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WeblogOz Archive1

Port Pirie - Things To Do
Carn Brae
The National Trust Museum
Port Pirie Golf Club
The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
Whyalla - Things To Do
Port Lowly Lighthouse
Cuttlefish Capital Tours
Whyalla Fauna and Reptile Park
Steelworks Tour
Hummock Hill Lookout
Whyalla Maritime Museum
Port Augusta - Things To Do
Wadlata Outback Centre
The Homestead Park Pioneer Museum
Port Augusta Visitor Information Centre
Pichi Richi Railway
The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
Water Tower Lookout
Adelaide - Shopping
Rundle Mall
JamFactory
Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery
Youthworks
The Opal Mine
Miss Gladys Sym Choon Emporium
The Myer Centre
Henry Buck's
David Jones
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Exchange Jewellers
Burnside Village Shopping Centre
Port Pirie - Dining Out
Port Pirie
Whyalla - Dining Out
Whyalla
Port Augusta - Dining Out
Port Augusta
Adelaide - Things To Do
Adelaide Tours
Koala Air Safari's
Whale Air
The Cedars
Platform 1 Heritage Farm Railway
Woodhouse Activity Centre
The National Motor Museum
Mt Lofty Summit
The SteamRanger Tourist Railway
Just Cruisin 4WD Tours
Ecotrek
Cultural Tourism Professionals
Aussie Heritage Tours 4WD
Cudlee Creek Golf Course
Adelaide Sightseeing
Adelaide Dive Centre
Adelaide - Dining Out
Adelaide
Mount Isa - Things To Do
Tourist Information
Tent House
The John Middlen Museum
Kalkadoon Tribal Centre
Tours of Mount Isa
The Buffs Club
Riversleigh Fossils Museum and Tourist Centre
Lloyd of the Outback
Mackay - Things To Do
Forest Flying
Clarke Range
Mackay Town Hall
Lamberts Beach
Harbour Beach
Greenmount Homestead
Grasstree Beach
Eimeo Beach
Dolphin Heads
Golf Courses
Cathu State Forest
Bucasia Beach
Blacks Beach
Artspace Mackay
Niteclubs
Ball Bay
Maryborough - Things To Do
Rosehill Homestead
Queens Park In Maryborough
Moon River Gallery
Mavis Bank
Grand Shirl's Doll and Toy Museum
Charlcombe
Brennan And Geraghty's Store Museum
Maryborough Heritage City Markets
Barambah Ridge Winery
The Wharf Street Precinct
Bond Store Museum
Baddow House
Toowoomba - Things To Do
Toowoomba Middle Ridge Golf Club
Tenpin Bowling
Adrenalin Climbing Gym
Clifford Park Racecourse
Flypast Museum Of Australian Army Flying
Jondaryan Woolshed
Greenridge Botanicals
Toowoomba Japanese Garden
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Highfields Orchid Park
Steele Rudd's Shingle Hut
Cobb & Co. Museum
Brisbane - Shopping
Brisbane - Things To Do
Queensland Museum South Bank
Hay Cottage Arts & Crafts
Boggo Road Gaol
Watugo Tours
Straddie Kingfisher Tours
Helicopters Brisbane
Champagne Breakfast flights
Roma Street Parkland
Queensland Maritime Museum
Queensland Art Gallery
Parliament House
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dreamworld
Brisbane's Alma Park Zoo
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha
The Big Pineapple
Australia Zoo
Southbank Parklands
Mount Isa Dining Out
Mount Isa
Mackay - Dining Out
Mackay
Maryborough - Dining Out
Maryborough
Toowoomba Dining Out
Toowoomba
Brisbane - Dining Out
Brisbane City South - Dining Out
Brisbane City East - Dining Out
Brisbane City Centre - Dining Out
Brisbane
Cairns - Things To Do
Paradise Palms Golf Course
Mirage Country Club
Wet Tropics Safaris
Flecker Botanic Gardens
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Mt Whitfield Conservation Park
Lizard Island National Park
Green Island National Park
Fitzroy Island National Park
Cairns Beaches
Raft'n'Rainforest Company
Cairns Parasail & Jet skis
Foaming Fury
Cairns Dive Centre
The Cairns Fishing Guide
SS Louisa Calm Water Cruises
Rainbow Cruises
Australian Bluewater Charters
Tiger Moth Scenic Flights
The Minjin
AJ Hackett Bungy Experience
Raging Thunder
Hot Air Cairns
Champagne Balloon Flights
Cape York Motorcycle Adventures
Blazing Saddles
Sunlover Cruises
Passions of Paradise
Shaolin
Tusa Dive
Explorer Ventures
Billy Tea Bush Safaris
Paul's Parchuting
Cairns - Shopping
The Cairns Night Market
Evert Opals
Paragon Jewellery
Studio 8 Glass
Glass Temptations
Reef Gallery
Spirit Of The North Gallery
Bolands Centre
Cairns Central Shopping
The Pier Marketplace
Cairns - Dining Out
Cairns
Port Macquarie - Things To Do
Sea Acres Rainforest Reserve
Port Macquarie Observatory
High Adventure
Coastal Skydivers
Port Macquarie Bays and Beaches
Port Macquarie Sea Kayak
Port Macquarie Kayak Adventures
Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding
Timbertown Heritage Theme Park
