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ABC Local Radio is a network of publicly owned radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
ABC News is a national news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Arson is the crime of intentionally and maliciously setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, dumpsters, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage.
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Arthurs Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 33 kilometres north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.
The Ash Wednesday bushfires, known in South Australia as Ash Wednesday II, were a series of bushfires that occurred in south-eastern Australia on 16 February 1983, which was Ash Wednesday in the Christian calendar.
Atmospheric pressure is the pressure exerted by the weight of air in the atmosphere of Earth (or that of another planet).
The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War.
AusNet Services (previously SP AusNet) is an Australian energy company.
The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, or AFAC, is the peak body responsible for representing fire, emergency services and land management agencies in the Australasian region.
Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's state-owned and funded national public broadcaster.
Baynton is a small rural community in central Victoria, Australia.
Beechworth is a well-preserved historical town located in the north-east of Victoria, Australia, famous for its major growth during the gold rush days of the mid-1850s.
The Beechworth Correctional Centre is a minimum security prison, located in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.
The Belgrave railway line is a broad gauge electric suburban railway in Melbourne, Australia.
Belgrave is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35 km east of Melbourne's central business district.
Bendigo is a city in Victoria, Australia, located very close to the geographical centre of the state and approximately north west of the state capital, Melbourne.
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The Black Friday fires of 13 January 1939, in Victoria, Australia, are among the worst natural bushfires (wildfires) in the world.
Black River-Matheson is a township in the Cochrane District of the Canadian province of Ontario.
Brian Naylor (21 January 19317 February 2009) was an Australian television broadcaster and presenter, best known for his longstanding stint as chief news presenter at GTV-9 from 1978 to 1998 and his sign-off line, "May your news be good news, and good-night.".
Broadford is a small town in central Victoria, Australia.
Bunyip State Park is a state park east of Melbourne, near the town of Gembrook, in the southern slopes of the Yarra Ranges within the Australian state of Victoria.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), formerly known as the Central Weather Bureau, is an Executive Agency of the Australian Government responsible for providing weather services to Australia and surrounding areas.
Bushfires in Australia are frequent events during the hotter months of the year, due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate.
Buxton is a small town north-east of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria.
Callignee is a locality in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.
Cambarville is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia.
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne.
Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.
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Child pornography is pornography that exploits children for sexual stimulation.
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.
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Christine Nixon APM (born 11 June 1953) is an Australian former police officer who was the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police between 23 April 2001 and 27 February 2009, being the first female Chief Commissioner in any Australian state police force.
Chum Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 50 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district.
Churchill is a town in the Latrobe Valley, located in central Gippsland in the east of Victoria, Australia.
A cigarette is a small cylinder of finely cut tobacco leaves rolled in thin paper for smoking.
The City of Manningham is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne and is divided into 12 suburbs, with the largest being Doncaster and Doncaster East, over an area of 114 square kilometres.
A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group.
Clonbinane is a sparse pastoral community in the Australian state of Victoria.
Cloquet is a city in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highway 33.
Coleraine is a town in Victoria, Australia on the Glenelg Highway, west of the state capital, Melbourne and north-west of Hamilton in the Shire of Southern Grampians local government area.
In law, a committal procedure is the process by which a defendant is charged with a serious offence under the criminal justice systems of all common law jurisdictions outside the United States.
Controlled or prescribed burning, also known as hazard reduction burning (HRB), backfire, or swailing, is a technique sometimes used in forest management, farming, prairie restoration or greenhouse gas abatement.
Country Fire Authority, or CFA, is the fire service that provides firefighting and other emergency services to all of the country areas and regional townships within the state of Victoria, Australia, as well as large portions of the outer suburban areas and growth corridors of Melbourne not covered by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
Crikey is an Australian electronic magazine comprising a website and email newsletter available to subscribers.
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A crime scene is a location where a crime took place (or another location where evidence of the crime may be found), and comprises the area from which most of the physical evidence is retrieved by law enforcement personnel, crime scene investigators (CSIs) or in rare circumstances, forensic scientists.
The Dandenong Ranges (commonly just the Dandenongs) are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately 35 km east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Daylesford is a spa town located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, within the Shire of Hepburn, Victoria, Australia, approximately 115 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
Dederang is a town in north east Victoria.
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) was a state government department that managed water resources, climate change, bushfires, public land, forests and eco systems in the state of Victoria, Australia.
Dimboola is a town located in Shire of Hindmarsh in the Wimmera region of Western Victoria, Australia, 334 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
A drainage basin or catchment basin is an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain, melting snow, or ice converges to a single point at a lower elevation, usually the exit of the basin, where the waters join another waterbody, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea, or ocean.
Drouin is a major service town, located in the West Gippsland region, east of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria.
