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Safety and Police


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guarding your property

  • Do not take with you un necessary valuables or documents. They will be safer at your hotel.
  • Cash is never a good idea. Carry only small amounts needed for small purchases. You can pay almost every where with a credit card. Alternatively you can use a traveller cheque.
  • Keep your wallet in a pocket not easily accessible. The pocket at the back of you trousers will be the less safe.
  • Wear shoulder bags and cameras with the straps across your body.
  • Don't leave tempting objects in a vehicle.

personal safety

  • Avoid poorly lit streets.
  • Visit the parks during the day.
  • Travel in the train in the first carriage or in the one with the blue lantern which has a guard.
  • Taxis are always the safest way of travelling around.
  • Hitch-hiking in Australia is not a good idea, unless you are in the middle of no-where, starving to death.
  • Remote towns they do not have a night life. Try to reach your destination before the night fall.

You ask too much if you expect a police officer to speak a foreign language, unless is not a foreigner.
28 February
1790 - John Irving, is the first convict emancipated in New South Wales.

1890 - The steamship RMS Quetta sinks off Cape York Peninsula, killing 133.

1973 - The federal voting age is lowered from 21 to 18.
Australian slang
  • wharfie water front worker
  • right, she'll be it will be alright
  • bloke man
  • walkabout, it's gone it's lost
  • sanger a sandwich
  • ace excellent
  • bushman's hanky blowing nose using your fingers
  • tub clean up, bath
  • troppo, gone tropical madness
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