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What does Australia's Great Dividing Range divide?

 
 
margo
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 08:10 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

i liked what you wrote

especially the part about the wabbit, scary

Thanks - it's bloody scary around the wabid wabbit!

PS .....Think I'll go to SA for the cricket next year - ground looks much nicer than SCG - and greater chance of getting tickets...The Poms are coming (again)!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 08:26 pm
@dlowan,
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Which side of the Great Divide does the Outback Steakhouse originate from?
That has NOTHING to do with [email protected]@@!!!!

I humbly apologize for my Australian geographical failings.
Ionus
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 09:02 pm
@margo,
Hey, who's idea was it to have a wabbitt fence and not a kiwi fence ?
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 09:30 pm
@brokencdplayer,
Idea Blaxland, Wentworth & Lawson!

I just had a flashback to grade 3 in primary school!

http://www.infobluemountains.net.au/history/crossing_3ex.htm

Turns out it isn't 100% accurate, but it was a pretty good yarn, anyway! Smile
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 10 Dec, 2009 07:11 am
@margo,
Well then!!!

Perhaps you will allow me to entertain you properly this time!
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margo
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 08:12 pm
I ventured across the Great Dividing Range twice on the weekend (or 4 times - two return rips) - family crisis. A 3 hour drive to Bathurst - on the central western plains.

It's bloody dry out there. The Macquarie River (bed) is really wide at Bathurst - but now consists of a string of small waterholes - with not much water. The countryside is brown - the only green spaces are the cultivated pine forests. Things are pretty quiet.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 08:55 pm
@tsarstepan,
Somehow, the Outback always sounded like a nice word for a dunny. Never could figure out why they would name a restaurant after something like that.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 09:55 pm
@roger,
Eww! I'm glad I haven't been stricken with No Rules, Just Blight compulsion to eat at that chain restaurant because now I'm going to associate it with outhouses at such ... thanks roger! Mad
roger
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 12:30 am
@tsarstepan,
Oh, that's not what it means. That's just what always comes to mind. I ate there once on a bank sponsored customer appreciation day. It was pretty good. I did not inspect the dunny.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 12:34 am
@roger,
I have no doubt that it's on the same level as Applebees or TGIF's and a half dozen steps above The Olive Garden.

I got carried away because I had to look up the word dunny in the Urban Dictionary.
Quote:
dunny 198 up, 69 down

Australian term for any toilet.
"I need to go to the dunny."
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 01:00 am
@tsarstepan,
If you were really in the outback, you wouldnt look for a dunny, you would look for a shovel. And a bush. Sometimes the bushes are hard to find. On an unrelated matter, snakes like bushes.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 01:02 am
@Ionus,
I was in the army and am fully aware of making my own improvised field latrine free from dangerous critters and still be marginally out of sight.
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