Eaglehawk is a former gold-mining town in Victoria, Australia and a suburb within the City of Greater Bendigo.
The early 2009 southeastern Australia heat wave was a heat wave that commenced in late January and led to record-breaking prolonged high temperatures in the region.
An ember is a glowing, hot coal made of greatly heated wood, coal, or other carbon-based material that remain after, or sometimes precede, a fire.
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In physics, energy is a property of objects which can be transferred to other objects or converted into different forms, but cannot be created or destroyed.
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Eskdale is a small town near the major regional centre of Albury-Wodonga, in Victoria's north.
Extreme weather includes unusual, severe or unseasonal weather; weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past.
Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
Fairfax Media Limited is one of largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand, with investment in newspaper, magazines, radio and internet, owner of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review in Australia and Stuff.co.nz in New Zealand.
The fauna of Australia consists of a huge variety of animals; some 83% of mammals, 89% of reptiles, 24% of fish and insects and 93% of amphibians that inhabit the continent are endemic to Australia.
Federation Limited, trading as Federation Centres (FDC), and formerly known as Centro Properties Group, is an Australian Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company specialising in ownership and management of Australian shopping centres.
Fire ecology is concerned with the processes linking the natural incidence of fire in an ecosystem and the ecological effects of this fire.
Flowerdale is a town in Victoria, Australia.
A gag order (also known as a gagging order or suppression order) is an order, typically a legal order by a court or government, restricting information or comment from being made public, or in some cases, passed onto any unauthorized third party.
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, south-west of the state capital, Melbourne.
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Gilmore is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong.
The Government of Victoria, under the Constitution of Australia, ceded certain legislative and judicial powers to the Commonwealth, but retained complete independence in all other areas.
The Great Hinckley Fire was a major conflagration on September 1, 1894, which burned an area of at least (perhaps more than) including the town of Hinckley, Minnesota.
The Greater Khingan Range (Их Хянганы нуруу; Manchu: Amba Hinggan), also called the Greater Hing'an Range or Greater Hinggan Range, is a volcanic mountain range in northeast China.
Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) and known since ancient times as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς), is a country located in southeastern Europe.
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Haven is a town in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia about 5 km from Horsham.
Hay is grass, legumes, or other herbaceous plants that have been cut, dried, and stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for grazing animals such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep.
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Healesville is a town in Victoria, Australia, 52 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district.
Heathcote Junction is a town in central Victoria, Australia.
The Herald Sun is a morning tabloid newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia.
Hinckley is a city in Pine County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highway 48.
Horsham is a market town on the upper reaches of the River Arun in the centre of the Weald, West Sussex and is within the historic county of Sussex, England.
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Horsham (locally) is a regional city located on the Wimmera River in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia, and is approximately north-west of the state capital Melbourne.
Humevale is a rural locality in Victoria, Australia between Whittlesea and Kinglake West, about north-north-east of Melbourne, within the City of Whittlesea.
The Hyland Highway (formerly the Hyland Way) is a road connecting the towns of Traralgon and Yarram in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.
Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.
Jeeralang is a locality in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.
Jindivick is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Jacksons Track, in the Shire of Baw Baw.
John Mansfield Brumby (born 21 April 1953), is a former Victorian Labor Party politician who was Premier of Victoria from 2007 to 2010.
In English, the term Kalimantan refers to the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, while in Indonesian, the term "Kalimantan" refers to the whole island of Borneo.
Kancoona is a locality in northeast Victoria, Australia in the Kiewa Valley, northeast of the state capital, Melbourne.
The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning "large foot").
Kangaroo Flat is a suburb of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia.
Kergunyah is a locality in north eastern Victoria.
Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957) is a former Australian politician who was twice Prime Minister of Australia, from 2007 to 2010, and again in 2013.
Kiewa River, a perennial river that is part of the Murray catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Alpine bioregion, in the Australian state of Victoria.
Kilmore East is a locality in the Australian state of Victoria, 90 kilometres north of Melbourne.
The Kinglake National Park is a national park in Central Victoria, Australia.
Kinglake West is a town in central Victoria, Australia.
Kinglake is a town in Victoria, Australia, 46 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.
Koetong is a locality in north-east Victoria, Australia.
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Kyneton is a town in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia.
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Labertouche is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Jacksons Track, in the Shire of Baw Baw.
There are two main meanings for the word landscape: it can refer to the visible features of an area of land, or to an example of the genre of painting that depicts such an area of land.
The Latrobe Valley is an inland geographical district and urban area of the Gippsland region in the state of Victoria, Australia.
Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) is a critically endangered possum largely restricted to small pockets of Alpine Ash, Mountain Ash and Snow Gum forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria (Australia) north-east of Melbourne.
Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge during an electrical storm between electrically charged regions of a cloud (called intra-cloud lightning or IC), between that cloud and another cloud (CC lightning), or between a cloud and the ground (CG lightning).
