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    WE came out on holiday to see her brother and family who came out in the 60's.
    He asked me to take some papers to a friend who was the manager of a branch of Bank of Victoria oz.
    He asked if we liked Oz and would we lie to go back to live.
    No worries mate, working 8 days a week running pubs and restaurant it would be heaven.

    He sorted it all and i do not recall if we had to pay the air fare or not, think he fixed that as well.
    After some 40 years, built three houses, this m one now worth more than the three put together we have no complaints.

    Like many who came here we worked and put into the system, now we are reaping the rewards.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    You may have read it wrong?
    Cheap you said? I did not say how much we paid. But then in fact they were pretty cheap and our first House in Penrith was at $119000. We sold at $350000 after 17 Years, we then Bought here in Blackheath for $342000 leaving us with $8000 surplus. Been here for 10 Years now and the latest Valuation for our place is now at $745000, so still not bad at all. But wont be going anywhere now, as age has caught up with us and besides we are so happy here. Quaint little Village that has become so popular over the period we have lived here!
    On Week Ends there virtually now Thousands coming through here, and all the Cafe's are packed out the Locals dont stand a chance of getting a seat any longer. Bit of a bind at times , but good for the small businesses here.
    Now plans are underway to construct a long Tunnel below the Village , to divert all the Heavy Trucks that have become a real pain in the rear, it disrupts the Harmony of the Village Atmosphere and is at times a danger for the Elderly trying to cross the Main Highway.

    https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/new...lackheath.html

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    Not decrying the plain advantages of living in this country Vernon as could give a very similar version. But pointing out the health checks and most probably are big additions to the present pandemic which is spread purely person to person by the free movement of people who seem to think it is against their freedom of movement. The World has had very similar to the present through the ages. plagues were quite common in the middle ages in Europe , and had also at various times in between , even mad cow disease and Asian flue were considered invincible in their day but a cure was eventually found. Today the emphasis is put on loss of productivity , the answer is in the peoples hands , money or your life, Bring back Dick Turpin. JS
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    #32 One of the reasons we moved away from the Mornington Peninsula back to Tassie. Holiday times the place literally got so packed out that us locals had to head back towards Melbourne to find a café that had any room!!
    Not to mention vandalism ( burning rubbish bins was a favourite) due to kids getting bored with living in the caravan parks. Footballs through windows and robberies, wild parties etc etc.
    So quiet here by comparison.
    The natives are very friendly and the climate suits us better, couldn't handle 40 degrees over there, with colder temps. at least you can put on layers.
    It's a beautiful island with lots of different places to go as we have been doing during this time, vacation at home is the catch cry so we are.
    The only down side being all our family are in Melbourne. When we came back one of our sons still lived here but he eventually moved to Melb. and is now a Dean of a private Uni. something Tassie couldn't offer him, so we are on our lonesome here.
    When things improve they will come down as they enjoy the change.

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    Still love the place we are in , be it getting too popular for many older residents that live close by the actual Village.
    We are 2 km away so dont really get bothered by any Travelers or whatever that pass or stop by here for a day or so.
    I was just mentioning the fact as it has soared in popularity in the past few Years, dont ask why>
    So for us still very quaint and quiet, hardy hear a Car day or night, so no complaints , suits us just fine.
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    As regards far from the maddening crowds seems to be the best odds as regards todays weird circumstances. The UK it must be very hard to do due to the well over population of the country in general. Was recently in touch with my daughter who lives in Cappys area which one would say was less dense than most places , but the family next door to them have copped it via their children being thought to have picked it up at school . Fortuanetley my daughter and her husband have had to take extra precautions due to their already problems with their health which is not conducive to the present epidemic. So have kept their distance. My daughter a teacher is now conducting her job via the internet. I must say here in WA although it must have affected some with their change of lifestyle , it has had very little effect on us oldies , it is not yet a big topic of conversation. We do however follow the guidelines of maxinum of 6 to a table even when playing Bingo. I havent heard any griping about it. Maybe we are more law abiding. Or maybe dont like people looking over our shoulder to see if Legs 11 has been called yet. JS
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    john some sort of resume re the virus in my area.....we all seem to carry on as normal trying to keep up to the 3 must does ...the village has one case a boy who is the son of our local nurse a lovely geordie girl married to a yorkie ....my son is still working .....my daughter living in harrogate working from home .....my grandson charlie playing pro rugby in france where the covid is very very prevelant ....we carry on as usual but dont eat out at all now till things get better......the big cities are suffering as you probably know ....the young and many others not playing by the rules.....then the likes of andy burnham asking for more money while the students are running wild in his area spreading the disease to all and sundry.....somehow as a nation we cannot work together as in the war years.....if the government said 2 ozs of butter a week you didnt carry on asking for more ......but of course that is my interpretation of what happens when people are looked after from cradle to grave......but never the less that is the state of affairs in general and of course the purveyors of doom in there element looking for fault in every thing .....it is now all politics more so than the pandemic in my view ......but the answer is simple follow the rules and the pandemic will be beaten if we dont follow the rules it is like going to sea without the hatches being battened down .....only one answer to that ......no doubt this which is my view will be attacked that is what free speech is ......but it wont put the hatchboards and tarps back on a ship in jeopardy.....regards cappy

