Mackay, Australia

Mackay is a city in Queensland, Australia between Townsville to the north and Rockampton to the south. It is about 970 km (603 mi) north of Brisbane. The city on the Pioneer River has a population of some 86,000 people (2012 estimate) and is the main sugar plantation region of Australia. The proper pronunciation of […]

New Zealand

New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is also known in the Maori language as Aotearoa, which is commonly translated as “Land of the Long White Cloud”. New Zealand comprises two main islands. They are given the prosaic, unromantic names of North Island and South Island. In addition, the entity […]

Brisbane, Australia

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Shepparton, Australia

Shepparton is a city on the northern part of Victoria, Australia, near the border with New South Wales. Its population is around 40,000 people (2012 estimate). Shepparton is the fifth largest city in the state. More on Shepparton The Yorta Yorta group of indigenous people, comprising different clans, inhabited the area of Shepparton before the […]

Port Macquarie, Australia

Port Macquarie is a port city on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is located at the mouth of the Hastings River, about 390 km (242 mi) north of Sydney and 570 km (354 mi) south of Brisbane. The city has a population of 44,000 people. More on Port Macquarie Port […]