So Australia, what will you be like in 1,000 years?

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A Moonah tree. Torquay Australia

 

We just got back from a 25k bike ride along the coast (well some of the way) from Barwon Heads to Torquay. I saw lots and thought lots along the way. I cycled on long, long empty roads next to vast expanses of unoccupied land. The population of Australia is continually increasing, and I thought about when Cook and Philips first arrived here and this great land was only inhabited by the Aboriginal people. Such dramatic change, yet for the most part, Australia is empty.

Then I thought about the things I love about Australia.

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Good (my view!)

Optimism

Open spaces, traffic free roads

Sunshine and cornflour blue skies 

Happy people!

Tropical birds to see and hear 

Courteous slow drivers

Vast blue ocean, foaming waves and white sand 

Free BBQ stations along the beech

Outdoor life

Not so good

Lack of wifi for visitors…

Insects, bah. I’ll never get used to them

Perceived racial prejudices

Gambling

I’m sure there are so many different opinions.

Australia has a definite pull for us, and more so now that Tom and Claire may settle here. 

But Australia, what WILL you be like in 1,000 years?

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4 comments on “So Australia, what will you be like in 1,000 years?

  1. Hi Shenna, Australia certainly is a wonderful place. My brother and his family moved there 5 years ago, they love it. A completely different way of life to here in the UK. The children are constantly outside, they camp on the beach.. lots of socialising and getting fit! My sister in law has trained to be a midwife whilst there and the children sound as if they’ve always been there.
    Unfortunately we haven’t yet been as its so expensive for us all to fly. I would like to think that Australia would be the same in 1000 years time. Population slightly more due to people moving there, but its a Huge country , it can handle more occupants. I’d like to think they’d respect the country though …
    Doesn’t look like we’ll get out there anytime soon as I’ve just been accepted onto a midwifery course, so 3 years of hard work and hardship coming up. I’m looking forward to it though, maybe once I’m a midwife I can travel over 🙂

    • Thanks for your interesting comment Rachel! I hope you enjoy your midwifery training and relish in the privilege you have in family’s lives. Good luck! Sheena x

      • Thank you Sheena, I feel totally privalidged to even gain a place at university! September will soon be upon me and I can embark on the career I’ve dreamed of for years. Starting aged 39, but hey… Still lots of years ahead of me 🙂 I really enjoy reading your blogs Sheena.

      • What a great age! So much to look forward to Rachel, and so pleased you enjoy reading my posts! Made my day x

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