Our Neighbor Down Under
Australia’s Laughing Jackass. It’s party name
is the Kookaburra and it lives in no other country.
AUSTRALIAN mutton and
wool factory. Wool from sheep like these merino ewes is the foundation of the
country’s biggest business.
Australia’s largest city, has more than a million
and a quarter people. Its beautiful harbor and bridge are world famed.
SIGHTS of Melbourne.
A flyer of the Royal Australian Air Force guides a couple of sailors around the
capital of Victoria.
MAN of the people. John Curtin, Australia’s prime
minister since October 1941, rose to the top through the ranks of labor.
SPEECH on the soapbox
and free heckling from the audience are cherished traditions. Sunday afternoon
in a Sydney park.
AND BULLETS. With the
Japs not far away and some GI’s looking on, Aussies in New Guinea sign the
MELBOURNE the spires
of St. Paul’s Cathedral dominate the skyline of the city on the banks of
the quiet Yarra River.
TEAMS in the timber country. Most of the timber
from Australia’s few forests is hardwood from the eucalyptus tree.
PEACE OR IN WAR, horse
racing and betting on the races is as much a part of Australian life as baseball
is in America.
JOKERS bucking for a
fall. The guests at this rodeo and barbecue in Australia were all veterans of
South Pacific actions.
MAY LOOK like checkers
to you, but to these oldsters enjoying the winter sunshine in Hyde Park, Sydney,
This traffic cop in an Australian city seems to have a bit of Old Erin
in his smile.