For your amusement

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Thu Dec 30 12:38:12 UTC 1999

    Date:        Thu, 30 Dec 1999 11:22:35 +0000
    From:        "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive at>
    Message-ID:  <19991230112235.F75119 at>

  | It's news to me. I thought the zones formed three vertical stripes; I
  | didn't realize they touched.

They do when the boundaries between states aren't vertical lines
and whole states are in one timezone or another - and then when some
states have DST and others do not.

  | And I thought they were +0800, +0930, and +1000, so a total of two hours
  | apart.

The relevant oens (with DST at the minute) are +1000 (Qld) +1030 (SA)
and +1100 (NSW).


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