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The Nullarbor Plain: A Definitive Guide

The Nullarbor Plain: A Definitive Guide

Article for travellers interested in Australia and some of the iconic places in Aboriginal and the short colonial history. The Nullarbor plains adjacent to the great Australian bight are part of this set of icons to explore. Odyssey traveller is an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

30 Jul 22 · 16 mins read
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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House, Australia

An icon for Sydney, New South Wales and Australia, designed by a young Danish Architect in the 1950's This is a summary of the inspiration for the design. Odyssey Traveller is an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

25 Oct 22 · 11 mins read
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Tips for Packing Light

Tips for Packing Light

Weight limits imposed by airlines and travel companies and a desire to collect some souvenirs serves the need to understand how to pack light, we hope this article assists you whether taking a tour to New Zealand, Europe or Britain. Odyssey Traveller is a Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

10 Oct 22 · 10 mins read
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Ghost Towns of Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields

Ghost Towns of Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields

Ghost Towns of Western Australia. Eastern Goldfields Following the discovery of gold in the 1890s, thousands of prospectors flocked to Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields region. From initial finds in 1892 at Coolgardie.

29 Jun 21 · 8 mins read
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Responsible Travel Tips

Responsible Travel Tips

Article to encourage and promote responsible travel. Article supports similar articles choosing shoes or maintaining health and fitness of travel advice for solo travellers. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

19 Jul 22 · 13 mins read
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David Unaipon

David Unaipon

David Unaipon made several significant contributions to Australian society in scientific ideas, literature, and Aboriginal affairs. An escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers shares his contribution in outback Australia and the cities.

27 Jan 21 · 8 mins read
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Aboriginal Songlines

Aboriginal Songlines

Songlines trace the journeys of ancestral spirits who created the land and all natural phenomena. The creation stories as well as practical knowledge needed for survival in outback Australia. We experience this knowledge on our small group tours into Outback Australia.

4 Mar 21 · 12 mins read
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The Arrival of Aboriginal Australians on the Continent

The Arrival of Aboriginal Australians on the Continent

Tracing Aboriginal history via an outback small group tour for mature and senior couples or solo travellers provides an intriguing learning platform about Australia, rock art, trading and culture that traces a history possibly some 120,000 years ago.

3 Dec 20 · 7 mins read
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19th Century South Australian Copper Triangle

Learn on a small group tour for couples and senior travellers for couples and solo travellers about the history of South Australian copper. Explore the Eyre peninsula, Lake Gardiner as well as Burra and the Flinders ranges.

6 Jul 21 · 16 mins read
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Moonta, South Australia

Moonta, South Australia

Continued reading about South Australia and the "Copper Triangle" of Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide and British Settlement for senior couples and solo travellers on a small group tour by coach or air tour.

22 Jul 21 · 10 mins read
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Kadina, South Australia

Kadina, South Australia

Article about South Australia's Kadina for senior and mature couples and solo travellers on a small group tour. Learn about Aboriginal or colonial or natural history of the place.

14 Jul 21 · 9 mins read
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Norman Tindale

Norman Tindale

An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Tours are supported by a collection of articles to inform and extend the travellers knowledge of Aboriginal culture and history. This article supports an understanding of kinship systems.

23 Apr 22 · 11 mins read
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The Rocks, Sydney

The Rocks, Sydney

Article about Sydney's historic Rocks area. An integral part of an escorted small group tour of Sydney for mature and senior travellers seeking as a couple or solo traveller to learn more about Sydney, New South Wales and Australia deep Aboriginal and recent colonial history.

16 Jan 21 · 11 mins read
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Stranded in the Kimberley, Western Australia

Stranded in the Kimberley, Western Australia

Colonial exploration was dangerous, a story of misadventure along the Kimberley coast from Wyndham hoping to reach Broome. Sets the history for Senior couples and mature solo travellers on a small group educational tour.

30 Aug 21 · 16 mins read
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The Kimberley

Kunmunya Mission, Western Australia

The Kimberley holds a unique place for all visitors to WA. From First nation art to colonial pastoralists or the Argyle Diamond mine. This article examines the place of the Kunmunya mission in the regions history. Odyssey Traveller is an antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

22 Feb 22 · 8 mins read
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Aboriginal art Kakadu

Mowanjum Rock Paintings and Burial Caves, Kimberley Western Australia

Article serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers exploring the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Article about Aboriginal rock art and burial caves as part of the collection of a series of Aboriginal articles.