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
Macquarie Nature Reserve Roto House
Port Macquarie Historical Courthouse
ARK Adrenalin Rush Karting
Billabong Koala And Aussie Wildlife Park
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Ocean Star
Cruise Adventures
Port Macquarie Camel Safaris
Dunbogan Boatshed & Marina
International Fighter Flight Centre
Centre of Gravity - Indoor Adventure Centre
Markets
Port Macquarie Golf
Port Macquarie - Dining Out
Port Macquarie
Albury - Things To Do
Albury Regional Art Gallery
Parklands (Albury Wodonga)
Monument Hill Lookout
Ettamogah Sanctuary Inc
Albury War Memorial
Albury Regional Museum
Albury Botanic Gardens
Albury - Dining Out
Albury
Katoomba - Things To Do
Balloon Aloft
The Edge Cinema
Leura Cascades
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum
The Purse Museum
Blue Mountains National Park
Katoomba - Shopping
Western Shoe Store
The Original Soap Shop
Scenic World Souvenir Shop
Silvery Moon
Katoomba Camera House
Katoomba Florist
Finest Florist
Katoomba - Dining Out
Katoomba
Wollongong - Things To Do
Greater Union Cinemas
Wollongong - Beaches and Rock Pools
Russell Vale Golf Course
Wollongong Botanic Garden
Wollongong Golf Club
United Divers
Science Centre and Planetarium
Leisure Coast Scootcar Hire
Hangdog Climbing Gym
Adrenalin Sports Skydiving
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Wollongong City Gallery
Wollongong - Shopping
Surf, Dive & Ski
Supporters World
Wollongong City Centre & Crown St Mall
Wollongong Central
Wollongong - Jewellers
Spotlight
Danoz Directions
Classic Moments
Granny Mays
M & Michael's Footwear
Athletes Foot
Just Jeans
Jeans West
Badrans
Events
Esprit
Rebel Sport
Priceline
Grace Bros
Best and Less
Lotus Bookshop
Phantom Zone
Angus & Robertson
Wollongong - Pubs and Nightclubs
Wollongong - Dining Out
Wollongong
Newcastle - Things To Do
Outback Art
Newcastle Golf Club
Go Karts Go
Kooragang Wetland
Cooks Hill Galleries
Newcastle Regional Museum
Newcastle - Beaches
Merewether Ocean Baths
Newcastle Ocean Baths
Christ Church Anglican Cathedral
Region Art Gallery
Captain Cook Memorial Fountain
Queens Wharf Tower
Macquarie Pier / Nobbys Headland
Obelisk
Fort Scratchley Millitary Museum
Bogey Hole
Yuelarbah Track
Newcastle Region Maritime Museum
Newcastle - Dining Out
Newcastle
Sydney - Things To Do
Sydney - Beaches
Sydney Tower At Centrepoint
Matilda Cruises
Captain Cook Cruises
Chinese Garden
Taronga Zoo
Sydney Aquarium
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Spirit
Scenic World
Penrith Whitewater Stadium
Oz Trek Adventure Tours
Oceanworld Manly
Harbour Jet
BridgeClimb
Fox Studios Australia
IMAX Cinema
Sydney - More Museums
Liverpool Regional Museum
Sydney Jewish Museum
Sydney - Shopping
Sydney - Book Shops
Aboriginal Art Galleries
Sydney Markets
Northbridge Shopping Plaza
The Strand Arcade
The Broadway Shopping Centre
Skygarden Centre
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
Opera Quays
Harbourside Shopping Centre
Direct Factory Outlets
Sydney - Jewellers
Michael Berton Jewellery
Ariss
A & H Australian Opal House
Oroginale Jewellery
J K Creations
Sherman Opals
Raphael Jewellers
Taylors Shoes
Begi Shoes
Andiamo Design
Market City
Tradition Country Clothing
Sue Rice Swimwear
Sydney - Shopping Tours
Chifley Plaza
St Ives Shopping Village
Curioshop
That Art of Wine & Food
Sydney - Dining Out
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney West
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney South
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney Northside
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney Northern Beaches
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney Inner West
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney East
Sydney
Burnie - Shopping
Markets in and around Burnie
Kleins Jewellery
Best and Less
Showcase Jewellers
Kodak Express in K-Mart
Angus & Robertson
Devonport - Shopping
Best and Less
Showcase Jewellers
Kodak Express in K-Mart
Angus & Robertson
Burnie - Dining Out
Devonport - Dining Out
Burnie
Devonport
Launceston - Things To Do
Seahorse World
Franklin House
Cable Hang Glider
Under Down Under Tours
Nocturnal Tours
Island Escape Tours
Grubb Shaft Gold & Heritage Museum
Tassietrail
Launceston Lakes Trout Fishing
Narawntapu National Park
Launceston Planetarium
J Boag and Son Brewery
The Penny Royal World & Gunpowder Mill
Waverley Woollen Mills
The Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
The Old Umbrella Shop
Aquarius Roman Baths
Tasmanian Expeditions


