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19 Octomber
1912 - Indefatigable, the first direct convict transport from Britain to Tasmania arrives in Hobart.

1979 - The Australian Federal Police is established.

2001 - SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sank in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
Australian slang
  • Lucky Country, The nickname for Australia
  • digger a soldier
  • root rat somebody who is always looking for sex
  • lollies sweets
  • drum tip-off
  • outback interior of Australia
  • sunbake sunbathe
  • jillaroo a female farmhand
  • incog incognito
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This map is courtesy of AUSWAY GROUP,
publishers of street directories and maps.
Address: 32 Ricketts Rd Mt Waverley Victoria 3149 Australia
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Note:
If you are serious about exploring Sydney, I recommend you to buy a Sydway Street Directory. Is well made and it will also make a nice souvenir.