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August 26, 2014

TASMANIA

Tasmania has certainly won many more hearts than it can claim square kilometres. It has only 68,000 of the latter, but it crams into them its rugged west, a central plateau broken by steep mountains and narrow river valley, and an eastern coastal region offering a soft 'English' pastoral beauty. Its diverse charms have made it a popular tourist attraction.

The Nut, Historic Stanley Tasmania. The township of Stanley nestles under the massive headland called the Nut. Many old historic sights can be seen, including Joe Lyons' Cottage, Poets' Cottage, Plough Inn and the original Bluestone Grain Store - each with its own unique history.

First sighted by Abel Tasman in 1624, it was later claimed by Capitain Cook for the English and was first settled in 1803. Tasmania was first called Van Diemen's Land; these days it is known as the'heritage island', 'treasure island' or the 'apple isle'.
TABLE CAPE NORTH WEST TASMANIA Tasmania has some of the most spectacular rural scenery in the world and this region contains features of astonishing beauty

Burnie is Australian's newest city, proclaimed by Her Majesty the Queen on 26th April, 1988. The rapid expansion of Burnie, now Tasmania's forth largest town, is based on one of the state's largest industrial enterprises, Associated Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd. Situated on Emu Bay Burnie has a busy deepwater port.

Tasmania North West Coast. View over the city of Burnie

TASMANIAN DEVIL
A small but fierce marsupial now exclusive to the island state of Tasmania. These animals are adept at climbing, sleeping by day in well hidden dens and emerging at night as efficient scavengers and hunters.


4 comments:

  1. Mnie Tasmania właśnie z diabłami tasmańskimi się kojarzyła, ale tylko z nazwy - nie wiedziałam, jak wyglądają. Teraz już wiem, małe brzydale. ;) śpią w ciągu dnia, to jakoś nie mam z nimi zbyt wiele wspólnego, bo ze mnie ostatnio bardziej ranny ptaszek niż sowa.
    Widoki obłędne, ja niestety nie mam żadnej kartki z tego rejonu.

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  2. Od zawsze, kiedy padało słowo TASMANIA, oczami wyobraźni widziałam te zwierzaczki, dlatego też kartka z diabełkiem tasmańskim podoba mi się najbardziej :D! Ale muszę przyznać, że pozostałe robią wrażenie :).

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  3. Dwie ostatnie są świetne. Widok przepiękny, a Diabeł tylko straszny z imienia i z tych małych, zapewne bardzo ostrych ząbków.

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