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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Kangaroos clubbed to death

Joey Akira and Carol England

It’s hard to believe but three Kangaroos have been clubbed to death in Victoria, Two Joeys were rescued after the attack, but one had to be put down. The surviving Joey, dubbed Akira by Wildlife Rescue angel Carol England, was said to be doing well despite the trauma. Is it not unbelievable that horrible things like these happen, what kind of people do this, I cannot believe that anyone would be able to hurt a beautiful animal, a national emblem. They ones who commit such an sickening act of animal cruelty should be put away in jail for the rest of there lives. I was happy to hear that the one Joey’s that survived is doing well. Just look at its photo, is it not the quietest you’ve ever seen ??

posted by Monique at 12:10 pm  

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hibiscus planted at Australia Zoo for Daniel

Terri and Bindi Irwin planting the Daniel Morcombe Hibiscus tree

To keep Daniel Morcombe in peoples minds a new breed, the Daniel Morcombe Hibiscus was planted at Australia Zoo by Terri and Bindi Irwin. The plant was bought at the Dance for Daniel silent auction by Brisbane woman Kelly Shannon, who outbid Bindi Irwin. Terri Irwin and Australia Zoo crew attended the first annual Dance for Daniel, held at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday 4 March 2006. Australia Zoo donated a framed and autographed Steve Irwin khaki uniform with an original photo of Steve in the uniform. The item was placed in the auction for the night, and raised $3600 for the Daniel Morcombe charity. Australia Zoo also donated a prize pack including Australia Zoo merchandise and passes that was given away as a lucky door prize on the night. Terri also attended the second annual ‘Dance for Daniel’ event held on March 3, 2007. It was a hugely successful event for the Daniel Morcombe foundation, providing more exposure for their cause and almost tripling their fundraising target! Terri Irwin and Australia Zoo proud to provide continued support for the Daniel Morcombe. Daniel is missing, feared Abducted and Murdered. He disappeared on December 7th, 2003 while waiting to catch a bus. He was last seen on Nambour-Connection Road under the Kiel Mountain Road overpass, approximately 2km north of the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast. Kelly donated the plant to Australia Zoo to plant as a permanent memorial to Daniel. His father, Bruce Morcombe said the hibiscus, in a prominent position at the zoo entrance, would keep his son on people’s minds.  

Daniel Morcombe

posted by Monique at 8:55 am  

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Who does not recognice the Opera House when seen on a photo, its sight is impressive when you see it from a ferry and it represents Australia. In the late 1950s the New South Wales (NSW) Government established an appeal fund to finance the construction of the Sydney Opera House, and conducted a competition for its design. The Danish architect Jorn Utzon won the competition. Utzon spent a couple of years reworking the design and it was 1961 before he had solved the problem of how to build the distinguishing feature - the ’sails’ of the roof. Because there where arguments about cost and the interior design, and the Government withholding progress payments - reached crisis point and Jorn Utzon resigned from the project. The building was eventually completed by others in 1973. It was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October of that year. It hat cost arround 102,000,000 to build it Conducts 3000 events each year, it has an annual audience of 2 million for its performances, and it includes 1000 rooms, it is 185 mtr long and 120 metres wide. The Sydney Opera House also embodies timeless popular metaphors. The building’s organic shape and lack of surface decoration have made it both timeless and ageless. Moreover, it demonstrates how buildings can add to environmental experience rather than detract from it - something of spiritual value independent of function. I was amazed when i saw it and it was a great feeling to see it for myself rather than seeing it on tevee or on photo’s.

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