20081106 125315  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia  20081023 221958  Our first day in Melbourne, we walked around the city to keep from falling asleep. : Australia  20081023 222046 01  Melbourne - gate to China Town : Australia  20081023 224049  Melbourne - street performer.  Our guide Mike Buchannan is facing the camera. : Australia 
20081023 224542  Melbourne - Royal Arcade : Australia  20081023 224735  Melbourne - Royal Arcade : Australia  20081023 225211  Melbourne - selling hats for the Melbourne Cup. : Australia  20081023 225252  Melbourne - Royal Arcade, mosaic floor : Australia 
20081025 143625  Artwork on walls : Australia  20081025 142740 : Australia  20081025 144305  Melbourne - St. Paul's Cathedral : Australia  20081025 144824  Melbourne - Federation Square - the cultural center of the city : Australia 
20081025 145706  Melbourne - Linder Street Station - main railroad station : Australia  20081024 150145  Melbourne - Yarra River : Australia  20081025 150408  Melbourne - Yarra River - tower is a casino and hotel : Australia  20081025 10-29-39  Melbourne - Old Melbourne Gaol (Jail) : Australia 
20081025 090635  Cell area, prisoners were not allowed any human contact. : Australia  20081025 091119  When they left the cell for any reason, they had to wear a mask. : Australia  20081025 09-56-19  Death mask of of Ned Kelly - famous "bush ranger". Ned Kelly is the most famous of all Australian bushrangers. he was born in the Glenrowan area in 1855 and at age 15 had his first altercation with the police. Although not convicted, he was first charged with helping another bushranger during robberies. He was sentenced to 6 months hard labor shortly after for assault and indecent behavior and began this before his 16th. birthday. After his release, he got a job working in a sawmill and stayed out of trouble for a time. he developed a reputation as a trick rider and boxer during this time, and seemed to have learned his lesson well. When the sawmill closed in 1876 he was accused of stealing a bull, and soon became a target of the police who took out their frustrations on his female relatives. Kelly's resentment of this harrassment grew and he developed a hatred for the police which lasted through his short lifetime. Over the next few years the police tried many times to gain evidence on Kelly to get him behind bars until, on the 20th. of June, 1880, Kelly with a gang comprising his brother and others, attacked Glenrowan, cutting the telegraph wires and forcing railway workers to rip up the line. In the ensuing gun battle with police Kelly was shot in the knee and captured. He was hung in Melbourne on November the 11th. for his crimes. Some 4,000 Melbourne people attended the hanging. The suit of armour which Kelly designed to protect himself in running gun battles with police is now a part of Australian folk lore. It comprised an iron helmet, something like an inverted bucket, with a slit for the eyes to see through. A statue of Ned Kelly wearing his famous armour will be found in the town of Glenrowan, and a cell at the Beechworth prison is converted as it would have been during his incarceration there. Ned Kelly is an integral part of Australian folk lore and expressions like "As bold as Ned Kelly" have become part of the language. He is buried in the Old Melbourne Gaol. : Australia  20081025 09-57-49  The gallows, between 1845 and 1929 there were 100 executions. : Australia 
20081025 10-05-34  cell blocks : Australia  20081026 095803  escapee (with camera) : Australia  20081026 084258  Victorian era terrace houses : Australia  20081026 084338  Victorian era terrace houses : Australia 
20081026 112439  Queen Victoria Market : Australia  20081026 112848  Queen Victoria Market : Australia  20081026 113256  Queen Victoria Market : Australia  20081026 114245  Queen Victoria Market : Australia 
