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Australian Custom made knives

Australian Custom made knives


Here is a small sample of the many handcrafted-knives and bowies that I hand-made over the years at The North River Forge. Some are made using the hand-forged method while others are by stock removal. Hand-crafted, crown antler belt knife with a rawhide ferrule. 4 1/4 blade, 8 1/2 overall. Frontier style sheath, rawhide over veg-tan leather. Decorated with a deer hide fringe…


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Australian Custom knife Maker

Australian Custom knife Maker


Karim of Tharwa Valley Forge has been holding regular knifemaking meets in Canberra for well over a year. In discussion with him, he convinced us that it would be worth trying Sydney Knifemakers and Blacksmiths Meet Up. The concept is simple. Provide a venue where knifemakers can get together, talk shop, share ideas and get to know each other face to face. Something that is…


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Racial Demographics of Australia

Racial Demographics of Australia


Overview | Diversity of birthplace | Diversity of language | Diversity of religion and spiritual beliefs Overview This section has been updated by the University of Western Sydney. Australia has a unique history that has shaped the diversity of its peoples, their cultures and lifestyles today. Three major contributors to Australia s demographic make-up are a diverse Indigenous…


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Australia New Years Eve

Australia New Years Eve


Sydney s New Year s Eve celebration is the $7.2 million extravaganza that shoves it to most of the world. Set on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, 1.6 million people watch on as the 9 p.m. and midnight fireworks light up the sky with 100, pyrotechnic effects, 11, shells and 25, shooting comets. It is the things dreams and sore necks are made of — if you are sober enough to see…


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Australian Aboriginal dance History

Australian Aboriginal dance History


Warning. Australian Stories may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. Australian Stories also contain links to sites that may use images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are complex and diverse. The Indigenous cultures of Australia are the oldest living cultural…


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Australian Custom Guitars

Australian Custom Guitars


About the exhibitor: Merv Cargill was a favourite in the guitar community. His attention to detail and immense passion for producing instruments of the optimum tonality and finish made the Cargill name one that is now synonymous with the guitar industry. From his backyard garage, Merv attracted some of the biggest music names with his reputation in guitars travelling far and…


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Australian Custom Motorcycles

Australian Custom Motorcycles


The Honda FT500 was released in the early 1980s with a strong focus on American flat track racing (the “FT” in the name was a reference to this), it was fitted with the same 499cc single cylinder engine as the almost bullet-proof Honda XR500 enduro bike – with the addition of cast aluminium wheels, an integrated tank/seat/tail, and disc brakes with dual piston calipers. With…


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Australian Customs knives

Australian Customs knives


When you’re travelling it can be tempting to buy all types of fun souvenirs as novelty gifts to give to your friends; however it’s important to know what you can and can’t bring back to Australia. While novelty items like knuckle dusters and BB guns might make for a great impulse buy when you’re overseas, they won’t be allowed through customs due to the fact that they’re most…


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Australian family values

Australian family values


Initial findings from a new Institute study highlight the ways that parents workforce participation is influenced by the values and preferences they hold for combining work and family life. In the 1990s we are seeing rapid changes occurring in the nature, structure and organisation of work. People s decisions and choices about workforce participation and working hours are…


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Taking food into Australia

Taking food into Australia


A Short history of the Andaman Islands The Andamans are a chain of 184 odd islands in the Andaman sea at approx 1100 Kms to the south of Kolkata. The largest among them, The Andaman Island is 355 Kms long and 60 Kms wide. There was a time when ancient tribes lived here. Some of the natives it is said bore a remarkable resemblance to the aboriginaltribes of Australia. Today…


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