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Oct 14, 2003 - Stories from Melbourne

Hello again from Melbourne. Well it's hard work but somebodys got to do it. Tough slog out here. Hard yacker. It's been a gruelling day out there. The sweat is pouring off me. Yes, you've guessed it, we've been working.........on our tans. Finally we've got some decent weather with temperatures around 25 degrees today and promised again for tomorrow. Paula's getting a great colour but I'm still the same. Maybe I should cut back on the factor 35. We haven't done too much to write home about. Went to a few Museums(Chinese, Immigration and...

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Oct 7, 2003 - Message to Alan's Work

Good morning to ye all from Oz. I hope everybody is still in fine health and that the place hasn't slowed down since I left(I can hear ye all saying fat chance). Anyway we're still here in Melbourne and enjoying the not so great weather. We are probably in the coldest part of the country and it can be like home a lot of the time. Luckily we are staying with a wonderful family at the moment, so we are saving on rent and stuff and they have brought us to loads of cool places. The beer is good and the nightlife is different but from what...

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Sep 30, 2003 - Melbourne Update

Good to hear from you. We got the letter today with the photos in it. They turned out very well. We got in touch with Silky and they are coming down here for the weekend of the International Rules and the rugby. Should be a good weekend. We'll more than likely be staying in the hostel with them cos it's cheaper than getting a taxi home at 2 or whenever in the morning. They seem to be getting on well in Sydney. We're still looking for jobs at the moment, but we are not getting too worried yet. How much did the flights cost ye? Are ye coming...

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Sep 9, 2003 - First Message Home From Oz

G'day to everyone in Ireland We hope everyone is keeping well. We hope the weather is unbearable. Our flight was as uneventful as a 24hr flight can get. We had a brilliant entertainment system to keep us occupied with movies, sport, TV, even games such as Tetris, hangman and x's and o's (which was impossible to beat). We only had one delay for about an hour while on the plane at Heathrow and amazingly we arrived at exactly on schedule at 4.45am. We hadn't slept that much so the first two days were pretty tough. At the moment we are staying...

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Sep 13, 1975 - Melbourne

Went down the road to the Argo about 11am. Had a nice steak lunch there and had a few drinks. Went back to the flat and repacked our gear. Caught a taxi down to the railway station - had about 7 pieces of luggage with us. Took 2 bags with us on the train, overnight to Adelaide, leaving at 9pm. Not a very comfortable trip - only had layback seats.

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Sep 12, 1975 - Melbourne

Ian and I went into town ad a look round and had lunch in a little restaurant. Caught the train out to the zoo and spent about 3 hours there. Bit of a disappointment - not very well laid out and not very clean. Caught the train back to the city and then a train "home". Spent the evening there as Piggy came home too drunk to go out again. Went to the laundromat and did our washing while Ian went along the road and got pizza again for tea.

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Sep 11, 1975 - Melbourne, Australia

Lefft Auckland Airport at 2pm. Mum, Dad and Paul saw me off and as usual things were very rushed at the end. Three hour flight to Melbourne, arriving 3 o'clock their time. Had to wait for Ian to arrive; he came out by helicopter (?) and we got a cab back to Pete and Piggy's flat. Piggy arrived home early after an accident at his work, so we three went to the Argo Inn just round the road for a few drinks. Quite a classy pub, I thought. Had pizza for tea/supper. Went home and to bed. Pete arrived home about 11pm but Ian and I were still half...

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