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Australian Eastern Standard Time
Australia uses three main time zones: Australian Western Standard Time (AWST; UTC+08:00), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST; UTC+09:30), and Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST; UTC+10:00).[1] Time is regulated by the individual state governments,[2] some of which observe daylight saving time (DST). Australia's external territories observe different time zones. Standard time was introduced in the 1890s when all of the Australian colonies adopted it. Before the switch to standard time zones, each local city or town was free to determine its local time, called local mean time
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Asleep At The Wheel
Asleep at the Wheel
Asleep at the Wheel
is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia[1] and is based in Austin, Texas. The band has won nine Grammy Awards since their 1970 inception, released over twenty albums, and has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts
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Eyre Highway
Eyre Highway
Highway
is a 1,660-kilometre (1,030 mi) highway linking Western Australia
Western Australia
and South Australia
South Australia
via the Nullarbor Plain. Signed as National Highways 1 and A1, it forms part of Highway 1 and the Australian National Highway
Highway
network linking Perth
Perth
and Adelaide. It was named after explorer Edward John Eyre, who was the first European to cross the Nullarbor by land, in 1840–1841
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Mean Solar Time
Solar time
Solar time
is a calculation of the passage of time based on the position of the Sun
Sun
in the sky. The fundamental unit of solar time is the day. Two types of solar time are apparent solar time (sundial time) and mean solar time (clock time).Contents1 Introduction 2 Apparent solar time 3 Mean solar time 4 History 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksIntroduction A tall pole vertically fixed in the ground casts a shadow on any sunny day. At one moment during the day, the shadow will point exactly north or south (or disappear when and if the Sun
Sun
moves directly overhead). That instant is local apparent noon, or 12:00 local apparent time. About 24 hours later the shadow will again point north/south, the Sun seeming to have covered a 360-degree arc around the Earth's axis
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Proclamation
A proclamation (Lat. proclamare, to make public by announcement) is an official declaration issued by a person of authority to make certain announcements known. Proclamations are currently used within the governing framework of some nations and are usually issued in the name of the head of state.Contents1 United Kingdom 2 United States 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksUnited Kingdom[edit] In English law, a proclamation is a formal announcement ("royal proclamation"), made under the great seal, of some matter which the King in Council or Queen in Council desires to make known to his or her subjects: e.g., the declaration of war, or state of emergency, the statement of neutrality, the summoning or dissolution of Parliament, or the bringing into operation of the provisions of some statute the enforcement of which the legislature has left to the discretion of the king in the announcement
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Vox-pop
Vox populi
Vox populi
(/ˈvɒks ˈpɒpjuːli/, /-laɪ/ VOKS POP-ew-lee, -lye)[1] is a Latin phrase that literally means "voice of the people". It is used in English in the meaning "the opinion of the majority of the people".[1][2] In journalism, a vox pop, an abbreviation of "vox populi", is an interview with members of the public.[3]Contents1 Man on the street 2 Proverbial use 3 Cultural references 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksMan on the street[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Latitude
In geography, latitude is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north–south position of a point on the Earth's surface. Latitude
Latitude
is an angle (defined below) which ranges from 0° at the Equator
Equator
to 90° ( North
North
or South) at the poles. Lines of constant latitude, or parallels, run east–west as circles parallel to the equator. Latitude
Latitude
is used together with longitude to specify the precise location of features on the surface of the Earth. Without qualification the term latitude should be taken to be the geodetic latitude as defined in the following sections
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Yancowinna County
Yancowinna County
Yancowinna County
is one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales
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UTC+9
UTC+09:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC
UTC
of +09. During the Japanese occupations of Borneo, Burma, Hong Kong, Dutch East Indies, Malaya, Philippines, Singapore, and French Indochina, it was used as a common time with Tokyo
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Adelaide
Adelaide
Adelaide
(/ˈædəleɪd/ ( listen) AD-ə-layd)[8] is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. In June 2016, Adelaide
Adelaide
had an estimated resident population of 1,324,279.[1] Adelaide
Adelaide
is home to more than 75 percent of the South Australian population, making it the most centralised population of any state in Australia. Adelaide
Adelaide
is north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide
Adelaide
Plains between the Gulf St Vincent
Gulf St Vincent
and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges
Mount Lofty Ranges
which surround the city
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UTC+8
UTC+08:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +08:00. In ISO 8601 the associated time would be written as 2018-04-08T19:44:16+08:00. With an estimated population of 1.708 billion living within the time zone[citation needed], roughly 24% of the world population, it is the most populous time zone in world, as well as a possible candidate for ASEAN Common Time. This time zone is used in all Chinese-speaking countries, giving international Chinese websites the same time. The southern-half of Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam) was formerly part of this time zone prior to the communist takeover of the South on April 30, 1975, making it 1 hour ahead of North Vietnam
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Caiguna
Caiguna is a small roadhouse community located on the Eyre Highway
Eyre Highway
in Western Australia. It is the second stop east of Norseman on the long journey east across the Nullarbor Plain. Between Balladonia and Caiguna is a 146.6-kilometre (91.1 mi) stretch of the highway which is one of the longest straight stretches of road in the world.Contents1 History 2 Present day 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The name is an Aboriginal word possibly meaning "spear track". In 1841, Edward John Eyre's party, consisting of Eyre, a man named John Baxter and three Aboriginals including one named Wylie, travelled across the Nullarbor, leaving Fowler's Bay in South Australia. On 29 April, two of the Aboriginals killed John Baxter and disappeared into the desert, taking most of the party's supplies
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Eucla
Eucla is the easternmost locality in Western Australia, located in the Goldfields-Esperance
Goldfields-Esperance
region of Western Australia
Western Australia
along the Eyre Highway, approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of the South Australian border
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Daylight Saving Time In Australia
The choice of whether to use daylight saving time (DST) in Australia is a matter for the individual states and territories. However, during World War I
World War I
and World War II
World War II
all states and territories had daylight saving. In 1968 Tasmania
Tasmania
became the first state since the war to practise daylight saving. In 1971, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory followed Tasmania
Tasmania
by observing daylight saving. Western Australia
Australia
and the Northern Territory
Northern Territory
did not. Queensland
Queensland
abandoned daylight saving time in 1972
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Madura, Western Australia
Madura is a small roadhouse community located on the Eyre Highway
Eyre Highway
in Western Australia, on the Roe Plains. It is 1,253 kilometres (779 mi) from Perth. It is at the foot of the escarpment next to the Madura Pass down from the Nullarbor Plain.Contents1 History 2 Present day 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksHistory[edit] Madura was settled in 1876 as a place to breed quality cavalry horses for the British Indian Army
British Indian Army
for use in the Northwest Frontier region of India
India
(now part of Pakistan). The horses were shipped from the coast at Eucla
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