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Excerpt 10 - In a Sunburned Land

Author: Bill Bryson
Title: In a Sunburned Land
Page: 3

But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century, wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister, Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again. This seemed doubly astounding to me - first that Australia could just lose a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of this had never reached me.

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yotie
May. 3rd, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
A family of four visiting Australia will come back with three people. It's a dangerous place!
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