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« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2010, 08:58:06 pm »
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I haven’t been to very many places in Australia and certainly never traveled overseas like my well traveled family counterparts. I never really had that much of an inclination to travel as such but have enjoyed holidays I have taken.

I’ve been to Melbourne and it was very cold at the time and Hobart which was also cold, though extremely beautiful. In Hobart I won $1200 the first night,….. at the Wrest Point Casino where we stayed in the five star accommodation. Everything was first class except the heating was turned a little high. I was in Port Arthur (just outside of Hobart) 1 year before Bryant massacred the 35 people with his semi-auto. I get the creeps that he shot these people in the very souvenir shop/restaurant I had stood in, in the twelve months previous to the tragic incidence. My cousin, who was living in Hobart at the time, was living in the very same suburb as Bryant and that was Newtown. In any case, staying in five star accommodation gave me a taste of what that feels like and unless I can stay in accommodation like that I wouldn’t travel otherwise.

On the way to Tasmanian’s, Port Arthur this rainy day, our bus driver took us through a town called “Doo Town” a very quaint and quirky place where all the houses have names that contain the word “Doo” Scooby Doo, Xanadoo, Doo Nothing and further from site where it is googled
[As well as the dramatic coastline, there are the houses where most have names with “doo” in them, such as “This Will Doo”, “Doo Come In”, “Just Doo It”, “Love Me Doo”, “Much-A-Doo”, “Doo-All”, and the house which reputedly started the craze, “Doo Little”.]

click this link to view the town,

http://www.ausemade.com.au/tas/destination/d/dootown-attractions.htm

Port Arthur History,

http://64.233.179.104/search?q=cache:CSxeLOfOaWQJ:www.travelmate.com.au/Places/Places.asp%3FTownName%3DPort%2BArthur_%255C_TAS+Doo+Town,+Tasmania&hl=en

In Melbourne I stayed with my step-fathers parents and I remember they had one of those disgusting toilets that can’t be flushed and once a week a man comes around and changes the bucket. Yuk, yuk, and double yuk. My mother travels a lot to Bali and for years I’ve been hearing the toilet habits of people who live in far away places and this has been the main reason I have been turned off travel. I’ve been offered free trips to Bali and wouldn’t go unless someone actually paid me a lot of money, even then I would think twice. Still I pay people to import shoes and sarongs for me and that’s all I want from that place.
I do have a strong inkling to go to Europe to see the art galleries and that is my dream.
Now America is on my agenda and I look forward to that. I mainly want to see the G.P. Getty Museum for artists and I can’t wait to see that place.
I’ve been to many country towns in my state which is very vast and has extreme to temperate climates. Port Hedland [Port Hedland]

was one place with an extreme climate. Kalgoorlie [Kalgoorlie-Boulder
] was a great place to see with their history and huge wide streets of this famous gold mining town. Munglinup.

I grew up holidaying in a Cray fishing town Dongara and Geraldton [Geraldton
Dongara ] Donagara/Port Denison contains the monument where my father and his crew are memorialised with other men who lost their lives at sea.
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« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2010, 02:32:37 pm »
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No change to racist names

NZPA | 2:32PM - Tuesday, 23 February 2010



While Americans and Australians try to banish racist place names from the atlas it seems New Zealanders are quite happy to cross **** Stream to get to a hill bearing the same name in the Arthur's Pass area.

A spokesman for Land Information New Zealand said yesterday he was not aware of complaints about the names **** Hill and **** Stream, or proposals to change them.

This week, a peak in Southern California known as Negrohead — it had been changed from the more offensive word in the 1960s — was renamed Ballard Mountain after a former slave, and in Australia plans are afoot to rename Mount Niggerhead something less offensive.

However, it it appears the "n" word will be in the New Zealand vocabulary for some time yet.

Swamps are alive with niggerheads (Carex secta), a tussock-forming sedge, so called because it resembles the feathered headwear of African tribes people, or to describe the plant's blackened appearance after the fires that swept through swamplands during early European settlement.

Similarly, in the United States and the United Kingdom there are cactus, termites and even cabbages bearing the same name as the swamp plant.[/size]


http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/3364258/No-change-to-racist-names


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I told you all **** isn't a racist word in Aus and NZ.....changing in Oz though for some mad reason..
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