In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
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ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
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ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
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ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Lake George is a vast sheet of water not far by road from Australiaâs national capital, Canberra. It attracts fascinated interest because its waters regularly disappear before returning, sometimes years later. Evaporation is the cause, with the rate of loss exceeding replenishment of the lake through rainfall and inflow from creeks.
Indigenous people knew of the lake for thousands of years before Europeans discovered it in 1820. The Aboriginals called it Weereewaa, but Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who saw it for the first time in October 1820, decided to ignore this charming name and call it Lake George after a dissolute English king.
Europeans settled around the lake and built homesteads, some of which survive to this day. They farmed sheep and cattle and ran their stock on the lakebed when it was dry. Lake George was in contention to be the site of Australiaâs national capital, and at one time when it was bereft of water there was a push for a speedway to be built there. It is noted for its extraordinary bird life and acts as a refuge for water birds when inland lakes dry out.
The lakeâs waters can be highly dangerous and in the space of eighteen months in the 1950s, seven adults and three children lost their lives in separate boating accidents.