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Launceston - Dining Out
Launceston
Hobart - Things To Do
Despard Gallery
Tasmanian Wild River Adventures
Devil's Playground Ecotours
4X4 tours
Par Avion Wilderness Tours
Tasmanian Seaplanes
The Bligh Museum
Port Arthur
Aqua Scuba
Tasmania Trout & Fly Fishing Centre
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Antarctic Adventure
Bonorong Park Wildlife Centre
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Fudge Factory and Historic Garden Tours
The Cascade Brewery Tours
Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour
Hobart - Shopping
Treasures Of Tasmania
The Tasmania Shop
The Tasmanian Wine Centre
Aeroplane Records
Penny's Flowers
Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery
Book Shops
Salamanca Market
Hobart - Film, Theatre and Concert Halls
Hobart - Bars, clubs and live music
Hobart - Dining Out
Hobart
Bendigo - Shopping
Bendigo Pottery Tourist Complex
Big W
Shoe Shops
Bendigo Books
The Bendigo Gold Shop
Bendigo Markets
Lansell Plaza Shopping Centre
Bendigo Marketplace
Bendigo - Things To Do
Goldrush Ballooning Pty. Ltd.
Airsports Skydiving Academy
Bendigo Goldfields Experiences
Life Adventure Park
Ironbark Riding Centre
Chinese Joss House
Gold Mining Tour
Shamrock Hotel Tour
Discovery Science and Technology Centre
Bendigo Double Deck Bus Tours
Sacred Heart Cathedral
The Golden Dragon Museum
Bendigo Tramways
Bendigo - Bars and Nightlife
Bendigo - Dining Out
Bendigo
Ballarat - Things To Do
Swimming Pools
4 Majors Indoor Mini Golf
Midlands Golf Club
Yuulong Lavender Estate
The Tangled Maze
Sovereign Hill
Kryal Castle
Gold Museum
Eureka Centre
Community Adventure Playground
Blood on the Southern Cross
Ballarat Vintage Tramway and Museum
The Ballarat Rail Promotion Group
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage
Ballarat - Shopping
Mt Lonarch Gallery and Lonarch Arts
Shopping Centres
The Embroidery Shoppe
Markets
Sovereign Needlework
The Mining Exchange Gold Shop
Woolshed Clothing
Nonesuch
Makers on Mair
Gails Patchwork Emporium
Exhale
Book Shops
Springmount Pottery and Gallery
Ruth Howlett Collectables
Country Mouse
Antique Effects
Ballarat - Dining Out
Ballarat
Geelong - Things To Do
Sea All Charters -seals & dolphins
Shearer's Arms Gallery
Fairy Park
Tiger Moth World Adventure Park
Bellarine Adventure Golf
A Maze N Things
Adventure Park
Koombahla Park Horse Riding
Ocean Grove Nature Reserve
Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
Gabbinbar Animal & Wildlife Park
Serendip Sanctuary
Barwon Park
Barwon Grange
Queenscliff Historical Centre
Barunah Plains
The Heights
Geelong Botanical Gardens
Geelong Naval & Maritime Museum
Geelong Historical Records Centre
The National Wool Museum
Surfworld Australia
Portarlington Mill
Queenscliff Maritime Museum
Narana Creations
Geelong Art Gallery
Old Geelong Gaol
The Ford Discovery Centre
Geelong - Shopping
Suburban Scene
Retail Heart
Bay City Plaza
Planet X
Auburn Antiques
Geelong - Bars
Geelong - Dining Out
Geelong
Dandenong - Things To Do
Noble Park Swim Centre
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve
Greaves Reserve
Coomoora Reserve
Burden Park
Dandenong Park
Dandenong - Dining Out
Dandenong - Shopping
Dandenong Plaza
Dandenong Market
Dandenong
Melbourne - Things To Do
Melbourne - Bars and Clubs
Port Campbell National Park
Top Down Tours
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Yara Bend Public Golf Course
Melbourne by Balloon
Polperro Dolphin Swims
Heronswood
Gunnamatta Equestrian Centre
Ace Hi Ranch & Wildlife
Melbourne City Sights Tour
Melbourne Town Hall
