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Sarge Stafford

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Johns River, NSW, Australia / Here you'll find interesting stuff about all things Australian.
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Fantome Island was home to a close knit community of indigenous 'lepers' who made the most of their existence as people living on the fringes of the marginalised. Fantome Island is one of the islands in the Great Palm Island group. It is neighboured by Great Palm Island and is 65 km (40 mi) north-east of Townsville, Queensland on the east coast of Australia.   #fantomeisland #lazaret #leprosarium #leprosy #peelisland

Fantome Island was home to a close knit community of indigenous 'lepers' who made the most of their existence as people living on the fringes of the marginalised. Fantome Island is one of the islands in the Great Palm Island group. It is neighboured by Great Palm Island and is 65 km (40 mi) north-east of Townsville, Queensland on the east coast of Australia. #fantomeisland #lazaret #leprosarium #leprosy #peelisland

If you have come across those claims that it is an offence in South Australia to obstruct or disturb a wedding, a funeral, or any religious service, you may be surprised to learn that this is fact.   #disruptweddings #humour #law #mrbean #unusuallaws #weird

If you have come across those claims that it is an offence in South Australia to obstruct or disturb a wedding, a funeral, or any religious service, you may be surprised to learn that this is fact. #disruptweddings #humour #law #mrbean #unusuallaws #weird

The pie floater is an Australian dish particularly common in Adelaide and, to a lesser degree, Sydney. The Pie Floater (or, as some experts call it - 'Floater') is a meal available in Australia, which commonly consists of a traditional Australian-style meat pie, usually sitting, but sometimes submerged (sometimes upside down) in a bowl of thick pea soup.   #aussiefoods #ernbradley #meatpie #piecart #piefloater

The pie floater is an Australian dish particularly common in Adelaide and, to a lesser degree, Sydney. The Pie Floater (or, as some experts call it - 'Floater') is a meal available in Australia, which commonly consists of a traditional Australian-style meat pie, usually sitting, but sometimes submerged (sometimes upside down) in a bowl of thick pea soup. #aussiefoods #ernbradley #meatpie #piecart #piefloater

The koala is a small bear-like, tree-dwelling, herbivorous marsupial which carries it's young in a pouch. We often hear these adorable Aussies called ‘koala bears’, but they are actually not bears at all. Koalas are marsupials, so they carry their young in a pouch, unlike bears which carry their young in the womb until they are well developed.   #koala #marsupial #wildlife

The koala is a small bear-like, tree-dwelling, herbivorous marsupial which carries it's young in a pouch. We often hear these adorable Aussies called ‘koala bears’, but they are actually not bears at all. Koalas are marsupials, so they carry their young in a pouch, unlike bears which carry their young in the womb until they are well developed. #koala #marsupial #wildlife

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. One of the most well-known highlights of the Great Ocean Road is The Twelve Apostles.   #great ocean road #landmarks #tourism #travel #twelve apostles

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. One of the most well-known highlights of the Great Ocean Road is The Twelve Apostles. #great ocean road #landmarks #tourism #travel #twelve apostles

Most murders aren’t that difficult to solve. Usually the husband, or wife, did it. Sometimes it may have been the boyfriend or ex-lover. The crimes fit a pattern, the motives are generally clear. Of course, there are always a few cases that don’t fit the template.  Cases where the killer is a stranger or the reason for the killing is totally unclear.   #jestyn #jo thomson #law and order #mystery #somerton man #tamam shud

Most murders aren’t that difficult to solve. Usually the husband, or wife, did it. Sometimes it may have been the boyfriend or ex-lover. The crimes fit a pattern, the motives are generally clear. Of course, there are always a few cases that don’t fit the template. Cases where the killer is a stranger or the reason for the killing is totally unclear. #jestyn #jo thomson #law and order #mystery #somerton man #tamam shud

In the very first days of  colonial Australia, rum was the great circulating medium The first few decades of Australian settlement were an interesting time. The landscape was not what was expected and the officers, settlers and convicts found Australia to be a harsh and unforgiving environment.   #rum corps #rum hospital #rum rebellion

In the very first days of colonial Australia, rum was the great circulating medium The first few decades of Australian settlement were an interesting time. The landscape was not what was expected and the officers, settlers and convicts found Australia to be a harsh and unforgiving environment. #rum corps #rum hospital #rum rebellion

One of Australia's seemingly unfair laws relates to being penalised for offering a reward for stolen goods with a 'No Questions Asked' statement.  But is it actually true? Yep — this is actually an offence in South Australia and Tasmania.   #crime #no questions asked #rewards #silly laws