24 Dec 21 · 7 mins read
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Pastoral Pioneers of the Kimberley, Western Australia

Pastoral Pioneers of the Kimberley, Western Australia

Learn about Pastoral Pioneers on a Western Australia small group tour for seniors into the outback for senior and mature couples and solo travellers.

14 Feb 22 · 13 mins read
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Aboriginal Fire Management

Aboriginal Fire Management

Small group tours for mature and senior travellers in the Australian outback to learn and appreciate land management techniques for couples and solo travellers reflecting Aboriginal culture in Kakadu, Tasmania, Arnhem land and the Kimberley.

27 Dec 21 · 6 mins read
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Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

Senior and mature couples and solo travellers remain curious but often informed about the role Aboriginal art plays in the indigenous community and the various styles. This article seeks to provide a platform for this collection of small group tours of upto 15 people into the Australian outback where often Aboriginal art styles are encountered.

6 Nov 20 · 15 mins read
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Warri and Yatungka: Last of the Gibson Desert Nomads

Warri and Yatungka: Last of the Gibson Desert Nomads

Peasley recounts the outback Australia in Western Australia to find Warri and Yatungka in the Gibson desert. A touching story and introduction to totems and songlines of first nation peoples. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

4 Feb 22 · 11 mins read
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Cape York, Queensland

Cape York, Queensland

Article supporting a small group exploring far North Queensland and outback Australia including indigenous history and key places for first Australians in Queensland. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

1 Feb 22 · 10 mins read
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Mungo National Park

The Mungo Man Debate

Article for senior couples or solo travellers curious about Aboriginal history and that of outback Australia including New South Wales. Tours supported by articles such as this one about Mungo Man.

21 Sep 21 · 9 mins read
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Curiosities of Australia and New Zealand

Curiosities of Australia and New Zealand

Experiences and stories create intrigue for the senior couple and mature solo traveller when exploring the outback of Australia and the national parks of New Zealand such as Fiordland, Gaunt creek or Kaikoura. Read on to learn more before you join a small group tour with Odyssey Traveller.

30 Nov 21 · 10 mins read
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Yorke Peninsula South Australia

Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Article about Yorke Peninsula, a few hours north of Adelaide. Feature supports Odyssey Traveller, an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Part of a collection of articles on South Australia, Aboriginal Australia and Australia in general.

27 Jan 22 · 10 mins read
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Uralla - Article only

Uralla, New South Wales

An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers in regional New South Wales, the Outback of Australia as well as other states including the Kimberley.

5 Feb 21 · 8 mins read
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Cobar visited, New South Wales

Cobar visited, New South Wales

Article about Cobar for mature and senior couples and solo travellers interested in exploring historic New South Wales. Including the outback Aboriginal history, the Darling river and Brewarrina fish traps. These articles support the small group tours of Outback Australia.

25 Jan 22 · 9 mins read
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France and an Australian Colony

France and an Australian Colony

Aboriginal history runs long and deep in Australia, the British and the French almost split Australia as colonials. this articles is for senior couples and solo travellers seeking to learn more.

13 Jan 22 · 17 mins read
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Edward John Eyre

John Eyre Colonial explorer of South Australia

. Eyre explored in the 19th century the Australian bight of South Australia through to Albany as well as NSW. Eyre finished his Administrator career in Jamaica after also being in New Zealand. Articles to support small group escorted tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers of Australia

22 Aug 21 · 14 mins read
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Edge of the World.

Bass & Flinders Mapping of Tasmania

Learn about Tasmania history on an escorted small group tours for mature and senior couples and solo travellers interested in Aboriginal, wildlife and colonial history of Tasmania, Australia.

14 Dec 20 · 11 mins read
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The Ghan Railway- a story for travellers

The Ghan Railway- a story for travellers

Article about the Ghan railway line serving Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin. Supporting small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers ready to explore the Aboriginal and colonial history of Outback Australia.

23 Sep 21 · 10 mins read
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Australian Outback Cattle King

Australian Outback Cattle King

These mature and senior programs for couples and senior travellers explore the outback Sidney Kidman sought to tame in the Channel country to the Birdsville track, Marree and Farina. Our escorted small group tours of the Australian interior explore history, cultures and landscapes that we experience as we travel from the previous time to the contemporary.

