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Images Dated 21st December 2016

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Kangaroo at Daintree National Park Featured 21 Dec 2016 Print

Kangaroo at Daintree National Park

Daintree is a national park in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1, 502 km (933 mi) northwest of Brisbane and 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Cairns. It was founded in 1981and is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland.
In 1988 it became a World Heritage Site.
The park consists of two sections, with a settled agricultural area between them which includes the towns of Mossman and Daintree Village.
Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial (mass) tourism. It means responsible travel to natural areas conserving the environment and improving the well being of the local people.
Its purpose may be to educate the traveler, to provide funds for ecological conservation, to directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities, or to foster respect for different cultures and for human rights

© Stig Stockholm Pedersen

Hairy children of Pedro Gonzalez Featured 21 Dec 2016 Print

Hairy children of Pedro Gonzalez

Two hairy children of Pedro Gonzalez (Petrus Gonsalvus), born in 1537, who suffered from hypertrichosis, and his French wife who did not have the condition. They had seven children, some of whom favoured their mother in looks and complexion, whereas others are covered in hair and take after their father'. Date: circa 1582

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Grand Staircase in Dorchester House Featured 21 Dec 2016 Print

The Grand Staircase in Dorchester House

Interior of Dorchester House at the time it was the residence of the American Ambassador in London, Mr Whitelaw Reid. Located on Park Lane, it was designed by Lewis Vulliamy for Robert Holford, built on the site of an earlier house belonging to the Earls of Dorchester in 1851 - 53. It was the residence of Mr. Whitelaw Reid, American Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, from 1905-13 and served as a hospital during World War I. One of the most impressive and palatial mansions in London, It contained a fine picture gallery, library and was particularly noted for its grand staircase. The house was sold in 1929 and demolished to make way for the Dorchester Hotel. Date: 1906

© Mary Evans Picture Library