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Why are Australians called ‘Diggers’?

Early in the 1800s, gold was discovered in Australia. Most of the ‘strikes’ were in the vicinity of the Blue Mountains near Bathurst. In 1851, a prospector named Hargraves – who had been in California during the gold-rush two years earlier – discovered rich traces of gold in Summer Hill Creek. The news spread rapidly and within two months the …

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How long do people live?

The average lifespan of people varies from country to country. If you live in a developed country, then you can expect to live longer. For example, Australians live, on average, 76 years, West Germans and North Americans 75 years and Britains 74 years. In poorly developed countries, where many people do not have enough to eat, suffer many diseases and …

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