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Safety and Police


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guarding your property

  • Do not take with you un necessary valuables or documents. They will be safer at your hotel.
  • Cash is never a good idea. Carry only small amounts needed for small purchases. You can pay almost every where with a credit card. Alternatively you can use a traveller cheque.
  • Keep your wallet in a pocket not easily accessible. The pocket at the back of you trousers will be the less safe.
  • Wear shoulder bags and cameras with the straps across your body.
  • Don't leave tempting objects in a vehicle.

personal safety

  • Avoid poorly lit streets.
  • Visit the parks during the day.
  • Travel in the train in the first carriage or in the one with the blue lantern which has a guard.
  • Taxis are always the safest way of travelling around.
  • Hitch-hiking in Australia is not a good idea, unless you are in the middle of no-where, starving to death.
  • Remote towns they do not have a night life. Try to reach your destination before the night fall.

You ask too much if you expect a police officer to speak a foreign language, unless is not a foreigner.
20 February
1913 - King O'Malley drove in the first survey peg to mark the commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.

1962 - Perth becomes known as the City of Light when astronaut John Glenn passes over the city and thousands of external lights are switched on to greet him.
Australian slang
  • X-rated pornographic
  • Salvo, Salvos Salvation Army Worker
  • bonza great
  • wobbly boot on, he's got the drunk
  • shout to buy a round of drinks
  • Aussie Australian (pronounced ozzie)
  • cheerio goodbye
  • veg out relax in front of the TV
  • ute utility vehicle
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