big, it's dry and it's hot but...
It's English-speaking and has the best beaches and most stunning natural scenery
in the world.
a country - a continent, actually - where vibrant, modern cities thrive against
the backdrop of the sizzling Outback.
whose inhabitants' favourite way to stay cool in the sweltering heat is to sink
a stubbie of the amber nectar.
it's Australia, the world's biggest desert island, aka the Lucky Country.
because everything is cheap, the weather is good and, as thousands of travellers
find every year, everyone's living the life of Riley.
blindingly obvious the moment you step off the plane that no-one has a care in
such a lucky country, though, for the poor Aborigines, who found themselves hunted,
kidnapped and hounded to the fringes of society by the British settlers, where
they remain to this day.