20081026 114538  Queen Victoria Market : Australia  20081026 115045  typical tourists (Glenda, Ron) : Australia  20081026 121529  St. Patrick's Cathedral : Australia  20081026 121857  St. Patrick's Cathedral : Australia 
20081026 131222  Melbourne - Shrine of Rememberance (honors Australian soldiers who gave their lives in war) : Australia  20081025 135822  Melbourne - Botanic Gardens : Australia  20081026 135948  Melbourne - Botanic gardens (Yvonne and David) : Australia  20081026 143625  Melbourne - Botanic gardens : Australia 
20081027 122506  Cleland Wildlife Park, on our way to Adelaide - Dingo : Australia  20081026 123326  Cleland Wildlife Park - Emu : Australia  20081027 131026  Kangaroo : Australia  20081026 123733  Cleland Wildlife Park Glenda feeds Kangaroo : Australia 
20081026 124001  Cleland Botanic Gardens Kangaroo and Joey : Australia  20081027 121100  Koala : Australia  20081027 121956  Steve and Lynne with friend : Australia  20081027 122043  Glenda and Ron with Koala : Australia 
20081027 122302  Two friends : Australia  20081027 122924 : Australia  20081027 123036 : Australia  20081027 123914  Kangaroo on break : Australia 
20081027 125502  wombat : Australia  20081027 130730  Tasmanian Devil : Australia  20081026 152306  Adelaide - Botanic Gardens : Australia  20081026 122359  Adelaide - Botanic Gardens : Australia 
20081026 152032  Adelaide - Botanic Gardens - Lilly Pads : Australia  20081027 152205  Adelaide - Botanic Gardens : Australia  20081027 151809  Adelaide - Botanic Gardens : Australia  20081027 211152  Adelaide - home visit (Steve, Lynne, Glenda, Ron, Gerry Templer (Host), Vanessa Templer (Hostess), Kathy, Carolyn) : Australia 
20081028 092757  Adelaide - Foilage : Australia  20081028 093052  Adelaide : Australia  20081027 094847  Aboriginal Flag : Australia  20081027 095244  Interesting Sign - The name "Burger King" was already taken.  Hence, "Hungry Jack's". : Australia 
20081027 100221  Adelaide - pedestrian mall sculpture : Australia  20081027 100230  Adelaide - Pedestrian mall sculpture : Australia  20081028 102010  Adelaide - South Australian Museum : Australia  20081028 103636  South Australian Museum - Aboriginal painting : Australia 
20081028 105551  South Australian Museum : Australia  20081028 105427  Polynesian Boat : Australia  20081028 102452  Boer War Memorial : Australia  20081028 141620  Lend me a hand : Australia 
20081028 164324  Adelaide - rose garden near our hotel : Australia  20081028 163847  Rose Garden near our hotel : Australia  20081029 151502  Alice Springs - Lawn Bowling at Memorial Club.  Mary (in blue) showing Lynne how to bowl. : Australia  20081029 151823  The lefty approach (Ron) : Australia 
20081029 153229  Glenda : Australia  20081029 171727  Headquarters of Royal Flying Doctor Service.  The Royal Flying Doctor Service was established in 1928 to provide speedy medical care to people living in remote and isolated areas of Australia.  Today they operate from 27 bases located around Australia. : Australia  20081029 175835  This telegraph station marks the original settlement of Alice Springs.  The overland telegraph line was established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelade. : Australia  20081029 180511  interior : Australia 
20081029 180446  Interior : Australia  20081029 174849  Alice Springs - This settlement included a school for mixed Aboriginal-white children. : Australia  20081029 175723  one of the out buildings : Australia  20081029 184055  Ernie throws bomerang : Australia 
20081029 184122  Stuart : Australia  20081028 184146 01  Alice Springs - Glenda throws bomerang. : Australia  20081029 183558  Mike retrieving an errant bomerang. : Australia  20081028 184325 01  Lynne throws boomerang (Lynne, Dennis, Alec).  Alec was one of the children raised at the school. : Australia 
20081028 184232  Karen throws boomerang (Stuart, Karen, Lynne, Glenda) : Australia  20081029 190033  Alec signs his book for Carolyn about his growing up in the telegraph station school. : Australia  20081029 191645  Alice Springs - Anzac Hill (World War 1 memorial) : Australia  20081029 135153  Alice Springs - Prepared for the day. : Australia 
