This photo shows a Kookaburra sitting on a railing at the Pepper Tree winery in the Hunter Valley, Australia'S oldest wine growing region just two hours drive north of Sydney. The Kookarburra, which is sometimes known as a Great Brown Kingfisher; or Laughing Jackass; has a unique song commonly related to a full throated boisterous human laugh. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD / AFP PHOTO / GREG WOOD
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C.S 'Retriever, Australia
The Cable and Wireless cable ship C.S. 'Retriever' laid the shore-ends section of the Auckland/Sydney and Auckland/Suva sections of Commonwealth Pacific cable, which stretched from Vancouver, Canada to Sydney, Australia via Suva and Auckland, New Zealand. This picture shows C.S. 'Retriever' standing off Murawai Beach, Australia, with three men surfing in the foreground. March 1962. PHO///1065
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The Old Royal Hotel, Birdsville. Voice to be Heard, A. 1974
A colour image of The old Royal Hotel in Birdsville, Queensland. There is a signpost with locations in the foreground which has since been removed from the location.The building is made of sandstone and erected c. 1883. It is located on Adelaide Street, Birdsville and is heritage listed, although it is now a tourist attraction due to its ruined state.
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