Victoria's Open Range Zoo
Healesville Sanctuary
Melbourne Zoo - Royal Park
Melbourne Planetarium
Luna Park
Phillip Island - Penguins
Polly Woodside Melbourne Maritime Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Observation Deck - Rialto Towers
Melbourne Docklands
Melbourne Aquarium
Flinders Street Railway Station & Mu
Enterprize Landing Memorial
Crown Casino Complex
Fitzroy Gardens
Chinatown
Melbourne - Shopping
Flemington Up Market
The Sunday Market
Shoemakers
Esprit
Sportsgirl
Portmans
Collette Dinnigan
Rochi's Opals
Johnston Opals
Melbourne Central
Shopping Spree Tours
Melbourne Internet Cafe's
Southgate
Queen Victoria Market
Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art
Caroline Smith Portfolio
Body Map Australia
Aboriginal Art
Melbourne - Dining Out
Melbourne
Kalgoorlie - Things To Do
Kalgoorlie Goldfields Visitor Centre
Kalgoorlie - More Things To Do
Goldfields Air Services
Western Australian Museum
Yamatji Bija - Come Friends! Aboriginal Bush Tours
Geoff Smith's Bush Tours
Goldfields Ten Pin Pool & Snooker Centre
Goldfields Arts Centre
Airfields Horse Riding Centre
Kalgoorlie - Dining Out
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Port Hedland - Things To Do
Dingo's Treks
Whale Watching
Eighty Mile Beach
Karijini National Park
Don Rhodes Mining Museum
Royal Flying Doctor Base
The Two Mile Ridge Aboriginal carvings
Observation tower
Port Hedland - Dining Out
Port Hedland
Broome WA - Things To Do
Cable Beach
LizArt Broome Tours
Airborne Adventures
Kimberley Gateway Safaris
Pearl Luggers
Willie Creek Pearls Tours
Broome Camel Safaris
Broome Turf Club
Spirit Of Broome Hovercraft Flights
Broome WA - Dining Out
Broome WA - Shopping
Bright Eyes Sunglasses
Digipics
Wood'B'Best
Monsoonal Blues gifts & homewares
Broome Threads
Chinatown Natural Healing Centre
Georgia Morgan
LizArt Broome Tours
Willie Creek Pearls
StoneRage
Deep Sea Moonlight Pearls
Macs Art Shoppe
Harambee Hair International
Boulevard Shopping Centre
Broome
Fremantle- -Things To Do
Trams West Pty Ltd
Fremantle Arts Centre
Rottnest Island
Whalers Tunnel
Round House
The Moores Building
The Shipwrecks Museum
The Maritime Museum
Fremantle History Museum
Army Museum
Spare Parts Theatre Company
Harbour Theatre Company
Deckchair Theatre Company
Dancing and Bars
Fremantle Cinemas
Rottnest Island Ecoboat
Rottnest Yacht Charters
Fremantle Prison
Fremantle - Shopping
More Shops
Book Stores
Creative Native
Japingka Gallery
Bannister Street Craftworks
E Shed Markets
Fremantle Markets
Fremantle - Dining Out
Fremantle
Perth - Things To Do
Perth - Things To Do - In and On The Water
Perth - Things To Do - In The Air
Perth - Things To Do - On the Land
West Australian Paragliding Academy
WA Skydive Academy
Griffin Helicopters
Preston Helicopter Services
Windward Balloon Adventures
Rottnest Air-Taxi
Active Safaris
The Calamunnda Camel Farm
Swan Valley Tours
Australian Pinnacle Tours
Western Australia Motorcycle Adventure Tours
Swim With Wild Dolphins
Capricorn Kayak Tours
Starsand Yacht Luxury Charter
Western Blue Sea kayak
Rivergods
Boat Torque cruises
WA Fishing Charters
Mills Charters
Deluxe Chauffeured Limousines WA
Academy Limousines
Art Galleries
Paintball Skirmish
Scitech Discovery Centre
Perth Zoo
Marapana Wildlife World
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Hip-e Club
Dolphin Discovery Centre
Perth Diving Academy
Nitrox Scuba Diving
Exmouth Diving Centre
Dolphin Scuba Diving
Barrakuda Dive Centre
Adventure World
Hoyts Cinema City - Perth
Hoyts CineCentre - Perth
Greater Union Cinema
Fairlanes City
Perth - Shopping
The Bra Bar
Artemis Gifts
