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'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
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.
Australia is a vast, mercurial land - a place where nature goes to extremes. The continent's sheer scale and the diversity of its habitats boasts many national parks and reserves, but its absorbing and ancient history also adds to its natural beauty. Once part of the massive supercontinent Gondwana approximately 180 million years ago, what is now the Australian continent was liked to Antarctica and South America and much of it was swathed in luxuriant rainforest. Cycads, Antarctic Beech and giant dinosaur-age palms and ferns clothed the forests before flowering plants – of which the now ubiquitous gum trees in the genus 'Eucalyptus' are among the most prevalent – even existed.
After Australia broke from Gondwana and drifted north, the chain of geological events that would shape the country's modern face began. Volcanic activity, fluctuating sea levels and the steady, constant wearing of erosion worked their magic, generating new land in places, emptying or filling inland seas and buckling up great sections of earth to create mountains.