Orange, Australia

Orange is a city located 206 km (128 mi) west of Sydney, in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The town has a population of some 40,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Orange Orange dates to a convict settlement called Blackman’s Swamp that was established by Captain Percy Simpson in 1822. Later […]

Murray Bridge, Australia

Murray Bridge is a city in southeastern South Australia. With a population of 14,000 people (2012 estimate), it is the fourth biggest city in the state after Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Whyalla. It is about 76 km (47 mi) to the southeast of Adelaide. More on Murray Bridge The history of Murray Bridge goes back […]

Townsville, Australia

Townsville is a coastal city in Queensland, Australia. It faces the central part of the Great Barrier Reef, and is the biggest settlement along the Sunshine Coast. Townsville has a population of around 190,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Townsville Until the arrival of Europeans, the Townsville area was inhabited by a number of indigenous […]

Port Pirie, Australia

Port Pirie is a seaport on the east coast of the Spencer Gulf, in South Australia. With a population of around 13,200 people (2012 estimate), it is the sixth biggest city in South Australia after Port Augusta. It is 224 km (139 mi) north of Adelaide, on the way to Port Augusta. More on Port […]

Parkes, Australia

Parkes is a town in the central part of New South Wales, Australia. Located at an elevation of 324 m (1,063 ft), it has a population of around 10,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Parkes The history of Parkes goes back to 1853, when a settlement was established here. Due to the abundance of the […]