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OzTales, Issue #001 -- Find Out Who Was Afraid Of A Cuddly Koala....
December 18, 2012
Welcome from Suzie, Kim and Bob to our first monthly OzTales E-zine
We're very excited at the moment about the rapid growth of our website and the introduction this month of our first newsletter.
The newsletter is designed to firstly keep you informed of the new developments with the website and of the fresh information being uploaded almost on a daily basis.
It will also bring you news items of interest, stories, yarns and introduce you to some of the characters we come across in both the cities and out in the bush.
And we'd like to hear from you too. If you have any suggestions about the website, the videos, our You Tube channel, the Blog or Facebook page, we'd certainly love to hear from you.
In the meantime enjoy our very first newsletter.
THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING
On a table that was groaning
Stella P. Bell
News Pages And New Videos On The Australian-Tales WebsiteFollowing the great success of the ‘Australia Top 10 Tourist Attractions’ web page and video, we decided to stick to the top ten theme and have just recently created web pages and videos for....
The Great Barrier Reef
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock).
Our very latest page though features
Australian Slang - 'How To Talk like An Aussie’
The video associated with the page has already received a large number of views, likes and comments.
"When creating the video I was unsure initially about what to use as the visual component of the video" said Bob "but a good friend of ours who travels regularly in the outback had just given us hundreds of photos he had taken on his recent travels. As I was looking through these amazing photographs it suddenly struck me that they would be an ideal montage of images for the video"
See some of those outstanding images below!
"Cheers mate - I will get the accent right before December, I promise." Oprah Winfrey before her much publicized trip to Australia in 2010.
Would You Be Afraid of a Cuddly Koala?
Iron Mike Tyson Couldn’t Cuddle a Koala!Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champion of the world, once bit off the ear of a boxing opponent and spent time in prison, but on a recent visit to Australia Mike refused to cuddle a cuddly koala.
It happened while Mike was visiting Fig Tree Pocket's Lone Pine Sanctuary as part of his trip to Australia promoting his Day of Champion’s Tour.
Iron Mike suddenly went to water when confronted by Tracy a five year old female koala.
In fact Mike was so rattled by the mini marsupial that he even brushed off a request for a photo opportunity with Tracy by promoters and photographers who were all present for the occasion.
He may have once owned a pet tiger at his Las Vegas mansion but refused to get close to the koala and grimaced as soon as Lone Pine's Kelly Wilson approached with Tracy in her arms. "I'm not touchin' it" Tyson lisped "These things have sharp claws and a lot of bacteria"
The press pack surrounding him goaded Tyson to man up! "Come on Mike, just give it a pat" they implored. However the self-styled 'baddest man on the planet' was clearly uncomfortable.
Several burly black-shirted bodyguards escorted Tyson away from the non-plussed koala.
"Oz is a wonderful place, anyone who gets the chance to travel there definitely should"! "I would love to go to Australia. To drive across the outback would be awesome".
Help Save The Kimberley
Kimberley Supporters Fight For Their RegionSave The Kimberley is an independent awareness organization, a not-for-profit, volunteer run group made up of a diverse and passionate group of individuals – traditional custodians, local Kimberley community, and other committed Australians from all parts of the land, business owners, administrators, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and media professionals.
Their purpose is to educate the Australian and international community about the threat to the Kimberley Coast and its inland wilderness areas posed by large-scale industrial developments (mainly mining).
The Kimberley is a vast and very sparsely populated region of Australia. The landscape of the region is as immense as it is beautiful and is home to thousands of plant and animal species, many of them highly restricted or specialised, whilst some are threatened, vulnerable or endangered.
Put simply, there remains so much to learn about the region that nobody can claim that bringing heavy industry into the region will not be forming a threatening process.
The group has stressed that Save the Kimberley does not oppose development. 'save the Kimberley supports appropriate development that looks after people and the environment of the Kimberley’'according to their website.
If you'd like to discover more about the Kimberley and the group and help support their work you can visit their website at; Save The Kimberley
"In America they say "Hey Man", in Australia they say "Hey Mate", what do they say in Britain"?.......................... they say "alright mate" From Yahoo Answers contributors.
A Rock Wallaby in the KimberleysThe medium-sized, often colorful and extremely agile rock-wallabies live where rocky, rugged and steep terrain can provide daytime refuge.
Males are slightly larger than females with a body length of up to 59 cm and a 70 cm long tail.
Rock-wallabies are nocturnal and live a fortress existence spending their days in steep, rocky, complex terrain in some kind of shelter (cave, overhang or vegetation) and ranging out into surrounding terrain at night for feed.
The greatest activity occurs three hours before sunrise and after sunset.
Cheers mate from
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