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06-19-2012, 02:01 AM   #1
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Hi, from Melbourne, Australia

I have a K100D and are looking to upgrade.

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Hi Cunning1 , welcome to the Forum.
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Another Melbournian, welcome to the forum!
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Melbourne, FLORIDA USA here, also a new kid on the tripod!
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I just got back from Florida on a holiday but didn't make it to the "other" Melbourne. Spent too much time at Disneworld! Maybe next time.
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Welcome cunning1! You live in a beautiful city - the bridges over the river make for perfect portraits at sunset.
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The Two Melbournes: FL, USA / Victoria, NSW

I took a brief leave to NSW in 1971 from Vietnam,
but the plane landed in Sydney!
There, while trying to stay single, sober and sane (fail),
I took a few nice slides with my new
(Asahi) Pentax Spotmatic K1000
which I shall try to spiff up and post,
post-haste!
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06-22-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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I did a bit of research on Melbourne Florida, looks like a very nice city.
I also found a bit of an interesting history about it:

Originally known as Crane Creek, Melbourne was a small community nestled in a natural harbor of the Indian River Lagoon at a time when barge traffic was vitally important to the prosperity of the area. It eventually became known as Melbourne, a name that was adopted because the new post office required one.
It's named for Melbourne, Australia, where Cornthwaite John Hector, the new postmaster, had spent much of his life. It is said that Hector preferred a different name, but Mrs. R. W. Goode is credited with the suggestion. After drawing straws, the name "Melbourne" was a clear winner.

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Intersting. I always wondered how the Florida Melbourne got its name.
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Thank you!

Very nice to know about our environs... and don't forget Photographers' Paradise just up the road:
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
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