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Australia’s Great Retirement Locations

Australia is blessed with a formidable diversity of desirable retirement locations. Some people dream of a seaside lifestyle on the Western Australian coast, whilst others long for a country lifestyle in one of the wine regions in New South Wales or Tasmania. We are all different in where we would like to be located in […]

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Victor Harbor horse-drawn tram on the South Australian coast

Hauled by horse!

" Mention the seaside town of Victor Harbor to any Australian or overseas visitor who has had the pleasure of visiting Adelaide, and their eyes will immediately glaze over with happy memories of riding the Victor Harbor horse-drawn tram across the wooden causeway which links the Victor Harbor township to Granite Island." Mojan in South Australia takes a ride on a unique form of transport: the Victor Harbor horse-drawn tram.

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Seen in my garden

We are so lucky here in New South Wales, as we get a wide selection of the most beautiful birds on earth. I’ve always fed them, even though it cost me a fortune in parrot seed and honey, and ground mince for the meat eaters etc. But since I moved I stopped it and planted […]

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Moving to Australia

Thinking of moving to Australia? Wondering what it’s really like to live there? Here’s the gen from our local expert. Sydney Sue, who has lived in Australia for over 25 years, writes: Here’s a few things that come to mind about general life in Aus. First you will have to get used to seeing a […]

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Sydney Morris Men

So what do you know about Morris Men? “They strike up the Devil’s dance withall: then martch this heathen company…their pypers pyping… their belles jyngling, their handkercheefes fluttering…like madde men…” (Philip Stubbes, 1583) Australia has a rich tapestry of folk history (mostly based on English, Scots and Irish tradition), and has many capable musicians and […]

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