20081030 104644  Lindsay, our Aboriginal guide for the Outback. : Australia  20081029 105712  Alice Springs - Sacred site of Corroboree Rock - Aborigines hold coming of age ceremonies here. : Australia  20081030 105157 : Australia  20081030 105431 : Australia 
20081030 105538 : Australia  20081030 114131  Alice Springs - Caterpillar "dreaming hole".  This is an opening to an extensive cave. : Australia  20081030 114407  Another desert view. : Australia  20081030 122131  Walking on a dried river bed at Emily's Gap : Australia 
20081029 124045  The vertical lines are Aboriginal drawings. : Australia  20081029 141648  Alice Springs -Yipirinya School for Aboriginies.  We visited a classroom and read with the children. : Australia  20081029 141626  Alice Springs - Visit to Yipirinya School for Aborigines - Reading. : Australia  20081029 142900  Alice Springs - sharing pictures : Australia 
20081029 143112  Alice Springs - Catching a smile. : Australia  20081030 145743  Mural at the school.  The person whited out has recently passed away and his name cannot be spoken anymore. : Australia  20081029 152715  After the school visit, we visited the School of the Air.  This was established to teach children in remote areas. : Australia  20081029 155452  School of the Air - French lesson in progress using web cameras. : Australia 
20081029 201204  That evening a BBQ. (Jean and Ernie) : Australia  20081031 135258  Next day, on the road again.  This time we are on the way to Uluru (Ayers Rock). : Australia  20081031 135411  Salt Lake on way to Ayres Rock. : Australia  20081031 135540  Road to Ayers Rock through the desert : Australia 
20081031 141745  Curtain Springs cattle station : Australia  20081031 143123  Stop at Curtin Springs Station for lunch.  This Ginger  Beer became our favorite drink. : Australia  20081031 144120  Gretchen with an Aussie Berger "with the lot" (beef patty, salad, beet root, bacon, cheese, pineapple, fried egg - yummy!) : Australia  20081030 195116  View of Ayres Rock. This rock is the world's largest monolith. It is a single piece of sandstone 2.25 miles long and 1.5 miles wide.  It is believed to extend 3 miles into the desert surface.   The Aboriginies consider this area a sacred site. : Australia 
20081030 192440  Dennis swatting at the ever-present sand flies. : Australia  20081031 194906  Ayres Rock : Australia  20081031 195346  As the evening sun shifts, so does the color and character of the rock. : Australia  20081031 195443  Lynne and Steve : Australia 
20081031 195542  Ron and Glenda : Australia  20081030 195722-1  OUR TOUR GROUP  Standing: Mike, Ron, Stuart, Gretchen, Ernie, Jean, Steve, Dennis.  Seated: Carolyn, Glenda, Karen, David, Yvonne, Lynne : Australia  20081031 201851  Our hotel lobby at Ayres Rock : Australia  20081031 055848  And now, time for an early morning walk. : Australia 
20081031 053913  Gretchen and Stuart : Australia  20081031 054650  Skull formation on Ayres Rock. : Australia  20081031 061752  Scenes from our walk (6:17am) : Australia  20081031 061840  Dramatic colors as the sun rises. : Australia 
20081031 061940 : Australia  20081031 063020 : Australia  20081031 064001  Scenes from our walk (6:40am) : Australia  20081031 063307  Morning walk : Australia 
20081031 064821  Our walking path. : Australia  20081031 070903  Near a water hole. : Australia  20081031 064744 : Australia  20081031 071526  Aboriginal paintings. : Australia 
20081031 071541  Aboriginal paintings. : Australia  20081031 114630  The Olgas - a collection of massive rounded rock domes. : Australia  20081031 105349  Closeup of vegetation at The Olgas : Australia  20081031 112834  Ron with the ever-present fly net returning from walk around the Olgas. : Australia 
