I am always a bit confused when Daylight Saving comes into play in Australia but I really love the way Ruth from Tasmania describes it in her blog http://www.ruthsarc.com
There are a few things about Australia that I thought I knew, but I had not fully grasped until I moved here. (Apologies to all Aussie readers)
Australia is a huge country, so has three time zones.
AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania.
ACST – Australian Central Standard Time.
Northern Territory and South Australia.
AWST – Australian Standard Western Time.
Before this standardization in the 1890’s, each local city or town was free to determine its own local time.
So far, so good.
But then it gets quirky. International time zones are usually at one hour intervals.
Here, Central time is only half an hour different to Eastern time.
So when it is 10am in QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, and TAS …
It is 9.30am in NT and SA
And 8am in WA
Ok, I get…
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