Zsu Zsi Hartman Art Studios
The Peter Kovacsy Studio
Indigenart - The Mossenson Gallery
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Stitchers Corner
Mainpeak
Lotsa Books
Dymocks Book Store
Dazzlers Acrylic Nails
Didgeridoo
Australain Souvenirs
Lucy Parrot
A Question of Time
Perth - Dining Out
Perth
Alice Springs - Shopping
Travelbaggers
Alice Springs Discount Souvenir Store
Don Thomas Stockman Outfitters & Saddlery
Desert Wave Australia
Desert Dwellers
Coles - Alice Springs Shopping Centre
Centre Souvenirs
The First and Last Place to Shop!
Ininti Café & Souvenirs
CAAMA
Alice Springs - Things To Do
Alice Springs - Adventure
Murray Cosson's Australian Outback Flights
Glen Helen Resort
Desert Park Transfers
Alice Springs Tour Professionals
Harley Adventures
Alice Springs Balloon Flights
Alice Springs - Places of Interest
Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse
Kings Creek Station
Curtin Springs Station
The Date Farm
Standley Chasm
School of the Air
Royal Flying Doctor Service Of Australia
Red Centre Dreaming
Pyndan Camel Tracks
Road Transport Hall of Fame
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Frontier Camel Tours
Central Australian Heritage Railway
Sounds of Starlight Theatre
Alice Springs Turf Club
Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Cultural Precinct
Alice Springs - Aboriginal Galleries and Tours
Warumpi Arts
Wallace Rockhole
The Original Dreamtime Gallery
Red Sand Art Gallery
Mbantua Gallery
Maruku Arts Gallery
Keringke Arts
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Just One More Cast
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Top Notch Fishing
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Spirit of Darwin
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Zone 3 Canberra Laser Games
Phillip Ice Skating Centre
National Equestrian Centre - Kerrabee
Forest Park Riding & Equitation School
Grand Prix Karting
Bush N' Tucker 4WD Tours
ACT - Ten Pin Bowling
Canberra International Ten Pin Bowl
AMF Woden Ten Pin Bowl
Queanbeyan Ten Pin Bowl
AMF Belconnen Ten Pin Bowling Centre
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Phillip Swimming Centre
Oasis Leisure Centre
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NOASC Australia PTY LTD
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NOASC Australia PTY LTD
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Mulligans Flat
Mount Taylor
Mount Painter
Mount Ainslie
Kambah Pool to Pine Island
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Ginninderra Falls and Gorge
Gibraltar Falls
Cotter River Walk
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Cooleman Ridge
Casuarina Sands
Canberra Nature Park
Blundells' Flat Arboretum
Black Mountain
ACT Forests - Molonglo Gorge
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NOASC Australia PTY LTD
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ACT - Climbing and Abseiling
NOASC Australia PTY LTD
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National Dinosaur Museum
Mount Stromlo Observatory Visitors' Centre
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Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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Tuggeranong Homestead
St John's Schoolhouse Museum
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Bywong Gold Mining Town
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Inhabited over thousands of years by the Aborigines, the first recorded sighting of the Northern Territory coastline was by William van Colsten aboard the Dutch vessel Arnhem in 1623.