20081031 105718  The Olgas - a collection of massive rounded rock domes. : Australia  20081031 110747  Ron at the Olgas : Australia  20081031 121425  Another view of the Olgas : Australia  20081101 130801  Port Douglas - Great Barrier Reef - Glenda begins her underwater adventure. : Australia 
20081101 131306  Onward and Downward : Australia  20081101 135118  Glenda and new friends. : Australia  20081101 113517-1  Great Barrier Rief. : Australia  20081101 135230  Traffic jam : Australia 
20081101 135234  You're on Candid Camera : Australia  20081101 135844-2 : Australia  20081101 135649  Coral from the reef : Australia  20081101 135625 : Australia 
20081101 135313  This fish sits at the bottom of the ocean and sifts the sand in search of food. : Australia  20081101 142335  This fish inhabits dry land.  Eats chocolates and drinks coffee. : Australia  20081102 073846  Carolyn and Karen on Four-Mile Beach. : Australia  20081102 075318  Four-Mile beach : Australia 
20081102 152412  Now we are in Cape Tribulation where we will be stayiing in a hotel in a rain forest. : Australia  20081102 152607  Entrance to our hotel room at Cape Tribulation. : Australia  20081102 154110  Beach at Cape Tribulation. : Australia  20081102 154826-1  Ron and Glenda on the beach at Cape Tribulation. : Australia 
20081102 160804  Sea Kayakers : Australia  20081102 075808  Cape Tribulation - Beach : Australia  20081102 155027  Cape Tribulation - Beach : Australia  20081102 162618  Cape Tribulation - this is the only place on earth where forests are pretty much the way they were 100 million years ago. : Australia 
20081103 091637  Goanna Lizard : Australia  20081103 092701  Looking up at the canopy : Australia  20081103 094229  Lynne : Australia  20081103 100334  Fungus on forest floor. : Australia 
20081102 155549  Rain forest : Australia  20081103 105717  Here is a sign you don't see at home, "Cassowary next 4 Km".  A Cassowary is an endangered flightless bird. : Australia  20081103 120828  Cassowary area.  Drive carefully. : Australia  20081103 114211  Coopers Creek boat cruise. : Australia 
20081103 113258  Papa Croc : Australia  20081103 120153  Say cheese! : Australia  20081103 115851-1  Kingfisher : Australia  20081103 131417  Now we are getting a lesson on some of the tropical fruit that we would normally not see in the U.S. : Australia 
20081103 134159  Star Apple - tastes sweet : Australia  20081103 134438  Sliced star apples : Australia  20081103 134703  White Sapote - tastes like vanilla custard : Australia  20081103 134835  White Sapote - tastes like vanilla custard : Australia 
20081103 135312  Yellow Sapote : Australia  20081103 135414  Yellow Sapote : Australia  20081103 140120  Ice Cream Bean : Australia  20081103 140438  Sapodilla - Carmel taste : Australia 
20081103 140759  Sapodilla : Australia  20081103 141023  Grumichama - tastes like cherries : Australia  20081103 141315  Rollinia - tastes like creamy lemon sherbet : Australia  20081103 145020  Breadfruit : Australia 
20081104 085634  Ferry crossing Cooper Creek. : Australia  20081104 162718  Sydney - Our guide Mike and wife Anne. : Australia  20081104 185629  Mike, Kristie, Dana and Anne.  The daughters are twins. : Australia  20081104 171535  Sydney - Queen Victoria Market. : Australia 
20081104 171644  The queens dog. : Australia  20081104 191023  Sydney at night - Darling Harbor : Australia  20081105 064809  Modern art!??? : Australia  20081105 083039  Sydney Opera House - generally considered to be the most recognizable building in the world. : Australia 
20081105 083106  Ron - in front of Sydney Harbor Bridge. : Australia  20081105 143112  Climbers on Sydney Harbor Bridge. : Australia  20081105 084526  Sydney - botanic gardens : Australia  20081105 085529  Sydney - botanic gardens : Australia 
20081105 090149  Sydney - botanic gardens : Australia  20081105 090225  Sydney - botanic gardens and skyline : Australia  20081105 090544  Sydney - botanic gardens : Australia  20081105 090829  Opera House from Botanic Gardens : Australia 
