AUSTRALIAN PEN PAL 

 

TO HELP THE CHILDREN LEARN ABOUT OTHERS I CONTACTED A LOVELY LADY CALLED DAWN WHO IS A CHILDMINDER (DAYCARE PROVIDER) IN AUSTRALIA 

WE WRITE TO EACH OTHER AND SEND PICTURES AND EMAILS TO HELP CHILDREN UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS LIKE WHERE WE LIVE AND THE DIFFERENT THING WE DO

SHE LIVES IN A PLACE CALLED BAIRNSDALE WHICH IS IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA


BAIRNSDALE

Bairnsdale (pronounced /ˈbɛərnzdeɪl/, locally [ˈbeːnzdæɪl])[2] is a small city in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. With a population at the 2006 census of 11,282, it is a major regional centre of eastern Victoria along with Traralgon and Sale.

Bairnsdale is located on the river flats of the Mitchell River, near where the Mitchell River flows into Lake King.

Bairnsdale is the commercial centre for the East Gippsland region and the seat of local government for the Shire of East Gippsland.

The origin of the city's name is uncertain, however it is believed to have been derived from the name of the property owned by pioneer settler Archibald Macleod.

The Aboriginal name for Bairnsdale was Wy Yung (or Wy-yung), meaning spoonbill (a type of wading bird). Wy Yung is now the name for a suburb of Bairnsdale, located north of the town across the Mitchell River.

The current name was taken from the name of the property owned by pioneer settler Archibald Macleod, who took up the run on the west bank of the Mitchell River in 1844. Bairnsdale is probably derived from the name of Macleod’s family home on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, which had the name ‘Bernisdale’. An alternative interpretation was that Macleod returned after a long absence to find a number of ‘bairns’ (a Scottish term for babies) at the station. The name may in fact be a conjunction of these two stories, accounting for the transformation of ‘Bernis’ to ‘Bairns’.


                                            

WE HAVE BOUGHT A PRESENT FOR OUR FRIENDS IN AUSTRALIA T ENJOY

2 BOOKS

ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS

DINOSAURS LOVE UNDERPANTS

WE WILL BE SENDING THEM AS SOON AS WE CAN GET TO THE POST OFFICE

WE ALSO HAVE THE SAME BOOKS IN OUR SETTING

 

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