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Curlytail Invader


The Northern Curlytail Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus armouri) is an invasive species in Florida introduced as a way to control pests in sugar cane fields in the 1940s. 183 more words

Wildlife

Rum - The Spirit of the Caribbean

Marauding pirates, drunken sailors and the infamous triangular slave trade are all protagonists in the colourful history of rum.

Like the region it has its roots in though, rum has shaken off its murky past, to become one of the world‘s favourite tipples, with premium varieties gracing the top shelves of cocktail bars the world over. 550 more words

Caribbean

Homebush turns 100

Written by: David Mewes, Curator, The Workshops Rail Museum

During my holidays in August 1968 I had the opportunity to see and hear the famed 610 mm gauge Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 steam locomotives used by the Colonial Sugar Refining Company at their sugar mills in Queensland and Fiji. 637 more words

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