Maccassan seamen had probably visited the coast long before that, in effect producing the first Australian export commodity, trepang (sea slug), from along the Arnhem coast. Dutch and French interests saw a concerted effort by the British into settling the north of Australia. After first proclaiming possession of the north coast in the name of King George IV, the first settlement, at Fort Dundas on Melville Island, was established in September 1824. This, and two other attempts at settlement ‚?? Fort Wellington in 1829 and Port Essington in 1849, three years after the proclamation of the Colony of North Australia ‚?? failed. Reasons for the failures included illness, lethargy and a lack of trade.

An epic journey from south to north by John McDouall Stuart in 1862 resulted in a successful attempt by South Australia to wrest control of the territory from New South Wales. Letters Patent were transferred, with the Territory, on 6 July 1863. A year later, an abortive fourth attempt at settlement ‚?? this time at Escape Cliffs ‚?? resulted in the commander, Lt Col Finniss, being recalled by the Government.

Undeterred, the Government dispatched George Goyder, a government surveyor, who began surveying at Port Darwin in 1869. Within six months surveys were completed and building commenced.

Exploration of the Territory then commenced in earnest: epic treks by McKinlay, Giles, Leichhardt, Gregory and others explored the Centre, Gulf and Victoria regions, paving the way for future development.

In 1870, the South Australian Government committed itself to building an overland telegraph line from Port Augusta to Port Darwin after signing an agreement to lay a submarine cable from Java to the tiny northern settlement.

Under the energetic Charles Todd, and despite numerous difficulties including the climate, the lines were finally joined at Frews Ponds on 22 August 1872. The Overland Telegraph Line was the beginning of the end to isolation of Australia's northern coast. New settlements evolved as a result ‚?? the town of Stuart (later called Alice Springs) in 1888, among others ‚?? and represented the beginning of a new era of development and failure.

Workers on the Overland Telegraph Line discovered gold near Pine Creek in 1871. This discovery brought diggers, mining companies and Chinese immigrants with a reputation and capacity for hard work. In the south, gold was discovered at Arltunga in 1887, but neither Arltunga or Pine Creek lasted past the turn of the century.

With the gold rush, however, came pastoralists. Droving from South Australia commenced during the construction of the OT Line and provided meat for work crews. By the 1880s, the pace of droving had increased substantially. Drovers from Queensland and South Australia saw the Territory opened up and, by the late 1880s, most lands were tenured, much of it by larger companies and conglomerates.

Nat Buchanan stocked Glencoe Station near Brocks Creek in 1878. Eight years later, he pioneered what is, arguably, the most difficult stock route of all: the Murranji track. A new settlement, Newcastle Waters, evolved as the result.

Pastoralism brought new settlements ‚?? Katherine and Borroloola were two of the townships. As stock routes ‚?? including the 'Queensland Road' ‚?? developed further, new runs were built and a viable industry was born ‚?? until Redwater Fever decimated the herds. The Duracks, Buchanans and Farquharsons persisted, however, contributing to an emerging Territory.

Palmerston (as Port Darwin was known) became an important administrative centre. The Public Service established itself in new buildings and the Government Resident assumed office. With it came a bold new scheme to improve transportation from the south with the construction of a railway line. Lack of finances resulted in the abandonment of the line with only the Palmerston to Pine Creek line completed by 1889.

