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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Aushiker, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. My vision for this thread is for members to share images that speak "Australia" to them, that show the character of what is Australia, what it means to be Australian, the scenic side of Australia and so on. I guess the diversity of what Australia is to you the photographer.

    To get things rolling this first image is of a tractor, not just any tractor, but a tractor reflecting Australian farming heritage, a Chamberlain tractor manufactured by the Australian farm tractor manufacturer, Chamberlain Industries Pty Ltd which was established in 1947.

    In the 80's the Chamberlain brand now part of Deere & Co of the US commenced its end as a tractor brand in Australia.

    Chamberlain Countryman 6
    by Andrew Priest, on Flickr
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  2. myhl

    myhl Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 29, 2015
    The lighthouse at Cape Schanck, Vic, Au
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    Edith Dircksey Cowan (1861-1932)
    by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

    Edith Cowan was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1921 as a Nationalist member for West Perth. She was the first woman member of any Australian Parliament. Her considerable experience and career in public life and committees enabled her to work effectively in Parliament. She pursued women’s interests with dignity and determination, despite the inevitable derision and opposition from male representatives in the house. In the 1924 elections, the West Perth business interests opposed her, some of her reforms were opposed by previous women supporters, and Edith Cowan was defeated.
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  4. saladin

    saladin Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 29, 2015
    on the theme of the first post:


    I recall as a youngster helping my grandfather with the old furrowing drags. this one is long out of service and in fact is missing a few parts, but it took me back many many years to when firstly livestock, and then tractors, would pull these around the paddocks.
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    A Forrest of Grasstrees by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

    These plants are part of the Xanthorrhoea genus which are really plants not trees despite their common name of grasstrees or balga trees. In times past they where also known as Blackboys. This particular grove of grasstrees are babies going by their size. Xanthorrhoea commonly reach five metres in height at 200 years old and can keep growing for another 400 years.
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  6. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    About 100kms roughly south of Charters towers on the A7 highway
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  7. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Not the best of images, I had just snapped this from the car, but it shows off the surf/beach is more important than the bushfire in the background...
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  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sheep Sheer'r shed at Hay in NSW and
    Brisbane at night OI000013. OI000037.
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  9. DWS

    DWS Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2014
    Having the good fortune of a job assignment in Oz during my corporate days, I find this thread quite enjoyable. Keep it going, please! :thumbup:
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  10. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The Three Sisters viewed from Scenic World in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
    Three Sisters & Mount Solitary view from Scenic World
    The Skyway

    A couple more taken at Echo Point by Butch (on my borrowed E30)

    If you look close you will see people are on a walkway out to the first of the Three Sisters.


    This to me and many others is an iconic part of the Blue Mountains & a tourist location west of Sydney. Cheers & thanks for looking.
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  11. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey Phil,
    Where was this one? And was this in 2007?
    It is rather classic with them just enjoying the beach while the bush burns nearby. :rolleyes:
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  12. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    We have two species listed in the books of the Blue Mountains, Xanthorrhoea media (more upper Mountains) & Xanthorrhoea arborea found around the lower Blue Mountains (Xanthorrhoea arborea grows in dry sclerophyll forests around the Sydney Basin on the New South Wales Central Coast westwards over the Great Divide to Rylstone.).
    Unfortunately we did not have any naturally growing on our block when we bought it so we have planted them there ourselves with both species (I think).

    Here's a bit more information about the genus, quoted from here.
    Xanthorrhoea (/zænθoʊˈriːə/) is a genus of about 30 species of flowering plants endemic to Australia and a member of familyXanthorrhoeaceae, being the only member of subfamily Xanthorrhoeoideae. The Xanthorrhoeaceae are monocots, part of order Asparagales.
  13. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    I agree it's a classic image..... even more scary when you consider just were the fire was in relation to the township itself.
    The location was Broulee South beach, NSW.
    Here's a Google earth view of the area, I have circled in yellow the approximate location of the fire, I don't recall how much area it actually covered but think it was just localised. The day was well into the high 30's and I could feel the heat from the flames were I was parked :)
    broulee fire.JPG
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  14. ashburtononline

    ashburtononline Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 21, 2015
    New Zealand
    Byron Bay, NSW .... iPhone :) IMG_6010.
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