured: George V, George VI and Elizabeth II. All of the pennies featuring George VI and Elizabeth II had a kangaroo on the reverse. The same image was on the Australian half-penny and has since been included on the dollar coin and the bullion silver kangaroo.

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