History UsefulNotes / OtherAustralianTownsAndCities

7th Apr '17 8:50:15 PM KnightofLsama
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** Also, unlike most of the other state capitals Brisbane is not split across multiple local governments (Sydney is split across 31 for example), Brisbane is governed by a single, city council making it Australia's largest local government by population. This is because the Queensland government ''really'' likes combining smaller local governments into larger entities. Most of the other towns on the list have gone through similar processes with the most recent being 2011 (though Brisbane itself and Ipswich were spared ''that'' time)
31st Dec '16 5:07:21 PM jamespolk
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* Norfolk Island, a.k.a. the Australian territory that demands passports for locals from the mainland and would tell the rest of us to sod off if they could. Oddly and totally unconnected to this is that it was founded by the [[Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty mutineers from the HMS Bounty]].

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* Norfolk Island, a.k.a. the Australian territory that demands passports for locals from the mainland and would tell the rest of us to sod off if they could. Oddly and totally unconnected to this is that it was founded by the [[Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty [[Literature/TheBountyTrilogy mutineers from the HMS Bounty]].
24th Aug '16 1:36:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sale, a reasonably large and well-serviced city located virtually in the middle of nowhere. Its primary draw is its status as the home of the [[AussiesWithArtillery Royal Australian Air Force's]] primary training school, the former site of a major oil mining operation, [[MundaneMadeAwesome and a swing bridge that still operates]]. Also, it has a ridiculous number of lakes and wetland reserves.


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* Sale, a reasonably large and well-serviced city located virtually in the middle of nowhere. Its primary draw is its status as the home of the [[AussiesWithArtillery [[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery Royal Australian Air Force's]] primary training school, the former site of a major oil mining operation, [[MundaneMadeAwesome and a swing bridge that still operates]]. Also, it has a ridiculous number of lakes and wetland reserves.

18th Aug '16 8:10:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[UsefulNotes/AustralianWorldHeritageSites The Blue Mountains]] is located on the route between {{Sydney}} and Bathurst. Contains {{Scenery Porn}} and {{Eiffel Tower Effect}} due to its landscape like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(Australia) Three Sisters]].

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* [[UsefulNotes/AustralianWorldHeritageSites The Blue Mountains]] is located on the route between {{Sydney}} UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} and Bathurst. Contains {{Scenery Porn}} and {{Eiffel Tower Effect}} due to its landscape like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(Australia) Three Sisters]].
4th Jun '16 8:20:44 PM gewunomox
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* Wittenoom, a small town in the middle of nowhere, famous (or infamous) for 3 things: a blue asbestos mine where almost all the workers caught asbestosis, a book about said mine called Blue Murder, and a song about said mine by MidnightOil called Blue Sky Mine.

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* Wittenoom, a small town in the middle of nowhere, famous (or infamous) for 3 things: a blue asbestos mine where almost all the workers caught asbestosis, a book about said mine called Blue Murder, and a song about said mine by MidnightOil Music/MidnightOil called Blue Sky Mine.
29th May '16 9:16:32 PM Josef5678
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* Adelaide, the city of churches. Every second block is a church as a result of the migration of people of a lot of faiths in the city's early history. Every other one is used as a dumping ground for the mob... the water is horrible (no thanks to the upstream states, QLD, VIC & NSW), but the women look fantastic. It's practically surrounded by the source of most of Australia's wine. [[note]]Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale,[[http://www.southaustralia.com/WineRegions.aspx just to name two of the biggest.]][[/note]]. It is also said to be the serial murder capital of the world, and why not? [[VictoryIsBoring Nothing much else happens there]].

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* Adelaide, the city of churches. Every second block is a church as a result of the migration of people of a lot of faiths in the city's early history. Every other one is used as a dumping ground for the mob... the water is horrible (no thanks to the upstream states, QLD, VIC & NSW), but the women look fantastic. It's practically surrounded by the source of most of Australia's wine. [[note]]Barossa Valley and McLaren [=McLaren=] Vale,[[http://www.southaustralia.com/WineRegions.aspx just to name two of the biggest.]][[/note]]. It is also said to be the serial murder capital of the world, and why not? [[VictoryIsBoring Nothing much else happens there]].
22nd Mar '16 3:24:05 PM CH4S
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* Speaking of Albury, its first mayor [[NamesTheSame was named]] [[Creator/JimmyFallon James Fallon]].
22nd Mar '16 3:20:33 PM CH4S
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* Newcastle, "the Capital of the Hunter (Valley)". Known for coal exports, Silverchair and Andrew Johns. Interestingly, many areas around Newcastle are named after towns/cities in the north-east of England. At least we've got no geordies!

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* Newcastle, "the Capital of the Hunter (Valley)". Known for coal exports, Silverchair and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Drake a very]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSS_Maianbar large number]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Sygna of shipwrecks]], Andrew Johns.Johns, {{polluted wasteland}} [[AndZoidberg and]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Silverchair]]. Interestingly, many areas around Newcastle are named after towns/cities in the north-east of England. At least we've got no geordies!
4th Mar '16 6:30:07 PM ScintillatingPullet
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*** Actually there were several air-raids on Northern Austrlia, notably on Broome
5th Feb '16 10:10:10 PM nombretomado
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* Sydney, the big one, or so it likes to call itself. Home of the [[EiffelTowerEffect Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge]], [[HoYay gay people]], [[AustralianRulesFootball the Sydney Swans]] and many, ''many'' [[RugbyLeague rugby teams]]. For more, see [[UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} this page]].

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* Sydney, the big one, or so it likes to call itself. Home of the [[EiffelTowerEffect Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge]], [[HoYay gay people]], [[AustralianRulesFootball [[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball the Sydney Swans]] and many, ''many'' [[RugbyLeague rugby teams]]. For more, see [[UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} this page]].



* Melbourne, Sydney's arch-nemesis. Home of AustralianRulesFootball and where all the V8 cars get built. Note: it's pronounced Mel-bun or -burn, not Mel-born. It's considered the cultural capital of Australia, [[SelfDeprecation because Sydney has all the important landmarks]]. For more, see [[UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} this page.]]

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* Melbourne, Sydney's arch-nemesis. Home of AustralianRulesFootball UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball and where all the V8 cars get built. Note: it's pronounced Mel-bun or -burn, not Mel-born. It's considered the cultural capital of Australia, [[SelfDeprecation because Sydney has all the important landmarks]]. For more, see [[UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} this page.]]
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