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Tasmanian Devil doing laps at Australia Zoo

this little fellow and his friend were doing laps of their enclosures at Australia Zoo when we went on 03/07/2007. it was about 3:30 - 4pm. I'd never seen a live one before, only photos. I thought they were nocturnal. we watched them for about 15 mins. so cute! they'd run around, stop at certain points and sniff the air. I guess they were looking for food? or could smell something in particular. or maybe the onlookers were too noisy for them (though most people were pretty quiet)

http://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-animals/amazing-animals/mammals/?mamm... has some info about them. they're an endangered species, only found in Tasmania now. they had been common on the Australian mainland at one stage (~5000 years ago) but not these days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enbe6HymM_E

drive from Sydney to Brisbane, March 2006

drive from Sydney to Brisbane, March 2006

gps data - world view

gps data - world view

May 15 2006

gps data : NZ, Australia, UK, India

gps data : NZ, Australia, UK, India

The Optimen @ Arena (Brisbane) - video 01

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part of The Optimen's set @ Arena in Brisbane, Australia, 23/09/2006

I was a bit close to the speakers so the audio is a touch distorted so pls forgive the sound quality

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part of The Optimen's set @ Arena in Brisbane, Australia, 23/09/2006

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tina 2006 - chat with Richie on sound toys and playful instruments

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a chat with Richie, from Melbourne band / crew WD40, who builds sound toys and instruments for outdoor parties and festivals - for both kids and adults. he discusses his thoughts on the importance of play. midway through some people walk past and one starts playing a piano down the other end of the room so there was a nice chat about instruments and the piano Richie has at home.

20040304 Brisbane city - valley night lights drive

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this is some video I took with my old camera as I drove into Brisbane from Sydney for the final visit prior to leaving for the UK. you can't see much detail - but the lights are colourful and I can tell each step along the way - probably have a story for most of the spots driven past. I can't remember how many times I've driven through the city and valley over the years when I lived there. the valley looked alot different - new business, brighter lights. it brings back lots of nice memories of the fun times in brisbane!

20061005 drive to Canberra to see Tab & Andrew

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the drive to Canberra to see Tab & Andrew while she's pregnant. shaky footage as I was driving! I took a couple of the brown signed tourist drives and ended up on a 75 km unsealed dirt mountain track on the way to Wombeyan Caves. I had to beep the horn going round the blind corners and the tyres were sliding a bit some of the time so it was a bit scary. it took me a couple of hours as I was driving so slowly! luckily I didn't come across too many cars coming the other way. finally I made it to the bottom of the hill where the park is leading to the Caves. by this time it was 3:30pm and I thought I might have to do another 75k to get back to the highway, so I didn't actually make it to the caves - the shortest trip was a 1.5 hr guided walk which involved climbing inside the caves also. I did get to see lots of kangaroos though and the park was a nice oasis after the hairy drive through the mountains. luckily there was a 5 km road with about 1 km unsealed, but easier gradient road leading out of the park heading towards Golburn / Canberra, so the trip back was much quicker and safer! great to see Tab & Andrew before they have the baby, so it was worth the trip!!!

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