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2013-01-15 23:04:24

One of Australia's top digital interactive websites and application developers, Howler Digital, has just relocated to an architectural award winning building on the Gold Coast. (PRWEB) January 15, 2013 Howler Digital is an application developing company and owns a prestigious interactive site which has provided quality services, mostly to the Australian public. Their outstanding service activity has helped them receive a nomination for the best 2012 website awards. Recently, the company has...

Apple Redraws Australian Maps
2012-12-11 08:33:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In truth, there are worse situations than having the words “Life Threatening” associated with your company´s product...but not many. Yesterday, Apple´s Maps (already a bruise on Apple´s reputation) was called out for threatening the lives of Australian motorists who make the trek to Mildura. Ever since iOS 6 and Apple´s new Maps were released, local police officials noticed a trend in...

2012-12-07 05:04:00

Within the newly minted PEA are some highlights of note that include a focus on the pivotal first three years of production. (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 Gone are the days of the entire province of British Columbia being seen as Canada's largest National Park. Friendlier treatment of miners has led to a more bullish tone in BC, with the added confidence of a government willing to welcome more mines. The current BC Liberal Party government announced earlier this year a target of creating up to...

Bondi Beach Closed Due To Algae Bloom
2012-11-27 19:59:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Tourists at Australia's Bondi Beach were surprised to see what looked like blood-soaked water heading their way this week. Bondi Beach is a popular tourists destination around Sydney Australia, but the area had to be closed after a huge algal bloom took over some of the area's waters. Ten News Sydney reported that despite the warnings, a number of beachgoers were still venturing into the water and swimming through the red...


Latest Geography of Australia Reference Libraries

Short-spined Crown-of-thorns Starfish, Acanthaster brevispinus
2013-08-12 14:37:20

The short-spined crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster brevispinus) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Philippines, and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Because these areas are so far away from one another, the full range of this starfish cannot be known, but it can be said that it resides in a tropical or subtropical environment. It was first discovered by W.K. Fisher, who...

Mulga Lands
2013-04-19 20:34:07

The Mulga Lands are an interim Australian bioregion out of eastern Australia made up of dry and sandy plains that are scattered with mulga trees. Located in inland New South Wales and Queensland these are level plains with some low hills and infertile sandy soil with a cover of shrubs and grasses with mulga and eucalyptus trees. The region incorporates regions of wetland, the majority of which are only seasonally flooded, these include Lake Numalla and Lake Wyara, the Currawinya Lakes,...

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2009-04-07 18:18:26

The Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster) is a species of bird native to Australia. It is the only member of the genus Northiella. Its habitat includes open woodland, scrub, river forest, spinifex (a type of Australian grass), and farmlands. It is found throughout the eastern half of Australia, and a smaller race is found in the western Australian Nullarbor (flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country immediately north of the Great Australian Bight) region. This bird is about 10.6...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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