There's a new television drama serial starting here on Thursday, entitled "Banished", which is based upon the early penal colony, close to where Sydney now stands. I only visit the public library for about an hour at a time, on 5~6 days per week, before I do the family shopping and return home to start my working-day, as a self-employed tutor of mathematics, physics, technology & engineering, for secondary, tertiary, further & higher education. I think the Australian climate would be too hot for me, especially in the summer. I found the autumn climate of South Africa to be quite warm enough. I think New Zealand's South Island climate would be more to my taste and the University of Dunedin researches aspects of building technology, thermal insulation and energy conservation, which is closely related to what I was involved in, about 25 years ago. It's interesting to note that two of Australia's recent senior politicians, on both sides of the house, were British colonists / immigrants! The world of steam is still with us, in the form of several heritage railways, plus three World Heritage mountain railways in India, built by the British about 100 years ago. The "Mallard" still holds the World speed record, for a steam locomotive drawn train. The Chinese still run a lot of relatively new steam railway locomotives, to the best of my recall and probably import a lot of the coal and iron ore from Australia. Don't forget that most electrical generating stations, rely upon steam turbines.