Settlement and pastoralism resulted in disruption to the Aboriginal population: hostility on both sides led to violence and an emerging police presence under Inspector Paul Foelsche. Mounted constables were based at remote centres throughout the Territory. In 1877 the Lutherans established Hermannsberg Mission (near Alice Springs) to care for Aborigines in the area. Later, Jesuit missions were established at Darwin and the Daly River. In 1892 the first Aboriginal Reserve was gazetted.

On 1 January 1901 the Commonwealth of Australia was formalised, though it did little for the Northern Territory. The northern colony was costing some £130,000 annually and, with a stagnant economy, an escape was sought and found.

On 1 January 1911, control of the territory was passed from South Australia to the Commonwealth ‚?? Palmerston became Darwin.

Optimism followed but was short lived, along with the new Commonwealth initiatives of Demonstration Farms on the Daly River and at Batchelor, and later the Experimental Farm at Mataranka. World War I saw the huge Vestey's empire pour millions of pounds into its giant meatworks in Darwin. It opened in 1917, but inferior cattle, insufficient labour and industrial disputes force its closure in 1929, causing an economic collapse.

In 1925, work commenced on extending the railway line, but the Depression halted it four years later. The Port Augusta to Alice Springs section was completed in 1929.

The 1930s were a little better, the result of a gold strike at Tennant Creek. A rapid increase in defence works in Darwin ‚?? including Larrakeyah Barracks, a boom net across the harbour, development of Manton Dam, the RAAF Station and East Point gun turret facilities ‚?? improved conditions from the mid- to late thirties with the looming threat of war. The north-south road (now the Stuart Highway) was also developed and with it came new townships.

Wartime came to Darwin with military convoys from the Territory's rail head and arsenal at Alice Springs. It had been a distant conflict until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour and the subsequent evacuations from Darwin when Japan threatened all of Asia within a few short weeks. Darwin was bombed from its lethargy twice on 19 February 1942. Over the ensuing 21 months, Darwin was bombed a further 44 times. In all, 64 raids were recorded over the Top End of the Northern Territory extending as far south as Katherine which was raided on 22 March 1942. A huge build-up of Australian and American forces resulted, and the tables slowly turned in favour of the Allies. Airpower played the key role, from the USAAF and later RAAF fighters and bombers, to the myriad support units. The Navy also played a vital role in escort and resupply missions to the northern islands. The RAN was instrumental in sinking a Japanese submarine I124 near Bathurst Island in January 1942.

For the Army, it was more a waiting game, although its Anti-Aircraft defences, 'Gull' and 'Sparrow' forces, Z Special Unit and others all contributed to forcing the Japanese to retreat from the home islands.

The dropping of the Atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima ended it all: Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day was declared on 15 August 1945 following the collapse and surrender of the Germans in May.

War's end brought abrupt changes to the Territory. The military all but disappeared and civilians drifted back to rebuild their shattered lives and homes, assisted over the years by a Government commitment to stabilising the economy.

New townships had sprung up at military staging points along the north-south road ‚?? Larrimah and Elliott developed as military towns and remain today.

Uranium was discovered at Rum Jungle and iron ore was exported from Frances Creek until 1974. Agriculture was again attempted, this time at Humpty Doo, Katherine and later at Tipperary. Again, it failed.

Alice Springs provided a glimmer of hope, celebrating its Centenary in 1971, with a new industry ‚?? tourism.

On 25 December 1974, Cyclone Tracy struck and devastated Darwin. It was the fourth disaster in 77 years for the town. Millions of dollars were poured into the reconstruction of the city and from the rubble emerged a modern, cosmopolitan capital, the centre of Territory Self-Government since its declaration on 1 July 1978.

Dogged by failure in agriculture, mining and pastoralism, and the abandonment of the Darwin to Birdham rail link in 1976, the Territory is slowly emerging from this tenuous history. Mining is the Territory¬ľs largest industry with tourism running second. The Northern Territory Government recognises that tourism is a massive industry and has spared nothing to promote the Territory as a great Australian destination.

In the wake of the successes and many failures, there remains a unique, tangible heritage throughout the Northern Territory.


  


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Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, January 26 2004 @ 04:16 AM GMT
What a load of CRAP!!!
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