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Lake Burley Griffin print that page


Griffin designed the lake with many geometric motifs, so that the axes of his design lined up with natural geographical landmarks in the area. However, government authorities changed his original plans and no substantial work was completed before he left Australia in 1920. His scheme remained

History of New Zealand print that page


although tempering the free market ethos somewhat. Contents 1 Polynesian foundation 2 Early contact period 2.1 Explorers and other visitors 2.2 Māori response 2.3 European settlement 3 British sovereignty 3.1 Treaty of Waitangi 4 Colonial period 4.1 Immigration

Klaatu (band) print that page

Beatles rumours, the song " Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (the Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day) " became a minor hit for Klaatu in 1977. The track was covered by The Carpenters that same year, becoming a top 40 hit world wide. While all this was happening, Klaatu was in

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Samaritans (charity) print that page


own way forward. Samaritans do not denounce suicide, and it is not necessary to be suicidal to contact Samaritans. In 2007, 80% of the people contacting Samaritans did not express suicidal feelings. [ 6 ] Samaritans believes that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence

Bartolomeo Cristofori print that pageTimeline of Bartolomeo Cristofori


The available source materials on Cristofori's life include his birth and death records, two wills, the bills he submitted to his employers, and a single interview done by Scipione Maffei . From the latter, we have both Maffei's notes and the published journal article. Cristofori was born

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Founded in 1934 by Kurt Hahn , Gordonstoun has an enrollment of around 500 full boarders as well as about 100 day pupils between the ages of 8 and 18. [ 2 ] With the number of teaching staff exceeding 100 there is an extremely low student-teacher ratio compared to the average ratio in the

Operation Condor print that page


On 25 November 1975, leaders of the military intelligence services of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay met, with Manuel Contreras , chief of DINA (the Chilean secret police), in Santiago de Chile, officially creating the Plan Condor . [ 7 ] However, cooperation between various

Third rail print that page


insulated brackets, typically at intervals of 10 feet (3.0 metres) or so. The trains have metal contact blocks called "shoes" which make contact with the conductor rail. The traction current is returned to the generating station through the running rails. The conductor rail is usually made

Field hockey print that page


Hockey has several regular international tournaments for both men and women. These include the Olympic Games , the Commonwealth Games , the quadrennial Hockey World Cups , the annual Champions Trophies and World Cups for juniors . The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is the global governing

Flare (pyrotechnic) print that page


A flare , also sometimes called a fusee , is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion . Flares are used for signalling, illumination, or defensive countermeasures in civilian and military applications. Flares may be ground pyrotechnics, projectile