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Starting in Sydney News, Issue #017
November 02, 2010

Discover Lifestyle in Sydney.
Keep up with News about Australia

Starting in Sydney News brings you our latest tips about living in Australia. And a lot of information about things to do in Sydney and its attractions.

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Issue 17

What's new in Sydney?

The good and fun news include Melbourne Cup day, a new elephant calf at Taronga Zoo and whale sighting in Sydney Harbour.

Melbourne Cup

The race that stops the nation happens on the first Tuesday of November. This year everyone celebrated the 150th Cup. While the race is in Victoria, Sydney residents are all taking part to the celebrations. It is all about fashion, hats or fascinators, placing bets on favourite horses, having a good lunch with the workmates and cheering for the winner.

New Born at the Zoo

Taronga Zoo has a new baby girl elephant. This is the third calf born in captivity since July 2009. The previous two were males.

Whales in the City

Well, not exactly in the City, but in the Sydney Harbour. A mum and her calf delighted the early ferry commuters. The giant animals swam under the Bridge and then headed off the harbour to join other whales passing along Sydney beaches.

Not all news are that good. While people celebrated the race, the Reserve Bank raised the interest rates, which puts more pressure on mortgage payers and makes home loans more difficult to pay.

New Pages at

Sydney Australia Attractions

If you visited Sydney during October you would have seen 8 statues in the City making a fashion statement, dressed in vivid colours. Various artists joined forces to bring the statues to life in an unexpected way...

Food Activities in Sydney Australia

Sydney Crave International Food festival included a large number of foodylicious activities: breakfast on the bridge, cooking shows, fresh produce, noodle markets by night...

Things to Do in Sydney Australia

If you are a tourist, chances are you are visiting Sydney in a rush, to see more in less time. But if you are a local you can spend a lazy day out there, just enjoying the views...

City of Sydney

Get some numbers about the area covered by the Central Business District, the people who live there and the tourists who visit...

Facts about Sydney Australia

Sydneysiders that need to be close to the centre tend to live in areas of higher density, with smaller backyards. Living on the outskirts of the city means people can build larger homes on at least 600 square meter blocks. But recently things have started to change...

Facts of Sydney Australia

Have a read about the main motorways and the suburbs they connect and check them on the map.

Nursing jobs in Austalia

A book written by a nurse who travelled and worked in Australia explains everything you need to know if you want to start a nursing career.

Australian Saint

Mary MacKillop, Sister Mary of the Cross is the first Australian saint. During her life she helped and schooled many children who would not have had access to education.

That's all for now. We'll be adding more pages about Australia, life in Sydney and tips on how to make the most of it.

To get them visit our website often. And make sure to read the next issue of this newsletter.

Until then, all the best,


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