11 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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Hunter Valley
29 Dec 21 · 8 mins read
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Motorcycle safety Australian outback

Motorcycle safety Australian outback

Australia is a big country. Planning is crucial for a successful small group motorbike tour into the outback. Explore outback Australia, the deep aboriginal history and the landscapes as well the places explorers such as Sturt roamed. Article outlines approach to personal safety in the outback.

7 Jan 22 · 9 mins read
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Sturt Stony Desert

Charles Sturt and the search for the inland sea

Sturt is an iconic British explorer.From this article escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers may join as couples or solo travellers programs that explore and share Aboriginal history, the landscapes and culture of the Australian outback with Stuart and Eyre, Burke and Wills and more.

29 Dec 21 · 7 mins read
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Alice Springs, Australia

Alice Springs, Australia

Explore the sights and history of Alice Springs, with its amazing Indigenous art, rugged early settlement, and dramatic natural landscapes, Alice Springs is one of the Northern Territory's most popular highlights. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and the Northern Territory.

29 Dec 21 · 7 mins read
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The Yarra Valley, Victoria

The Yarra Valley, Victoria

Explore the sights and history of the Yarra Valley, with its rich epicurean traditions, world class wineries, and serene natural landscapes, the Yarra Valley is one of Victoria's most popular highlights. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and Victoria.

29 Dec 21 · 5 mins read
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Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory

Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory

Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory Near the border of western Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park in Australia’s ‘top end’, Madjedbebe rock shelter (formerly known as Malakunanja II) is the oldest archaeological site in Australia,…

4 Mar 21 · 6 mins read
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Ngangkari: Traditional Aboriginal Healers of Central Australia

Ngangkari: Traditional Aboriginal Healers of Central Australia

Article about Aboriginal healers of central Australia. Article for seniors for a small group tour couples or solo travellers exploring outback Northern Territory. This is a series of articles on aboriginal communities, kinship, songlines and trade routes.

23 Mar 21 · 11 mins read
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Beechworth, Victoria

Beechworth, Victoria

Articles about Victoria and recent history to senior couples and solo travellers exploring Australia on a small group tour. This article features Beechworth a historic gold rush town in regional Victoria.

6 Apr 21 · 8 mins read
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Australian Megafauna

Australian Megafauna

Explore the ancient history and incredible natural heritage of Australia, with a dive into the strange and fantastic story of Australia's ancient megafauna. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia.

15 Apr 21 · 7 mins read
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Bora Rings: Ancient Aboriginal Ceremonial Grounds

Bora Rings: Ancient Aboriginal Ceremonial Grounds

Article for mature and senior travellers, couple or solo joining an Aboriginal history small group tour of Australia. Small groups of like minded people exploring outback Australia, colonial history and Landscapes.

28 May 21 · 7 mins read
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory

Hermannsburg, Northern Territory

Hermannsburg, a mission station of influence on the central desert region including Uluru Kjata people. Located close to Alice Springs join small group tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers who visit the historic mission.

26 Aug 21 · 8 mins read
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The Ord River, Western Australia

The Ord River, Western Australia

Article about the Ord river for senior couples and mature solo travellers joining a small group tour in Western Australia, Kimberley region. Read and learn more about the Aboriginal history and colonial exploration of Australia as well as the river system of Australia.

30 Aug 21 · 11 mins read
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Argyle diamond mine

Argyle Diamond Mine

Western Australia has many great stories for small group educational tours to share and learn for senior couples and mature single travellers. The Argyle Diamond story in the Kimberley is one of many from pastoralists, to Kununurra, Wyndham and Purnululu or Halls Creek and the deep Aboriginal history to learn from.

16 Sep 21 · 14 mins read
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Sydney learning for tours

Sydney learning for tours

Article examines the palimpsest landscape that the British colonial settlement laid down in the 18th century to form New South Wales. Discovery eventually Outback Australia, explorers such as Flinders, Sturt, Stuart and Eyre all passed through Sydney Town that is today the rocks.

4 Jan 22 · 12 mins read
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Royal Arcade

Arcades of Melbourne, Victoria

Learn about the Melbourne arcades from the bygone era of Victorian wealth, fashioned after the arcades of Paris. This small group tour to Melbourne for mature and senior travellers.

