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Was Australia largely desert before European settlers? What enviornment was there before?

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posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 11:20 PM
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a reply to: bally001

I used to love the signs we find here and there.

"Last fuel stop for 150Km (90 Miles)"

Oh, and visitors trying to overtake a road train. How many of those have come to grief?



Nor all Aussies could survive in the Outback.

P




posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: bally001

Only in my dreams now. Hell, I'd actually like to get out of here and move to a far off exotic land but I don't even own a passport, too many physical possessions to have to liquidate hindering my travels and financial constraints to limit extensive travel. I'm single now and would surely like to experience a different life but I guess I'm just too much of a coward to jump the broom and actually do it at this point.

Actually, there is only me holding me back but as I said, I'm a coward.



posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

I like the pic. Looks like one of the trucks from "The Granites" gold mine out in the Tanami!

I did NT licence testing at that mine about once every 6 weeks. Fly in, fly out.

Brought back memories.

Cheers P,

Kind regards,

bally



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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What's this with the Europeans? The Aborigines were there hundreds of years before any white man set foot on Australia.



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: pheonix358

originally posted by: Aryabhata
a reply to: pheonix358

Awesome info but I have to ask your doctor flies to you personally? Or the doctor comes to town?


The Station (Ranch but bigger, much bigger) will radio in an emergency. An aircraft with necessary people on board flies out and lands on the Station's air strip.

If no airstrip is near enough, they will land on a dirt road or such. Bush pilots are daredevils sometimes.

Other medical help is by radio although satellite internet is used a great deal these days. Medicines come by air mail.

P
That was interesting, thank you

Are the Royal Flying Doctors free at the point of need? We have an air ambulance helicopter here, if it's rural or a full on emergency they pick you up and it costs the patient nothing at the point of use.
I donate regularly to them as well, most people I know do as well.
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I googled it, good service there, would cost a patient tens of thousands of £'s in rural USA.
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posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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I'll let you in on a secret Cornish. The guy who lived next door to me was dying and didn't know who to leave his house to. Truthfully he offered it to me for nothing, but in all faith my conscience would not let me do that. So I said leave it to the Air Ambulance. My two lads bought it at the going rate and the Air Ambulance got £100,000.



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: crayzeed
Cool story mate

The socialist commie bastards who fly injured and sick people to hospitals are well supported here, seems the same in Oz.



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

Prehistory of Australia
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posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 09:09 PM
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originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

Prehistory of Australia


I understand you mean well. Thanks for the information but ... there is a lot of crapola in that article.

The primary reason that the Aboriginals could not develop the culture is because without massive infrastructure Australia is a bitch of a country to survive in.

Try You Tube for bush fires, Queensland floods and Droughts.

Many times in the life of an Aboriginal, they would live (or not) through one or more of these calamities.

If your waterhole dried up and the next one was a day away, you had no choice but to head for it. If it was dry, your tribe died then and there. Aboriginals had no way of carrying water from one place to another.

Bush fires are terrible events, started by lightning or by the tribes themselves. The Fire fighters were not there, nor were water bombers. They waited for the rain to come or perished, burnt alive!

Some places get only a few inches a year, often all in one big storm. You would drown if caught in the wrong place. No weather man telling you what will happen tomorrow.

There are more Aboriginal people alive in Australia now than ever before because of the infrastructure created by the dreaded white invaders.

It is easy to write Aboriginal history now, there are no records of any type to keep you honest in your undertaking.

It is a harsh country, even today.

P




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