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    My thoughts exactly Cappy, of course its not just students, but older people as well. Of course we are in to, probably, two or three generations who have not really understood discipline , right from school age they must not be touched, the worst punishment is to be excluded, big deal,. The lax situation in schools today amazes me, (my niece is a teacher ). I was not the best behaved pupil in school, but the threat of being sent to stand outside the headmasters office was enough to scare you, anything could happen from there, right up to a cane. Discipline started from a very young age, and it should be so now. I am not saying the days of beatings with cane should be brought back, but meaningful punishment for transgression. If indiscipline is carried from a young age, will carry it into adulthood, kt
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    keith my own experience of life has shown me how we are weaker as a country and pander to the do gooders ......i was a illegal immigrant in oz i was put in a prison cell with barley porrige the size of a soup spoon for breakfast in a cell about 8 ft by 8ft with a bucket for ablutions and so hot i could hardly breath .....i believe locked up 18 hours a day .....with the constant crying of men .....and the sound of blokes getting sorted out by the screws.....i had one shower in 3 weeks ...the food was uneatable ....i learned one big lesson believe me .....58 years later the immigrants are pouring over the chanel into my homeland .....taken for hot meals and showers new clothing and put in 4 star hotels with 4 meals a day ...they are complaining that they are bored in the hotel grounds all with mobile phones and a cash allowance ......the phones no doubt telling there friends they have found valhalla....there are many of these hotels one in york that is known about......where is the punishment to stop this surge ...cold accom ....cold showers ....crap food in a proper cell ...the message would get through very quickly.....discipline has gone the rule of law is fast following ...and yet no one seems to care while we pay taxes to keep them and there wives kids etc ......no body ever gave me anything...sad but true cappy

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    keith my own experience of life has shown me how we are weaker as a country and pander to the do gooders ......i was a illegal immigrant in oz i was put in a prison cell with barley porrige the size of a soup spoon for breakfast in a cell about 8 ft by 8ft with a bucket for ablutions and so hot i could hardly breath .....i believe locked up 18 hours a day .....with the constant crying of men .....and the sound of blokes getting sorted out by the screws.....i had one shower in 3 weeks ...the food was uneatable ....i learned one big lesson believe me .....58 years later the immigrants are pouring over the chanel into my homeland .....taken for hot meals and showers new clothing and put in 4 star hotels with 4 meals a day ...they are complaining that they are bored in the hotel grounds all with mobile phones and a cash allowance ......the phones no doubt telling there friends they have found valhalla....there are many of these hotels one in york that is known about......where is the punishment to stop this surge ...cold accom ....cold showers ....crap food in a proper cell ...the message would get through very quickly.....discipline has gone the rule of law is fast following ...and yet no one seems to care while we pay taxes to keep them and there wives kids etc ......no body ever gave me anything...sad but true cappy
    hi cappy
    the answer no food, no showers, no hotels and returned on the next tide.
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