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Bronte Baths - Sydney, Australia

Bronte Baths is a 30 metre man-made ocean pool, to the south of Bronte Beach. Located on kilometre from the Famous Bondi Beach, Bronte is known for its great surf, recommended for confident surfers only. 

Entry to the pool is free, and the grassy park behind the pool is great for an after swim barbecue or picnic. 

Great Barrier Reef - Queensland, Australia 

Stretching 2,300km along the coast of Queensland, Australia, The Great Barrier Reef occupies the space of 70 million football fields. It is the only living structure that can be seen from space. More than one third of the worlds coral species can be found in the Great Barrier Reef. The marine park is home to 30 species of whale and dolphin, and 6 species of marine turtle. Sharks and saltwater crocodiles also live in the region. 

Boat tours are the most popular way to see the Reef. Boat options can range from dinghies, to super yachts, glass bottom boats, and kayaks. Scuba diving and snorkeling are most common activity on offer. In 2014, Google launched an underwater street view of the Great Barrier Reef. 


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Man and woman kissing across two vessels, 1920-1939

From the Australian National Maritime Museum, with the following caption: This photograph depicts a man and a woman kissing, with the woman possibly on board the tug CHAMPION. The CHAMPION was built for J & A Brown of Newcastle, New South Wales in 1895 and has been described as Australia’s foremost tug of its time. It was used for difficult and deep sea towing and salvage jobs. It went as far afield as New Zealand, Fiji, and New Caledonia in its career from 1895 to 1954.


Sea cliff at Nullarbor, on the Great Australian Bight - the big curvy bay at the southern coast of that continent.