Saturday, September 5, 2015

These Cards Come from the Land Down Under

Australia AU-186563 received 03-06-2012

Sent by: maddyschoice
From: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
ID number: AU-186563
Notes: The black swan is one of the emblems of Western Australia, as is the kangaroo paw flower in the lower left corner.  Perth, the city on the upper left, is the capital.  It has a population of just over 2 million people.  The most interesting part of this card, at least to me, is the lower left.  This is a photo of the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park.  It is a 592,370 acre (239,723 hectare) park, and it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.  The Bungle Bungles are a series of sandstone domes with alternating orange and gray stripes.  How they were formed is still a mystery.

Australia - Land of Contrast

Sent by: indigoangel
From: Orange, New South Wales, Australia
For: North America Meets the World - Group 319
Notes: This card shows scenes from all over Australia.  From left to right, the top row shows Elebana Falls in Queensland, Uluru (aka Ayer's Rock) in Central Australia and Agincourt Reef, Queensland.  On the bottom row is the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Palm Cove in Queensland and the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.  Uluru and the Blue Mountains are both UNESCO World Heritage site.

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