Australia - The Land Down Under

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That was a good show !!
Cody (Adam Ryen), a boy living in the Australian outback, frees a rare golden eagle from a trap. When an evil poacher (George C. Scott) kidnaps Cody to catch the eagle, a group of local animals contacts the Rescue Aid Society in New York City, who assign their top mice, Bernard (Bob Newhart) and Bianca (Eva Gabor), to the case. To save Cody and the eagle, the agents fly to Australia on a clumsy albatross (John Candy) and enlist the help of an adventurous kangaroo rat (Tristan Rogers).
It even had John Candy playing a part in it....he was one of favourite actors , and people.

Watchers of this topic who have young children would do well to put this show up on the telly for them
 


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Condobloke

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Just to swerve off the above topic(s)......I have just read an article entitled Australia's trade clash with China is a lesson in what Beijing's power really means

Located Here

Any Aussie who has been around for sufficient years will bemoan the death of Australian Industry.....which died a slow death due to the importation of cheap goods from overseas....Taiwan, China India etc etc....
Why did Australia allow it to happen....?.....because at the heart of every purchase made by the people of Australia, is the hip pocket nerve....price.
Touch the pocket and you touch the heart.

The quality of those goods is another subject. Almost needless to say that the initial quality was very, very poor. In more recent times the quality has increased sharply, and the price has risen with it. Small engines, pumps, compressor motors, generators etc etc from china used to be terrible quality with a price point so low it was hard to believe.
Now......the quality is up there with the best in the world....and the price is up there as well !

As the chinese used to say (many years ago)....we will not bother to invade you....we will simply cut off our supply and sell you to the highest bidder.
 

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Australia is approaching summer.....


.....and the bit about the bedourie camp oven......

The Bedourie oven is an Australian adaptation of the camp oven (Dutch oven). Drovers working on Bedourie Station, in western Queensland, found that the heavy cast iron camp ovens they used for cooking would often break as a result of falling from their pack horses. The Bedourie oven was developed in response to this problem. Formed from mild steel, it is lighter and less brittle than cast iron, and will not break if dropped.

There is also a reference on the wiki page, to australian folklore...
Who was 'Anzac mac'? 'Blue Bob of Borroloola'? 'Crooked Mick of the Speewah'? How did the terms pommy, jackeroo and 'cocky-farmer' originate? What is the meaning of phrases like 'Beyond the Black Stump', 'It's a find day for travelling' and 'To give someone the drum'? Australian folklore has all the answers......written by Bill Wannan, I can recommend it for its authenticity.

Possibly available on Amazon
The google link leads HERE

Bill Wannan was quite prolific
 


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