29 Jun 20 · 7 mins read
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Birrarung Marr

Designing Melbourne, Victoria

The grid layout of central Melbourne did not just happen.... Read and learn more and consider joining a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers to this city for couples or singles. Spend a week exploring Melbourne it's arcades and Victorian architecture created on the back of the wealth from the gold rush.

26 Jun 20 · 9 mins read
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Lake Gairdner

Gawler Ranges and Lake Gairdner, South Australia

South Australia proves itself to be interesting from a landscape, wildlife and human history perspective on this collection of Australian tours. These 3 facets form part of a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers to consider with a group leader, whether as a couple or single traveller exploring the Eyre and York Peninsula.

9 Jul 20 · 6 mins read
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Gawler, South Australia

Gawler, South Australia

For Seniors and mature travellers couples and solo travellers articles about Australia. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 interested in the history of outback Australia and the state of South Australia. Small groups for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

27 Apr 21 · 6 mins read
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Questions about Australia for senior travellers

Questions About Australia for senior travellers Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for senior and mature-aged travellers interested in learning as a couple or as a solo traveller when they travel. Providing adventure and…

21 Jul 20 · 2 mins read
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Motorcycle Tours of Australia

Motorbike tours for the mature and senior traveller

Best Motorcycle tours for the mature and senior traveller. This is the time for that motorcycle trip you may have dreamt about becoming a reality.Odyssey Traveller offers you the opportunity to ride through some of…

27 Aug 20 · 3 mins read
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Lake Argyle, Australia

Lake Argyle, Australia

Understand why Lake Argyle exists before joining a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers of Western Australia's Kimberley region in the preferred dry season. Limited to 12 travellers for your peace of mind we learn about the landscapes and the aboriginal stories often via the rock art in far North.

24 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Halls Creek

Halls Creek, Western Australia

Halls Creek an important stop on our Small group tour of the Kimberley. We learn about the gold rush on this tour for mature and senior travellers, couples and singles.

22 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Lake Argyle

Kununurra, Western Australia

Explore the sights and history of Kununurra, with its spectacular lakeside beauty and outback charm, Kununurra is one of the Kimberley's most popular highlights. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and Western Australia.

11 Feb 21 · 6 mins read
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Wentworth, New South Wales

Wentworth, New South Wales

Article for mature and senior travellers travelling on a small group tour to this historic town situated on the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in southwestern New South Wales. Once Australia’s busiest inland river port frequented by paddle steamers. Many historic buildings remain today from its heyday including the Old Gaol, the Courthouse, the Convent and the Customs House, defining the character of this New South Wales Town.

9 Feb 21 · 8 mins read
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The Hawkesbury River

The Hawkesbury River

Explore the history of the Hawkesbury River, with its charming historic towns, natural beauty, and rich Aboriginal heritage, all just an hour outside of Sydney. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and New South Wales.

19 Mar 21 · 7 mins read
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Pooncarie, New South Wales

Pooncarie, New South Wales

Article for mature and senior couples and solo travellers exploring New South Wales on a small group tour with like minded people. Pooncarie is close to Mungo National park and Balranald. Situated on the Darling river there is an Aboriginal river history through kinship and songlines and colonial settlement to be appreciated.

25 Mar 21 · 8 mins read
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Wilcannia, New South Wales

Wilcannia, New South Wales

Wilcannia was once the third largest inland port in all of Australia. During the great river boat era of the mid-19th century, the port thrived as wheat and wool was transported along the Darling River by paddle-steamer. Article explains the town history and place in Aboriginal and the colonial period for mature and senior travellers on a small group tour of New South Wales.

6 Feb 21 · 9 mins read
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Bourke, New South Wales

Bourke, New South Wales

Bourke, a historic settlement on the upper reaches of the Darling river. For escorted small group tours of upto 15 people for mature and senior travellers exploring Bourke is an important part of the Aboriginal, cultural and pastoral history of outback NSW.

6 Nov 20 · 5 mins read
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Echuca paddle-steamer

Echuca and Murray-Darling Trade, Victoria

The wool trade along the Murray was vital to British-Australia. Echuca was a major port for paddle steers. Learn and explore more on a Odyssey Traveller small group package tour of Victoria and the goldfields for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles with a curiosity. Understand the relationship of the Murray river to Echuca to Adelaide and Mildura.

21 May 20 · 5 mins read
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