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Leschenaultia

leschenaultia biloba

Lechenaultia is a genus of plants in the Goodeniaceae family. Some species of this genus are used like ornamental plants. Lechenaultia species are diverse in form, they may appear as trees, shrubs, or small herbaceous plants.

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Prospector Train

Prospector train

The Transwa Prospector is a standard-gauge passenger train operated by Transwa that runs between Perth, Western Australia, and the Goldfields town of Kalgoorlie. The new Prospector railcars feature air conditioned saloons, reclining seats, an entertainment system and standard mains power outlets for passengers to connect laptops and other equipment during the journey.

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Banksia Grandis

Banksia Grandis

Banksia grandis, commonly known as Bull Banksia, Giant Banksia or Mangite, is a common and distinctive tree in South West Western Australia. The flowers of Banksia grandis were known as mangyt, pulgarla or Bool gal la by the Indigenous peoples who live within its range. The flowers were steeped in water or sucked to obtain nectar.

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vanilla slice

vanilla slice

The Mille-feuille, vanilla slice, cream slice, custard slice, also known as the Napoleon, is a pastry originating in France. In Australia, it is called a “vanilla slice”, or “cream slice”, and is filled with vanilla custard. It usually has only a top and bottom pastry layer. The sweet is often dusted with icing sugar, or topped with a plain or passionfruit flavoured icing.

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A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life is an autobiographical novel written by Albert Facey and was published in 1981 (nine months before his death) and tells the complete story of his life. It chronicles his early life in Western Australia, his experiences as a private during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I and his return to civilian life after the war. It also documents his extraordinary life of hardship, loss, friendship and love.

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Cowslip Orchid

cowslip orchid

The Cowslip Orchid or Butter Orchid (Caladenia flava) is species of orchid found across Southwest Australia. Flowers are on a long stalk and are between two to five, usually yellow, occasionally pinkish or white, and speckled with magenta.

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Jim Gordon

James Gordon VC

James Hannah (Heather) “Jim” Gordon VC (7 March 1909–24 July 1986) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Gordon was born in Rockingham, Western Australia and grew up in Gingin, Western Australia.

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Ute

Holden Ute

Ute is a colloquial term used commonly in Australia for a utility vehicle or pickup truck. It is a light motor vehicle with an open-top rear cargo area (bed) which is almost always separated from the cab to allow for chassis flex when carrying or pulling heavy loads. In 1934, a vehicle debuted in Australia […]

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Dolphin

Dolphin

Common Bottlenose Dolphins inhabit warm and temperate seas worldwide. The Common Bottlenose Dolphins are grey in color and may be between 2 and 4 metres (6.6 and 13 ft) long, and weigh between 150 and 650 kilograms (330 and 1,400 lb).

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Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

Tiger snakes are a type of venomous serpent found in southern regions of Australia. These snakes are highly variable in their colour, and individuals also show seasonal variation in colour. The total length may be up to 2.1 meters (7 ft). Tiger snake venom is potentially fatal to humans, but the snake is not likely to attack unless threatened.

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