ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 102

9th March, 2006. In this issue: New 'Places' Database, News from Jackie @ The Shop, March Specials and Birdsville Studio.

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Dear ExplorOz Reader,

Recent site improvements and new features have brought about a further surge in site traffic on ExplorOz.com with our forecasted March figures expected to come in at 600,000 sessions for the month - almost doubling our monthly site traffic. We've got a lot of new things still to come this year to tantalise you, and will continue to use our e-Newsletter to officially launch these so watch this space!
New 'Places' Database
Places is the new ExplorOz central storehouse of all physical locations that have a known waypoint. 

With over 74,000 Places in this database assigned as one (or more) of 39 Point of Interest categories, there is a lot of useful content here! Unlike other Place Name databases available on the net, ExplorOz "Places" is fully geo-referenced. Additionally, within each Trek Note, any waypoint that is listed will cross-link to the Places database which will show additional information for that location including up to 5 photos, and a detailed text description. For an example of how this works, see the Canning Stock Route waypoint list .

Places will also become an interactive site area enabling you to enter text and upload photos of Places you have been.

Go to Places

Also see Related Forum Post ID 31508

Maps, Books - Custom selection of the best on the market specifically for self-drive travellers

News from Jackie @ The Shop Being part of the ExplorOz Team now for 8 months I thought I should introduce myself and make mention that I am now more involved with our Adventure Shop since taking over Juliana's role. Firstly, I would like you to know that our customers are important to us and your feedback and help is always appreciated. In particular if there is a product you are looking for and we don't appear to have it on the site please let me know and I will try to locate it for you. Can't make any promises but I will certainly try!!! 

Over the next few weeks I have been given the opportunity to offer some discounts on selected shop items including maps, books and CD's. Please note this offer is only for a limited time with limited stock. So it is on a "first to buy" basis. Products will vary so keep looking! To find out what's on special just click on the button.


Here's a useful tip - if you want to beat the rush on Latest Releases announced in newsletters, you can often buy BEFORE the newsletter feature - just click on the button. Updates are being made on a regular basis so you may find it worth taking a regular look here. 

Please feel welcome to email me for any product assistance and don't forget I can take your order over the phone if you prefer. Happy Shopping!!!!
Jackie Stephens

March Specials

For the month of March we are offering a free water resistant bag with every E3 First Aid Kit, and E4 First Aid Kit 

We also have a new safety product being the Emergency Trauma Pack, which is also on special for 20% off the RRP for the month of March. 
The Emergency Trauma Large is the most complex trauma pack available. Items include needles, syringes, sutures, IV cannula, protective gloves and a disposable scalpel.

New Products - Books

The following popular books are new titles we've just added to our regular range and are now in stock. If you haven't yet read these, now's the time!

New Editions - Maps

In Every newsletter we seem to have new editions of maps that the publishers have just released. This week its no different, with the latest map update from Hema being: 

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Click to TrekTable

Birdsville Studio
Advertising Feature

An art exhibition in Sydney called "The Places I Go" by Birdsville artist Wolfgang John will open in just 3 weeks time at the Washhouse Gallery, 711 Darling St, Roselle.

The exhibition will be opened by Birdsville-based cattleman David Brook OAM at 6pm on 31st March and Wolfgang would love to see you there!

The exhibition runs from 31st March - April 16 even if you can't make the opening, make a point of going during those dates and you won't be disappointed.

Expect to see Wolfgang's vibrant watercolours of the Simpson Desert along with paintings of the Snowy Mountains - 2 wild and contrasting places that have touched his imagination immensely over time.

"The Places I go" is all about Wolfgang's favourite Australian landscapes.

Wolfgang John has a gallery and studio in Birdsville, Qld and his work can be viewed on his website.

Click to Birdsville Studio

That's it for this fortnight!
Best regards from David, Michelle, Jackie and Joey
The ExplorOz Team

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