One of Australia's seemingly unfair laws relates to being penalised for offering a reward for stolen goods with a 'No Questions Asked' statement. But is it actually true? Yep — this is actually an offence in South Australia and Tasmania. #crime #no questions asked #rewards #silly laws

By her own admission, Dame Edna Everage is probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world!   Her Facebook page explains that she is a housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin doctor, Megastar, and Icon.   #barry humphries #colourful characters #dame edna everage

By her own admission, Dame Edna Everage is probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world! Her Facebook page explains that she is a housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin doctor, Megastar, and Icon. #barry humphries #colourful characters #dame edna everage

With an adult size of roughly a cubic centimetre (.06 cubic inch), Irukandji are both one of the smallest and most venomous jellyfish in the world. Tiny, venomous and virtually invisible to the human eye, Irukandji jellyfish inflict a sting so painful that if you don’t die you may wish you had.   #dangerous #irukandji #poisonous

With an adult size of roughly a cubic centimetre (.06 cubic inch), Irukandji are both one of the smallest and most venomous jellyfish in the world. Tiny, venomous and virtually invisible to the human eye, Irukandji jellyfish inflict a sting so painful that if you don’t die you may wish you had. #dangerous #irukandji #poisonous

Twisties are the quintessential Australian snack. You aren’t eating them right if you don't lick your fingers 100 percent clean afterwards. Twisties are arguably Australia's most popular snack. This cheese flavoured corn and rice snack has appealed to Aussies of all ages for over 60 years. Its cheesiness and crispiness makes this snack irresistible.   #aussie foods #food #smiths snackfood company #snacks #twisties

Twisties are the quintessential Australian snack. You aren’t eating them right if you don't lick your fingers 100 percent clean afterwards. Twisties are arguably Australia's most popular snack. This cheese flavoured corn and rice snack has appealed to Aussies of all ages for over 60 years. Its cheesiness and crispiness makes this snack irresistible. #aussie foods #food #smiths snackfood company #snacks #twisties

The Pinnacles are limestone formations within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, Western Australia. Hidden away among the lonely dunes and windswept heathland of Western Australia’s Turquoise Coast there is a barren, otherworldly desert of stone pillars rising up out of the golden sand.   #australiana #namburg national park #pinnacles #travel

The Pinnacles are limestone formations within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, Western Australia. Hidden away among the lonely dunes and windswept heathland of Western Australia’s Turquoise Coast there is a barren, otherworldly desert of stone pillars rising up out of the golden sand. #australiana #namburg national park #pinnacles #travel

Austalia's Inland Taipan has the most toxic venom of any land snake in the world. The maximum yield recorded for one bite is 110mg, enough to kill about 100 humans, or 250,000 mice! The inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), also commonly known as the western taipan, the small-scaled snake, or the fierce snake, is an extremely venomous snake and is endemic to semi-arid regions of central east   #dangerous #fierce snake #inland taipan #poisonous #reptile #snake

Austalia's Inland Taipan has the most toxic venom of any land snake in the world. The maximum yield recorded for one bite is 110mg, enough to kill about 100 humans, or 250,000 mice! The inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), also commonly known as the western taipan, the small-scaled snake, or the fierce snake, is an extremely venomous snake and is endemic to semi-arid regions of central east #dangerous #fierce snake #inland taipan #poisonous #reptile #snake

Queensland is home to many of Australia’s Big Things but one you may have not yet visited is the Golden Gumboot in the town of Tully in Far North Queensland. Why is there a golden gumboot in town? Because of Tully’s incredibly high rainfall figures — it claims to be one of Australia’s wettest towns.   #babinda #competitions #golden gumboot #tully

Queensland is home to many of Australia’s Big Things but one you may have not yet visited is the Golden Gumboot in the town of Tully in Far North Queensland. Why is there a golden gumboot in town? Because of Tully’s incredibly high rainfall figures — it claims to be one of Australia’s wettest towns. #babinda #competitions #golden gumboot #tully

“Rack Man” is the nickname given to a John Doe whose body was found strapped to a makeshift metal cross when it was pulled from an Australian river in 1994 On Thursday, 11 August 1994, Mark Peterson’s workday began like any other. He’d cruised up the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney, until his boat the Lady Marion was bobbing calmly in the water just past Challenger Head.   #murder #rack man #unsolved mysteries

“Rack Man” is the nickname given to a John Doe whose body was found strapped to a makeshift metal cross when it was pulled from an Australian river in 1994 On Thursday, 11 August 1994, Mark Peterson’s workday began like any other. He’d cruised up the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney, until his boat the Lady Marion was bobbing calmly in the water just past Challenger Head. #murder #rack man #unsolved mysteries