did the Holiday Is observe DST after the rest of Queensland stopped?

Paul Eggert eggert at twinsun.com
Fri Nov 1 21:57:36 UTC 1996

   Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 19:22:47 GMT
   From: peter at aldie.co.uk (Peter Ilieve)

   Seriously, should the tz database document legal time, or should it
   also document other sorts of `custom and practice' time?

It should document the time most commonly used in a locale.
Anything more ambitious than this would cause too many administrative
and political problems.

We now have two sources that those islands stuck to DST for a while
longer, so I think we should probably add an entry for them.

Earlier I proposed the name `Australia/Hamilton', but now I see there
is also a Hamilton in Victoria so this would be confusing.
`Australia/Whitsunday' would be a good choice except that it's
probably too broad, as other islands in the Whitsunday group probably
did not join the daylight-saving rebellion.  So now I'm thinking
`Australia/Lindeman' may be the best name choice, as my vague
impression is that Lindeman has more people than Hayman (Lonely Planet
writes that its prices are lower, anyway :-).

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