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Originally posted by FeralChyld
reply to post by LastStandingMan
The only way NZ would be to the west of Australia is if you Traveled west from Australia, continued all the way around the globe is a traight line westward, crossed over Argentina and kept ging, you would end up on NZ east shore of North or South NZ.
the two other ways NZ would have appeared on the west coast of Australia is if a) you were looking at the map upside down or b) when you put the world map puzzel together as a Child, you made a mistake and forced the peices to go in the wrong place
back some years ago, there were a few differant variations to the world maps, one showed Australia in the lower left side of the map with north and south america basically in the middle. (for Americans who need to be the center of everything) The compass on the map would show NZ south west of America not Australia. Also the shape of Australia and Location of Australia to Indonisia and PNG was based on Ocean Navigation enitially then by Air Planes.... These maps were the norm for a long long time until Satellite images, the more advance the Satelite image, the more details we got for our maps and slight shape and sizes but not major contental Locations. Not like Australia and NZ are sneaking closer to Uroupe and America to take over the world, That's America's job.... and they're Failing
mate, really re read what you write before posting and ask yourself "Do I make sense?"
This question/Statement of yours is really rooted, no wonder peple refer to us ATS people as 'crack pots'...
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
reply to post by Noinden
As the saying goes - North Island, South Island, Mouth Island
Originally posted by pause4thought
I don't have time to read all the responses, but I feel certain what the OP noticed is the result of varying methods of map projection.
A map projection is any method of representing the surface of a sphere or other shape on a plane. Map projections are necessary for creating maps. All map projections distort the surface in some fashion. Depending on the purpose of the map, some distortions are acceptable and others are not; therefore different map projections exist in order to preserve some properties of the sphere-like body at the expense of other properties. There is no limit to the number of possible map projections...
(full low-down: see article)
Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
also no offense to the Kiwis, you are not Australia's garage.
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK.
Two experiments studied memory for the appearance of a Danish 20 kroner coin. The coin bears the portrait of Queen Margrethe II in profile, facing to the right.
Previous studies have examined memory for British coins, which similarly bear a right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
They have revealed the occurrence of a mnemonic illusion, in that British people tend to believe the portrait faces left. This finding has been attributed to the occurrence of a joint coin-stamp schema. British stamps bear a left-facing profile of the Queen, and it is possible that information from the stamp predominates in the formation of the schema.
In the case of Denmark, however, stamps bear a full-face portrait of the Queen. Nevertheless, the present experiments showed that the Coin Head Illusion is also found in Denmark. That is, the number of participants recalling the Queen's head as facing to the right was significantly below even the chance level of 50%.
Further, this result occurred both for residents of Denmark and for visitors to Denmark. These findings suggest that the bias underlying the Coin Head Illusion may be a more general one than that envisaged by the joint coin-stamp schema hypothesis.
Originally posted by akushla99
Originally posted by NZkraw
reply to post by akushla99
Sir... You are.. a freaking BOSS
We did tow it back, but only a little later (the HQ had a flat, and Johnno spat the dummy, cos, he had a bucks turn that night)...