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rufustr
01-05-2010, 03:01 AM
Fascinating insight into an isolated part of Australia and the impact man has on the ecology of remote environments.

http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/index/index_1
(http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/313364)

PeterSibley
01-05-2010, 03:03 AM
I've never been there Rufus ,it's definitely on the list of places to sail to .

Phillip Allen
01-05-2010, 03:07 AM
tell me something about it...it's taking forever to load

rufustr
01-05-2010, 03:21 AM
It's an island south of South Australia, isolated for thousands of years, with a delicate infrastructure like most of Australia, that has been interfered with by the arrival of Europeans.

As Peter commented, never been there, but definitely on the list.

http://www.kangaroo-island-au.com/images/jpg/map1.jpg

http://www.about-australia.com/images/map/large-maps/south-australia-map.jpg

The Bigfella
01-05-2010, 03:24 AM
I couldn't load that link either, it stopped at 68%.

KI has a major overpopulation of drop bears doesn't it?

rufustr
01-05-2010, 03:28 AM
Yep.

I've altered the link.

It should work now.

Maybe.

:o:o

Larks
01-05-2010, 04:01 AM
Great spot, spent a little bit of time there when a mate from Alice moved there and set up a tour company. Great wildlife, stunning ocean frontages and beaches. Interestingly I remember that the bees there are disease free and they go to a lot of trouble to keep them that way. Also something about the mainland Blackfella's considering it a no go zone - not sure if it's to do with bad spirits or what, I can't remember the full story (or at least no one seemed t klnow the full story) - Purri? You about? Do you know anything about KI and local stories?

rufustr
01-05-2010, 05:07 AM
There is some video of the southern ocean in full fury in winter.

Absolutely stunning.

:cool::cool::cool::cool:

http://www.wetasschronicles.com/Tomlinson1.jpg

The image has nothing to do with Kangaroo Island.

I just like it.

purri
01-05-2010, 06:38 AM
Yes,

Inhabited until abt 1500 years back. Apparently there was some epidemic etc that wiped the locals out and the mainlanders didn't continue to visit. There are still transplanted Palawa (TAS) mob descendants from kidnapped women and men for the Yankee whaling industry until abt 1850. There is a generic "crossover" music genre from black and white yankee influences, though not well documented as the "locals" are somewhat gun shy of blowin hackerdemics and their ilk pursuing their respective agendas.