"Do people in Australia call the rest of the world 'up over'?" ~

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~ George Carlin ~

This map was on the wall inside the Great Barrier Reef Exhibit of the "Australian Outback" section of the Ft. Worth, Texas Zoo.
I had hoped to see those adorable koalas, but there was a sign that said they had been sent to the San Diego, California Zoo for the time being.

I TOOK THIS ESPECIALLY FOR ALL OF MY MANY WONDERFUL AUSTRALIAN FRIENDS INCLUDING:

Gordon - Larpoon
Billy - Mick Walters
Amanda - craftedfromtheheart
John - Pominoz
Coral - syam C
Jane - Lady Jayne
Ann - craftytutu

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Australia
Wikipedia ~

Australia officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the southern hemisphere comprising the mainland, which is both the world's smallest continent and the world's largest island, the island of Tasmania, and numerous other islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. N4 Australia is the only place that is simultaneously considered a continent, a country and an island. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the north-east and New Zealand to the southeast.

On 1 January 1901, the six colonies became a federation, and the Commonwealth of Australia was formed. Since Federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system and remains a Commonwealth realm. The population is just over 21.7 million, with approximately 60% concentrated in and around the mainland state capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. The nation's capital city is Canberra, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Technologically advanced and industrialised, Australia is a prosperous multicultural country and has excellent results in many international comparisons of national performance such as health care, life expectancy, quality-of-life, human development, public education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Australian cities also routinely rank among the world's highest in terms of livability, cultural offerings, and quality of life. It is a member of the United Nations, G-20 major economies, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, OECD, and the WTO.

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  1. Larpoon 68 months ago | reply

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  2. The Suss-Man (Mike) 68 months ago | reply

    Love the George Carlin quote. Australia is one of the places I would love to visit, but for now Outback Steakhouse will have to make due. LOL!

  3. Brenda Boisvert 68 months ago | reply

    Lovely shot & great question, Nancy!!!!!:-)))))
    Have a great week ahead:-)

  4. turtlemom4bacon 68 months ago | reply

    I really appreciate your comments and visits!!!!

  5. sylkyred1 68 months ago | reply

    LOL Love it!!! He was a pure voice of comedy!!! Great shot and so sorry you didn't see a koala!

  6. mick walters/Billy 68 months ago | reply

    haha, fantastic work mate for that, but in pretty disappointed my home Tasmania isn't on it, the most important place of course:).
    Can't say i've ever heard anyone say "up over" though, i could try get it started perhaps:) Thanks for sticking me in there with your Aussie mates:)

  7. kellyburnham [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

    Love your title, Nancy! Great question!
    Hope you are having a great night!

  8. lizardgal 68 months ago | reply

    Great title as always, Nancy, wonderful question. :-) we do have some wonderful friends in Flickrville from the Ozland. :-) One place on my Bucket List ( like the movie, Bucket List) list. I love this snap, girl. Gonna fave it. Have a wonderful Sunday evening.

  9. nushuz 68 months ago | reply

    This is awesome, and I love your title. I want to thank you, dear lady for all of the kind words of inspiration...and the prayers sent Kraig's way..and the family's. This is such a difficult time...and it means so much. Hugs.

  10. *christine** 68 months ago | reply

    Love the title but the answer is, 'No!' (Not that I've heard, anyway. LOL )

    Sorry you didn't get to cuddle a koala, Nancy, but the truth is, they're really not all that cuddly, and in fact feel quite hard!

  11. Artistic A!!ure 68 months ago | reply

    Haha Love your title! Cool map! Awesome shot, Nancy!
    Have a great week ahead! :o))

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  12. BB-1013 (Amazing 2013) 68 months ago | reply

    Beautiful Country...Australia The Place To Be!

    Your photo deserves a Ruby

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  13. A.J.Pendleton-Lightbox 2008 (On and Off) 68 months ago | reply

    A wonderful shot Nancy, I've been lucky I have visited Austrailia, and I really enjoyed the country and the lovely people. Have a super day my dear friend.

  14. Austie1 68 months ago | reply

    Things that make me go Hhhmmmm.!!!
    Now I will be contemplating this on and off for the rest of my life.

  15. Tadoette [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

    hmmmm! that is a good question!!! he he he i mean title...

    great capture!!!

  16. Tea Wells 68 months ago | reply

    Love this! Great title Nancy

  17. Misty DawnS 68 months ago | reply

    This is my dream trip. I want to go to Australia someday!

  18. together8 68 months ago | reply

    ;-))

    great idea Nancy !!

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