This is a list of disasters in modern Australia sorted by death toll.
Long Gully is a suburb of the regional city of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia north-west of the Bendigo central business district.
Longwarry is a town in Victoria, Australia south-east of Melbourne.
Looting, also referred to as sacking, ransacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging, is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as war, natural disaster, or rioting.
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The Loy Yang Power Station is a brown coalfired thermal power station located on the outskirts of the city of Traralgon, in south eastern Victoria, Australia and is the largest power station in Australia, generating power of well over in capacity.
The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is the lowest court in the Victorian court system, with the County Court of Victoria and the Supreme Court of Victoria respectively judicially higher.
The Maroondah Dam is a rock foundation concrete gravity dam with an uncontrolled concrete chute spillway across the Watts River, located in the Central region of the Australian state of Victoria.
Marysville is a small town, 34 kilometres north-east of Healesville and 41 kilometres south of Alexandra, in the Shire of Murrindindi in Victoria, Australia.
The great Matheson Fire was a deadly forest fire that passed through the region surrounding the communities of Black River-Matheson and Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Canada, on July 29, 1916.
Maurice Blackburn, formerly Maurice Blackburn & Co, was founded in 1919 by Maurice Blackburn.
The McArthur Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI) was developed in the 1960s by CSIRO scientist A.G. McArthur to measure the degree of danger of fire in Australian forests.
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Melbourne Water is a government owned statutory authority that controls much of the water system in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia including the reservoirs, and the sewerage and drainage system that services the city.
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States.
Monash University is a university based in Melbourne, Australia.
The monsoon trough is a portion of the Intertropical Convergence Zone Bin Wang.
Mudgegonga is a locality in northeast Victoria, Australia.
Murrindindi is a locality along the valley of the Murrundindi River in Victoria, in eastern Australia in the Murrindindi local government area.
Myrtleford is a town in Victoria, Australia.
Myspace (originally: MySpace) is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos.
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Narbethong is a town in central Victoria, Australia.
Narre Warren North is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
Narre Warren South is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 40 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
Narre Warren is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 38 km southeast of Melbourne's central business district in the local government area of the City of Casey.
Negligence (Lat. negligentia, from neglegere, to neglect, literally "not to pick up something") is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances.
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is a volunteer-based firefighting agency and statutory body of the Government of New South Wales.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
News Corp Australia (formerly News Limited) is one of Australia's largest media companies, employing more than 8,000 staff nationwide and approximately 3,000 journalists.
Nine Network (commonly known as Channel Nine or simply Nine, stylised as:::9) is an Australian commercial free-to-air television network, that is a division on Nine Entertainment Co.
ninemsn is an Australian website owned by Mi9 in partnership with Microsoft.
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The North West, North Western Australia and North West Australia, are usually informal names for the northern regions of the State of Western Australia.
The term Northern Australia is generally known to include two states and territories, being Queensland and the Northern Territory (NT).
The O'Shannassy Reservoir is an Australian man-made water supply dammed reservoir.
Open-pit or open-cast mining is a surface mining technique of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow.
In mining, overburden (also called waste or spoil) is the material that lies above an area that lends itself to economical exploitation, such as the rock, soil, and ecosystem that lies above a coal seam or ore body.
Pakenham is a satellite suburb of Melbourne on the edge of the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, south-east from Melbourne's central business district.
Parks Victoria is a government agency of the state of Victoria, Australia.
Pasture (from the Latin pastus, past participle of pascere, "to feed") is land used for grazing.
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Patrick John McNamara (born Melbourne, 11 August 1949) is a former Australian politician who was a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, representing Benalla for the National Party from 1982 to 2000.
The Peshtigo Fire was a forest fire that took place on October 8, 1871 in and around Peshtigo, Wisconsin.
Peshtigo is a city in Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States.
The Philippines (Pilipinas), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean.
The Premier of Victoria is the leader of the government in the Australian state of Victoria.
The Princes Highway is a major road in Australia, extending from Sydney to Port Augusta via the coast through the states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
A pyrocumulus, or fire cloud, is a dense cumuliform cloud associated with fire or volcanic activity, which may produce dry lightning.
Redesdale is a town in central Victoria, Australia., north west of the state capital, Melbourne.
Reginald "Reg" Evans (27 March 1928 – 7 February 2009) was a British-born actor active in Australian television, theatre, and cinema from the 1960s.
The remand or detention of a suspect is the process of keeping a person who has been arrested in custody, normally in a remand prison, prior to a trial, conviction or sentencing.
Retrofitting refers to the addition of new technology or features to older systems.
Richard Alexis Zann (1945 – 7 February 2009) was an Australian ornithologist.
RMIT University (officially Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) is an Australian public university of technology and design based in Melbourne, Victoria.
