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Stroud Road

Joined 8 years ago




I like to publish articles on a variety of topics, but I tend to drift back to ones with an Australian flavour.

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  • Pioneer Housekeeping

    Pioneer Housekeeping

    5 years ago

    Next time you're popping a roast in the microwave or taking some delicacy from the freezer, spare a thought for the colonial housewife, that resourceful pioneer lady who ran a household with the barest of utensils, made...

  • Tiny Mischief Makers

    Tiny Mischief Makers

    6 years ago

    Nearly everyone in Australia knows about white ants, because, although they are blind and very small, they are one of our greatest pests. They live in huge communities, and when they go out looking for food, the race of...

  • How Hay Is Made

    How Hay Is Made

    7 years ago

    Hay is a livestock feed that consists of dried plants, especially grasses. Hay is fed mainly to cattle and horses, and it is used mostly in winter when fresh grass is not available. A dairy cow may consume 20 to 30...

  • Rugby Union

    Rugby Union

    7 years ago

    Rugby Union is a football game played with an oval ball by two teams of 15 players each. It derives its name from Rugby School in England, where the game was first played in 1823. It was an outgrowth of soccer football,...

  • Choose a Doctor

    Choose a Doctor

    7 years ago

    When moving into a new area, speak to neighbors and friends to see which doctor in the area they recommend. Do not rely entirely on their advice though, because doctors are human and personality clashes can occur. The...

  • Boomerang


    7 years ago

    A traditional hunting weapon of the Australian Aborigines, the boomerang has attracted much interest and curiosity by its unique design and aerodynamic properties. Boomerang making is an Aboriginal craft that has been...

  • Rum Rebellion

    Rum Rebellion

    7 years ago

    Rum Rebellion is the name given to the action of officers of the New South Wales Corps, who in 1808 forcibly deposed Governor Bligh. The governor had been making strong efforts to stop their profiable liquor traffic,...

  • Dingoes


    7 years ago

    In a land of marsupials, a land that has been described as a huge natural reserve for archaic forms of life, a representative of the wolf clan became established thousands of years ago and is still flourishing despite...

  • Judging Beef Cattle

    Judging Beef Cattle

    7 years ago

    The best way to gain an impression of your animal is to study him at a distance, where one can readily distinguish character and gait. A bold parader who walks freely and can stand on his feet will be a big acquisition...

  • How Do Bees Make Honey?

    How Do Bees Make Honey?

    14 months ago

    Honey is made only by certain members of the honeybee colony. These bees, called workers, forage for nectar. It is estimated that worker bees must obtain nectar from more than two million flowers to make a single pound...

  • How does a microscope work?

    How does a microscope work?

    6 years ago

    A microscope is an instrument that produces a clear magnified image of an object viewed through it. A microscope must be able not only to magnify objects sufficiently but also to resolve, or separate, the fine details...

  • The Eucalyptus Tree

    The Eucalyptus Tree

    8 years ago

    Eucalyptus Gum Trees are a very large genus of evergreen trees, confined to Australia, except four species of Malayan origin. These trees determine the appearance of the Australian landscape, for eucalypts are more...