Apple Isle


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Apple Isle

the Austral informal Tasmania
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Lanney's appalling fate at the hands of proto-anthropologists desperate for approval from the Royal Society and the College of Surgeons in London--and the public scandal that ensued--may be known to those who are familiar with the history of the Indigenous inhabitants of the Apple Isle. It will be something of a shock to those who are not.
"In food and beverages, the former Apple Isle is now exporting some of the world's finest pinot noir from the Tamar Valley.
More recently, Tasmania has thrown its hat into the ring, with Premier David Bartlett stating that 'Tasmania has all the assets and qualities to become the next food bowl of the nation, when called upon.' The Apple Isle already produces a significant amount of food, contributing more than 20 per cent to Australia's aquaculture industry, and nearly nine per cent to dairy production.
Unlike the Styx Valley of Tasmania where environmentalists' arguments are countered by real concerns about job loss (remember 'the Apple Isle'?), here machines, not hands, do the picking--no hands, no songs, nut even sad ones.
Sports Minister Michelle O'Byrne has put a notice of motion to the house regarding the leadership qualities of the Apple Isle's favourite son, who is under fire for his handling of the losing Test series in India.
Krejza moved to the Apple Isle for a fresh start, but his problems followed.