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    Remember remember the 5th of November?
    I was in New Zealand two years ago at this time of year and everyone bought their fireworks.
    It was a great night with plenty of anticipation because it didnt get dark until 9.30pm.

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    Nope, fireworks was well and truly banned before I was around.

    You can still buy quasi fireworks in Australia, 12gauge shot shells with fireworks installed, very $$$ though.

    Personally I think the low powered fireworks should be able to be purchased by people with firearm licences.
    Gold, the colour of choice for the discerning person.

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    I went to a fireworks night (in May) while in Tasmania. A permit is needed but they still have them there.

    Michael

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    When i was up at the Finke desert race in the NT earlier in the year, the 3-400 other campers at the Finke end all had fireworks (we forgot to buy some in Alice), pretty good show. I even think someone blew up a gas bottle.

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    I remember, a kid at school lost a eye and one lost a thumb, and launching tin cans and home made rockets onto neighbours roofs. One of the tin cans landed on one of my brothers head and he bled like a stuck pig and we told mum he hit his head while crawling around under the house. The year we moved into a uncleared 1/4 acre block covered with dense oily scrub Dad had us all chopping and piling the cut scrub up all year so by early Nov we had by far the tallest bonfire pile in the neighbourhood. The pile went up like it had petrol on it and it was all over in in about 15 minutes. The heat from the fire scorched the side of dads new/second hand black FJ and for years afterwards the cracked enamel flaked off. Our neighbours kids started a bushfire in the swamp across the road and heaps of snakes and other critters came out of the swamp and took up residence under houses and in sheds. The next day we found a massive Dugite wrapped around another neighbours toilet pedestal. On the positive side the numerous bonfires kept the streets and backyards relatively free of rubbish.

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    I miss November the fifth.
    At least then it was only once per year. These days the thinking is we will put on fireworks' for any activity that that needs to attract the general public.

    There should be a limit on how many times a year this is permitted. I swear, it is in excess of twenty times p/annum here in Mackay. It is exacerbated by the fact that the venues are all within a few clicks of me, so we get the full effect wether wanted or not.

    My blue cattle dog normally fearless is reduced to a quivering jelly from the noise of fireworks or thunder for that matter.

    The lab, however, is dumb as a bag of hammers and nothing short of a full-scale war would upset him.

    As Kingswood Country's Ted Bullpit would term it, fireworks should be blown up.

    Grahame

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    Another casualty of our much "safer society"

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