Map out your Year of the Outback in 2002

Subject: Map out your Year of the Outback in 2002
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 11:55:27 +1100
I know the following is more or less an ad but Russell has given it the 
green light.  If you don't like this sort of thing delete now. It is of 
interest however to those of us that travel "the outback" and are taking 
an interest in The Year of the Outback.

----- Forwarded by David Geering/WESTERN/NPWS on 15/03/2002 10:43 -----

14/03/2002 13:44

        To:     David 
        Subject:        Map out your Year of the Outback in 2002

Planning your trip to experience Australia's Outback in 2002 has been made 
easy with the launch of Australia's Outback Map featuring spectacular 
outback images and complete listing of events and activities for 2002 
Australia's Year of the Outback.

The official Year of the Outback map is called "Australia's Outback" and 
is produced by Hema Maps, a company that specializes in mapping the 
Outback. Australia's Outback Map includes full terrain detail, a 
comprehensive road map and is boarded by 46 images representing a cross 
section of all Australia's Outback.

The reverse side lists a month-by-month guide and contact details for all 
the events and activities, from cattle droves to car treks and river 
regattas and bush races, officially registered on the calendar to 
celebrate 2002 as Australia's Year of the Outback.

Scenic playing cards have also been released, they feature 54 different 
Outback scenes on the playing face, ideal as an Outback souvenir or for 
travelers wishing to enjoy a quiet moment during or after their Outback 
experience, reminiscing about where they have been or where they want to 
go. The map is dedicated to Outback safety and encourages travelers to 
carefully plan their visit to the Outback in 2002.

The founder and chairman of the Year of the Outback, Mr Bruce Campbell 
MBE, congratulated Hema Maps on their commitment to sharing the beauty of 
the Outback and the message of Outback safety.

"There is no other destination in the world like our Outback.  It is a 
region which contributes significantly to the Australian economy through 
mining, tourism and agriculture."

"There are now hundreds of reasons for people to visit our Outback this 
year with more than 600 events on offer together with the spectacular 
landscapes and friendly country hospitality."

"What you will see and hear, and the people you will meet, will transform 
your life," Mr Campbell said.

More information on Year of the Outback as well as events can be found on 
the website

The official Year of the Outback map and playing cards are available now 
from map retailers and Angus and Robertson stores and come either folded 
at $9.95 or laminated and presented in a perspex tube at $25.95.   For any 
more details or trade inquiries contact Hema Maps on 07 3340 0000 or 
e-mail them at 
To be removed from the mailing list for 2002 Australia's Year of the 
Outback, visit the website - click on "Subscribe to 
our mailing list" and complete the online Unsubscription form.

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