20081105 091357-1  Sydney skyline : Australia  20081105 091934  Gretchen and Stuart : Australia  20081105 091959  Ron and Glenda : Australia  20081105 092551  Lynne sitting on Mrs. Macqauire's Chair.  Mrs. M is the wife of a former governor. : Australia 
20081105 101048  Woolworths - This store was built in a well-to-do area.  At first, business was very poor because well-to-do shoppers didn't like to be seen in a Woolworths store.  Once the windows were painted over, the store began to do a much greater business! : Australia  20081105 102151  Overlooking Sydney Harbor. : Australia  20081105 104338  This area is known as "The Gap".  This is a spectacular ocean cliff at Watson's Bay where you can see the entrance to Sydney Harbor. : Australia  20081105 105229  The Gap : Australia 
20081105 104603  Flowers at The Gap : Australia  20081105 105304  The Gap (Ron, Lynne, Steve) : Australia  20081105 112012  Flowers at The Gap : Australia  20081105 112945  Bondi Beach - This is a mecca for the sun and surf set.  The word "bondi" is an Aboriginal for "water breaking over rocks" .Surfers visit from far and wide for the perfect wave. : Australia 
20081105 113204  Bondi Beach - This is officially sanctioned grafitti. : Australia  20081105 135004  One of the oldest pubs in Sydney.  Here we went to lunch on Nov 5, and watched the American election returns come in. : Australia  20081105 134833  When the returns for Ohio showed Obama the winner, we knew that the election was going well. : Australia  20081106 082144  Next day's paper. : Australia 
20081105 161352  Starting our tour of the Opera House : Australia  20081105 163641  Inside foyer : Australia  20081105 164101  What one sees on the outside is just a shell.  The inside of the Opera House is built separately from the outside walls. : Australia  20081105 165707  Concrete support for outside shell. : Australia 
20081105 165941  Concrete support for outside shell. : Australia  20081106 100004  Chess players in Hyde park. : Australia  20081106 094107  Hyde Park : Australia  20081106 093103  Sydney Tower : Australia 
20081106 102841  View from tower. : Australia  20081106 103008  View from tower - Hyde Park : Australia  20081106 103036  View of harbor. : Australia  20081106 103141  View from tower - Darling Harbor : Australia 
20081106 103340  Sydney Harbor bridge : Australia  20081106 103639 : Australia  20081106 121211  Fountain near Darling Harbor : Australia  20081106 130547  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia 
20081106 131631  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia  20081106 132113  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia  20081106 132252  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia  20081106 132628  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia 
20081106 132713  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia  20081106 132800  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia  20081106 133015  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia  20081106 133027  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia 
20081106 133109  Inside Sydney Aquarium : Australia  20081106 134912  Starbucks - table next to us : Australia  20081106 141950  Darling Harbor : Australia  20081106 202311  Site of our farewell dinner - half of our group left to go home and half (including us) were going to New Zealand. : Australia 
20081106 184203  Seated: Steve, Lynne, Ernie, Jean, Gretchen, Stuart, Dennis, Glenda, Ron, Carolyn, Mike, Karen, Yvonne, Dennis : Australia  20081106 210601  Back at the hotel, let the partying begin! : Australia  20081106 210322  Back at the hotel after our party. Parting drinks. (Jean, Gretchen) : Australia  20081106 210329  Parting Drinks.  (Lynne) : Australia 
20081106 210342  Ernie : Australia  20081106 210345  Stuart : Australia  20081106 210406  Glenda : Australia  20081106 203150-1  Sydney Opera House by night : Australia 
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