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China a land of extremes: New and Old: Lens Artists 99

In a modern Chinese city the old is dispersed amongst the new. Skyscrapers can be seen peaking out from between the roof tops in a Chinese garden, as a backdrop for a bridge that we have seen decorating Chinese crockery … Continue reading

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Whaling – brief history Byron Bay + Memoir Greenland + New Zealand

Whaling became Australia’s first export business in the 1800s, initially catching southern white and sperm whales. When these became scarce, humpbacks became the target. The hunt was initially conducted from small boats, resembling large row boats, putting both man and whale at equal … Continue reading

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