Anglo-Boer War and soldiers

Daar was heelwat soldate vanuit Australië wat hul tydens die Anglo-Boere oorloë aan die kant van die Britse ryk geskaar het om oorlog te voer teen ons twee onafhanklike Boere republieke.   Immers was Australië deel van die grondgebiede wat deur Brittanje geannekseer is.   Duisende soldate het die oorlog gevoer teenoor 'n handjievol Boere.   Die Britte… Continue reading Anglo-Boer War and soldiers

Farming on Boston Island Australia

His parents bought the island in 1954 and they brought a bulldozer, a little D4 Caterpillar out of the Territory with them and started knocking down trees.    After that,  all the bird species disappeared other than wedge-tail eagles and crows and they were living off the carcasses of the sheep that were dying because… Continue reading Farming on Boston Island Australia

The Spy …

  A Chinese spy has risked his life to defect to Australia and is now offering a trove of unprecedented inside intelligence on how China conducts its interference operations abroad.   Wang “William” Liqiang is the first Chinese operative to ever blow his cover. He has revealed the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in… Continue reading The Spy …

Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit

  The Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit (CLD) is one of the highest grade rare earth deposits in the world. Mt Weld also hosts the undeveloped Duncan (rare earth), Crown (niobium, tantalum, titanium, rare earths, zirconium) and Swan (phosphate) deposits.  Lynas processes the CLD ore at the Mt Weld Concentration Plant to produce a rare earth… Continue reading Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit

Australia – REE  –  Lunas Corporation Mount Weld’s

Sprawled across a spent volcano on the remote edge of the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia, the Mount Weld mine seems a world away from the U.S.-China trade war.  But the dispute has been a lucrative one for Lynas Corp., Mount Weld’s Australian owner. The mine boasts one of the world’s richest deposits of rare… Continue reading Australia – REE  –  Lunas Corporation Mount Weld’s

Australia – Federation (6 states)

  Australia is a federation of six states which, together with two self-governing territories, have their own constitutions, parliaments, governments and laws. This infosheet is about the national or central government, usually called the Federal Government, Commonwealth Government or Australian Government. However, state and territory governments are also based on the same principle of parliamentary… Continue reading Australia – Federation (6 states)

Horsham – Australia (1888) …

Horsham Butter Factory Co Ltd was built in 1893 in Darlot Street near the Hamilton Street intersection, and for two or three years the business thrived, producing two to three tons of butter a week.  The factory then declined due to the start of lamb exports and a decrease in dairy cattle herds. With the increase of hand-operated… Continue reading Horsham – Australia (1888) …

Rare Earth Elements (REE) – Australia

Rare earths-bearing minerals monazite and xenotime occur in many of Australia’s heavy mineral sand deposits and, up until the mid-1990s, monazite was produced from them and exported, mainly to Europe. A brief overview of these activities is given by Hoatson (2011).   Currently, REE occurring in heavy mineral sand resources make up around 6% of… Continue reading Rare Earth Elements (REE) – Australia

Australia – Minerals – REE

  World production in 2013 of rare earth oxides was 110,000 tonne, with main production from China of 100,000 tonne, USA at 4,000 tonne and Australia at 2,000 tonne, mainly from the Mount Weld deposit in Western Australia. World resources are dominated by deposits rich in the minerals bastnasite, and monazite., with the largest resources… Continue reading Australia – Minerals – REE

Bush-fires – Arson (deliberately)

  Volgens die een artikel in DailyChrenk het die getal individue in Australië wie se brandstigting tot die huidige boskrisis bygedra het, meer as 200 geword en word dit omskryf dat dit nie as teenargument is vir "klimaatsverandering" (wat myns insiens nog moeiliker bewysbaar is - waaraan word "klimaat" gemeet?      Die meeste mense… Continue reading Bush-fires – Arson (deliberately)

Bushfires and Arson – Australia

  There are, on average, 62,000 fires in Australia every year. Only a very small number strike far from populated areas and satellite studies tell us that lightning is responsible for only 13 per cent. Not so the current fires threatening to engulf Queensland and NSW. There were no lightning strikes on most of the… Continue reading Bushfires and Arson – Australia

Australia fires – State of Disaster

  Bushfires raging across Australia have burned more than 12 million acres—an area approximately the size of the U.S. states of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. The smoke from the blazes in the southwest of the country is visible from space, and it is spreading so far that it is causing haze in New Zealand more… Continue reading Australia fires – State of Disaster

Australia 2019-2020 Fires

Fires are consuming huge swathes of Australia and conditions are expected to worsen. The situation is attracting global interest, and reporting has been extensive. * VIDEO 3 JANUARY 2020 NEW South Wales has declared a week-long state of emergency as fires continue to spread across Australia. To date, 20 people have tragically lost their lives due… Continue reading Australia 2019-2020 Fires

Bushfires in Australia

  Pray for the people of Australia.   There are more than one million hectares of land have been devastated by fire in this fire season alone. A state of emergency has been declared in Australia over escalating wildfires. David Elliott, the New South Wales minister for police and emergency services said the country faced what… Continue reading Bushfires in Australia