THAT TIMBER TOUCH

Intergrain Timber Finishes featured on Best in Show and gold medal-winning Fleming’s Trailfinders Australian Garden at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show.

The Royal Horticultural Society’s world-famous Chelsea Flower Show in London is the Olympics of the horticultural world. The event showcases the best of Australian horticultural design and construction, and inspires others to think about best practices within the landscape contractor industry. Intergrain has featured on the Trailfinders Australian Garden, presented by Fleming’s Nurseries, since 2008.

In 2013, the ninth and final Australian Garden to ever be presented by Fleming’s made history around the world. The Australian Garden was awarded

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Australian landscape designer Phillip Johnson takes the prestigious

Chelsea Flower Show by storm

The 2013 Trailfinders Australian Garden, presented by Fleming’s and designed by Phillip Johnson of Phillip Johnson Landscapes, was awarded the Best in Show medal at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s 2013 Chelsea Flower Show. The design was inspired by Phillip’s family holidays in the Grampians in western Victoria and features a strong environmental theme encompassing water conservation and sustainability. The remarkable design took home not only the highly coveted Best in Show medal, but also a gold medal for the inventive and sustainable design.

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First Australian-Assembled Tiger ARH Delivered

EUROCOPTER TIGER Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) A38-005 (ARH05), the first locally-assembled example for the Australian Army, was formally handed over in a ceremony at the Australian Aerospace facility in Brisbane on July 18, some seven weeks ahead of schedule. Of the 22 Tiger ARHs destined for service with the Australian Army, the first four (A38-001 to A38-004) were built in France, two of which (A38-001 and A38-002) were handed over at the Army Aviation Centre in Oakey. Queensland, on December IS, 2004. The other two French-built ARHs, A38-003 and A38-004, were airfreighted into Australia on May 30 and are now

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Death Row Pardon

When Dean, Jack and Joe Burton spotted an advert for a Land Rover in the classified section of MMI he hoped that the vehicle was what it purported to be, and at the same time hoped no one else had spotted the significance of that particular Land Rover. The advert, which first appeared in the April 2006 issue of MMI read: “1966, Ex-Australian Cut-Wing Series 2A Land Rover, diesel, O/D, FWH, twin fuel tanks, workshop body, ideal camper or to restore as was.”

What Dean had taken special note of were the words ‘Australian Cut-Wing Series 2A’ and ‘Workshop Body’,

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Bush Tucker Trial

Native to Central and South America, the Bushmaster is the world’s largest species of venomous pit viper. This deadly creature is capable of multiple bites, and it has forged a formidable reputation. Large, thick-bodied and with an upturned snout, its typical colouring is light brown with a series of dark brown or black blotches that run the length of the body. I still remember my first encounter with a Bushmaster, with the foregoing description proving fairly accurate. However, my face-to-face confrontation did not take place in the deep jungles of South America, but rather in Australia.

Since the species’ introduction

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Australian Black Hawk inquiry completed

UPDATING THE previous reports on the collision on June 12, 1996, of Australian Army/5th Avn Rgt S-70A-9 Black Hawks A25-109 and A25-113 (Whte-Offs, August, November 1996 and January 1997), on March 6, 1997, the final findings of the board of inquiry were announced in Parliament, revealing many separate factors which had combined to cause the tragedy. These included undertaking the exercise with no formal reconnaissance and little co-operation between the SAS and Army pilots. No aerial photographs had been supplied and the pre-flight briefing had used an inaccurate diagram, while the pilots flew too low during the exercise and most

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Avalon.

BILLED AS ONE of the premier aerospace spectaculars in the Southern Hemisphere, the Australian International Airshow 99 took place at Avalon Airport, Victoria, from February 16 to 21, 1999.

This was the fourth time that AirShows DownUnder, a division of the Aerospace Foundation of Australia Limited, has staged the event. And the Foundation’s chief executive Ian Honnery announced that after successful negotiations with the Victoria State Government at least three more biennial airshows would be held at Avalon, scheduled for 2001, 2003 and 2005. The event is now highly regarded as a major public entertainment spectacle and a valuable showcase

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Australian International Airs how, Avalon Airport near Melbourne

A report by Lon Nordeen

DESPITE THE HIGHEST temperatures for 100 years, strong winds which knocked over some aircraft and curtailed the flying demonstrations, plus the absence of the promised Russian fighter participation, the third annual Australian International Airshow held between February 18 and 23 was highlighted by exciting flying and a static display of more than 75 military and civil aircraft. Avalon Airport is the home of Boeing Australia (formerly the Government Aircraft Factory) which is where the Royal Australian Air Force fleet of F/A-18 Hornets was assembled in the 1980s and hundreds of other aircraft have been produced

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Indonesian Su-30MK2 HOLD TRAINING dogfights with Australian F/A-18

Indonesia will send its own front fighters «Sukhoi» for roles in big air exercises in Australia later this month, says that the recent era of expanding military cooperation. Indonesian Air Force was never given to the armed forces of Australia access to the Russian aircraft production to compete with the United States fighters fourth generation. But four Su-30 will be delivered to the North area for a role in the exercise Pitch Black 2012, during which will be held mock fights with Australian F/A-18 fighter aircraft in the airspace of Indonesia and Australia. The exercise, which will be held

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Australian cyclone Lua dissipated, and a new cyclone formed

Australian cyclone Lua dissipated, and a new cyclone formed Natural Disasters

Tropical cyclone Lua reached the shores of Port Hedland, Western Australia, bringing with it heavy rains and destructive hurricane wind. March 17, 2012 Lua cleared, and a new tropical cyclone began to gain momentum. Warning of an impending cyclone was announced in Queensland.

Lua walked with rain and hurricane-force winds on a relatively sparsely populated area (although most Western Australians live in the south, where the cyclone hit.) Floods occur throughout the state, even in places where you would normally arid, desert like Gibson and Great Sandy Desert. Even

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