[LMB] The cities of Australia and other maps

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 04:07:38 BST 2021


Well, you got me pausing on catching up on my Email to look up Australia
(Forerly New Holland, surface area 2,941,300 square miles or 7,617,930
square km.) I'm also checking out a few history books from the library. My
curiosity itch has started. I need to scratch it.

On Sun, Jun 6, 2021, 6:53 PM Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sharon shows me the way:
>
> > Elizabeth, everywhere in Australia is north of Hobart,
>
> Point. But if I look at the map it's the next thing almost-directly-north
> of Hobart.
>
> > but the first one you would come to is Melbourne, then you’d have to
> drive for several
> > hours west to reach Adelaide (Adelaide was the wife of King William IV,
> in case anyone was
> > wondering). A couple of days driving west of that you reach Perth.
>
> I don't drive, so in the scenario of my dreams I'd have a congenial travel
> companion to drive me. (And there would be no COVID and I'd have plenty of
> money.)
>
> > Instead of turning left at Melbourne if you head north for a few hours
> you’d reach
> > Canberra, then NE for another couple of hours is Sydney, and north of
> that you’d make
> > Brisbane.
>
> The east coast path of cities is the easiest to remember. No, second
> easiest. Alice Springs is easiest.
>
> > It’s 4-5 hours in an aeroplane from Perth to Brisbane. Australia is
> roughly as big
> > as the continental US.
>
> It's 3,600 km according to Google. From one end of Canada to the other
> (measuring from Saint John's NF to Victoria BC) is 7,172 km. I've been the
> distance, more or less, but the bit to Newfoundland was by plane not car,
> and I went to Gander, not St. John's. I've been from Ottawa to Halifax by
> car, though, and from Ottawa to Vancouver, so if you put the two trips
> together...
>
> Though frankly I'd rather fly. Or go by boat, but I gather that isn't
> feasible. I just read a book about a Canadian family who sailed along the
> north coast of Australia. Looked really cool to me. (Except for the parts
> about the life-threatening storms. GIves me pause. I'd love to sail, but I
> wouldn't so much love to die doing it.)
>
> > Here endeth the Geography lesson…
>
> I love geography lessons. Maps are one of my loves. Google maps is my
> playhouse.
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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