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Australian Military Ranks

Thank you to David K who let us know that we were missing a few ranks in our list of Australian Military Ranks. So we've revised the entire list.

Updating Facts and Figures

Warren wrote to say that we've just finished another census and our website needed updating with the latest figures for population, economics, etc.

We agree and I have updated as many as I could find figures on. Although, as Warren pointed out, we've had 3 census since then, 1996 is still the latest date I can find for some items.

Keeping 1,000+ pages up-to-date while adding new content is a challenge for one person, but I love it.

Australian Radio Stations

I've just added the Queensland radio station 106five Rhema FM to our site. They have 100 percent Christian music, instructional ministry programmes, supportive family programmes, news - including faith news and listener interaction.

The radio station started broadcasting in 1993. It's owned and operated by the Sunshine Coast Christian Broadcasters Association Inc (SCBBA).

You'll find this station on one of our several pages of Australian radio stations. There are links to radio station sites and offers a variety of genre – community, classical, rock, sports, Christian, tourism and others.

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News From the Past

The following news articles will give you a glimpse into life of Australians in the 1800s. We hope you enjoy this bit of history.

"To the Public

Doctor Duigan will continue to Vaccinate the children of the Poor at his residence Victoria Cottage, Castlereagh-street, South, every Tuesday and Friday, between the hours of 12 and 1 o'clock, Gratis.

He obtained a valuable supply of genuine Vaccine Matter, from a cow in his possession, and having communicated the infection to a large number of children, is now in possession of the virus, as obtained from a most perfect development of the disease in the human subject."
Omnibus & Sydney Spectator 4, Dec 1841

"Reward for Runaway

All persons are hereby cautioned against harbouring or employing John Chauner, a native of the Colony, he being regularly indented to me for the period of 7 years.

A reward will be given for his apprehension. Description: short and thick set, scar on left cheek, brown eyes, hair cut short in the front; had on, when absconded, dark spotted waistcoat, white trousers, grey cap; age about 13. signed J.R. Holden, Clarence-st., Sydney."
Omnibus & Sydney Spectator, 9 Nov 1841
   (ADU Editor ... notice the boy's age! )

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