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Wednesday, 10 December 2003

Pix Of The Day: Exotic Grampians Down Under
CREDIT: © Bruce Henderson/WarrnamboolCAM.com
WHERE: Halls Gap, Victoria, Australia. SEE: mountain views, parrots, and a wallaby.
MAP: Grampians, Victoria, Australia. Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.

Halls Gap © Bruce HendersonOn our routine visit to WarrnamboolCAM.com to check out Bruce Henderson's latest offering, we found that he had visited the Grampians. The antipodean ones, of course. This view is of Halls Gap, taken from the Boroka lookout, with Lake Bellfield beyond. If you visit, there will be no confusion because of the name, and you will know for certain that you are not in Scotland: the red parrots and the wallaby give the game away! Not to mention the sunshine.

Here is Bruce's succinct introduction to the pictures set (content may change by the time you visit): 'In March of 1836 Thomas Mitchell set out on an expedition to survey the Darling, Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers and to find out if they connected with the Murray river. By June the 13th, he had established that the Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee were all part of one river system and crossed the Murray and headed South West. Within two weeks his party was confronted by a small mountain range which he named 'The Grampians', after the ranges of the same name in his native Scotland. He skirted the Grampians and to the South discovered a vast grass plain which he described as 'Australia Felix' (fortunate land). On his return to Sydney the news of the discovery quickly spread, and sparked a land rush by new settlers'

  
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
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'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)