The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) is a major children's hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
A Royal Commission is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue in some monarchies.
RSPCA Australia (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an Australian peak organisation established in 1981 to promote animal welfare.
Sam (2005-07 - 6 August 2009), also known as Sam the Koala, was a female koala from the forests of Mirboo North, Victoria, Australia.
Sandy Point is a township in south Gippsland, Victoria near Wilsons Promontory.
In law, a settlement is a resolution between disputing parties about a legal case, reached either before or after court action begins.
Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven, stylised as 7) is the second Australian commercial free-to-air television network, who are currently owned by Seven West Media Limited.
Seymour (locally) is a township in Mitchell Shire in the state of Victoria, Australia and is located north of Melbourne.
Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems.
Silage is fermented, high-moisture stored fodder which can be fed to ruminants (cud-chewing animals such as cattle and sheep) or used as a biofuel feedstock for anaerobic digesters.
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Single wire earth return (SWER) or single wire ground return is a single-wire transmission line which supplies single-phase electrical power from an electrical grid to remote areas at low cost.
Slater and Gordon is a multinational law firm headquartered in Australia employing over 2,500 people worldwide.
A social networking service (also social networking site or SNS) is a platform to build social networks or social relations among people who share similar interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
Southbank is an inner urban neighbourhood of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 km south of Melbourne's central business district.
St Andrews is a town in Victoria, Australia, 36 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.
Stanley is a small town approximately from Beechworth in Victoria noted for its apple & nut farms.
Australia is a federation consisting of six states, three federal territories and seven external territories.
Steels Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 45 km north-east of Melbourne's central business district, 7 km north of Yarra Glen.
Strath Creek is a small town in central Victoria, Australia.
Strathewen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 45 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.
The Strzelecki Ranges, also known as the Strzelecki Hills, is a low mountain range that is part of the Great Dividing Range, located in the West Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.
Stuff.co.nz is a New Zealand news website published by Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian company Fairfax Media Ltd.
Sumatra (Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia and part of the Sunda Islands.
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The Supreme Court of Victoria is the superior court for the State of Victoria, Australia.
Taggerty is a town in central Victoria, Australia.
The Tasman Sea (Māori: Te Tai-o-Rehua) is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand.
The Age is a daily newspaper which has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
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The Alfred, also known as Alfred Hospital or The Alfred Hospital, is a major hospital in Melbourne, Victoria.
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney and is also an Australian national brand.
The Thumb is a region and a peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan, so named because the Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten.
The great Thumb fire took place on September 5, 1881, in the Thumb area of Michigan in the United States.
Tonimbuk is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia.
Toolangi is a rural township in Victoria, Australia.
Traralgon is a town located in the east of the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.
Triage (or //) is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition.
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A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
The University of Melbourne (informally Melbourne University or simply Melbourne) is an Australian public research university located in Melbourne, Victoria.
Upper Ferntree Gully is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district.
Upwey is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, east from Melbourne's central business district.
A utility vehicle is a vehicle, generally motorized, that is designed to carry out a specific task with more efficacy than a general-purpose vehicle.
V/Line is a not for profit regional passenger train and coach operator in Victoria, Australia.
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Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in the south-east of Australia.
Victoria Police is the primary law enforcement agency of Victoria, Australia.
Wandong is a town in Victoria, Australia.
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Warragul is a town in Victoria, Australia, east-southeast of Melbourne.
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia.
The Western Highway is part of the principal route linking the Australian cities of Melbourne and Adelaide with a length of approximately 314 kilometres.
Whittlesea is a town in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, north-east from Melbourne's central business district.
Wilsons Promontory is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland and is located at in the state of Victoria.
Wimmera Highway is a 345 kilometre highway that connects the towns of Marong, Victoria and Naracoorte, South Australia, through the major junctions of Sunraysia Highway, Henty Highway and Western Highway.
The Wimmera River, an inland intermittent river of the Wimmera catchment, is located in the Grampians and Wimmera regions of the Australian state of Victoria.
Woodside is a village in Victoria, Australia.
Yackandandah is a small tourist town in northeast Victoria, Australia.
Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district.
Yarram (formerly Yarram Yarram) is an isolated town in Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Wellington, located in the southeast of Gippsland.
Yea is a town in Victoria, Australia north-east of Melbourne at the junction of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Melba Highway, in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area.
The 1918 Cloquet fire was a massive fire in northern Minnesota, United States in October, 1918, caused by sparks on the local railroads and dry conditions.
The 1967 Tasmanian fires were an Australian natural disaster which occurred on 7 February 1967, an event which became known as the Black Tuesday bushfires.
The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission is an Australian Royal Commission that concluded on 31 July 2010.
The 7 July 2005 London bombings (often referred to as 7/7) were a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the morning rush hour.
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