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Australia on Fire   Australia and Oceania

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Di (amina046) said:

Leading Melbourne's Australia Day parade was a very emotional, huge honour for four members of the Mallacoota fire brigade who travelled from the far east of the state for the event.

Did I hear that Melbourne's original name was "Batmania"?

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Establishment of Melbourne

Both Batman and Fawkner settled in the new town, which had several interim names, including Batmania and Bearbrass, before being officially named Melbourne on 10 April 1837 by Governor Richard Bourke in honour of the British Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne.


Well what do you know, Google teaches us something every day.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

A photograph of a flock of lyrebirds converging on a waterhole as a bushfire approaches reveals something remarkable.

"Often for the lyrebird it's not necessarily the fire that kills them, it's when they come out again and their food source — all the invertebrates in the rich leaf litter — has now burnt and they've got to try and find food in this post-fire environment," he said.

"And then in the long-term, lyrebirds like long, un-burnt vegetation for breeding, so female lyrebirds will typically breed in the oldest vegetation.

"So a big fire event can actually really affect lyrebird populations for decades."

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