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    ANZAC War Memorial

    Posted in Australia | July 26, 2011
    ANZAC War Memorial is Sydney’s major commemorative military monument in Australia, which was designed by C. Bruce with exterior adorned with monumental figural sculptures and reliefs by Rayner Hoff. It situated at Hyde Park’s southern extremity on eastern edge of central business district of Sydney and is the focus of memorial ceremonies on Armistice Day, Anzac Day and other significant occasions. The ANZAC was developed as monument to World War I’s Australian Force. Fund raising for monument started in the year 1916, the 1st anniversary of New Zealand and Australian Army Cops landing at Anzac Cove for Gallipoli’s Battle. The ANZAC War Memorial building is constructed of concrete with exterior cladding of pink granite and comprised  [...]
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    The Haunted Island Region Of Port Arthur

    Posted in Australia | October 18, 2010
    The area of Port Arthur, as it is today called, traditionally belonged to the Pyderrairme people. The area of Port Arthur, which is a historic site in Tasmania is said to be a haunted area. There have been reports of people sighting ghosts here. History Of The Region: This island state of Tasmania is said to have been a prison colony back in the years between 1803 and 1854. Around 70,000 convicts were housed here between those years. People who committed very serious crimes in the colony were said to be sent here, given the remoteness of the island and the fact that it was tough to escape from. The Ghost Tours: In today’s day and age, people with a taste for the paranormal world can take a lantern-lit historical tour on the island. This tour  [...]
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    A Peek At Darwin’s World War II History

    Posted in Australia | October 4, 2010
    The city of Darwin is said to be the most youthful place in Australia when it comes to the population here. This is one of the reasons why this city has an optimistic vibe that sets it apart from other cities around the region. The weather here is said to be balmy around the year, which makes it accessible all year round. When you dive into the eclectic nightlife of the region in today’s day and date, you will find it hard to imagine that this city has a history that isn’t very colorful to begin with. Darwin and World War II – Before the bombs began falling, the day of 19th February, 1942 was said to be a typically beautiful Darwin morning. The temperature was about 33 degrees and the humidity levels were at 90%. The residents of Darwin  [...]
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    Tamaki Maori Village: Boost your energy from the feast and glimpses

    Posted in Australia | May 1, 2010
    Located just away from the city of Rotorua, the  Tamaki Maori Village is the gateway of South Pacific in Australia. It is a breathtaking and surprising place that boasts the world of ancient Maori and proud warriors. Tourists throng from far and near to experience and explore the amazing set of attractions in Tamaki Maori Village. Basically, you can join a tour and experience the ancient time of Pre-European lifestyle. This is the best way to get back in time of ancient world and know about their customs and traditions. Tamaki Maori Village tours are the award winners of Supreme Tourism Award in the New Zealand and the national heritage and cultural tourism awards. What a fascinating experience, when tourists visit such historical place and  [...]
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    Waitangi Treaty Grounds: A fact that made a nation full of attractions

    Posted in Australia | April 26, 2010
    Waitangi is actually a township that lies in the Bay of Islands that could be found on the North Island of New Zealand. It lies near the Paihia town at a distance of 60 kilometres towards the north of Whangarei. The meaning of this name is weeping waters in Maori. Waitangi boasts amazing attractions that are simply breathtaking. Tourists love to visit this place and explore the history of Maori culture and their still preserved antiquities. The town is best known for being the site where the Treaty of Witangi was signed. The treaty was signed on 6 February 1840. Besides this, the town is also known as the place where the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand was signed, before 5-years on 28 October 1835. Later, this treaty was approved  [...]